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Five Songs and a Cover
EP by Foo Fighters
Released November 20, 2005
Genre Alternative rock
Length 23:35
Label Roswell Records, RCA
Producer Foo Fighters, Nick Raskulinecz

Five Songs and a Cover is an EP released by the Foo Fighters in 2005. Released on November 20, 2005, it was exclusively distributed to Best Buy retail stores.

The E.P. is a collection of B-sides that come from the band's 2005 album, In Your Honor. The title simply refers to the fact that it contains five songs, and a cover song. The cover song is of Cream's song, "I Feel Free", which features drummer Taylor Hawkins on vocals, and lead vocalist Dave Grohl providing the drums. One song on the album, "Skin and Bones" was released as a B-side to "D.O.A." but became a major part of the Foo Fighters acoustic shows, and will also appeared on their Greatest Hits album in 2009. It was played on most of their acoustic tour, on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and when they toured as an opener for Bob Dylan.

Track listing

All songs by Grohl, Hawkins, Mendel and Shiflett, except where noted.

  1. "Best of You" (live at The Quart Festival, Kristiansand, Norway, July 7, 2005) – 4:41
  2. "DOA" (demo, appears on the "Resolve" single) – 4:11
  3. "Skin and Bones" (appears on the "DOA" single) – 3:37
  4. "World" (demo, appears on the "Resolve" single) – 5:40
  5. "I Feel Free" (Jack Bruce, Pete Brown) (appears on the "DOA" single, originally performed by Cream) – 2:56
  6. "FFL" [Fat Fucking Lie] (appears on the "Best of You" single) – 2:29

Personnel

Trivia

  • In "FFL," Dave Grohl yells out "Get on your bikes and ride!" This is a reference to the Queen song, "Fat Bottomed Girls", where Freddie Mercury yells out the same line. Mercury's line was actually referring back to the Queen song, "Bicycle Race".
  • The live version of "Best of You" was recorded at the Quart Festival in Kristiansand, Norway. The complete show was recorded and broadcast by Norwegian radio station NRK P3, but "Best of You" was remixed by Nick Raskulinecz for this EP.
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