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“Ay! Oy! Let’s Goy!” Watch Dave Grohl’s Hanukkah Cover of the Ramones Blitzkrieg Bop

The Foo Fighters frontman andGrammy Award-winning producer Greg Kurstin release a Yiddish version of the Ramones classic for the Jewish Festival of Lights.

Last year, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl and eight-time Grammy Award-winning producer Greg Kurstin celebrated the Jewish Festival of Lights with a series they dubbed ‘Hanukkah Sessions’, in which they covered eight songs by prominent Jewish artists — from Bob Dylan to the Beastie Boys.

This year, they’re doing it again, and after kicking off the series with a death-metal rendition of Lisa Loeb’s ‘Stay,’ they got their ‘punk on’ on night two with a brilliant cover of the Ramones‘ ‘Blitzkrieg Bop.’ 

The Foo Fighters Instagram stated, “Once upon a time, two nice Jewish boys from Queens named Jeffery Hyman and Thomas Erdelyi changed the world forever with their music….. as Joey and Tommy Ramone!


“Ladies and gentlemen….It’s the @ramones! Blitzkreig Bop!”[sic]

Dave and Greg’s version of the 1976 punk classic stays faithful to the original — save for the Yiddish tweak where instead of chanting “Hey! Ho! Let’s Go,” the guys tap intoGreg Kurstin‘s Jewish heritage and chant, “Ay! Oy! Let’s Goy!” with ‘Goy’ being a friendly term for non-Jewish brethren. 

Check it out!

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