Soundgarden Reuniting

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  1. MrG

    MrG Senior member

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    I agree, and it's funny you mention the new AIC. As I was typing my post I was thinking about the how good that album is. In fact, I almost qualified my statement with a note on how AIC had managed to be the exception to the rule.
     
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    I agree, and it's funny you mention the new AIC. As I was typing my post I was thinking about the how good that album is. In fact, I almost qualified my statement with a note on how AIC had managed to be the exception to the rule.

    If only Jane's Addiction could have held off on the recording until they had all the original members back...or, indeed, have recognised the probable futility of releasing another album so long after their glory days. Egos and crack habits, I suppose.
     
  3. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    I generally think the same, but the new Alice In Chains (yes, new...no Layne Staley) was surprisingly good.

    +10. A few songs even really captured the old AIC feeling. I almost got tickets to see them next month, but the venue sucked.
     
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    Soundgarden/AIC/Pearl Jam have aged terribly compared to their peers. (Always hated AIC, for the record) The good music of the '90s was dynamic (Cobain's oft-cited desire to emulate the Pixies), these three sound like chugging buttrock throwbacks.

    Soundgarden is the most disappointing to hear these days, as I loved the shit out of them circa junior high.
     
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    milosz Senior member

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    Most surprisingly good song of the '90s - "Swallowed" by Bush. Inane lyrics, per usual, but it's far and away the best Pixies ripoff musically. Albini earned his money that time.
     
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    Definitely good news!

    I am much happier having the Chris Cornell back at doing hard rock, than seeing him struggling with the awkward Timbaland hip-hop style...

    [​IMG]
     
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    Soundgarden/AIC/Pearl Jam have aged terribly compared to their peers. (Always hated AIC, for the record) The good music of the '90s was dynamic (Cobain's oft-cited desire to emulate the Pixies), these three sound like chugging buttrock throwbacks.

    Soundgarden is the most disappointing to hear these days, as I loved the shit out of them circa junior high.


    I would say just the opposite, that Soundgarden had a far less "period" feel to it (though it still sounded of its period) and thus has held up better.
     
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    Down on the Upside was the very first tape I ever bought.
     
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    Soundgarden/AIC/Pearl Jam have aged terribly compared to their peers. (Always hated AIC, for the record) The good music of the '90s was dynamic (Cobain's oft-cited desire to emulate the Pixies), these three sound like chugging buttrock throwbacks.

    Soundgarden is the most disappointing to hear these days, as I loved the shit out of them circa junior high.


    Most surprisingly good song of the '90s - "Swallowed" by Bush. Inane lyrics, per usual, but it's far and away the best Pixies ripoff musically. Albini earned his money that time.

    So the 90s were all about sounding like a band I saw in the 80s?

    I would say just the opposite, that Soundgarden had a far less "period" feel to it (though it still sounded of its period) and thus has held up better.

    I would agree and also say AIC was not typical grunge but more rock. Yes, they dressed grunge, but sounded rock.
     
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    So the 90s were all about sounding like a band I saw in the 80s?

    I would agree and also say AIC was not typical grunge but more rock. Yes, they dressed grunge, but sounded rock.


    For some reason, the Pixies never caught on for me.
     
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    So the 90s were all about sounding like a band I saw in the 80s?
    Insofar as grunge and alternative were the mainstreaming of '80s punk and college rock - yes.
    FTFY. My hatred of AIC is pure and strong. I don't even know why I hate them, since I never knew any fans at the time.
     
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    For some reason, the Pixies never caught on for me.

    Hard not to acknowledge the impact they had on alt/grunge. If memory serves, I saw them in about 89, after they had just released their second album.

    My hatred of AIC is pure and strong. I don't even know why I hate them, since I never knew any fans at the time.

    I like them even more now.
     
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    Good news. Saw them multiple times in the early 90s, too old to go see them now.. [​IMG]
     
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    Good news. Saw them multiple times in the early 90s, too old to go see them now.. [​IMG]

    LOL, that's exactly how I feel. The AIC venue is general admission main floor and has no Sky Box type suites. I'm too old for main floor general admission bullshit and prefer the Sky Box treatment where you get underground parking and elevator to your floor [​IMG]
     
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    Good news. Saw them multiple times in the early 90s, too old to go see them now.. [​IMG]

    No way. You think these teenie boppers are going to appreciate some Ty Cobb?
     

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