- 04 Aug 16
Butch Vig, the producer behind Nirvana's classic album 'Nevermind', has claimed Dave Grohl was the driving force behind the album.
Vig - also the drummer in Garbage - told Ultimate Guitar about the making of the 1991 LP, stressing how much impact Foo Fighters frontman Grohl had on the sound of the record.
"The band was tight as hell," Vig recalled. "Contrary to popular belief, they were not slackers. They wanted to make a kickass record. Dave Grohl told me they practised every day for six months before they went into record 'Nevermind'. We pretty much got every take on that record in one or two or maybe three takes."
"[Grohl’s] an incredible drummer," he added. "The first day of preproduction in North Hollywood, Kurt had this fucking very loud Mesa Boogie he was playing and Krist [Novoselic] had an Ampeg SVT bass amp and those were both loud as hell."
"I just kept pacing around the room and going, ‘Oh, my god. This sounds fuckin’ amazing.’ Dave is an incredible musician. He really is. People always say, ‘How’d you get that sound on Nevermind?’ and 90% of it is Dave Grohl… it’s just how Dave plays and he’s just so, so powerful."