Seattle is a special place for many who have turned to the edgier music style of grunge as their home base. Bands like Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Nirvana, and Pearl Jam have helped to dub the city as the birthplace of grunge music. Coming out of the Seattle grunge circuit while in Nirvana, Dave Grohl has a lot of praise to give to the city, as it helped propel is star within the music world.
“I went to Seattle for the first time, had never been and had an amazing experience and everything I always imagined to have in a city and I called my mother and said, ‘I think I found the place for you,'” said Grohl.
“I remember getting off the plane, and Krist and Kurt meeting me at baggage claim,” Grohl recalled. “It was like having the children of the corn pick you up from the airport.” He was then whisked off to a show where Nirvana were playing with a different drummer and he noticed that it wasn’t the typical punk crowd. “[It was] trailer park kids with greasy long hair wearing clothes that they bought at the Salvation Army. There were flannels. I still dress like the kids I saw at the gig that night,” said Grohl, who adds, “It already felt like there was some sort of movement, but it was unintentional.”
“I’m happy that I got to spend those few years in Seattle where the city just exploded. The experiences that I had at that age, which is a really impressionable age, shaped so much about the person that I am now.” He later concluded, “I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for Seattle as it was a perfect place for a person like me. I wish Seattle would just take me back.”
JT “Doc” Berry \m/