Chris Cornell: No Bitches Allowed, No Matter Where They Are

The video for Chris Cornell‘s “Part Of Me” made its way to the Internet a month ago, but I just happened across it today; it’s a Timbaland-produced track that sounds like a wan take on Nelly Furtado’s way superior “Say It Right,” and its lyrics tell the tale of a man who’s had many a regrettable impulse. Those lyrics, by the way, employ the phrase “that bitch ain’t a part of me” approximately 22 times. The video shows hard-luck scenarios in clubs that specialize in hot Dirty Dancing Havana Nights-style hotness (in San Juan), line-dancing (in El Paso), and good old-fashioned New York bootyshaking (in Queens!), I guess for the purpose of universalizing the song’s lyrics. (Or just to answer the “who’s going to buy this record?” query one of our commenters posed in an earlier discussion of the album.) Clip after the jump.


Chris Cornell – Part Of Me (Produced By Timbaland) [Dailymotion]

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  • Marth

    Does anyone around here currently own a time machine, so we can go back to 1992 or so and show Soundgarden this video, just to see what happens to the future as we now know it?

  • Anonymous

    @Marth: Alternate headline for April 4th, 1992: Grunge frontman dead in apparent suicide

    Alternate headline from January 28, 2008: Kurt Cobain preps release of long delayed hip-hop collaboration.

    ==TJ==

  • LiquidHeaven

    I don’t understand why ya’ll keep covering this album when ever post has been about how bad it is/will be.

    Give up the h8.

    It’s easier to be seen as smart and in the know when you bag on something but how many times can you bag on the same thing on your own site?

  • Anonymous

    Somewhere, Kim Thayil is laughing his ass off…

  • LiquidHeaven

    BTW, I in no way endorse the album. I haven’t even heard one song, didn’t watch the vid, don’t care.

  • Marth

    @VivaLaMainstream: Whoa. Hold on here. This must mean that on an alternate string of time, Kurt Cobain already released his collaboration with Missy Elliot, leading someone on idolation.com to go back in time and show him the video, thus leading us to the current string of time on which we currently exist? So the Foo Fighters is all Missy Elliot’s fault?

  • Maura Johnston

    @LiquidHeaven: Because people care about it?

  • Maura Johnston

    @LiquidHeaven: (Plus, how can you not love a topic that results in alternate-universe scenarios like the one @Marth just conjured up?)

  • Audif Jackson Winters III

    @Marth: Yep. In that same string, Kurt recorded a slowed-down, acoustic version of “Beat It”. The arrangement of the track was later copped by David Archuleta, propelling him to the American Idol crown, and making neo-grunge the trend of 2008 for America’s tweens. By 2012, Mormonism was the country’s dominant religion. Horrified, Kurt travelled back in time to 1994 and shot both himself and Courtney Love.

  • Rob Murphy

    @Marth: In a different alternate universe, Krist Novoselic is duetting (sp?) with Jordin Sparks on “No Air”. And in an even different, far scarier universe, it is Courtney Love collaborating with Tim on “Promiscuous”, except the song’s most memorable lyric is: “is that the truth or are you a lying coward / is your game M.V.P. like Ryan Howard

  • spankyjoe

    @Marth:

    If I understand time theory correctly, (and my obsessive watching of the Terminator franchise and Back to the Future suggests that I do), we’re still in our original time string where Cornell is committing aural atrocities and Thayil giggles.

    I think the only way we can blame Foo on Missy is if there were two Kurts running around Seattle for one brief week, alternately being affectionate towards Courtney Love and then trying to drop a toaster in her bathtub.

  • Marth

    @Audif Jackson Winters III: I think Elliott Smith’s girlfriend is also involved here somehow, but I can’t quite figure that part out.

  • spankyjoe

    @spankyjoe:

    Given Mark Lanegan’s membership in the Linear Men, I think it’s safe to assume that the original timeline has been preserved.

  • spankyjoe

    @Audif Jackson Winters III:

    In 2013, the Francis Bean Cobain-led Resistance sends time-traveling Jehovah’s Witness-mimicking androids to 1994 to go door-to-door with copies of The Watchtower and Prince’s Sign of the Times album to save Courtney Love.

  • Dead Air ummm Dead Air

    OHHHH…no bitcheS! He’s allowed to have one.

