Foo Fighters Cover B-52s, Psychedelic Furs on Latest Surprise EP


The four track “01020225” is the latest surprise EP from the group.

The Foo Fighters dropped another surprise EP on fans over the weekend, this one featuring two killer covers of classic '80s songs and two of their own. The latest in their Foo Files series — a celebration of next year's 25th anniversary of the band's debut album — 01020225 is highlighted by a grungy cover of The B-52s' "Planet Claire," the second single from the band's 1979 self-titled debut album, as well as the dirge-y "Sister Europe," which appeared on the Psychedelic Furs' 1980 debut album.

The mini-album also features a version of the Foos' driving rocker "The One," which appeared on the soundtrack to the 2002 movie Orange County and the swinging "Win Or Lose," which was on the soundtrack to the 2001 movie Out Cold. The B-52s cover was recorded live at the Supper Club in New York in Oct. 2002. 

The band's previous pop-up EP, released on Sept. 27, was highlighted by a live cover of the punk classic "Holiday in Cambodia" by the Dead Kennedys from the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards, as well as a cover of Arcade Fire's "Keep the Car Running" from a Live at the BBC Radio 1 Six Weeks of Summer festival that same year. Additionally, it collected the "The Pretender" b-side "If Ever" and a bonus track from the Japanese edition of the Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace album "Seda" and a demo of "Come Alive."

Listen to the 01020225 EP below.