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Nothing To Say: Soundgarden at Terminal 5

Posted on 17 January 2013 (0)

haven't seen these four guys in one place since 1996

I have not been certain at all about this reconstituted Soundgarden, so uncertain that despite my great love for that band and their music I did not leap through hoops or get on planes to go see them. I missed all the gigs last summer because I was on the road anyway and so when they turned up back in NYC, I decided it was time. I heard all the whispers of separate tour buses and less than cohesive energy between the lead singer and the rest of the band, and it was just time that to go, to find out for myself.

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Posted on 29 April 2010 (0)

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Posted on 03 January 2010 (0)


When the band broke up, my first thought was “I’ll never get to see Matt Cameron play drums again” and, well, we know how that turned out. But there’s a difference between playing on that stuff and playing Soundgarden music. I snuck through Seattle alleys and darkened under-curfew streets to see Kim Thayil play live with Jello Biafra during the WTO riots. I flew to San Francisco to see Chris Cornell’s first solo gig at the Fillmore. I will believe it when I see it, but there is part of me that is just OVER THE MOON.

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kim thayil

Posted on 30 July 2008 (0)

The recent Sub Pop 20 festivities got me into a conversation with a friend about Kim Thayil. Tweet Enjoyed this post? Consider signing up for my monthly newsletter.Related PostsReview: “Everybody Loves Our Town,” Mark Yarm memories of the croc pigs are flying somewhere

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