How The Mighty Have Fallen, Part XXVII

May 29th, 2008 // 11 Comments

Indierawwwwwwk.jpgFormer Soundgarden frontman/renegade “Billie Jean” reworker Chris Cornell has been reduced to making cameos in videos by OneFreakin’Republic. [MTV]

  1. King of Pants

    Now the question you should ask yourself:

    Was he ever mighty to begin with?


  2. Ned Raggett

    Meantime Kim Thayil is having a blast playing on all sorts of Southern Lord releases like the new Ascend album, so I think we know who won in the end.

  3. Maura Johnston

    @King of Pants: go listen to all of screaming life, ultramega ok, louder than love, and “birth ritual” and get back to me. oh and don’t forget “new damage.”

  4. King of Pants

    @Maura Johnston: DAAAAAAAAAAAAMN

  5. Chris Molanphy

    @Maura Johnston: Also, I know hardcore fans mark it as the beginning of the sellout phase, but on “Outshined,” Cornell friggin’ owns.

  6. Whigged

    @Chris Molanphy: Fuck that sellout tag – I’ll take “Fresh Tendrils” off Superunknown as further proof (Then again, that also had the spoon song and the black hole one).

  7. Rob Murphy

    @Maura Johnston: @Chris Molanphy: I can’t call myself a “hard core” Soundgarden fanboy, but Superunknown was the last great record of the “grunge” era. It was also the first Soundgarden record on which Cornell didn’t scream everything. Forget about “Spoonman” and “Black Hole Sun” — check out “Fell On Black Days”, “Superunknown”, “The Day I Tried To Live”, and “Like Suicide”.

  8. Anonymous

    Does anyone else (unironically) like “You Know My Name”? (Theme for Casino Royale)

  9. Ned Raggett

    @goldsounds: Yes — my mom. You may take that as you will.

  10. FionaScrapple

    @Rob Murphy:

    Don’t forget “4th of July” or “Mindriot”, for that matter.

  11. Dick Laurent is dead.

    Nice tags, Maura…which sounds so sordid if I say it aloud.

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