Released today in 1992, the “Lithium” single. It features a live recording of “Been A Son” (from the Paramount Theatre performance in 1991), a John Peel Radio session track of “D-7” (originally by ‘The Wipers’) & a studio recording of “Curmudgeon.”
“When we were recording the song Lithium, we did a take and listened to the playback, and Butch thought that the choruses sped up. So he suggested that I play along to a click track. I had never used one, but I tried it anyway and listened back to the track. The choruses felt as if they slowed down. We talked about it and we all realized it came down to whether the feeling or the tempo of the song was more important. To us, what should be more important in drumming is the feeling, not the flawless tempo or the perfect time. If a song speeds up in the chorus, it’s the emotion of what’s going on behind the player, and that’s a lot more important than a click track.” - Dave Grohl, 1993.