I actually did see both bands live...the first and second shows I ever went to. Soundgarden suffered from what can only be described as massive technical difficulties....It was the SuperUnknown tour with NIN (and Marylin Manson, Reverend Horton Heat, You Am I, Pop Will Eat Itselfand more)....NIN must have overloaded the system and destroyed all monitors with flying keyboards cus Soundgarden just couldn't keep it together. Everyone has a bad show now and then but that plus they change in theyre music really left me forgetting about them. So yeah maybe a portion of my veiw stems from that. Still and album shouldn't start hurting your ears before your done....or at least not for someone whos use to listening to that kind of music. Every time I put on BadmotorFinger I'm always surprised how good it is but then after a couple of listens I put it away again for a couple of years.ISayFuckYouSay... wrote:wow! not a big Soundgarden fan huh? that's cool
That's how I feel about nirvana, the songs start to sound the same, they all use like the same distortion, same sounds.
Soundgarden on the other hand have created some very unique tunings (E,E,E,E,E,E or F,F,D,D,D,D, etc)
And if they wear you out by the end of the album then they did their JOB! XD if I got to an end of a CD & was worn out, that woulda had to be some heavy shit! Imagine how worn out you'd be at the live show (Medical tent???)
The heaviest song on Nevermind is easily "Endless Nameless"
But I still don't think it could stack up to Slaves And Bulldozers.
Alternate tunings and coming up with new stuff is cool and can have awesome results but it doesn't guarantee that. I never for a second think that anything on Nevermind sounded like a new invention (which is weird considering my age at the time and limited range of what I was exposed to at the time).... to me it just sounded like music should sound....I wanted it to be more aggressive then the top fourty of the day but I guess still as produced cus that was pretty much what I was listening to at the time (whatever videos they played on Much Music...canadas answer to MTV). I hadn't yet discovered Punk Rock and Nirvana was a good stepping stone in that direction. I never felt Heavy meant better.