Dave Grohl’s one of the most recognizable faces in rock music, thanks to his time with grunge icons Nirvana and stadium rockers Foo Fighters. But before stardom, he paid his dues as a drummer in the punk band Mission Impossible.
Grohl drummed for Mission Impossible in 1985, prior to his time in the band Scream. The band’s song “Now I’m Alone” is one of 18 songs on the forthcoming soundtrack to the documentary Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC, which charts the area’s DIY punk scene between 1980 and 1990.
“Mission Impossible were a phenomenal, albeit short-lived, live band,” Salad Days director Scott Crawford told Rolling Stone. “I went to several of their practices in Virginia and just sat back and watch[ed] them go nuts. They were all superb musicians and watching Dave behind the drum kit was always a thrill.”
The documentary was released in 2014, but Crawford said he’s had enough demand to remaster tracks for an accompanying soundtrack. The album, which also features work from Jawbox and Government Issue, will drop December 10.
In the meantime, stream “Now I’m Alone” here: