Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Picks His Favorite Album Of All Time

With only 53 yearsDave Grohl he has cemented his presence in music as one of the all-time greats, playing pivotal roles in two of the biggest bands.

Although many remember his first steps in alternative music as a drummer for Nirvana, the roots and formative years of Grohl they stood firmly in the realm of punk rock.

After having his first contact with music at the age of 3 while attending the concert of Naked Raygun; Grohl leaned towards the heavy side of alternative music, a stylistic choice that eventually led him to play drums in groups like scream at the 17.

Become a fan of bands like Bad Brains, Circle Jerks, Melvins, Grohl he slowly made his way into the world of underground rock, building a reputation as an energetic and dependable drummer.

It would be this basic work that would finally lead him to join Nirvana in 1990, a decision that would change the course of music forever.

Although the first musical tastes of Grohl They were what made the musician what he is, as was his willingness to explore stylistic developments in genres other than punk and, later, grunge.

It is famous that bands like Rush Y Led Zeppelin played a fundamental role in its development, and Grohl later stated that Neil Peart was the ultimate influence “It changed the course of my life”, said about the album ‘2112’ from Rush. “I heard the drums. It made me want to be a drummer.” he added.

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Although classic rock leanings had an undeniable impact on his life, Grohl went back to the days of his youth to name his favorite record of all time.

As part of a article revealing his ’10 favorite albums’, Grohl he chose the record that means the most to him. speaking of ‘Rock for Light’, from Bad Brains (1983); the leader of Foo Fighters said:

It may be my favorite album of all time. It was the first time I heard a hardcore band with supreme musicality, but with a simple style: four black guys from Washington DC who left every other hardcore punk rock band in the lurch.”

Grohl He added: “They were amazing. They were Rastafarians, so they would throw in a little bit of reggae to soften the punk, or something like that. And they were the most amazing live band in the world. They are just great. Very, very, very, very good.”

Via Melody Maker.

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‘Rock for Light’ It came as the second complete album of Bad Brains, a band widely revered as the pioneers of hardcore punk. Released in 1983, the record is now glorified in its cultural significance.

Produced by Ric Ocaseck from The Cars, the album is underpinned by now-iconic tracks that were re-recorded songs from the band’s first album. This, combined with his ability to blend punk with reggae like no other, allowed Bad Brains create a masterpiece.

Listen to the album in its entirety below.

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Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Picks His Favorite Album Of All Time