I’m a Nirvana fan, because I have ears, but also because I love Dave Grohl. However, many people don’t know that Nirvana had a different drummer prior to Grohl, a dude named Chad Channing. Channing played most of the tracks on Nirvana’s debut record Bleach, and was fired shortly after… kinda like the Nirvana version of Pete Best or Dave Krusen.
If you’ve ever wondered why you don’t like the drumming on Bleach as much as the later Nirvana recordings, Channing is why. To quote my good friend Chris Morrissey: “Chad Channing makes Meg White sound like Manu Katche.”