Beatles and Foo Fighters fans need to know two things today. First is the “Tomorrow Never Knows” Beatles compilation is available in iTunes, and second is Dave Grohl says The Beatles is why he became a musician.
It’s obviously no breaking news The Beatles inspired people into becoming musicians. But Dave Grohl’s special way of talking about his inspiration is noteworthy. With The Beatles compilation now available to buy in iTunes, Dave Grohl put together a few words for the occasion. Actually, it’s more like a love letter to The Beatles.
“If it weren’t for The Beatles, I would not be a musician. It’s as simple as that” reads Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl. The frontman goes on in his letter recalling he became “fascinated “with The Beatles’ song “from a very young age”. As time went by, Dave Grohl says he “drowned” himself “in the depth of their catalogue”.
Now we all know The Beatles were amazing, but if somebody ever wants to make a superhero movie featuring the four band members, Dave Grohl’s words should make the selling pitch. Just imagine the trailer: “Their groove and their swagger. Their grace and their beauty. Their dark and their light. The Beatles seemed to be capable of anything”.
Dave Grohl’s love letter to The Beatles accompanying the exclusive compilation release on iTunes reads “from one generation to the next, The Beatles will remain the most important rock band of all time. Just ask Violet”. Grohl’s six-year-old daughter, Violet “instantly shared the same fascination” her father had when he was her age “discovering the Beatles for the first time”.
But wait there’s more. Dave Grohl says he would not be a musician if it weren’t for The Beatles, but it’s likely he missed out on a prolific career as copywriter. Foo Fighters’ frontman goes on presenting a few of the songs in the compilation released on iTunes with a very professional selling pitch.
Dave Grohl says of The Beatles’ “Hey Bulldog” song: “The rolling bass line, the trademark Ringo drum fills, the gritty distorted guitar, and that sound that only the back of Lennon’s throat could produce”. In a few words, it’s the sort of song that “stomps”, “grooves” and “makes your head bob” and “your hips shake”.