During an appearance on the My Planet Rocks podcast, Dave Grohl was asked about how often it crosses his mind he was the drummer in Nirvana. Ultimate-Guitar.com transcribed Grohl's response, in which he explained, "That's a good question. It's not something I reflect on constantly. There are times where I'll be in the car and a Nirvana song will come on, and I'll not just think of the music, but think of the time and place where it was recorded. It's funny, my connection to Nirvana is different than most people in that it was a very personal experience and it was a very emotional experience."
He went on to say, "So I look back on that music almost like someone would look back on an old photo album, I mean, I remember everything from the last 32 years. Whenever I think of that time, I usually am reminded of the place I was in emotionally. When we came down to record the record Nevermind, it was like, we were kids. I think I was 21, maybe 22-years-old. We're in the old van, we drive down to Los Angeles, we got into this old recording studio that just looks like it's about to fall apart, but we were excited, and there was some sense of mystery or adventure to it."
Grohl explained that there was no way to predict how massive Nirvana would become in such a short amount of time: "There was an innocence, and we were a bit naive; nobody expected what happened, what was going to happen, and then over time, when Nirvana first started getting popular, there were some really good times. . . . And I look back on those like, 'I bought a motorcycle,' that kind of thing, like, I met a beautiful girl, I took my mother out to dinner — things like that."
Not too long ago, Dave Grohl — who's been hard at work publicizing the just-released Foo Fighters album Medicine At Midnight — told us he likes to shake things up creatively every chance he gets: ["If you start feeling stagnant, like you're doing the same thing over and over again, it just loses that excitement or that charm, y'know? You don't want to feel like you're doing the same thing over and over and over again."] SOUNDCUE (:10 OC: . . . and over again)
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