Listen as Dave Grohl streams early Foo Fighters demos

Dave Grohl

As well as being the Official Ambassador for this year’s Record Store Day, Dave Grohl had a limited edition release of his own to talk about as part of the global event.

The former Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters mastermind released his own EP, Songs From The Laundry Room, which collected together 4 early demos, some of which would later become staples of the Foos canon.

The tracks are lo-fi early versions of “Alone + Easy Target” from 1992, “Big Me” from 1994, a cover of Kim Wilde’s “Kids in America” from 1991 and the previously unreleased “Empty Handed”, also from ’92.

The songs were recorded in the home studio of Barrett Jones who would go on to produce the Foo Fighters debut album. Jones shared some of the recordings with Grohl during the filming of Foos documentary series Sonic Highways.

“He was putting on songs that I’d recorded, fuck, I don’t know, 25, 26 years ago?” Grohl tells Rolling Stone. “I had songs I had no recollection of, which is weird. It’s almost like seeing a snapshot of yourself, passed-out drunk at a party. You’re listening to a song like, ‘Oh, my God, what was I thinking?'”

Find out what Grohl was thinking by taking a listen to the tracks via the stream below. Grohl estimates that he has another 15 to 20 unreleased songs that may surface in the future.

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