Soundgarden, Superunknown

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by vinylphile, Jan 1, 2018.

  1. T-Mac

    T-Mac Well-Known Member

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    Love Mailman...”I know I’m heading for the bottom”. After Chris’ passing much of this album screams with his inner pain. I agree with the post about the Ultra through super being an excellent 4 record run, in my book essential listening
     
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  2. Played my cassette of 'Superunknown' in my car till the tape broke back in 1994. Stupendous album that must be played LOUD. My preferred crankable method these days is the 2xLP set with the heavier than heavy heavyweight vinyl. Can't play this sucker loud enough...
    Soundgarden - Superunknown

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  3. Brenald79

    Brenald79 Forum Resident

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    99.9 KISW in Seattle had the world premier of Spoonman. I was able hear it because back then when you bought a receiver for your 5-Disc CD player, it came with an antenna and I could get the Seattle stations from Canada.
     
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  4. kaztor

    kaztor Forum Resident

    As much as I love the album I always get the feeling it overshadows the two awesome surrounding albums Badmotorfinger and Down On The Upside. At the time I really liked the stripped down approach of the latter (lots of punky little rockers on that one) while BMF basically made them a major player in mainstream rock. I get the feeling that fact gets too easily ignored nowadays.
     
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  5. kaztor

    kaztor Forum Resident

    Inner pain? Didn’t his passing have to do with a mix-up of medications?
    What am I missing? :confused:
     
  6. kaztor

    kaztor Forum Resident

    Probably my favourite.
    Absolutely LOVE the disorienting ending of that one.
    Great, great stuff!!!
     
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  7. JFSebastion

    JFSebastion Forum Resident

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  8. JFSebastion

    JFSebastion Forum Resident

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    I have the 2014 Double LP UMe A&M and it is fantastic. Dead quiet pressing , great protective sleeves. Nice booklet with all the lyrics. The bonus is the song: She Likes Surprises is added at the end of side 4. Worth more than I paid for it.
     
  9. stax o' wax

    stax o' wax Forum Resident

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    Christgau needs to put the pipe down.
    Zeppelin rip?
    I'm so tired of that cliche.
    Sounds nothing like Zep.

    Damn fine album by SG.
     
  10. Well said.
     
  11. MRT

    MRT Forum Resident

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    agreed. it definitely unfairly overshadows both of those fantastic albums. they went out on such a high with Down on the Upside.

    such a great band.
     
  12. Mr. Pleaseant

    Mr. Pleaseant Forum Resident

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    Ya, when I hear so called music critics make simplified comments like that it makes me think that they have no business being a music critic at all.
     
  13. Oliver

    Oliver Forum Resident

    Loved this album when it came out and still do. Brings back a lot of great memories from the 90's. Saw them live on this tour on a sweltering day in July at this relatively smaller college venue that had no AC. Some people (but not myself) were leaving because it was juts so damn hot (including some of the people I went with).
    Probably my favorite song on the album is Limo Wreck -a masterpiece in my eyes. I love the melodic intro riff and how the song just slowly ebbs a flows becoming heavier and darker as it progresses. Not really a weak song on the album.
     
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  14. Admerr

    Admerr Active Member

    Do you mind sharing where you grabbed the German 320? I’ve been checking Discogs almost daily for quite some time unsuccessfully.
     
  15. krlpuretone

    krlpuretone Forum Resident

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    Five of the song titles on Superunknown directly reference suicide, so, yeah, definitely inner pain.
     
  16. jazon

    jazon Forum Resident

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    I have the 2014 and love it. I've given up on trying to get first pressings of these classic 90's albums. If you get the right reissue they are usually pretty good.

    Black Hole Sun and the whole album in general will always remind of high school. My Wave and the title track were other favorites off the album.
     
  17. Instant Dharma

    Instant Dharma Forum Resident

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    East Bay, Ca
    Christgau is a genius. Sadly hes not a good writer. ;)
     
  18. DTK

    DTK Forum Resident

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    Europe
    It was clearly a suicide that his wife tried to cover up as something else.
     
  19. 808_state

    808_state Fearless Yamahanian LP/CD

    PM sent.
     
  20. kaztor

    kaztor Forum Resident

    Let Me Drown, Fell On Black Days, Head Down, The Day I Tried To Live and Like Suicide I suppose...

    I never really expected such a thing being not in the know about his personal life and problems and gloominess always has been a calling card for most Grunge bands.
     
  21. Splungeworthy

    Splungeworthy Forum Rezidentura

    One of my favorite albums from that era for sure. The note that Chris Cornell hits in "Let Me Drown" gives me chills every time. And Matt Cameron is a beast and continues to be so.
     
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  22. FloydMaui

    FloydMaui Forum Resident

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    Love that album, every bit of it.

    Sept. 20 : Happy Birthday to Ben Shepherd, 50 years old today ....:cheers:
     
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