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Dave Grohl’s first-ever song, “Gods Look Down”, surfaces in Sonic Highways outtake — watch

on January 30, 2017, 10:10am

 

An outtake from Foo Fighters’ 2014 Sonic Highways HBO series has surfaced today, and it contains a previously unreleased Dave Grohl song.

Shared by Laundry Room, the studio owned by longtime Foos producer Barrett Jones, the clip features an alternate 1990 version of “Gods Look Down” — reportedly the first song Grohl ever wrote and recorded. Another take on the track was later released on Fumble, the fifth and final album from Grohl’s Virginia-based hardcore outfit Scream.

“This is a different version than the Scream one,” Laundry Room Studio explain on YouTube. “He was in Scream at the time but this was the first song he ever recorded on his own playing all the instruments.” In the visual, Grohl and Jones can be seen listening to the original 8-track tapes of the track. “I sound like a girl,” Grohl jokes upon hearing his 1990-era voice. “I don’t think my balls had dropped yet.”

“It’s funny because I hadn’t heard some of these songs since I’d recorded them,” Grohl previously told Rolling Stone in an interview about the Sonic Highways series. “When we went to shoot Barrett for the Sonic Highways Seattle episode, he was putting on songs that I’d recorded, fuck, I don’t know, 25, 26 years ago? I had, songs I had no recollection of, which is weird. It’s almost like seeing a snapshot of yourself, passed-out drunk at a party. You’re listening to a song like, ‘Oh, my God, what was I thinking?'”

Passed-out drunk or not, today’s reveal should be an instant piece of history for any Grohl fan. Check out the video up above.