The soundtrack for the 2014 documentary Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, D.C. is about to be released, and it takes a selection of rare tunes from some of the city’s most underrated heroes. One song on the record, “Now I’m Alone,” is by a band called Mission Impossible, which features a young Dave Grohl on the drums.
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The 1985 track is a hyped up rocker punk melody that combines the fury of hardcore music and the passion of emo lyrics. “Mission Impossible were a phenomenal, albeit short-lived, live band,” filmmaker Scott Crawford explained to the Rolling Stone. “They were all superb musicians and watching Dave behind the drum kit was always a thrill.”
Listen to “Now I’m Alone” below.
The film explores the evolution of punk in Washington, D.C. between 1980 and 1990, and since the documentary was released in 2014, Crawford had gotten a ton of demands to put a compilation soundtrack together. The soundtrack, full of the recently remastered tracks, is set to be released on December 10th.