Foo Fighters Live

Laundry Room Studio (Dave Grohl)

Feb 16 1991 • Arlington, VA, United States

Tracks Recorded

  1. Marigold
  2. Petrol CB
  3. Kids in America

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Band Members

  1. Dave Grohl
    Dave Grohl

    Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals

Additional Musicians

  1. Barrett Jones
    Barrett Jones

    Backing Vocals on 'Kids In America' and 'Petrol CB'

Session Information

The existence of this session was first revealed by Barrett Jones in 2011. In a conversation with British journalist and writer Paul Brannigan he revealed the details of a recording tape reel in his possession dated February 16th 1991.

The first three tracks on the reel were Dave Grohl compositions, written on the reel box as 'Nice Sweet Acoustic Song', 'That Song' and 'Kids In America'. Whilst the latter is well known as a Kim Wilde song the first two tracks are early titles for well known Grohl songs, 'Marigold' and 'Petrol CB' respectively. The remaining tracks on the reel are demos for Jones' band Churn although these were not recorded during this session, rather added to the reel at an unknown, later date.

For many years Barrett Jones maintained that the dates listed on the J-card of the 'Late - Pocketwatch' release were errornous and the songs were in fact recorded over more than the two listed. This was effectively proven true when in 2013 Jones uploaded an image of the session reel for one of the two sessions listed, December 19th 1990.

It revealed that 'Marigold' and 'Petrol CB' were not recorded that day, ergo they were instead taken from this later February 1991 session. 'That Song' was first released by Simple Machines on the compilation release 'Neopolitan Metropolitan', titled 'There's That Song'. It was then released again by Simple Machines, alongside 'Colour Pictures Of a Marigold', the final title for the first track recorded at this session. It would later be shortened to simply 'Marigold'.

The final track recorded at the session was a cover of the Kim Wilde 80s pop hit 'Kids In America'. The track was recorded with Grohl on all main instruments and lead vocals with Barrett providing backing vocals. Towards the end of the track a tambourine and bar chimes can be heard however it isn't known which of the pair played these instruments.

Session Photos


Available Sources

Soundboard Audio #1

Late: Pocketwatch (cassette)
SM TOOL 3 7:54 min

Mixed by Barrett Jones in 1991

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Soundboard Audio #2

In Utero - Deluxe Edition (Download)
3:25 min

Mixed by Barrett Jones in 2013

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Soundboard Audio #3

Songs From The Laundry Room (Download)
3:40 min

Mixed by Barrett Jones in 2014

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