Honestly there was only one place I could really start. If you go and watch the music video for this song it may be hard to tell that the drummer doing his best Animal from The Muppets impression is actually Dave Grohl.
At this point in time Nirvana had begun making history but the world did not understand that Grohl would make the biggest impact on the Industry, not the face of Nirvana, Kurt Cobain. Just listening to the opening still gives me chills, with the drums breaking through and setting the a generation of teenagers on their path to angst.
Marigold - Nirvana 1992
This song gave the world a glimpse of the raw writing talent of Dave Grohl. Many fans were pleasantly surprised when it featured on the B Side of Heart Shaped Box and the album In Utero, especially with the contrast to Cobain’s voice it displayed that the talent ran deep in Nirvana. Later in his career this song became a bit of a curse, after mourning the loss of Kurt Cobain and moving on to form Foo Fighters, fans clung to “Marigold”, yelling it out at concerts to show their support for Dave with only knowledge of his work in Nirvana. “Marigold” reappeared in 2006 when it featured on the Foo Fighters’ acoustic tour album Skin and Bones
This is a Call - Foo Fighters 1995
Then Dave said to the world… let there be Rock! With the release of its self titled album, Foo Fighters rocketed on to the world stage with songs including “Big Me” and “This is a Call”. The sound of the Foo Fighters heavily featured Dave’s iconic drums but also included a fuller sounding guitar part that carries the music more compared to the music that the world had come to love from Nirvana. Dave recorded this album by himself, recording each of the parts and then releasing it under the name Foo Fighters without his name linked to the album. In the early years, Dave tried his best to respectfully move the Foo Fighters away from Nirvana’s legacy to create Foo Fighters own mark on history.
My Hero - Foo Fighters 1997
“My Hero” is written for those local unsung heroes that may not get the praise and respect they deserve. The song itself is fantastic but what I love the most about it is how even at a young age Dave reflects on his life and his world to see the people he appreciated growing up were never sports or music stars but rather everyday people.
Learn to Fly - Foo Fighters 1999