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Foo Fighters — Everlong (acoustic)
Album: 2 Meter Sessions
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Released: 1999
Length: 5:05
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Hello, I've waited here for you
Everlong
Tonight, I throw myself into
And out of the red, out of her head she sang

Come down and waste away with me
Down with me
Slow how you wanted it to be
I'm over my head, out of her head she sang

And I wonder
When I sing along with you
If everything could ever feel this real forever
If anything could ever be this good again
The only thing I'll ever ask of you
You got to promise not to stop when I say when
She sang

Breathe out so I can breathe you in
Hold you in
And now I know you've always been
Out of your head, out of my head I sang

And I wonder
When I sing along with you
If everything could ever feel this real forever
If anything could ever be this good again
The only thing I'll ever ask of you
You got to promise not to stop when I say when
She sang

And I wonder
If everything could ever feel this real forever
If anything could ever be this good again
The only thing I'll ever ask of you
You got to promise not to stop when I say when
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There's a different acoustic version that is so so so much better than this Ally McBeal background version.
Not sure about this take, but the slower tempo and acoustic bring out the delicate melody and rhythm from the harder electric "standard" version.

More fun here at Goldsmiths' College of Musical Knowledge.
 ziakut wrote:
Normally like Foo Fighters...but I say why not just give this song to The Decemberists to do. It has that kind of staying power as their songs do. Ugh.

 
Slightly north of oblivious.
Normally like Foo Fighters...but I say why not just give this song to The Decemberists to do. It has that kind of staying power as their songs do. Ugh.
I have an old MP3 that is a recording of this song on acoustic guitar and vocals only. I think it was done at KFOG. Great version. This one is good too.
 bronorb wrote:

Not a Howard Stern fan but I have a digital copy of that performance. Still think it's the best version of it, ever.



 
Agreed - the earlier/other acoustic versions of Everlong feel more powerful and immediate than this particular version.
As limp as boiled lettuce.
The fellas might play this version in their retirement homes, but it really works! Love the original and pretty much that whole album. 
It's an amazing song originally, and this version is good. Although I must say it's perhaps a little slow and miserable; like the song is chugging along to its logical conclusion and they can't wait for it to be over.
Where can one buy this fabulous version of this wonderful song?
This following That's Entertainment? I am in love. {#Heartkiss}
 emh wrote:
They first did this live on Howard Stern.  It was pretty cool.
We all have Baba Booey to thank for it, he told them to play Everlong.
 
Not a Howard Stern fan but I have a digital copy of that performance. Still think it's the best version of it, ever.


The lyrics are good enough to where he can get away with this. Amazing song at any speed.
Never heard this version before, I quite like it.

Don't understand the hate for Dave and his band.  He seem well respected by his fellow musicians.
They first did this live on Howard Stern.  It was pretty cool.
We all have Baba Booey to thank for it, he told them to play Everlong.
Still good because it is a great song, but give me the roaring and flaming original any time over this diluted version.
 dwlangham wrote:
Dave Grohl a no talent (as some have suggested in comments)? Wow. Foo Fighers' debut album (the one with him playing all the instruments) sounded like a talented effort to me.

As for this version of "Everlong", I prefer the energy of the original.
 



Grohl is a talented musician no doubt - genius on the drums (see who other great drummers recognise). He's songwriting can be a little hit and miss but at its best is wonderful. He didn't play on the first Nirvana album though, he joined them in '90 after the debut (Bleach).
 Foot wrote:
Never quite got the buzz around Nirvana & this 'stepchild' (song & band) at all, I'm surprised they (both) got wealthy with so little talent.  In the history of rock music, a marginal footnote in my opinion.
 
Why would anyone care if you don't understand why Nirvana was so great?  You're the one who is missing out...
 danoodles wrote:
I'll give David Grohl this. He doesn't know the meaning of quitting or giving up.
 
He's one of the hardest rockin' guys I've ever seen perform!
Dave Grohl a no talent (as some have suggested in comments)? Wow. Foo Fighers' debut album (the one with him playing all the instruments) sounded like a talented effort to me.

