The incendiary opening track of FOO FIGHTERS’ critical and commercial smash album MEDICINE AT MIDNIGHT — also the first song in the encore of the band’s triumphant Madison Square Garden show — blazes in a whole new way with “MAKING A FIRE,” the Mark Ronson Re-Version.
Produced by Mark Ronson, the re-version features members of Antibalas, the Budos Band, the Dap-Kings, El Michels Affair, La Buya, Menahan Street Band, the Tedeschi Trucks Band and Tuatara — all providing a combustible new backdrop to Dave Grohl’s unmistakable vocal, as well as the irresistible refrain by a back-up vocal quartet featuring Violet Grohl.
The “Re-Version,” Ronson stripped away Foo Fighters’ big guitars and instead crafted a groove that feels more like Let It Bleed-era Stones crossed with Primal Scream’s Screamedelica.
Foo Fighters released Medicine at Midnight back in February, marking their 10th studio album and first since 2017’s Concrete and Gold. The band is already prepping a follow-up of sorts, Hail Satan, a tribute to the Bee Gees that will be released on Record Store Day, July 17th, under the moniker the Dee Gees.
Last Sunday, Foo Fighters played the first full-capacity show at Madison Square Garden since March 2020. The show featured a special cameo from Dave Chappelle, who sang a cover of Radiohead’s “Creep.”
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