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#1
Just out of curiosity, how possible do you think it would be for an average Joe to pull off a Dave Grohl and record a whole CD worth of songs, with necessary instruments (drums, bass, guitar, vocals), and sell the album to become a relatively widely known band?

again...just to see what you guys think.

edit: forgot to mention, in order for it to be a "Dave Grohl trick" the single person has to play every instrument himself. He just records the different instruments at different times......if that makes sense.
Last edited by StJimmy88 at Mar 27, 2008,
#2
did you used to be in a ridiculously popular band
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you just made that gay thread

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#5
wemonir...you seem to bring something to my attention that I previously had no clue about. And with that bit of information, I realize it wouldn't be that hard to Grohl to pull off something like that. Umm...excuse my lack of knowledge, but what band was he in before Foo Fighters?
#6
yeah ive sold an album that way
wasnt great though


cuz i kinda suck at drums

but if your musically talented in all necessary instruments like dave than go for it
#7
yeah ive sold an album that way
wasnt great though


cuz i kinda suck at drums

but if your musically talented in all necessary instruments like dave than go for it
#8
yeah ive sold an album that way
wasnt great though


cuz i kinda suck at drums

but if your musically talented in all necessary instruments like dave than go for it
#9
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wemonir...you seem to bring something to my attention that I previously had no clue about. And with that bit of information, I realize it wouldn't be that hard to Grohl to pull off something like that. Umm...excuse my lack of knowledge, but what band was he in before Foo Fighters?


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#11
he certainly wasn't in a band that would allow him to sell records to the masses no matter what kind of **** he put out, that's for sure. (not saying it's ****, just making a point)
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shut up.


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#13
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Dave Grohl records all of the instruments??


he recorded nearly all the instruments on nearly every track for foo fighter's first album
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#14
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wemonir...you seem to bring something to my attention that I previously had no clue about. And with that bit of information, I realize it wouldn't be that hard to Grohl to pull off something like that. Umm...excuse my lack of knowledge, but what band was he in before Foo Fighters?


He was in Nirvana.

On topic: It is possible I suppose, I know some few people have done it in the past.
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wemonir...you seem to bring something to my attention that I previously had no clue about. And with that bit of information, I realize it wouldn't be that hard to Grohl to pull off something like that. Umm...excuse my lack of knowledge, but what band was he in before Foo Fighters?

No, you are not excused.

Nirvana. Ring any bells?
#16
dave grohl recorded all the parts on the album "foo fighters," except for the solo on the song "static-x" i think it was called

and to TS, he was the drummer for nirvana if you didn't know that already
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wemonir...you seem to bring something to my attention that I previously had no clue about. And with that bit of information, I realize it wouldn't be that hard to Grohl to pull off something like that. Umm...excuse my lack of knowledge, but what band was he in before Foo Fighters?


He was the drummer for Nirvana
#18
He was in Nirvana. Drummer. Duh.
And yeah, it's probably possible to do. If you were damn determined.
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#22
It is certainly possible, given that you can play all instruments on the record.
Of course, you might be better off getting other people to help you out and play rhythm while you record leads or vice-versa. If you are good at recording, and just really want to get stuff down on track (I get that feeling every couple of weeks), then do it.

You do know you don't have to have a bunch of instruments to make a record, music can be literally whatever you want it to be, and don't let lack of resources stop you from making and recording music, you can always find a way.
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#23
Ok, I'm thinking of trying it however I really don't know how well it'll work. It also won't be for a while, I don't even have a drumset yet, so once I get one we'll see how my skill at drums plays out.

