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SOUNDGARDEN – BLACK HOLE SUN

this song makes me really nostalgic… makes me feel like there’s school tomorrow, and wish I didn’t have to go. luckily life has been kind, and I can honestly say I don’t have to do anything I don’t enjoy anymore.. that’s pretty damn awesome. and I have you guys to thank for that. soooo…. thanks. 🙂



Album: Superunknown

Released: February 18, 1994
Labels: A&M

Album cover – Superunknown (1994)

Soundgarden is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1984 by singer and rhythm guitarist Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto. Matt Cameron became the band’s full-time drummer in 1986, while bassist Ben Shepherd became a permanent replacement for Yamamoto in 1990. The band dissolved in 1997 and reformed in 2010. Cornell remained in Soundgarden until his death in May 2017, putting the band’s future in doubt and leaving Thayil as the only remaining original member of the band. Soundgarden was one of the seminal bands in the creation of grunge, a style of alternative rock that developed in Seattle, and was one of a number of grunge bands signed to the record label Sub Pop. Soundgarden was the first grunge band to sign to a major label (A&M Records in 1989), though the band did not achieve commercial success until they popularized the genre in the early 1990s with Seattle contemporaries Pearl Jam, Nirvana, and Alice in Chains.

Soundgarden


The band achieved its biggest success with the 1994 album Superunknown, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and yielded the Grammy Award-winning singles “Black Hole Sun” and “Spoonman”. In 1997, the band broke up due to internal strife over its creative direction. After more than a decade of working on projects and other bands, Soundgarden reunited in 2010 and their sixth studio album, King Animal, was released two years later. As of 2012, Soundgarden sold more than 10.5 million records in the United States, and an estimated 22.5 million worldwide. VH1 ranked Soundgarden at number 14 in their special 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.

Chris Cornell


Fun Fact

Chris Cornell said he named “Superunknown” after a mistake he made. He noticed a video titled, “Superunknown” and thought, “Wow, that’s a cool title.” He was disappointed to find out he misread it and it was really “Superclown.”

Matt Cameron


Video Credits

Recorded in my studio in Los Angeles
Released on Jul 16, 2010

Black Hole Sun