Dave Grohl & Greg Kurstin Share Cover Of Mountain’s ‘Mississippi Queen’
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl and producer Greg Kurstin have released a cover of Mountain‘s 1970 hit “Mississippi Queen” as part of their “Hanukkah Sessions” series of covers.
“Talk about making a mountain out of a mohel,” reads the description on YouTube. “[N]amed Leslie Weinstein at his bris, the singer of our next band built a wailing wall of guitar as Leslie West. Check out our take on a track from Leslie’s monolithic band, Mountain.”
“I’m f**king this cup up so bad right now,” Grohl says of the container he’s using in place of a cowbell during the recording.
“Dave Grohl is my favorite cup player,” commented a viewer. “Dave knew he would be doing a disservice to the Jewish community, and to the song, if he didn’t play the hell out of that cup,” wrote another viewer.
The “Mississippi Queen” cover is the third release of the series in which the duo celebrate Hanukkah by releasing a cover version of a song by a Jewish artist on each night of the eight-day festival.
They had earlier performed the Beastie Boys‘ “Sabotage” and Drake‘s “Hotline Bling”
“Mississippi Queen” was part of Mountain’s debut album Climbing!. The song, which was the band’s highest charting track, has been covered by several artists over the past five decades.
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