Foo Fighters Live

Laundry Room Studio (Dave Grohl)

Jun 19 1994 • Seattle, WA, United States

Tracks Recorded

  1. I'll Stick Around
  2. Wattershed
  3. Oh, George
  4. X-Static
  5. This Is A Call

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Band Members

  1. Dave Grohl
    Dave Grohl

    Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals


Tascam 38 ½ Inch 8 Track Reel-to-reel tape recorder • Carvin MX2488 Mixing Desk


Recording & Engineer: Barrett Jones

Session Information

In the summer of 1994, just a few months after the death of Nirvana band mate Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl headed down to the recording studio in the basement of the home he shared with Barrett Jones to record some new songs, adding to those he had recorded in his free time whilst in Nirvana.

Backstage at a 1995 Foo Fighters show in The Netherlands Grohl spoke about one of the tracks he recorded during this session, 'I'll Stick Around'. "I recorded it on an 8-track in maybe... [long pause] June or July of 1994. I had these ideas in my head and went into the studio and did it" he told an interviewer. "Afterwards I listened back to it and I thought like wow, that's the kinda of song that I'd always wanted to write but I was either too scared lyrically to express myself, or I was too afraid to have such a kind of bonehead, like hard rocking riff or something. So after I finished it I thought 'wow, I'd actually accomplished what I was trying to do for a really long time" he added.

It would take until 2010 before he admitted it but the track was written by Grohl about Cobain's wife and now widow, Courtney Love. "I've denied this for 15 years but yes, It's about [her]" Grohl told Mojo Magazine in an interview with Paul Brannigan.

Two other songs written post Cobain's death and recorded at this session for the first time were 'Oh, George' and 'This Is A Call'.

In 2013 Barrett Jones posted an update to the Laundry Room Studios website which included a recording of a radio show he featured on, originally broadcast by Seattle station KISW in the summer of 1994, not long after this recording session.

As part of that broadcast Jones played the recording of 'I'll Stick Around' from the session, noting to the DJ that at that time it didn't have a proper title, he and Grohl instead referring to it with a symbol. This broadcast of the song seemingly went completely un-noticed and un-documented by fans until this update and posting of the recording by Jones himself.

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3:51 min

Mixed by Barrett Jones circa 1994 Broadcast on Seattle radio in 1994

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