  • Ned Raggett

    The Grunge Kids were created by Rock.
    They Moshed.
    They Air Guitared.
    They Look and Feel Scummy.
    Some are programmed to think they are Alternative.
    There are many copies.
    And they have a Fuzzbox.

  • Chris Molanphy

    Wow, I think this page makes the All-Time Idolator Top Five for “Posts the Commenters Made More Interesting.”

  • Anonymous

    I won’t be buying this bitch.

  • Ted Striker

    @spankyjoe:

    Come with me if you want to make quality music.

  • Cam/ron

    @Marth: Another alternate universe: A time traveler prevents the formation of Audioslave. Tom Morello slums it as a community college extension instructor who teaches a Communist Folksingers of the 20th Century class and plays guitar for Ninja Turtle cartoons to make ends meet, and Chris Cornell runs a successful sports bar karaoke business at the Rainbow Room of the Seattle Holiday Inn.

  • the rich girls are weeping

    Not to change the subject, but um, as a native of El Paso, Texas, I am offended. All those people (save the two black dancers there in the back) are WHITE. OMG. So inaccurate. In reality, that would most definitely be full of a bajillion adorable Chicanos in flashy western gear.

  • the rich girls are weeping

    @the rich girls are weeping: that country & western club, I mean.

  • Thierry

    Am I the only one surprised that Carlos Santana doesn’t appear on this?

  • Marth

    @the rich girls are weeping: Also, they apparently all shop at the same hat store.

  • the rich girls are weeping

    @Marth: Well, that part probably IS accurate.

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  • spankyjoe

    @Ned Raggett:

    Given that Soundgarden toured with Guns ‘N Roses and Skid Row in their early days, that comment is frighteningly accurate on several levels. If Soundgarden is one of the Final Five, what other four bands were metal bands that got lumped in with Alternative? Alice in Chains is one for sure, as are the Melvins, but after that, it’s less clear-cut. Tool? Tad? Does that mean Green River is the Fifth Cylon of Grunge?

  • Chris N.

    There was a weird moment there before “grunge” was recognized as a subgenre that Rip magazine (the metal bible of the day) covered AIC, Soundgarden, Nirvana and Pearl Jam right next to Metallica and whatnot.

  • Chris N.

    Also, Mark Arm is the fifth cylon.

  • natepatrin

    @spankyjoe: White Zombie?

  • encyclopediablack

    @spankyjoe: That has the makings of possibly the best movie ever. “Two Kurts: One Love”

  • Anonymous

    @Thierry: Just thinking the EXACT same thing.

  • spankyjoe

    @natepatrin:

    Great call.

    @encyclopediablack:

    I’ve got Lifetime on one line and VH1 Classic on the other. If you’ll lob a call into SciFi, then we’re cooking with gasoline.

  • Anonymous

    Is this some crappy Soundgarden outtake run through Songsmith?

  • Anonymous

    I kind of like that he’s willing to expand his horizons, but … you know.

  • drjimmy11

    90s: Forced, lazy PC-ness.
    00s: Forced, lazy sexism.

    yawn.

  • drjimmy11

    Also, this is begging for one of those sassy “answer songs:”

    “That bitch is my left fibia?” “That bitch is my gall bladder?”

  • spankyjoe

    @Chris N.:

    I was only 10 in 1991, which was right when I started picking up on popular music, but both Metallica and Soundgarden were amongst my first cassette/cd purchases (along with Genesis, MC Hammer, and U2).

  • Maura Johnston

    @KikoJones:

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  • KikoJones

    @Maura Johnston: Because people care about it?

    Who, exactly, at this point?

  • mexiback

    My God, that was HORRIBLE! I’m all up for musical experimentation, but… I don’t even have words for it, it sounds like Timberlake’s leftovers or something.

  • DocStrange

    @spankyjoe: Altermetal Cylons are as follows:

    Soundgarden
    Alice in Chains
    Primus
    Rage Against The Machine (yes, pun [i]was[/i] intended)
    Rammstein (the one people are like “really? them? and we thought it was Tool the whole time” about)

  • DocStrange

    @DocStrange: No. No Melvins either. We killed Melvins thinking the were, but it was in fact Primus all along.

  • axel_f

    @Thierry: i too kept waiting for santana to appear.

  • spankyjoe

    @DocStrange:

    I would have nominated the Melvins as the First Hybrid, but perhaps you’re right. I’m now listening to “The Toys Go Winding Down” in an entirely new light. Thank you.