Soundgarden News Thread

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Re: Soundgarden News Thread

Post by KristinNirvana » Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:17 pm

Seattle's Grunge scene on facebook just added this, and I realized I had never heard that story before, so I thought I'd share it in case some of you haven't either.

"Summer 1986 - Matt Cameron joins the band: Matt quit Skin Yard in June, in search for the right band. Soundgarden just happened to be in need of a drummer at this point because Scott Sundquist needed to step away from the band.

Matt's first practice with Soundgarden was at Chris's house in Capitol Hill and Matt nailed it. By summers end Matt was the permanent drummer in Soundgarden.

They would soon begin recording their first Sub Pop EP, 1987's Screaming Life with Jack Endino in Seattle at Reciprocal Recording... The rest is history."

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Post by shanze » Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:56 pm

I love this album even more than I would have ever expected. My favorite songs currently:

Blood on the Valley Floor
A Thousand Days Before
Been Away Too Long
Black Saturday (The vocal harmonies in this one are terrifyingly awesome)
Eyelid's Mouth
Rowing

The only song I don't like or even understand why is included on the album is Halfway There. They shouldn't make songs named "half" -anything. :lol:
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Post by ISayFuckYouSay... » Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:46 am

It's ok.

I may get blasted, but I'm gonna say it.

When they said they were gonna do something that was for the old soundgarden fans (In response to the avengers son), I was expecting some BadMotorFinger/SuperUnknown Soundgarden, not Down On The Upside Soundgarden. I give this album like a 4... 6 tops. Blood on the valley floor is sick, just cause of Thayil's guitar work! But that's the same for all the songs. Thayil is the only reason I can really listen to the whole ablum. It's very Cameron/Thayil heavy. They stand out a lot
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Post by incessantmace » Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:35 am

Why get blasted for saying what you think?

I disagree with you in the sense that I think King Animal is a free-spirited album, stripped of major commercial aspirations but not of their sonic explorations of SG's nineties work. It's a record for the fans who are willing to grow with a band, as strained as that phrase may sound. There's no Live to Rise on that album and thankfully and rightfully so. It's no Cornell solo effort either, it's not a regressive step back into the band's Showbox days, and the band have said it themselves that it wasn't their intention to record another Nothing to Say. What they did say (and do) is record songs like the aforementioned Blood on the Valley Floor, something that's heavy but also "seemed to be like the quintessential, perfect, heavy Soundgarden song ... I’d almost put in in the category of ‘Nothing To Say’ where it’s just simple and straightforward, but the difference is that this song isn’t just bludgeoning. It’s almost sexy."



I stand by my word and say that this album is much, much better than anything I could've expected after such a long time of hiatus, and in another sense it perfectly fulfilled my expectations in the sense that it gives your ears and your brains food for months, if not years to come.

And if you don't believe me, listen to what Batman said!

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Post by FeedMyEyes » Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:48 am

The biggest compliment I can pay the album is that were I to see a Soundgarden show tomorrow and the set was mostly comprised of King Animal material, I wouldn't feel cheated. The new stuff sounds at home next to the old stuff (check out the performance on Letterman) but it's by no means a throwback; it sounds like a logical progression from Down On The Upside. They've managed to create an album that sounds like Soundgarden but also fresh, relevant and above all, honest. If the album is worthy of only a 4/10 then the majority of rock music over the past decade must be at about 0.5/10.
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Post by Curmudgeon » Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:35 am

I'm at work at the moment. Shortly after I started to read this thread, the radio station I'm listening to played "Fell On Black Days", they played "Been Away Too Long" right after it, I found that kind of spooky.
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God, Cornell looked really good in the 80s
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Post by KristinNirvana » Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:04 pm

Mhm. I recently came across a couple pictures where his chest looks sooooo nice, and he had the cuuutest face in the late 80s/early 90s, and unf, that hair ok, I'll stop myself now
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Post by SKUNCHBAG » Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:18 pm

KristinNirvana wrote:Mhm. I recently came across a couple pictures where his chest looks sooooo nice[/size]
His chest is godlike. Simply godlike.
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Post by KristinNirvana » Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:39 pm

I always think of him as a sculpted Greek god. Besides his body, I was just thinking that every time I watch an interview of him, he's one of the people that says everything I'm thinking. These musicians man, I swear they were me in another life.
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Post by Fuzz Face » Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:20 am

KristinNirvana wrote:I always think of him as a sculpted Greek god. Besides his body, I was just thinking that every time I watch an interview of him, he's one of the people that says everything I'm thinking. These musicians man, I swear they were me in another life.
Do you think that two people can have the same souls? :lol:
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Post by KristinNirvana » Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:56 pm

They've released behind the scenes pictures of the "By Crooked Steps" video shoot, and apparently Dave Grohl is directing it.
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Post by Scarabola » Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:20 pm

Oh gosh, are they making a biker video???? 8D
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Post by KristinNirvana » Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:20 pm

It's lookin' like it. The biker helmet instantly reminded me of Evel Knievel.
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Post by sadie » Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:17 pm

Dave and boys making the new video.. (I'm gonna spam more, cause I'll know there will be a flood of them)

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