SOUNDGARDEN: Audio Of Entire Seattle Reunion Show Posted Online
The newly reunited SOUNDGARDEN performed its first show since 1997 this past Friday night (April 16) under the name NUDEDRAGONS (anagram of SOUNDGARDEN) at the Showbox at the Market in its Seattle hometown.
The band's setlist was as follows:
03. Searching With My Good Eye Closed
04. Rusty Cage
05. Beyond The Wheel
07. Ugly Truth
08. Fell On Black Days
09. Hunted Down
10. Nothing To Say
11. Loud Love
12. Blow Up The Outside World
13. Pretty Noose
15. Slaves And Bulldozers
16. Get On The Snake
17. Big Dumb Sex
18. Waiting For The Sun (THE DOORS cover)
Check out an audio recording of the entire set:
"Searching With My Good Eye Closed":
"Beyond The Wheel":
"Fell On Black":
"Nothing To Say":
"Blow Up The Outside World":
"Slaves And Bulldozers":
"Get On The Snake":
"Big Dumb Sex":
"Waiting For The Sun":
Reviews of SOUNDGARDEN's performance at Showbox:
An "audio review" of Friday night's concert from GrungeReport.net:
According to King5.com, at SOUNDGARDEN's request, the Showbox was very tight-lipped about this past Friday night's performance. No cameras, and no word on how many tickets were released.
Tickets went on sale for just minutes Friday. And you had to have some savvy online skills to get them.
"I just kept refreshing my computer this morning trying to buy tickets and I got 'em," said Travis Johnson of Bremerton.
Tyrone Maldonaldo of Issaquah also got his tickets online.
"There was like two minutes on Ticketmaster to get tickets, and you had to get a special password," he said.
Vocalist Chris Cornell, guitarist Kim Thayil, bassist Ben Shepherd and drummer Matt Cameron have been rehearsing in Seattle in recent weeks as a precursor to their first confirmed reunion performance at Lollapalooza in Chicago in early August.
Reports of SOUNDGARDEN's involvement in the annual festival had been circulating for weeks. That was the first show confirmed by the band since a New Year's Day post by singer Chris Cornell hinted that the iconic Seattle grunge act was getting back together after a split that began in the spring of 1997.
The rest of SOUNDGARDEN's plans, including more shows or a full tour, remain in the dark right now. Drummer Matt Cameron also has summertime commitments with PEARL JAM, of which he has been a member for 12 years.
Cornell recorded three albums with AUDIOSLAVE and three records on his own since SOUNDGARDEN disbanded, but his last solo effort, 2009's "Scream", was blasted by critics and fans for its urban pop production and bombed saleswise.
The other two members of the band, guitarist Kim Thayil and bassist Ben Shepherd, have kept lower profiles, although they and Cameron jammed together last year at a Seattle club.
Photo below courtesy of GrungeReport.net
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