DAVE GROHL: Where ‘Songs From The Laundry Room’ Came From

April 10, 2015

Foo Fighters singer Dave Grohl told Rolling Stone Magazine that the band’s upcoming Record Store Day EP, “Songs From The Laundry Room”, was actually recorded in one. He explained, “There was a kid that lived not too far from me that had a four-track studio in the laundry room in his parents’ house, his name was Barrett Jones. He was a couple years older than me. But he was the guy who bought the equipment and started figuring out how to record all of his friends’ bands. So the first time I ever recorded anything was with Barrett.”


Grohl said that the tracks on the EP date back to his days playing in punk bands in Virginia. The disc includes early demos of Foo Fighters songs “Alone + Easy Target” and “Big Me”, a cover of Kim Wilde’s “Kids in America” and the previously unreleased “Empty Handed”.

The EP will be available in independent record stores on April 18, this year’s designated Record Store Day.

There are 15 or 20 more tracks from those early sessions that are still unreleased, according to Grohl.

Grohl is serving as Record Store Day Ambassador this year, saying, “Vinyl, to me, was a really precious art form, ’cause you would get these albums and they were all handmade. Going to a record store and flipping through bins of major-label albums from years ago or today is fun. But when you order something from an independent that’s really handmade… that, to me, was fucking cool.”