Friday 17 February 2012

Under The Influence: Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana)

When I was young, that’s how I learned how to play music — I had a guitar and a Beatles songbook, I would listen to the records and play along. Of course, it didn’t sound like The Beatles, but it got me to understand song structure and melody and harmony and arrangement. 

So, I never had a teacher — I just had these Beatles records. 

Dave Grohl: Access Hollywood

If I could write just one song as beautiful as Julia, I would achieve my life’s goal. This song has such a soothing and healing quality to it. I could hear it a thousand times in a row and it would draw me in every time. The guitar and vocals are so delicate and right – almost celestial. And when I found out it was about his mother, who abandoned him, returned, and then died - it just made it all the more amazing.

Dave Grohl: Lava Magazine 

1 comment:

  1. There's not much you can say about that except that it's a great way to learn.

    We are all trying to write the perfect song if truth be told.