Not worthy of its own thread, but on a music related note, the new Sturgill Simpson album is a top 3 of 2019 album. It also has an insane anime/sci-fi/just flat out strange in a good way 40 minute video on Netflix that plays the entire album. Truly incredible and worth a cover to cover listen.
Tasty info nugget on the preacher tape, I never heard that tale before.
Clevelanders, Melvins are playing the Grog Shop tonight (Wednesday, October 2).
Very nice write up, Bonay
Hi grateful. Hope you are doing well and hope the Mrs is doing even better.
CLE - Where we "wait till next year" every year
Hey CRWU. Thank you much. Hope all is well with you and the fam, too.
Thanks GB. Hope you enjoyed.
Nice one, K. Thanks for a fresh TIMH.
"The magic word's rock n' roll, Man!"
RIP Chris. Still can't believe he's gone.
Fields of Dreams
There have only been two moments when the death of a musician has made me cry. Chris Cornell and Prince were the two. Still dumbfounded over the whole thing.
"I find your lack of kalua disturbing" - Darth Lebowski
Honestly not really a fan of them or anyone out of that whole scene, but great write up none the less and I can always get behind a fresh edition of the TIMH.
The year he passed the pretty reckless played at ROTR and Taylor Momsen did an unbelievable cover of like a stone. She was a friend of his and left the stage in tears after that song. Been to a lot of those shows and that was definitely a moment that will stick with me.
Even if you can't get into his Band's music and song's, everyone should give his solo work a listen. He has some of the most amazing cover songs ever produced. To name a few Prince's Nothing compares to you, Beetle's A Day in the Life, Michael Jackson's Billie Jean, John Lennon's Imagine, And a crazy rendition of Metallica's One Lyrics/ U2's One Music.
“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.” - Mark Twain
His cover of the Dolly/Whitney hit.. I will always love you. is so F'n good
Life long fan of... The!
One of my favorite covers. Mello Chris is delightful.
This one ain't half bad either.
I always liked “Sunshower” from his solo stuff.
First SG album I bought was Badmotorfinger, but quickly picked up the band's back catalog shortly thereafter. Screaming Life/FOPP combined was probably the last to get, but I've probably listened to that EP more than anything else SG has produced.
Grungier than most, and well before grunge even became a thing.
"Nothing to Say" was the track that grabbed my attention...classic SG drop D tuning that cracked ribs and shook eardrums. The songs still hold strong to this day.
The music lives.
Hindsight is, and in, 2020
There are times where the worst thing that can be spread is misinformation
I see you KB, I see you putting in some work on TIMH. Great addition to the archives. On influences I think Motley Crue is another one that could be added to that list. The Crue tuned down a full step on their music helping with their dark sound and to go along with Neil's vocals. Something Soundgarden did as well while slowing everything down. Soundgarden certainly evolved the sound which is why they will be remembered.
Reading Slash's autobiography he talked about touring with Soundgarden. Slash and Duff I believe ran out on stage naked or something at one of the shows while they were playing. Chris was not amused, he was rather mortified.
“Megadeth >>> Metallica” - Alum 2019. I couldn’t agree more.
Great write up, KB
Not a huge Soundgarden fan by any means, but Rusty Cage will always be a banger
Leave one wolf alive....and the sheep are never safe
Great write up, KB. I really enjoyed reading it and listening to the tracks as I typed this.
Huge, I mean HUGE fan here. I was lucky enough to work as a runner for a local outdoor concert venue the summer of 92 when Lollapalooza came to town. I was pumped to see and meet the guys from RHCP, Pearl Jam and Ice Cube too but it was Soundgarden that made the biggest impression on me and still has to this day. I stood off the side of the stage as they performed their set in the middle of the day and it was one of the most amazing things I have ever seen and felt. The power coming from Chris' voice and the heavy music was incredible. I just stood there - looking back and forth between them and the crowd. Insane. I can still picture it perfectly all these years later. They were all great dudes too. All of them were actually. Lots of great stories from just that one day alone. So thankful to have been there to get that experience.
I immediately dove into Soundgarden's music and followed them closely and still do to this day. I loved all of Chris' musical ventures. I think I actually appreciate Audioslave more now than I did when they were together. Every time I hear Like A Stone it chokes me up a bit. Big fan of the early stuff too - turned me onto Mother Love Bone (not Chris I know) and obviously Temple of the Dog. My favorite part of Peal Jam Twenty is the early footage of Chris and Andrew Wood.
RIP, Chris. Truly one of the all-timers.
Memory lane, right?! I think I've typed this before. My first experience with Soundgarden was Jan 1992. Badmotorfinger had just been released two months before, so I hadn't really heard of them. They opened for Guns N' Roses. Came out on stage and said (and I will NEVER forget this) 'WE are Soundgarden. We're jerking off and cumming all over the place.' I was like, huh? And then they started with Searching With My Good Eye Closed. I was intrigued. And by the time they got though Rusty Cage and Outshined, I was a hooked and a fan since.
SP bat signal
This story gives new meaning to "Burden In My Hand".