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Dave Grohl has spoken out about Foo Fighters' upcoming Songs From The Laundry Room Record Store Day release - describing the recordings as 'a private experiment'.
With Record Store Day 2015 fast approaching, the Foos have something pretty special in store, ranking among the full list of releases on 18 April alongside the likes of David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Manic Street Preachers, Chvrches, The 1975, Biffy Clyro and more set for limited edition vinyl releases through independent record stores this month.
The Foos' special 10" was recorded at Barrett Jones’ Laundry Room Studios in Seattle and collects early versions of 'Alone + Easy Target' and 'Big Me', in the form of Dave Grohl solo demos. It also includes a cover of Kim Wilde's 'Kids In America' and unreleased track 'Empty Handed'.
Speaking to Rolling Stone about the early Foos tracks, Grohl said: "I'd never been the singer of a band and I'd never been the principal songwriter of a band. So to me it was just this private experiment, not something that I wanted lots of people to hear, because I didn't necessarily like my voice.
Speaking of working away from Nirvana bandmate Kurt Cobain, Grohl said: "When you're in a band with the greatest songwriter of your generation, you don't want to be the guy saying, 'Look at my songs, too', so I would record them and put them away. But it was fun to do. I've recorded stuff and just erased it."
Grohl added: "It was just something to do in between tours when I was playing with Nirvana. By the time Nirvana was over, I had, I don't know, 20, 30, 40 of these recordings that no one had ever heard. There's a lot more than just those [Laundry Room 10-inch] songs. I think the songs that we picked for the Record Store Day album were maybe picked out of 15 or 20 others that no one's ever heard."
Listen to 'Big Me' by Foo Fighters below
There are few details about the new song 'Empty Handed', other than that it was featured on a snippet of Sonic Highways, along with the 'Kid In America' cover.
Songs From The Laundry Room Tracklist:
01. 'Alone + Easy Target' (demo version)
02. 'Big Me' (demo version)
01. 'Kids In America'
02. 'Empty Handed'
The band were bound to have something special in store, especially after Dave Grohl was confirmed as ambassador for Record Store Day 2015.
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