Late!
Pocketwatch


4.0
excellent

Review

by KILL USER (57 Reviews)
January 17th, 2012 | 38 replies


Release Date: 1992 | Tracklist

Review Summary: i think its lint

Pocketwatch is a demo made up of songs recorded by Dave Grohl under the pseudonym Late! between 1990 and 1991. The difference between this demo and later Foo Fighters albums is this is much more aggressive, you can tell the loss of his bandmate deeply effected him. Pocketwatch follows the formula of Nirvana, the demo is simple yet extremely catchy and mixes many genres, from hardcore to pop music. The demo starts off with the instrumental Pokey The Little Puppy, the song is a real headbanger and has a hard drive throughout thanks to Daves pounding drumming. The second track Petrol CB starts with a filthy riff which is reminiscent of Nirvana's Bleach record . We then hear Daves sing for the first time and while his vocals arent quite developed yet, he has some really strong moments. The vocal harmony in the chorus is especially pleasing.

Being a demo the production isn't the best as you'd expect, although the production varies during the course of the album as some songs were recorded at different times and studios. The instrumentation is solid as you'd expect from. Dave plays every instrument just like on the Foo Fighters first record. The lyrics range from moving to downright silly, yet always remain interesting. The best example of this is the track Just Another Story About Skeeter Thompson, a humorous spoken word song about some guy pointing his dick at Dave while in Amsterdam. The album also features an earlier version of the famous Marigold, which was later rerecorded with Krist Novoselic as a Nirvana b-side.

If you loved the Foo Fighters first album you will dig this a lot. While Daves song writing has improved with time, this is a rawer, more aggressive demo is just as essential as enjoyable. For fans of the self titled Foo Fighters album, this is a real treat.



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KILL
January 17th 2012


72280 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

a more serious review, i know my flow sucks but fuck it! probably last review for a while cos i pretty much reviewed all the albums i wanted to m/

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seedofnothing
January 17th 2012


3425 Comments


Will check simply because it's a Kill review.

Horsehammer
January 17th 2012


550 Comments


NO KILL! DON'T STOP, YOU'VE INSPIRED ME INSPECT AMAZING ALBUMS. if you're going to stop reviewing, at least rec me some stuff that you love to keep me active.

BigHans
January 17th 2012


26454 Comments


SACRIFICAL

TheNotrap
January 17th 2012


8133 Comments


I will probably check this out.

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Clamface
January 17th 2012


105 Comments


great summary/bad review

FFL
January 17th 2012


12 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"Throwing Needles" and "Color Pictures of a Marigold" are my favorite tracks off this.
Dave should remaster this for his more devoted fans.

Horsehammer
January 17th 2012


550 Comments


WHO IN THE GODDAM MOTHERFUCKIN HELL IS FUCKING NEGGING THESE!?!?!!??!?! I WILL FUCK YOU UP!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Clamface
January 17th 2012


105 Comments


I negged it. It's a bad review.

KILL
January 17th 2012


72280 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

some constructive criticism perhaps? wait neck i dont give a shit

BigHans
January 17th 2012


26454 Comments


KILL turntable

KILL
January 17th 2012


72280 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

hang on dude just gota finish my fish and chips

BigHans
January 17th 2012


26454 Comments


lmao

Relinquished
January 17th 2012


26019 Comments


so much props for you for doing this dude

KILL
January 17th 2012


72280 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

haha nah dude im done for a bit, you need to do presto so hard

cheers relinquished

KILL
May 31st 2013


72280 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I WALKED AWAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYY

Moople
June 22nd 2013


228 Comments


rip dethtrasher

KILL
October 23rd 2013


72280 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

its been thrown awaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay agaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaain

check this retards

demigod!
October 25th 2013


45267 Comments


whoa gonna

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KILL
October 25th 2013


72280 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

hell yea a non fag sup



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