The Dee Gees are here, yes you read that right and it’s not a typo. In a tweet shared last week by Foo Fighters, they introduced their Bee Gees Tribute band alias, the Dee Gees, and announce a 10-track EP titled ‘Hail Satin’ which is set to release on July 17, 2021, in celebration of Record Store Day.
Introducing…the Dee Gees!!!
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) June 17, 2021
Explaining how the idea behind the tribute band came up, Foo Fighters main man David Grohl said, “We’ve been going down to our studio every day and filming things and recording things, and this one day we had our list of things we were supposed to do and it said, ‘Record a cover song for Jo.’ And while we were having this conversation somebody said, ‘Hey, have you seen that Bee Gees documentary?’ And I was like the last person on earth — the only person that hadn’t seen it! So I was like, ‘Why don’t we just do a Bee Gees song?’ And someone was just like, ‘OK… how do you wanna do it?!’ And I said: ‘Well, let’s do it like the Bee Gees.’”
He further went on to explain, “We started recording the instrumental track, and then I thought, ‘OK, well I’m gonna go out and sing it…’ and let me tell you: I have never, ever in my life sung like that, but it was the easiest song I have ever sung in my entire life! I sang the song, and it was like six minutes and I was done. I should have been singing like this for the last 25 years!”
Giving fans a teaser of sorts, Food Fighters played at Madison Garden in New York on June 20, and this was when the Dee Gees were first introduced as the band covers “You Should Be Dancing” by the Bee Gees.
The vinyl-exclusive LP will be released in Record Stores on July 17 and is said to have “era-appropriate” packaging with a dazzling rainbow mylar sleeve. And comes with instructions for the optimal listening experience – “For optimal results, listen with exposed chest hair and little gold spoon necklace (If you know, you know…),” the Dee Gees added.
The 10-track LP will have a Side A and Side B, with Side A featuring 5 Bee Gee’s cover tracks and Side B featuring five of Foo Fighters’ Medicine at Midnight tracks recorded live at their 606 studio.