Record Store Day will be upon us this Saturday. Time for a message from this year’s honorary ambassador, Dave Grohl (via Rolling Stone)
Foo Fighters are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, so Dave Grohl unearthed some interesting recordings from the time the band started for a special Record Store Day release, due out later this month. The 10-inch vinyl release Songs From the Laundry Room contains demos of Foo Fighters singles “Alone + Easy Target” and “Big Me,” as well as a cover of Kim Wilde’s 1981 New Wave anthem “Kids in America” and the previously unreleased Foo song “Empty Handed.” Additionally, Grohl is serving as this year’s Record Store Day Ambassador – the event takes place on April 18th – so he says he dug deep to make the release unique.
“There was a kid that lived not too far from me that had a four-track studio in the laundry room in his parents’ house, his name was Barrett Jones,” Grohl tells Rolling Stone, explaining that the recordings date back to his days playing in punk bands in Virginia. “He was a couple years older than me. But he was the guy who bought the equipment and started figuring out how to record all of his friends’ bands. So the first time I ever recorded anything was with Barrett.”