On the November 28 episode of his show Sonic Highways, Dave Grohl treated viewers to a previously unheard solo track he recorded in the Nineties while he was in Nirvana.
Titled "Hooker on the Street," the track is a greasy and grimy blues rocker on which Grohl channels Ian Astbury, Glenn Danzig, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Producer Barrett Jones, who worked with Grohl during this period, said the Nirvana drummer wrote more than 40 songs during the group's final years, including "Hooker on the Street."
On the same episode of Sonic Highways, Grohl recalled Kurt Cobain's reaction to his early recordings. "Kurt heard that and kissed me on the face as he was in a bath," Grohl said. "He was so excited. He was like, 'I heard you recorded some stuff with Barrett [Jones].' I was like, 'Yeah.' He was like, 'Let me hear it.' I was too afraid to be in the same room as he listened to it."
Is "Hooker on the Street" incredibly funny? Horribly offensive? Judge for yourself.