Enjoy Dave Grohl’s Cover Of Blood, Sweat & Tears’ 1968 hit “Spinning Wheel”
INGLEWOOD, CA - JANUARY 16: Dave Grohl performs onstage during I Am the Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell on January 16, 2019 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Dave Grohl covered Blood, Sweat & Tears‘ 1968 hit “Spinning Wheel” together with Greg Kurstin and director Judd Apatow.
With Grohl on drums, Kurstin on keyboards, and a brass quartet providing backing, Apatow sings on the song. The karaoke night that the filmmaker had in Hawaii with Grohl’s family, is said to have inspired the cover.
This is the first installment of Grohl and Kurstin for their 2022 Hanukkah Sessions series, a project that they started three years ago as their way of paying tribute to Jewish musicians. Grohl explained:
“This project, which initially began as a silly idea, grew to represent something much more important to me.
“It showed me that the simple gesture of spreading love and joy and happiness goes a long way.”
Meanwhile, the Blood, Sweat & Tears’ co-founder Steve Katz first gained fame as guitarist for the all-Jewish band the Blues Project. He recalled:
“We never got together because we were all Jewish. I guess it happened because there were so many Jewish musicians in New York.”
On the other hand, keyboardist Al Kooper left the Blues Project to form Blood, Sweat & Tears. Looking back, the band’s self-titled 1968 sophomore album, became a hit. It sold over four million copies and yielded three Top 5 singles including the Clayton-Thomas penned track, “Spinning Wheel.”
Check out Grohl, Kurstin, and Apatow’s cover below.