February 4, 2023

Winter, that often charming burden, isn’t shared equally, as Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin reminded us on the eighth and ultimate night time of Hanukkah with their cowl of Randy Newman’s “I Love LA.”

Like earlier covers in Season 3 of the Hanukkah Collection, “I Love LA” was recorded reside at Los Angeles’ Largo on the Coronet on December fifth. On the time they couldn’t have recognized that the midwest and northeast could be blitzed with snow storms on the finish of the month. However proper now, should you name a kind of space house, it’s laborious not take personally lyrics akin to, “Hate New York Metropolis/ It’s chilly and it’s damp,” and “Let’s depart Chicago to the Eskimos.” Dave, Greg, we hope you get sunburn.

A be aware accompanying the duvet’s launch reads, “Merry Christmukkah! Our nondenominational reward to you on this convergence of vacation cheer for the Jews and the goyim is Randy Newman’s traditional ‘I Love L.A.’ — sung by Dave Grohl!” As this was the ultimate efficiency, Grohl and Kurstin have been joined by the quite a few musicians who joined them for this yr’s Hanukkah Classes, together with Beck, Karen O, Jack Black, Kyle Gass, P!NK, and Inara George.

Beforehand within the Hanukkah Collection, Grohl and Kurstin carried out Blood, Sweat & Tears’ “Spinning Wheel” with Apatow, “Get the Occasion Began” with P!nk, 10cc’s “The Issues We Do for Love” with Kurstin and George, Janis Ian’s “At Seventeen” with Grohl’s nearly 17-year-old daughter Violet, a duet of “Heads Will Roll” with Karen O, and a canopy of Rush’s “The Spirit of Radio” with Black.

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