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Revisit rare audio of pre-Nirvana Dave Grohl’s punk band from 1985

At a time when millions of people around the world are forced to stay home amid strict social distancing measures, we’re adding a hint of nostalgia to our daily routines by dipping back into the Far Out archives.

Here, we look back at a rare audio recording of Dave Grohl drumming on a track by punk band Mission Impossible which emerged online recently.

The track, entitled Now ‘I’m Alone’, pre-dates Grohl’s work with Nirvana having originally been recorded in his hometown back in 1985.

Growing up in Washington, DC, Grohl played the drums in a string of different punk bands as a teenager, some of which were documented by filmmaker Scott Crawford who released his documentary Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, D.C., back in 2014.

Crawford, discussing the punk scene of the time, told Rolling Stone: “Mission Impossible were a phenomenal, albeit short-lived, live band,” before adding: “I went to several of their practices in Virginia and just sat back and watch them go nuts. They were all superb musicians and watching Dave behind the drum kit was always a thrill.”

‘I’m Alone’ is a track taken from that time and features Grohl on drums.

Here it is:

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