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Foo Fighters dish out details on Medium Rare

on March 14, 2011, 6:45am

As we reported last week, Foo Fighters plan on releasing a Record Store Day exclusive titled, Medium Rare, which contains 13 tracks, all of which are covers by the band. Now arrives the tracklist, and if you’re familiar with the band’s back catalogue, most of the tracks will ring a bell.

But, here’s a breakdown, anyhow: ”Band on the Run” was recorded for Radio 1 in 2007, ”I Feel Free” appeared as a B-side to 2005’s “DOA”, “Life of Illusion” came packaged with 2002’s “Times Like These” single (drummer Taylor Hawkins sings), the band performed “Young Man Blues” at 2008’s Rock Honors, “Darling Nikki” hit radio in 2003 (B-side to “Have It All”), “Down in the Park” surfaced on a compilation for The X-Files in ’96, “Baker Street” appeared as a B-side to “My Hero”, “Danny Says” is another B-side from the One by One era, “Have A Cigar” originally appeared on 2000’s Mission:Impossible 2 soundtrack, “Never Talking to You Again” is also culled from 2002 (B-side to “Low”), and “Gas Chamber” was included on 2004’s Rock Against Bush, Volume 2.

So, all in all, it’s a round up of “oldies”, in addition to new covers like “Bad Reputation” by Thin Lizzy and “This Will Be Our Year” by The Zombies. Coupled with the cracks and pops of your ol’ vinyl player, this should be a tasty dish to savor. Good luck grabbing it come April 16th — you know, Record Store Day, right?

Meanwhile, the band’s documentary, Foo Fighters: Back and Forth, will be released in theaters on April 5th, while their latest effort, Wasting Light, hits streets on April 12th (via RCA).

Medium Rare Tracklist:
01. “Band on the Run” (Paul McCartney & Wings)
02. “I Feel Free” (Cream)
03. “Life of Illusion” (Joe Walsh)
04. “Young Man Blues” (Mose Allison)
05. “Bad Reputation” (Thin Lizzy)
06. “Darling Nikki” (Prince)
07. “Down in the Park” (Gary Numan)
08. “Baker Street” (Gerry Rafferty)
09. “Danny Says” (The Ramones)
10. “Have A Cigar” (Pink Floyd)
11. “Never Talking to You Again” (Hüsker Dü)
12. “Gas Chamber” (Angry Samoans)
13. “This Will Be Our Year” (The Zombies)

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