As for this version of "Everlong", I prefer the energy of the original.
brings up so many memories... love it.
one of my all time favorite love songs.
I'll give David Grohl this. He doesn't know the meaning of quitting or giving up.
I really enjoy this song. I like the original better than this acoustic rendition, but still it's good stuff.
Hey Segue, We live in the same neighborhood!!
Foot appears to be passion-impaired

 
sandpebble wrote:


I must be an idiot for liking a bunch of no talent dorks....But I TOTALLY DO!!!!
 
 


 Foot wrote:
Never quite got the buzz around Nirvana & this 'stepchild' (song & band) at all, I'm surprised they (both) got wealthy with so little talent.  In the history of rock music, a marginal footnote in my opinion.
 

I must be an idiot for liking a bunch of no talent dorks....But I TOTALLY DO!!!!
 
This version is mesmerizing. Love foo, love this favorite song. Follow him anywhere. AHhhhhhhhhhhh
I like the other acoustic version better  - still a great song though . Let's hear the other acoustic version please!!!{#Clap}
Wow, I was about to be super angry about who was ruining this song, but umm, nevermind.
Woah, haven't heard this one in yeeeaaars.  Brings me back to high school.
"2 meter sessies" is a great concept.

I like the original of this particular song beter though.
Very Cool Version
i give this a solid "meh."
 macbags wrote:
MY SOUND SEEMS TO BE STUDDERING? OFF AND ON TONIGHT?
ANYONE ELSE?
 
Yes, briefly but all good now...

Never quite got the buzz around Nirvana & this 'stepchild' (song & band) at all, I'm surprised they (both) got wealthy with so little talent.  In the history of rock music, a marginal footnote in my opinion.
I like it.


MY SOUND SEEMS TO BE STUDDERING? OFF AND ON TONIGHT?
ANYONE ELSE?


Can't really say that the original lends itself to this treatment...


The "2 Meter Sessions" is actually a program hosted by a Dutch radio DJ by the name of Jan Douwe Kroeske. Many, many famous and also less famous artists have been on the show and left some really impressive live registrations.

So actually, "2 Meter Sessions" is not the correct name, it's "2 Meter Sessies", pronounced in English it would be "Tway Mayter Sesseas".


{#Bounce} 

I don't know the "rock" version of this song so hearing this with a totally clear slate. I like it! Nice flowing melody with catchy chords. A 7 to 8 for now. Very good musicianship.
Oh, very nice!
{#Bounce}
{#Sleep} If only there was an emoticon with a bored look on it's face while sleeping.

this is a snoozer.

Nice version. I thought it was a Pete Yorn cover at the start (that’s a complement believe it or not).


this actually is one of my favorite songs of all time.  I'm all for "unplugging".  However, this one just lost its pizazz  .  :(

Yep Dave does it again !!!!
One of the most under rated talents out there!!!
 GuiltyFeat wrote:
There's actually an even better, even more stripped down version of this floating around on the interwebs. This is the point at which I started taking Dave Grohl seriously. He has matured into a classy songwriter.
 
Way cool dig-en IT!

There's actually an even better, even more stripped down version of this floating around on the interwebs. This is the point at which I started taking Dave Grohl seriously. He has matured into a classy songwriter.
This version works better than the big rock version. 
DG
This is a little dull - far too bubblegum for me! {#Naughty}
accoustic versions of this song clearly show that it's a great tune and works pretty well with a singer-songwriter-sound, but the original rocker is sooooo much better for the ears 

Decent acoustic - They do this live quite often.
Doesn't compare to recorded version. Perhaps best Foo song ever!!!!!!!!!!!!


Seriously nice alternate version. Some songs just work really well either fast or slow.
Nice version, as most of the 2 meter sessions are. I gave it a 7.

I like the energetic original better though.
 Introduced to them 2 years ago, great rock artists.
Wow, this one is really striking a chord with me right now. In a good way.
The original is an all-time fave sexy rock song. This is a decent alternate. Never heard a live version.
I like this song, but this version doesn't contain any of the stuff I like about it...
 WayUpNorth wrote:
Correction:  this is NOT elevator music, it's seduction music.  Unless of course it's a seduction in an elevator ...
 

ha ha good one!
shawshank wrote:
I have to say that the Foo Fighters have become a very good band. I like both versions of this song.
 
Ditto!

DittoX2!

Me three!

 bronorb wrote:


You're right. I actually like that one better than this.
I think the first one was on the Howard Stern radio show and another version was recorded for the Little Nicky soundtrack (if I'm not mistaken).

