Ongoing History of New Music

Ongoing History Daily: Why does no one talk about this Dave Grohl album?

Before he formed the Foo Fighters, before he joined Nirvana, and before he was part of a band called Scream, teenaged Dave Grohl was part of a group called Dain Bramage.

Back in 1985, Dave was the drummer in this Washington DC-area band. They managed to record a few demos and then a full album entitled I Scream Not Coming Down. But then Dain Bramage broke up when Dave bolted to join Scream. This one album did get released in February 1987 and received some really good reviews but quickly dropped out of sight. Why?

It could be that the album was a little ahead of its time, too early for the alt-rock explosion of the 1990s. Looking back today, it sounds an awful lot like the Foo Fighters.

If you’re a fan and you want to go deep, check out Dain Bramages’s I Scream Not Coming Down.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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