Kurt Cobain left this world far too early.
Too early to see the success his bandmate, Dave Grohl, would achieve in the coming years.
But it would be wrong to assume he didn’t know about the Foo Fighters.
The latest episode of Sonic Highways focuses on the Seattle music scene. And you can’t talk about Seattle without giving some major love to Nirvana and Kurt Cobain. In the episode, Dave recounts one of the best bits of Nirvana/Foos history I’ve ever heard: the time Kurt heard Dave’s first Foo Fighters demo tape.
During Nirvana’s 1992 tour, Dave was working on his own solo demos. One of them, “Alone + Easy Target,” would later find its way onto the Foo Fighters’ 1995 debut album.
Kurt asked to hear the tape.
“Kurt heard that, and kissed me on the face, as he was in a bath,” Dave said. “He was so excited. He was like, ‘I heard you recorded some stuff with Barrett [Jones].’ I was like, ‘Yeah.’ He was like, ‘Let me hear it.’ I was too afraid to be in the same room as he listened to it.”
You can listen to it now below: