Skin and Bones (song)

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"Skin and Bones"
Song by Foo Fighters
Released September 5, 2005
Format 7", CD
Recorded January–March 2005
Genre Alternative rock, folk rock
Length 3:35 (EP version)
4:02 (Album version)
Label Roswell, RCA
Producer(s) Nick Raskulinecz, Foo Fighters

"Skin and Bones" is an alternative rock song by the Foo Fighters. It originally appeared as a B-side for the single "DOA", which was from their 2005 album In Your Honor. It was released on September 5, 2005.

The song later appeared on the Foo Fighters' first EP Five Songs and a Cover, which was released on November 20, 2005.

An acoustic version of the song was then performed live at the titlular "Skin and Bones" show in August 2006 at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles. The song later appeared on the album (based on recordings of the concert), which was released on November 6, 2006, as Skin and Bones.

The recorded live track also appeared on the band's Greatest Hits, which was released in November 2009.

Both the musical composition and lyrics of the song were written solely by frontman Dave Grohl.

Recording and release history[edit]

Date recorded Studio Producer/recorder Releases
2004 Studio 606 Unknown DOA (2005)
Five Songs and a Cover (2005)
August, 2006 Pantages Theatre (Hollywood) Unknown Skin and Bones (2006)
Greatest Hits (2009)