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Music Monday Grunge Comeback — “Been Away Too Long” by Soundgarden

Posted by KingShamus on October 15, 2012

Rock-friggin-tober.

“Been Away Too Long” is almost absurdly on the nose.  While I wasn’t in love with Soundgarden’s last album Down On The Upside, it seemed like the band wasted a lot of potential when they broke up back in 1997.  Ye olde ‘interpersonal differences’ seem to be the blame here.  That and Chris Cornell’s burning desire to be a Gap model.

I didn’t really understand Audioslave, either.  I get that Chris Cornell is just as much of a political lefty as Rage Against The Machine.  But Audioslave was such a mismatch in styles and tone, it’s hard to believe it got beyond a few rehearsals.  Six stringer Tom Morello constantly professes his love for Led Zeppelin, Ozzy Osbourne and 80’s metal, but on every song Captain Pinko Guitarsky always sounds like a bored techno DJ scratching out the most trite wack-ass hip hop beat.  The creative mixture of Cornell and Morello just didn’t work.

So it’s good that Soundgarden is back, if only to keep Chris Cornell out of trouble…and Timbaland’s recording studio.

Enjoy.


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Music Monday Grunge-Soundgarden “Rusty Cage”

Posted by KingShamus on October 4, 2010

Okay everybody: It’s time to throw on our flannel shirts, write lyrics based around rainy weather, score lots of heroin and not really give a shit about our guitar tones. 

This is Soundgarden’s “Rusty Cage”.

Seriously, this is awesome.

And hey, just in case that wasn’t cool enough, here’s the first single off of Soundgarden’s new greatest hits album.

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