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To mark the death of Scottish singer-songwriter Gerry Rafferty, acknowledged here on Tuesday, Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters dug out an old cover of the late great’s biggest hit, ‘Baker Street.’

The Foos’ cover of ‘Baker Street’ originally appeared way back in 1998 as a b-side to their ‘My Hero’ single (this being back in the days when physical singles actually existed, although most were on CD by then, thus rendering the term ‘b-side’ technically obsolete).

Baker Street by Foo Fighters





deadinholywood
01.07.11
Ah i remember when the Foo Fighters were good, lovely tune

fr33convict
01.07.11
Like it a lot. Still am holding some hope that their new album won't suck.

theacademy
01.07.11
i know this cover its a good'un

Spare
01.07.11
one of the only bands that i really like but don't really like the music of

Nagrarok
01.07.11
Pretty good cover.

Aids
01.07.11
The Foo Fighters are still good, fool

Megadeth
01.07.11
they havent really been good for 10 years

DaveyBoy
01.07.11
Song is also on the 10th anniversary edition of their best LP 'The Colour & The Shape'. Go read my review & stuff.

Puzzles
01.07.11
That's a pretty decent cover, I have to say, considering how mediocre I find Grohl's songwriting ventures.

DaveyBoy
01.07.11
C'mon Puzzles, he was at least great over the first couple of albums.

Spec
01.07.11
Singles are still around.

BigHans
01.07.11
Have always liked this version

bloc
01.07.11
Where's the sax?

starry
01.07.11
The huge influence of Rafferty is still obvious in the way he does the vocal, and it seems strangely in contrast with the more heavy rock approach of the other musicians. The wailing guitar acts as a decent replacement for the saxophone.

Aids
01.08.11
"they havent really been good for 10 years"

no way, they've changed their sound, sure, but Dave has got a real knack for writing good 'Alt Rock' or whatever you would call their last couple albums

slep
01.08.11
"Where's the sax?"

A few months ago a local radio station around where I go to college trashed this version because it had no sax. I thought it was unwarranted, because this is a pretty excellent interpretation of the song, in my opinion.

hilvalren
01.09.11
I agree

Awesomesauce
01.10.11
Sometimes I forget the Fooies used to be great.

Spec
01.13.11
Foo Fighters still rule.

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