For today’s Track Of The Day, we are going way back.
As you may already know, Foo Fighters began after the death of Kurt Cobain in 1994 when Nirvana disbanded. Nirvana’s drummer Dave Grohl had created music the entire time that he was with the band, and instead of just becoming a drummer with another band, he went into the recording studio and brought some of his own songs to life. In his words:
“I was supposed to just join another band and be a drummer the rest of my life. I thought that I would rather do what no one expected me to do. I enjoy writing music and I enjoy trying to sing, and there’s nothing anyone can really do to discourage me.”
Despite not having a band, Grohl recorded every instrument and every vocal on the self-titled Foo Fighters album. This is interestingly something that he had described that he had done as a kid, but using cassette tapes and making multiple recordings of himself, gradually adding tracks in this way.
Whether you’re Dave Grohl or whether you’re ‘no one’, starting something brand new and making something of it, from ideas and inspirations alone, is a big deal and our harkening back to the origins of Foo Fighters is intended to celebrate that. (We here at Depth Magazine are starting something brand new, from ideas alone, and are celebrating this too!)
With those reasons aside, “I’ll Stick Around” is a classic song, with sick guitars, killer beat and that simple and awesomely vitriolic chorus (“I DON’T OWE YOU ANYTHING!”).
Have a watch & listen to “I’ll Stick Around” with the video.