Chris Cornell - RIP


#162

Yep, the lot. If you were looking to create the ultimate rock star with an outstanding voice, great lyricism, a fantastic way with a melody, a great songwriter, great guitarist, inventiveness, intelligence, wisdom, charisma, humility, good looks, great dress sense, a great physique, 6’2" in height for ultimate rock star stage presence - you’d basically come up with Cornell.


#163

(or Jeff Buckley - but I don’t know how tall he was)


#164

He was 5’6" but great shout. He basically had the lot too. Another incredible voice.


#165

?


#166

As I said, Cornell was 6’2", right? Buckley was 5’6".


#167

I think he was saying that Buckley was 5’6", not Cornell.


#168

Oh I misread your comment

query cheerfully withdrawn


#169

Haha, no worries.


#170

First heard Soundgarden on the soundtrack to Road Rash on the 3D0 back in the day:

Kickstand (natch) and Superunknown blew my tiny mind: I’d leave the game in the menu so I could hear the tunes (they didn’t play during the actual game for some reason). RIP


#171

Maybe they agreed for the songs to be used in the game, but not while loads of shit sounds were happening over the top.


#172

Like me throwing the controller across the room when a truck hits my bike.

Listening to Rusty Cage now, and it’s making me want to ride motorbikes/punch cyclists/reconsider Sons of Anarchy.


#173

I never listened to King Animal. Should I bother?


#174

Absolutely listen to King Animal. Very underrated but a welcome return. It adds to the despair to know that there was another Soundgarden album on the way. Poor guy.


#175

I always have the same two thoughts:

  1. I picture King from Tekken. Just that. Simple.
  2. I want there to be an apostrophe before ‘King’, as if to imply that it is short for the longer word ‘FucKing’.

< / Bantz>


#176

Wondering if people would be up for a chronological listen through the Soundgarden discography? Could do it over next week, each day at e.g. 9pm put on one of the albums:

Monday - Screaming Life/Fopp
Tuesday - Ultramega OK
Weds - Louder Than Love
Thu - Badmotorfinger
Fri - Superunknown
Sat - Down on the Upside
Sun - King Animal


#177

like this idea, may struggle to commit to a time but could definitely manage to listen to each album on each day and contribute to the discussion. Would be great to all do it at the same time though


#178

Not sure I can commit to taking part but I’d definitely be interested in reading others’ thoughts.

Interested in thoughts on Down on the Upside in particular - it’s one of those albums where I have zero sense of how it’s perceived by fans.


#179

Personally, a massive, massive disappointment at the time. And rarely revisited since. But after superunknown, that was always going to be the case for me. Looking forward to giving it a re-listen (I got from Screaming Life to end of Superunknown last night, before I had to go to bed).


#180

I like it a lot. Not up there with Superunknown, but very little is. Some cool, quirky tracks, and some great straight rockers.

Just off to have a word with myself for some of those words ^


#181

Pretty Noose is an absolute banger though