Foo Fighters frontman and former Nirvana star, Dave Grohl, spoke in a recent interview with Uncut Magazine and talked about the reactions they got in the earlier days of Nirvana.
Dave was playing at Nirvana as a drummer before forming Foo Fighters, and he rejoined the band back in 1990. Also, he had recorded ‘Nevermind’ and ‘In Utero’ albums with the band in the early ’90s.
In the conversation, Dave recalled the times when they recorded the ‘Nevermind’ which was the second studio album of Nirvana, and he said that everybody told them they will reach some huge numbers with these songs.
Even though Nevermind is one of the most successful rock albums in the world, Dave admitted that he didn’t anticipate the album would blow and can impact the whole rock community for many decades.
Dave Grohl said in the interview:
“Donita from L7 came by and said we were going to be fucking huge. My old friend Barrett Jones, who I had grown up with, in Virginia, who was a musician and a producer himself, heard ‘Lithium’ and said we were going to be fucking huge. He thought ‘Lithium’ should be the first single.
Everyone had these lofty opinions and I thought, ‘Well, it’s nice of you to say so, but there is no fucking way that is ever going to happen.’”
Furthermore, Dave explained why he didn’t think that the Nevermind would get a huge interest by saying that there was no other band like them in the mainstream. Instead, there were Wilson Phillips, Mariah Carey, and Bon Jovi.