 



I concur... although I love the song in general, I'm not a big fan of this version
Dave Grohl came to a local radio station (WHFS) a "few" years back and did a solo acoustic version of this tune in the studio, and it was fantastic. I wonder if that version is available anywhere; this version is just mediocre by comparison.
 joshtime wrote:
there's another acoustic version out there that's just Dave - it's REAL good. puts the song in a much different light.
 

You're right. I actually like that one better than this.
I think the first one was on the Howard Stern radio show and another version was recorded for the Little Nicky soundtrack (if I'm not mistaken).

There is a great POV video out there somewhere with a Ducati ripping up some asphalt to the studio version of this tune. I used to do the same in the San Bernardino's on my MH900, with Everlong in my ears — and that will always make this version drag for me.

Never heard this version before. Don't care much for the original, but this was Quite Likeable.

Beautiful.  Usually I think the "unplugged" phenom is some sales tactic for uber-popular walmart bands (yeah I just said that), but this is actually great.  Probably because it was not recorded at MTV's unplugged studio.
 
shawshank wrote:
I have to say that the Foo Fighters have become a very good band. I like both versions of this song.
 
Ditto!

DittoX2!

Much better than his screaming version.
there's another acoustic version out there that's just Dave - it's REAL good. puts the song in a much different light.
 shawshank wrote:
I have to say that the Foo Fighters have become a very good band. I like both versions of this song.
 
Ditto!

Loved seeing Chick Corea sit in with them on the Grammy's a few years back.
Never heard this version before...  liking it a LOT...  thanx RP...
 Oscar_the_Grouch wrote:
Plain and simple: y'all are on crack.

The acoustic version is 100% better than the crappy sounding electric one.

 
{#Clap}

Correction:  this is NOT elevator music, it's seduction music.  Unless of course it's a seduction in an elevator ...
Dave Grohl
 jmsmy wrote:
this version is much better then the crappy original
 

This is a really cool version. 

But - if I had never heard and FELL IN LOVE WITH THE FANTASTIC original version, I probably wouldn't run out to by this.
I have to say that the Foo Fighters have become a very good band. I like both versions of this song.
I love love love this song. 
Pretty much every version.
I always imagine Dave singing it to Kurt. 
this version is much better then the crappy original
I like the live acoustic version MUCH better. This sounds like the elevator muzak version. Like they sucked all the life out of it....
love it{#Hearteyes}
how niiiice
I enjoyed this. :)

there is much better music to chose from than this


What next? How about slow versions of all the Led Zepplin hits? Or better yet,  how about slow versions of Metallica to cure insomnia. How to ruin a wonderful rock song.
Usually it's somebody else that turns a group's music into easy listening elevator music.
 gandalfbmg wrote:


Hmm... intersting take. I've often thought about what if Kurt had lived and had allowed Dave to be the way for Nirvana to break out of the 'musical rut' he so descried; if all the great music from the Foo's had been allowed to develop inside Nirvana. If it'd become more of a musical colaboration and that would've breathed new life into the the group and Kurt.. at the risk of pissing off a lot of people here, had they been at their creative peaks together, we migh've had another Lennon/McCartney situation on our hands...

Though I think their ealiest music, which is still their best, probably grew out of Dave's experience around Kurt's death and Nirvana's demise), and then maybe we wouldn't have gotten THIS song, which would be a shame as I think this has got to be considered near or at the very top of any list fo the absolute best songs of the last 20 years or so...
 

I've never thought about it before since I have never been a big Nirvana fan but I do like some of the Foo Fighters stuff. I think you are right, Dave and Kurt colaboration would have resulted in some good and maybe original music. But then again, by what I have read about the Nirvana, since Dave was the new guy and Kurt and the bass player (whatever his name is) grew up together and where real tight, I don't know if Kurt would have opened up creativity with a new guy since he was so withdrawn and into himself due to the drugs. I say this as result of some interviews I have read of Dave's. There was not alot of communication between Dave and Kurt.
For someone who has never been able to appreciate the original musically (I just can't get into being shouted at), this really opened my ears. Beautiful song, Thanks RP! {#Daisy}
Plain and simple: y'all are on crack.

