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Discussion in 'Music, Box Office, TV & Books' started by TriedandTested, 30 Jul 2006.

  1. TriedandTested


    Joined: 11 Jul 2004

    Posts: 15,516

    Location: Neptune

    Are they any good?

    I dont think i've heard any of their stuff, but keep hearing them mentioned on here..so thought i'd ask.

    Edit: thought i was in Music. :( Please move.
  2. Dreadi


    Joined: 16 Feb 2006

    Posts: 6,737

    i quite like some of there stuff, i suggest you get some and listen for yourself
  3. benjo


    Joined: 4 Sep 2005

    Posts: 12,779

    Location: London

    They're ok yeh, but i only like a few select songs.
  4. Noxis


    Joined: 26 Jul 2003

    Posts: 6,348

    Location: Surrey

    Old skool grunge - similar to Pearl Jam and Alice In Chains, all from Seattle with similar sounds. They even formed some "super bands" between Soundgarden and Alice in Chains and Pearl Jam (Mad Season and Temple of the Dog).

    Temple of the Dog was of course a tribute to the original singer of Pearl Jam who died, then the rest of the Band I understand discovered Eddie Vedder working in a Gas Station.

    [/geek teen mode off]
  5. riddlermarc

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 15 Nov 2005

    Posts: 2,124

    Location: Basingstoke, UK

    Arguably their best album was Superunknown, closely followed by Badmotorfinger.

    Check out this site for some sound clips.. check out "Jesus Christ Pose", "Room A Thousand Years Wide" from Badmotorfinger and "Fell On Black Days", "Superunknown", "Black Hole Sun", "4th July" (wicked, real heavy song best played extremely loud for when the drums come in :cool: ) from Superunknown :)

    Kim Thayil was an under-rated guitarist, he could make some cool noises :D
  6. helmet


    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,406

    Brilliant band, the drummer (Matt Cameron) went to Pearl Jam after they split. With Soundgarden he was a brillaint drummer, these days i think he must have a box of kryptonite under his bed as his skills have never been the same,

    Ben Shepard had a side project called "Hater", they had 2 albums, the first one is sheer class.
  7. chino


    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 387

    Location: Division Street

    [/Pearl Jam geek mode on]

    Temple of the Dog had some songs which were a tribute to Andrew Wood, lead singer of Mother Love Bone, but consisted of the MLB members (Ament, Gossard) with Mike McCready and Chris Cornell.

    Eddie Vedder was from San Diego and was given a tape of (soon to be) Pearl Jam songs by Jack Irons and he recorded vocals for alive, footsteps and once (the mamasan trilogy) which the rest of the band heard and decided he'd fit right in.

    On topic, Soundgarden are great and I'd also suggest giving a listen to the other bands mentioned.

    [/Pearl Jam geek mode off]
  8. Van Hellseek


    Joined: 2 Jun 2004

    Posts: 18,423

    always found them to be quite bland myself. with the possible exception of one or two songs.
  9. Wyrdo


    Joined: 19 Feb 2004

    Posts: 15,055

    Location: Darlington, UK

    Love the band, I've been listening to them since Louder Than Love was released and was rather saddened when they split up.
  10. Grandmaster Fap!


    Joined: 10 Jan 2004

    Posts: 9,557

    Location: Poland

    Always felt they were hit and miss but when they hit you get songs like 'Black hole sun', 'day i tried to live' and 'spoonman', genius.
  11. nero120


    Joined: 12 Jan 2004

    Posts: 6,824

    Location: Londinium

    Chris Cornell is one of my all time favourite singers, what a range! Soundgarden can be a little hit or miss, but when they hit jesus do they hit! Just listening to Badmotorfinger now, and though its not as good as Superunknown, it certainly rocks grunge style!

    By the way, Hunger Strike (Temple of the Dog) is probably the best song in the world. Seriously.
    Last edited: 31 Jul 2006
  12. Raikiri


    Joined: 5 Jul 2005

    Posts: 17,780

    Location: Brighton

    And pretty noose :cool:
  13. scoobyrichuk


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,618

    Location: Malvern, Worcestershire

    Superb band, badmotorfinger, superunknown and down on the upside are essential in my opinion.