Foo Fighters Live

Richfield Avenue (Reading Festival)

26th August 1995 • Reading, England

Setlist

  1. Winnebago
  2. I'll Stick Around
  3. Butterflies
  4. Wattershed
  5. Big Me
  6. This Is A Call
  7. Weenie Beenie
  8. For All The Cows
  9. Oh, George
  10. Podunk
  11. Good Grief
  12. Alone + Easy Target
  13. X-Static
  14. My Hero
  15. Exhausted

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Band Members

  1. Profile photo of Dave Grohl
    Dave Grohl

    Guitar, Vocals

  2. Profile photo of Nate Mendel
    Nate Mendel

    Bass Guitar

  3. Profile photo of Pat Smear
    Pat Smear

    Guitar

  4. Profile photo of William Goldsmith
    William Goldsmith

    Drums

Show Notes

The band were booked to play the secondary NME/Melody Maker tent at the festival but owing to the huge interested surrounding the “drummer from Nirvana’s” new band, the tent was extremely overcrowded. The promoter asked the band if they would go on the main stage after headliner Bjork but they declined. The performance was stopped several times to allow injured people to be removed from the crowd and Dave was also asked by security to stop and implore fans to not climb the tent poles.

Other Performers

60 Feet Dolls • AC Acoustics • Animals That Swam • Ash • Babes In Toyland • Beck • Bjork • Blind Melon • Boutique • The Boo Radleys • Buffallo Tom • The Bluetones • Cable • The Cardigans • Carter USM • Ciafanes • China Drum • Corduroy • Clockword Dogs • Coast • Crazy Gods of Endless Noise • Deus • Delicatessen • Drugstore • Dub War • Echo And The Bunnymen • Elcka • Electrafixion • Embassy • Flinch • Flying Saucer Attack • Gene • Geraldine Fibbers • Green Day • Guided By Voices • Hardbody • Heather Nova • Heavy Stereo • Hooker • Hole • James Hall • Joyrider • Juliana Hatfield • Kaliphz • Little Axe • Livingstone • Longpigs • Marion • Menswe@r • Mike Flowers Pops • Moist • Monster Magnet • Mudhoney • My Life Story • Neil Young • Nilon Bombers • NOFX • NYACK • Paul Weller • Paw • Pavement • Peepshow • Pennywise • Pillbox • Powder • Prolapse • Pureessence • Pusherman • Reef • Scarfo • Silverchair • Shed Seven • Small • Snuff • Skunk Anansie • Solar Race • Smashing Pumpkins • Space • Spare Snare • Speedway • Speedy • Soundgarden • Star 69 • Stereolab • Super Furry Animals • Teenage Fanclub • These Animal Men • Thomas Riberio • Throwing Muses • Thurman • Tricky • Understand • Vent • Weekenders • WEKNOWWHEREYOULIVE • Whale • White Zombie

Photos & Memorabilia

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Known Recordings

Recordings known to exist for this performance. Listed for reference only, no recordings are currently available on this website.

Screenshot or image representing recording Audience Audio #1

Audience Audio #1

ANA(M)
Sony ECM 909 > Sony WM-D6 (cassette) 1h 11m

All circulating copies are remastered.

Screenshot or image representing recording Audience Audio #2

Audience Audio #2

ANA(M)
Sony (supplied) > Sony WM-GX506 (cassette) 1h 11m

'Podunk' cuts in due to a tape flip.

Screenshot or image representing recording Audience Audio #3

Audience Audio #3

unknown
unknown 1h 10m

Some dropouts during 'Winnebago'.

Screenshot or image representing recording Soundboard Audio #1a

Soundboard Audio #1a

Official CD [For All The Cows Single]
6m

Higher quality but less complete than SBD #1b and SBD #1c.
Includes only 'For All The Cows' and 'Wattershed'.
Professionally mixed by Miti Adhikari in 1995.

Screenshot or image representing recording Soundboard Audio #1b

Soundboard Audio #1b

FM > DAT
19m

More complete but lower quality than SBD #1a.
Less complete overall but includes between song banter not found on SBD #1c.
Includes only 'Big Me', 'This Is A Call', 'Weenie Beenie', 'For All The Cows' and 'Exhausted'.
Professionally mixed by Miti Adhikari in 1995.
Broadcast on BBC Radio 1.

Screenshot or image representing recording Soundboard Audio #1c

Soundboard Audio #1c

FM > DAT
23m

More complete but lower quality than SBD #1a.
More complete overall but missing between song banter not found on SBD #1b.
Includes only 'Wattershed', 'Big Me', 'This Is A Call', 'Weenie Beenie', 'For All The Cows' and 'Exhausted'.
Professionally mixed by Miti Adhikari in 1995.
Broadcast on BBC Radio 1.

Screenshot or image representing recording Soundboard Audio #1d

Soundboard Audio #1d

Master > MP3 [128kbps]
1h 11m

Posted on the official Foo Fighters website shortly before their 2012 appearance at the Festival.

Screenshot or image representing recording Soundboard Audio #2a

Soundboard Audio #2a

Official CD [Westwood One 'The Reading Festival' Show # 96-13]
13m

Less complete but higher quality than SBD #2b
Includes only 'wattershed', 'This Is A Call', 'Weenie Beenie' and 'For All The Cows'.
Professionally remixed by Westwood One.
Has some fake crowd noise mixed in between songs.
All profanities are obfuscated.

Screenshot or image representing recording Soundboard Audio #2b

Soundboard Audio #2b

Official CD [Westwood One 'Absolutely Live In Concert' Show # 08-13]
20m

More complete than SBD #2a but lower quality and sourced from a lossy compressed disc.
Includes only 'Wattershed', 'This Is A Call', 'Weenie Beenie', 'For All The Cows' and 'Exhausted'.
Professionally remixed by Westwood One.
Has some fake crowd noise mixed in between songs.
All profanities are obfuscated.
Original copies have a buzz sound throughout. Fixed copies with the buzz removed circulate.

Screenshot or image representing recording Professional Video #1

Professional Video #1

TV > VHS(x)
3m

Includes only a few clips