Pat Smear Explains How He Reacted When He Heard Foo Fighters’ Music For The First Time


Foo Fighters guitarist Pat Smear spoke in a recent interview with Guitar Magazine and talked about the time when he first listened to Foo Fighters.

In the conversation, Pat said that he first listened to the Foo Fighters material from Dave Grohl after they were leaving the Nirvana rehearsal and remembered that he really liked it.

Furthermore, Pat stated that Dave also gave him the new tape of Foo Fighters when they were chilling in Pat’s house and apparently, it was the debut album of the band.

As Pat pointed out that he loved the album so much, he also revealed that he asked Dave to add him into Foo Fighters. Additionally, the first they have done together was mixing the first album that Dave recorded all by himself.

Here is what Pat Smear said:

“One day in particular we were leaving a Nirvana rehearsal, and Dave was sitting in his car playing some music that appealed to me.

He told me it was some tapes he’d been making, and I remember really liking it and saying that I wanted him to play me more. That was the first I heard of it.”

He continued:

“The second time I heard it was when we were at my house in Los Angeles and he said, ‘Oh, I made this tape,’ and gave me a cassette that was essentially the first Foo Fighters album. I absolutely loved it and it made me want to play music again.

Dave didn’t have to ask me to join the band – I asked him! After I heard the tape I went to him and asked if he was going to make a band, because I wanted in.

The first thing we did in the studio as a band was actually mixing the first album. Which Dave had recorded by himself.”

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