Dave Grohl: “My Music Is Too Superficial Now”

Screen shot 2014-11-21 at 15.08.37DAVE GROHL: “MY MUSIC IS SO SUPERFICIAL”     If my new record needs some ridiculous conceit to sell it, that’s a problem,’ says Grohl

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has spoken about his children forcing him to listen to his music.

Speaking in a Thrifty Vinyl interview when asked what his three daughters listen to (Grohl’s children are aged eight years old, five years old and three months), Grohl said: “The worst thing they impose on me is the Foo Fighters’ latest album.”

“My current music is a real test in terms of loyalty towards your kids,” the former Nirvana drummer continued. “But at the same time I can still make them listen to my good stuff. I got my eldest two, Harper and Violet, a turntable and a Nirvana box set. So they listen to Bleach and Nevermind. Give a six-year-old a turntable and the ‘Love Buzz’ or ‘Sliver’ singles and I guarantee that within one hour they will be doing what you did when you were six years old, too. Records on the floor, dancing, singing; it’s great.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Grohl talked about what he perceives as the dire state of his current music, claiming that, “my music is so superficial”.

“It’s fun to listen to, to turn up in your car when you’re in traffic, but there’s no substance at all. It’s devoid of any meaning. I’m not just saying that as a 45-year-old rock musician, I’m saying that as a human being. If my new record needs some ridiculous conceit to sell it, that’s a problem.”

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Published in: on November 21, 2014 at 3:20 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. surely every foo fighters record has the same ridiculous conceit to sell it i.e. he was the drummer in a band called nirvana (maybe that’s what the joke is here?)…

  2. No, the new record was recorded in famous studios all over the US, ostensibly to absorb the musical “vibe” of those cities, that’s the conceit. This article is an almost verbatim transcription of a recent interview with Grohl reproduced in NME wherein he bemoans the state of current pop music, that’s the joke. I’ve simply swapped Katy Perry for Foo Fighters, and so on.

    I’m getting really tired of DG preaching to a Classic Rock choir, saying how everything was better in his day when you had to practice on “real” instruments in your dank basement, drive around in a dingy Econoline to shitty, low-paying gigs and not shoot to instant fame on X Factor, etc. His banal observations are inevitably greeted with baying approval from reactionary rockists and other meatheads who are blind to Grohl’s illogic.


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