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: 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.
Dave recently revealed that “Making A Fire” was the first track FOO FIGHTERS recorded for “Medicine At Midnight”. “We started with that ‘Making A Fire’ song, and I remember, after we finished that, I thought, ‘Oh, we’re gonna make a record that doesn’t sound like any of other records,'” he said. “First of all, that house where we recorded it had the best drum sounds… That song, ‘Making A Fire’, started with just a riff. It’s funny, someone gave me as a present this weird guitar. It was really light. I picked that thing up and wrote so many of the new songs on it. That was the first thing I played on it… It was such a weird riff, I had to kind of try to find a melody. That was the hardest part with that song.”
“Medicine At Midnight” came out on February 5 via Roswell Records/RCA Records. The LP was produced by the FOO FIGHTERS and Greg Kurstin.