What I just noticed about “Everlong”
By Edwin on June 3, 2020
Last night I got really bored and decided to clean up around my house. Like anybody who cleans I like to do it with a soundtrack to make it less boring. I decided to put on one of my favorite records of all time, The Colour and Shape by Foo Fighters.
I was minding my business cleaning and listening to “Monkey Wrench” and “My Hero”. Reminiscing on how cool those music videos were while I find an old pair of Chuck Taylors with a hole in it that I last wore my Junior year of high school (7 years ago). Track 8 comes on and it’s my favorite song of all time (or a tie with “Bitter Sweet Symphony”), “Everlong”. I love listening to this song especially when it’s performed live or acoustic like on Howard Stern. Anytime it comes on I always stop what I’m doing and absorb the song. To me it’s a lyrical masterpiece.
However, this time I noticed something different. I was singing in my head to the chorus, “If everything could ever feel this real forever If anything could ever be this good again.” I heard another voice other than Dave Grohl. Now I was playing it on vinyl and hooked up to a new pair of speakers I bought which made me a little bit more convinced I wasn’t going crazy. I listened to the song again, and sure enough I heard the voice again. Not only did I hear the same voice in the background in the chorus, but it was also singing along to the riff.
I wanted to make sure that I was hearing what I was hearing, so to Youtube I went. I looked up “Foo Fighters everlong behind the scenes”. The first video was an interview with Bradley Cook who recorded the song. The video is 26-minutes long but at the 16:27 mark it proved I was not crazy. It was a woman who did the vocals over the phone singing along as she heard the riff and chorus. I did a quick google search and it turns out the woman on the phone was Louise Post of Veruca Salt. Here is a video of her backing vocals isolated.
Morale of the story is, listen to music on vinyl.