11:38 AM on 11/18/13
Apparently, that's all on Kurt for the way Dave played the drums.
|"I had this small cocktail drum set and these really light sticks," Grohl recalled to the A.V. Club in 2006. "In rehearsal, we would do a song, and Kurt would turn to me and say, 'Hey, do you think you could play it a little bit lighter?' 'Oh yeah, I'll try.' So we'd do another take, and he'd turn around and go, 'Could you bring it down just a little bit more?' And we'd do another take, and he'd say, 'You know what, just still, could you bring it down?' And I was like, 'Should I even f---ing be here?'"|
|For one thing, Grohl — rock's greatest all-out basher since Keith Moon — had figured out how to play as quietly as Cobain wanted. MTV's Coletti had lent him a set of sizzle sticks as well as brushes, something that, amazingly, Grohl had never used in the place of normal drumsticks before. "We ran through a song, and Kurt's face lit up," the drummer told Rolling Stone. "Those sticks saved the entire show."|