Buzzed Bands Podcast, Ep. 2 w/ Cold Blood Club

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Soundgarden Reunion Confirmed!

The rumors of a Soundgarden reunion have been flying around for about a year now. With the embarrassing failure that was Chris Cornell's solo career it's no surprise he's running back to Kim and the gang. In fact, Kim Thayil and the rest of Soundgarden already have reunited, just without their douchey front man.

Well, it's been confirmed by Chris Cornell that there will in fact be a reunion after all. As much as Cornell irks me I fucking love Soundgarden. Overall, they were the most consistently excellent band of the 1990's. Not only that but they've been around since 1984 and more or less invented Seattle grunge. They were also the first band from that scene to sign to a major thus opening the door to bands like Nirvana, Alice In Chains, Pearl Jam, and the slew of imitators.

The good thing is they're all relatively young still and since Soundgarden lasted longer then the rest of the Seattle bands (excluding Pearl Jam) it really hasn't been all that long since they've played together. Officially it's been 12 years which isn't very long for band who's members have been actively performing (Cornell - Audioslave & solo. Thayil - Boris, SunO))) & more. Cameron - QOTSA, Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam & more. Shepherd...well, not much actually).

Frankly, with the exception of Rage Against The Machine this is the most exciting reunion in a very long time. However, given the shit bomb that was Cornell's solo album I'm worried about any new music they may be tempted to produce. I mean do we really need a Timbaland produced grunge album?

Anyway, I'm super excited about this and can't wait to see them live. I've never had the pleasure of catching Soundgarden in person and they truly are one of my all time favorite bands. Is it just a coincidence that plaid is cool again?

Soundgarden official reunion page
Spinner: Soundgarden Reunion

Rusty Cage

Fell On Black Days

My Wave

4th Of July (No video for this one but my all-time favorite by them)

Pretty Noose


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