The final album from Dave Grohl‘s pre-Nirvana band Scream, titled Fumble, is being reissued by Dischord Records. Grohl himself put his stamp of approval on the re-release, posting on social media, “When I was just a wee lad, I played drums in a punk rock band from the Washington D.C. area called Scream. I had grown up buying their records and going to see their live shows, and eventually had the honor of becoming their drummer at the age of 17. Fresh out of high school, I started touring the world with them from 1987-1990. The last album that we made together, Fumble, is now being reissued . . . Check it out, it might just change your life. It sure changed mine.”
- Fumble was initially released by Dischord in 1993 and would be the band’s fifth and final release. Along with Grohl, the group featured vocalist Peter Stahl, guitarist Franz Stahl and bassist Skeeter Thompson. Franz Stahl later spent some time in an early lineup of Foo Fighters.
- Grohl joined Scream after original drummer Kent Stax exited and first appeared on the band’s fourth studio effort, No More Censorship. Fumble was recorded in mid-1990 before Scream split up later that year, with Grohl venturing to Seattle where he joined Nirvana.
- Scream reunited in 2009, with Stax resuming drum duties for the band. Grohl played a few songs with them at a 2010 gig celebrating the 30th anniversary of Washington D.C. rock venue The 9:30 Club.
- Grohl and Foo Fighters are currently on hiatus, with no plans at the moment to record or tour.
CHECK IT OUT: Listen to and pre-order Fumble here, and read Grohl’s message about the album below:
Here’s vintage footage of Scream performing in 1988 with Grohl on drums: