Dave Grohl Talks Nirvana's Beginning in Seattle Tourism Video: 'It Already Felt Like There Was Some Sort of Movement'

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Seattle is known as the hub for grunge music and the birthplace of iconic rock band Nirvana. Dave Grohl, who spent his most formative musical years in the city, eloquently broke down his own experience in Seattle’s latest tourism video.

Laced with discussions on Grohl’s general love for the city—even recommending it as the place his mother’s retirement—the “Dear Seattle” video has the drummer delving into the start of Nirvana as we know it.

“I remember getting off the plane, and Krist [Novoselic] and Kurt [Cobain] meeting me at baggage claim,” Grohl recalled. “It was like having the children of the corn pick you up from the airport.”

On his first day in the Pacific Northwest metropolis, he watched Nirvana play with a different drummer in a club full of 1,200 interesting people: “Trailer park kids with greasy long hair wearing clothes that they bought at the Salvation Army. There were flannels. I still dress like the kids I saw at the gig that night.”

“People were drawn to this thing because it sounded like they felt,” he said, and joined the band soon after.

Watch the full eight-minute clip below, full of footage of Grohl with his former bandmates and the rocker in a flannel, of course.