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RIP Chris Cornell
« on: May 18, 2017, 04:13:06 AM »
Shit, dying at only 52! His voice was a massive part of my teen years and beyond.  Luckily I heard the man sing live 3 times, solo and in Soundgarden.  I'm not sure a musician dying has hit me like this before.  So unexpected :(

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Re: RIP Chris Cornell
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2017, 06:22:39 AM »
Only 52 :(

One of the best voices and best bands of my youth. I saw Soundgarden once at the Big Day Out in 1997.
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Re: RIP Chris Cornell
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2017, 04:08:42 PM »
Such a distinctive voice.  Loved his stuff.

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Re: RIP Chris Cornell
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2017, 09:14:03 PM »
I had the privilege of attending two of his concerts with Soundgarden
in 1989 and 1990. 

The one in 1989 was at an extremely small venue and
had about 30 people there moshing by the stage. 
The most memorable part of the concert came when the
skinhead who was clearly stoned and who had gone to great lengths
to elbow and punch everyone in the crowd launched himself on the stage.
He ran past the bouncers, punched the drummer, and attempted to do
a stage dive on me and my friends.  We moved out of the way and he hit
the floor, bounced, and skidded on his head.  The band saw it and figured
he had gotten the worst of it (amazingly enough).  The band was incendiary
belting out songs from their Loud Love and Ultramega Ok albums.
I particularly enjoyed their cover of The Beatles' Come Together.  It was my
first concert (and other than seeing Nirvana right after Nevermind was released
and before it gained traction with the public) was my second most memorable
concert.

I think that his song from the Casino Royale soundtrack, "You Know My Name,"
might be my favorite piece from his works.  He will be missed.

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Re: RIP Chris Cornell
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2017, 01:28:05 PM »
I take it you were in Seattle for those concerts?

Very jealous.

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Re: RIP Chris Cornell
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2017, 05:09:05 PM »
I take it you were in Seattle for those concerts?

Very jealous.

I graduated high school in 1988 in the burbs of Seattle which is how my
brother and I knew about the Seattle music scene on the early side,
but the concerts were in Houston.

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Re: RIP Chris Cornell
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2017, 08:50:00 AM »
My best friend had a massive crush on him.  Well, on his voice.  She didn't think he was particularly good looking - but his voice turned her on whenever she heard it.  And before you ask... no.  I never took advantage of that fact, despite the fact that she's gorgeous.   ::)
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