got this news along with news from a friend that a mutual friend's 15 year old son committed suicide this morning...
famous musicians deaths usually dont bring much out of me emotionally but Chris Cornell's music was very important to me. easily my fav rock band and favorite rock voice. really, really sad about this.
I talked about soundgarden a lot on old DiS (always knew i could have a good convo w @thewarn about them). Superunknown was the first hard rock CD I bought. was a massive gateway album for me w all that sludge, metal, doom. Was the first time i cared about cool guitar sounds and solos, drum fills, production tricks and impossible vocals. for me its the gold standard in 90s big budget rock production. bought the alb cos the black hole sun video/song was the craziest thing I had ever heard/seen (probably not even in my top ten songs on that alb now). su was immediate but really opened up after years and years of listening, as I learned more and my pallet expanded there was something always there to discover with new ears. l listen to it often and am still blown away by it, hear something new every time. pretty sure every song on there has been my favorite at one point in time.
my personal top three cc vocal performances:
- Slaves and Bulldozers
- Limo Wreck
- Rusty Cage
- The Day I Tried to Live
- Holy Water
(bonus shout for the back half of Mailman)
his voice is the greatest in rock history and i wont hear otherwise.