Foo Fighters: 00950025

There go my rock heroes, once again releasing a new EP titled 00950025. The versions of the songs on the EP are new to the listener, but are actually songs that have been around for at least two decades. Good grief, it’s times like these that make you realize how old you are, but you can’t let it get the best of you. To me, 00950025 is a secret code and tribute to the band’s origins, with their debut album having come out in 1995 and now approaching its 25th anniversary.

The first two songs on the EP are live versions of “Wattershed” and “For All the Cows.” The recordings come from their show at the Reading Festival in London, England from August of 1995. These two songs were originally released on the band’s self-titled album, Foo Fighters, on July 4, 1995.

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Foo Fighters. 1995 Roswell Records, Inc.

The final song on the EP, “Next Year,” was originally released in 1999 on the album There Is Nothing Left To Lose. This live recording comes from The Chapel in Melbourne, Australia, February 2000.

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There Is Nothing Left To Lose. 1999 Roswell Records, Inc.

On July 5, 2019 Foo Fighters posted on social media:

“A good day to take a look in the Foo Files.  How about a few elusive Live tracks? We’ve seen some Reading ’95 tweets, officially submit them now (or any FF story you like) here: …you never know what we’ve got up our sleeves…”

It is apparent that the band has some major plans for their upcoming anniversary, playing at the Reading Festival and celebrating rocking out for the past 25 years. This is a call for any fans who might have been at the ’95 Reading show to submit their stories and photographs to add to the band’s history. It is something that many Foo fans will watch closely while celebrating this milestone for the band. I’ll stick around!

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