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Thread: Fell On Black Days

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    Yeh what a wang, part of the soundtrack to my college days. Plus what an amazing vocalist he was. Break that rusty cage dude.

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    My number one vocal influence. I am crushed utterly. I had just taken my girlfriend to see Soundgarden in Kansas City on Sunday too.
    I wish I could have told him how much his music meant to me. I know he heard it all the time from thousands of people, but man...
    I haven't felt this shitty in a while.

    Euphoria Morning was basically on repeat during my divorce. His stuff really carried me through.

    Godammit, Chris.

    Say Hello 2 Heaven, friend.

    EDIT: Tribute to my main man:
    Last edited by Random_Taffer; 18th May 2017 at 16:35.

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    Aww man, I was listening to the first Audioslave album a few weeks ago, after I'd re-watched Vanishing Point and been reminded of the Audioslave vid that used footage from it.



    Lotta good songs on that album!

    And I don't care what anyone says, I liked his Casino Royale theme as well.

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    Still Subjective
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    Location: Europops
    I loved his Casino Royale theme. I didn't know when we went to see it and was very pleasantly surprised. The people I went with were baffled!

    I am a massive Soundgarden fan, natch. I saw Chris last year at The Royal Albert Hall and Soundgarden the year before in Berlin. It was a Black Sabbath concert but we went just to see Soundgarden and left after War Pigs (which was great though).

    They ended with Beyond The Wheel. It was great.

    This one hit hard. We've lost a lot of greats in recent years but man this is the worst. I'm struggling to believe he took his own life, despite what the medical examiner says.

    I've been listening to Badmotorfinger on my commute home. It's my favourite Soundgarden album. Mind Riot's lyrics really got to me.

    RIP

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    Been bummed about this all day - I wish I would have seen him more recently than Lollapalooza back in 92. Loved just about everything he's done - Soundgarden, Audioslave, Temple of the Dog (though I admit I don't know some of his more recent solo stuff). But he was great, just the quintessential rock and roll voice.

    I remember for the Lollapalooza show they were billed 5th out of 7 bands, which just seems crazy now.

    So a local radio station does something called The 5 O'Clock Shadow every day at 5PM. They play an original song, and then they play a cover of that song. Today was Nothing Compares 2 U. Nothing against Prince, but I've never been a big fan of Sinead's version. But then Chris Cornell comes along and proves he can make any song great.



    Also, no offense to N'Al, but this should have been the title of this thread:

    Quote Originally Posted by Random_Taffer View Post
    Say Hello 2 Heaven, friend.

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    This is a huge loss...Wow, I'm really affected by this...

    Without question, he was one of the greatest vocalists of all time.

    Rest well, Chris...You will be remembered forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brethren View Post
    (though I admit I don't know some of his more recent solo stuff).
    The best thing Cornell has done since Layne died has been over the past several years. He began performing those classic Mad Season songs. Since you are obviously a massive fan of this era of music then you know that Laynes band Mad Season was his most creative music. And here Cornell started performing those tracks live. Possibly the only other person who could perform them, next to Layne himself. Very tragic day indeed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brethren View Post
    this should have been the title of this thread:
    Nah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldmoon Dawn View Post
    The best thing Cornell has done since Layne died has been over the past several years. He began performing those classic Mad Season songs.
    So you're saying the best thing he did was cover the best thing someone else did? Which I disagree with btw, Dirt and Jar of Flies ftw. Note: I'm not dissing Mad Season. Layne was always great.

    I doubt Chris agreed either. I saw him solo last year and he didn't play any. Jimmy Page was a special guest (in the audience) and I reckon Chris would have been doing his best.

    He was such a chilled and personable stage presence. I still can't believe it was suicide and the story doesn't quite add up.
    Quote Originally Posted by N'Al View Post
    Nah.
    Ha ha. Damn straight. Lots of SG Vs AS Vs TotD opinions at the moment.

    On another note: I'm on a train and Pretty Noose has just come on. I'd like to think Chris would see the funny dark side to that.

    PS. All the grunge vocalist heros are gone now. And all too young.

