Taylor Hawkins talks about his favourite Foo Fighters songsRodney
Foo Fighters have been going for over 25 years. They’ve released 9 albums with another one coming out next year. Taylor Hawkins spoke with Matt Wilkinson’s Apple Music 1 show.
“I would say without a doubt, it would be ‘Aurora, I just think it’s really, I love that side of Dave. I love it when Dave gets in his almost yacht rock softness in his voice. He double tracks his voice really nice. That was the first drum track that I ever did for the Foo Fighters. I was really, really proud of, because I only played half the drums on the Nothing Left to Lose record. It was my first time in the studio and I was just… I didn’t know how to record. Recording drums and playing live are just super different and the mistakes are polarized heavily, once you’re under the scrutiny of the microphones. You had to do it right.”
Taylor even includes songs of when he wasn’t in the band yet “I could also say the first time I heard ‘This Is a Call’ was the first time I heard the Foo Fighters and I wasn’t in the band yet. I was playing with Alanis [Morissette] and we were all in the van, traversing the Foo Fighters, playing all the same clubs as they were. And it was just funny, and we just wore that album out. And ‘This Is a Call’ might be my favorite Foo Fighters song of all time too.”