Friday, 27 April 2018

The First Time With... Series 9 - 7. Dave Grohl

THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 9 - 7. DAVE GROHL (320kbs-m4a/132mb/57mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 4th February 2018

Dave Grohl shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2015.

Dave discusses his earliest musical influence (Edgar Winter's prog rock classic Frankenstein made a big impression), his first punk gig (Naked Raygun in Chicago in 1982), which changed the path of his life and how he became politicised through his first proper band Scream in Washington DC in the '80s.

Dave also discusses the famous Sound City studios where Nirvana created the classic albums Nevermind and In Utero, and working with the famously demanding producer Steve Albini.

Dave also looks back on writing the songs that became the Foo Fighters' debut (he recorded twelve tracks in just six days - "Had I taken it seriously, I would've taken a bit longer"), the staggeringly ambitious Sonic Highway documentary series, and his experiences playing Wembley Stadium.

And he chooses songs by The Beatles, Neil Young, Tom Petty, as you might expect, his beloved Led Zeppelin.

Foo Fighters - Monkey Wrench [Roswell/Capitol]
Silver Convention - Fly Robin Fly [Triangle]
KC & The Sunshine Band - That's The Way (I Like It)
The Edgar Winter Group - Frankenstein [Epic]
The Beatles - Hey Bulldog [Parlophone]
Naked Raygun - Rat Patrol [Homestead]
Scream - Gods Look Down [Dischord]
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere [Reprise]
Nirvana - On A Plain [DGC]
Foo Fighters - Everlong [Capitol]
Nirvana - All Apologies [Geffen]
Foo Fighters - This Is A Call [Roswell]
Led Zeppelin - Trampled Under Foot [Atlantic]
Foo Fighters - Congregation [Columbia]

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