Thursday, October 22, 2020

Foo Fighters release Live On The Radio 1996 EP

The Foo Fighters have released a new Amazon Original EP, "Live On The Radio 1996", available to stream and purchase only on Amazon Music.

The four songs that comprise the record were originally recorded in 1996 as part of the "Rockline" radio show by producer Scott Weiss; now a digital audio producer for Amazon Music, Weiss recently rediscovered the long-forgotten recordings and, thanks to Bob Coburn and the "Rockline" crew, prepared them for re-release.

The EP features acoustic versions of songs culled from the band's eponymous debut and 1997's "The Colour And The Shape", as well as the non-LP track "How I Miss You"; the final song is a never-before-released version of "Wattershed" that features Dave Grohl replacing the song's lyrics with the retelling of a recent trip to Canada, sung in the style of Fred Schneider of The B-52s.

"The band laughed and then dove in and started to work up the idea. The show would cut away for commercials and [Foo Fighters] would practice the new 'Wattershed' idea," explained Weiss. "The version of 'Wattershed' that would soon be known as 'Water Fred' was born."

The EP arrives as the Foo Fighters celebrate their 25th anniversary as a band.

Last week, they performed an acoustic set from The Troubadour in Los Angeles as part of the Save Our Stages benefit, which raised funds event to assist independent live music venues across the US; the group previewed their appearance with a stripped-down version of their 1999 classic, “Learn To Fly”, on ABC-TV’s Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Foo Fighters
"Live On The Radio 1996" EP
Release date: October 22

01. How I Miss You (Amazon Original)
02. Up In Arms (Amazon Original)
03. For All The Cows (Amazon Original)
04. Wattershed (Amazon Original)

See also:

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Foo Fighters perform acoustic Learn To Fly on Jimmy Kimmel Live
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