The acoustic version is 100% better than the crappy sounding electric one.

 
rickhoran wrote:

agreed. I'll stick with the original version.

 


 MojoJojo wrote:
I just wish they could come up with a new song that comes anywhere close to being as awesome as the album version of Everlong. When I hear their slowed down, acoustic re-makes like this it simply reinforces that feeling.

 
agreed. I'll stick with the original version.

 gandalfbmg wrote:


Hmm... intersting take. I've often thought about what if Kurt had lived and had allowed Dave to be the way for Nirvana to break out of the 'musical rut' he so descried; if all the great music from the Foo's had been allowed to develop inside Nirvana. If it'd become more of a musical colaboration and that would've breathed new life into the the group and Kurt.. at the risk of pissing off a lot of people here, had they been at their creative peaks together, we migh've had another Lennon/McCartney situation on our hands...

Though I think their ealiest music, which is still their best, probably grew out of Dave's experience around Kurt's death and Nirvana's demise), and then maybe we wouldn't have gotten THIS song, which would be a shame as I think this has got to be considered near or at the very top of any list fo the absolute best songs of the last 20 years or so...
 
I mostly agree with you.
This song is so amazing. 
I just wish they could come up with a new song that comes anywhere close to being as awesome as the album version of Everlong. When I hear their slowed down, acoustic re-makes like this it simply reinforces that feeling.

 wtango wrote:
Great version, though the original rocks like a comet.
 

I think this should be titled: Everlong (Lorazepem version)


 Ahnyer_Keester wrote:
Awesomer.
 
And what wtango said

Great version, though the original rocks like a comet.

{#Clap}


 wtango wrote:
Just realized this is how the song would have sounded if Kurt & Nirvanna had done it.

Great version, though the original rocks like a comet.
 

Hmm... intersting take. I've often thought about what if Kurt had lived and had allowed Dave to be the way for Nirvana to break out of the 'musical rut' he so descried; if all the great music from the Foo's had been allowed to develop inside Nirvana. If it'd become more of a musical colaboration and that would've breathed new life into the the group and Kurt.. at the risk of pissing off a lot of people here, had they been at their creative peaks together, we migh've had another Lennon/McCartney situation on our hands...

Though I think their ealiest music, which is still their best, probably grew out of Dave's experience around Kurt's death and Nirvana's demise), and then maybe we wouldn't have gotten THIS song, which would be a shame as I think this has got to be considered near or at the very top of any list fo the absolute best songs of the last 20 years or so...
That's alright, Dog, he made the song his own.

...oh, wait, it is his own. {#Lol}
"breathe out, so I can breathe you in..."
This version makes me SWOON!  {#Heartkiss}
So damn good!
Still one of the best bands around...amazing!
Awesomer.
Just realized this is how the song would have sounded if Kurt & Nirvanna had done it. Great version, though the original rocks like a comet.
kmh wrote:
DG..... :hearteyes:
ya mean horseface? :lol:
AphidA wrote:
It's tough for them to do a bad version of this song.
Well, they must have worked pretty hard on this one!
Cool version! I really like this better than the plugged in version. Very musical and relaxing. High marks from me!
randomprime wrote:
This is completely lacking the intensity and urgency of the album version. :sleep:
err that's the intention :shifty:
It's tough for them to do a bad version of this song.
DG..... :hearteyes:
I was about to say, "Who copied Everlong?" then Dave's voice came in. I know of another acoustic version I like much better, I think it came from Howard Stern's show.
darrell711 wrote:
I heard that this is about a couple committing suicide.
You need to stop listening to those voices in your head...
This is completely lacking the intensity and urgency of the album version. :sleep:
hippiechick wrote:
The rockin version is 100x better
Yeah, this one always sounds like they lost part of the mix and has zero emotion. Almost like a parody of itself as elevator music. Not even interesting from a musical standpoint.
hippiechick wrote:
The rockin version is 100x better
most definitely!
The rockin version is 100x better
I have to say I greatly dislike this. Drags. And what is that annoying dinging noise in the background. Does not come close to the original.
karljonasson wrote:
This is bitchen. It's funny how much more talented Dave turned out to be than Kurt.
Truth, s'truth...
nice version, the man does have subtlelty.
ha ha! Yeah... Try as I might, I just can't hate someone so talented and sexy! The man wears a great beard!