I didn’t like my voice, I didn’t think I was a songwriter, and I was in a band with one of the greatest songwriters of our generation. I didn’t really want to rock the boat.
Dave Grohl recently sat down with the folks over at CBS and opened up about how his lack of confidence hindered his growth way back in the early days of his career, particualrly during his time with Nirvana.
He was an anchor for the band, and his drumming was phenomenal, but it was only after Nirvana that Dave really flexed his songwriting skills.
“When I recorded what became the first Foo Fighters record [in 1995], I didn’t think it was a record.
I just wanted to get up and go out and play something, even if nobody ever heard it
“Long before then, I had been recording songs on my own, and never letting anybody hear them, because I didn’t really think they were that good.
“I didn’t like my voice, I didn’t think I was a songwriter, and I was in a band with one of the greatest songwriters of our generation. I didn’t really want to rock the boat."
“That’s the famous joke: What’s the last thing the drummer said before he got kicked out of the band? ‘Hey guys, I’ve got some songs I think we should play.’ So I just kind of kept it to myself.
“But there was someone who we knew from Seattle. After Kurt died he wrote me this card: ‘I know you don’t feel it now, but someday the music is going to come back, and it’s going to heal you.'”
Well, Dave we're bloody glad the music came back to ya. Imagine a world without the Foos...
That's enough imagining for the day.