In addition to other comments on Dave Grohl's former band: I did actually hear that he was in Nirvana. Then after Kobain died, Dave wrote 'There Goes My Hero' in his honor.
#24
I'm not sure about the getting famous part, but it wouldn't be hard at all to make a CD by yourself as long as you have the right recording equipment. Hell, I know how to play bass, drums, and keyboard, and I'm sure I could play guitar to at least get by on the record, and I'm 15...in short, you don't have to be a musical genius to pull it off.
#25
TS, how bout a better idea?

instead of doing a david grohl and record a rock album...you do a ben gibbard and make a techno/electronica albulm?

the postal service heavily relys on synths and backing tracks (and that other guy that no one ever gives any credit ) but he still lays down guitar work and drum work over alot of the tracks.

IMO thats a way better idea.
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#27
it should be fine, i've done some recording stuff all by myself. be prepared for it to be alot of work though, alot of long hours too. and because your doing all the work, it will take alot of tracks, and i mean alot. your best off just practicing with some acoustic stuff, for example try doing a cover of the song skin and bones, its easy enough on all instrumetns, and you are obviously a foo fighters fan. i tried it, and it sounded ok. so good luck with all of that.

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TS, how bout a better idea?

instead of doing a david grohl and record a rock album...you do a ben gibbard and make a techno/electronica albulm?

the postal service heavily relys on synths and backing tracks (and that other guy that no one ever gives any credit ) but he still lays down guitar work and drum work over alot of the tracks.

IMO thats a way better idea.

i thought it was two guys, and they sent the demos back and forth through the US "postal service" and thats where they got the name from.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Postal_Service
see two guys.
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yeah!

thats what I'm doing right now!

im using audacity right now tho...
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EDIT:

i thought it was two guys, and they sent the demos back and forth through the US "postal service" and thats where they got the name from.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Postal_Service
see two guys.


lol i know. thats what i was alluding to when i said "that other guy that no one ever gives any credit" . the other guy, jimmy tamborello, all he did was make the backing electronica tracks, sent them to gibbard, then gibbard added vocals, guitar, drums, etc.

wouldnt be too awful hard to do both. just gotta learn how make backing tracks.
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What about Brendan Smalls

Even though I think he had some help

He does everything but the drums.
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lol i know. thats what i was alluding to when i said "that other guy that no one ever gives any credit" . the other guy, jimmy tamborello, all he did was make the backing electronica tracks, sent them to gibbard, then gibbard added vocals, guitar, drums, etc.

wouldnt be too awful hard to do both. just gotta learn how make backing tracks.

very true, you just have to have great timing, alot of good equipment, and alot of time.
#32
It works if you where in the most popular band of the early 90s, if not, then not so much.
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Ok, I'm thinking of trying it however I really don't know how well it'll work. It also won't be for a while, I don't even have a drumset yet, so once I get one we'll see how my skill at drums plays out.

In addition to other comments on Dave Grohl's former band: I did actually hear that he was in Nirvana. Then after Kobain died, Dave wrote 'There Goes My Hero' in his honor.

Okay, first things first. It's Cobain.
And "My Hero" is not about said Cobain. The only song they have that has been confirmed to be about Cobain is "Friend of a Friend"

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#34
Grohl has something the average joe doesn't: establishment with the music industry.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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Okay, first things first. It's Cobain.
And "My Hero" is not about said Cobain. The only song they have that has been confirmed to be about Cobain is "Friend of a Friend"

...

very true, dave even once said, he hates it when people think every song is about kurt cobain, he does know other people, and those other people do have problems.
#36
Well if Aaron Gillespie (Underoath drummer) can do it, anyone can

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#37
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He was in Nirvana.

On topic: It is possible I suppose, I know some few people have done it in the past.

He was also in another huge band in between Nirvana & Foo Fighters but I cant remember the name!
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lol i know. thats what i was alluding to when i said "that other guy that no one ever gives any credit" . the other guy, jimmy tamborello, all he did was make the backing electronica tracks, sent them to gibbard, then gibbard added vocals, guitar, drums, etc.

wouldnt be too awful hard to do both. just gotta learn how make backing tracks.



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#39
yeah it would work if you were in the most popular band of an era (early-mid 90s in Grohl's case) and have the lead singer die and lots of people listening to your band because of that.
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