    PPS. Goldmoon and I have something in common apart from being sentient (I'm not even sure if this lol) meat boxes!
    Last edited by SubJeff; 19th May 2017 at 02:27.

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    Quite sad about his passing. I listen to his stuff across Audioslave and Soundgarden quite regularly. Sad days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Random_Taffer View Post
    Euphoria Morning was basically on repeat during my divorce. His stuff really carried me through.
    Euphoria Morning is one of my favorite albums of all time...it's one of those rare gems. I've always had a special affinity with it.

    Tribute to my main man
    Nice tribute...and I say that as a fellow guitar player...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vae View Post
    Euphoria Morning is one of my favorite albums of all time...it's one of those rare gems. I've always had a special affinity with it.



    Nice tribute...and I say that as a fellow guitar player...
    Thanks, bud. Can't hold a candle to him, of course. The whole thing just doesn't feel real. I've been listening through his stuff and here and there for a second I forget he's gone. I just saw him!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SubJeff View Post
    On another note: I'm on a train and Pretty Noose has just come on. I'd like to think Chris would see the funny dark side to that.

    PS. All the grunge vocalist heros are gone now. And all too young.
    Mark Lanegan and Mark Arm haven't joined Alice Mud Tree Garden yet. I sure hope this particular supergroup stays disbanded for the time being.

    Chris went far and wide beyond grunge though. His voice, as much as Layne's, was simply inimitable. It really feels like an end to a generation. Dang

    OART - Mark Lanegan just released a new LP last month, and it is every bit as good as I hoped. Got me back into blues.

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    Last I checked, Eddie Vedder (and the rest of Pearl Jam) were alive and doing well too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by st.patrick View Post
    Mark Lanegan and Mark Arm haven't joined Alice Mud Tree Garden yet. I sure hope this particular supergroup stays disbanded for the time being.
    Quote Originally Posted by Brethren View Post
    Last I checked, Eddie Vedder (and the rest of Pearl Jam) were alive and doing well too.
    In my mind the four big ones were Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Stone Temple Pilots (which you missed st.patrick!) and Soundgarden.

    All the vocalists are now gone.

    I suppose I should include Pearl Jam but meh, I just can't. Don't get me wrong - I like them and I think Ten has some amazing tracks on it (I'm going to load it up in Spotify for my commute actually) - but they're just not grungy enough. Just mho though.

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    I agree with Subjective.

    Pearl Jam was more "rock" than "grunge".

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    Still Subjective
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    I'm on my commute now.

    God this album is good. Jeremy has just finished, Release is starting.

    Brethren, you got a GMD & SE bifecta agreeing on ejecting Pearl Jam from the house of grunge. I think that's checkmate.
    Last edited by SubJeff; 26th May 2017 at 02:42.

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    Soundgarden werent grunge, nor pearl jam or most of the bands of that era. Realistically it was Nirvana and Alice in Chains, and Nirvana stole most of their stuff from bands like Dinosaur Jnr and Pixies, Sonic Youth.
    So grunge was an ill-fitting label trying to pigeon hole a diverse range of guitar based rock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PigLick View Post
    Soundgarden werent grunge, nor pearl jam or most of the bands of that era. Realistically it was Nirvana and Alice in Chains, and Nirvana stole most of their stuff from bands like Dinosaur Jnr and Pixies, Sonic Youth.
    So grunge was an ill-fitting label trying to pigeon hole a diverse range of guitar based rock.
    Agreed. I remember reading how Kim Thayil hated the label.

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    The "immersive sim" of rock genres?

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    You ever heard of Pandora and her box? Don't ever mention these words around these here parts again...

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    how bout we talk about nu-metal instead

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    Quote Originally Posted by PigLick View Post
    Soundgarden werent grunge, nor pearl jam or most of the bands of that era. Realistically it was Nirvana and Alice in Chains, and Nirvana stole most of their stuff from bands like Dinosaur Jnr and Pixies, Sonic Youth.
    I think that there are many who would argue that Plush by STP is the near definition of the grunge sound, so there is that.

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