|Posted by Anna H. on May 20, 2017 at 4:55 AM|
How's it going my gumdrops? Like many other fans of Grunge Rock Music, I was in utter shock and disbelief about Chris Cornell's death. Right now, I am still reeling. Honestly, I did NOT see his death coming. It was something TOO unexpected and sudden.
Most Gen Xers, who were familiar with Grunge Rock, during the early to mid-1990's already knew that Chris Cornell was the lead singer of Soundgarden. Not only was Cornell the lead singer of Soundgarden, but also the frontman for Audioslave and Temple Of The Dog.
On the other hand, Audioslave formed in 2001, which was shortly after Rage Against The Machine (a band I still hate over 2 decades later) disbanded. Audioslave was a Hard Rock Supergroup comprised of Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello, Brad Wilk, Tim Commerford, and Soundgarden's Chris Cornell.
On Thursday, MTV Classic aired a tribute block of the late Chris Cornell's music videos. It's very strange that he is NOW having tributes done for him.
Now, the situation is unexpectedly reversed. I may have never been a diehard fan of Chris Cornell's, however it is shocking as well as heartbreaking learning, that another talented Rock singer has suddenly died.
Cornell is another talented lead singer from the Grunge Era, who is now dead. There are NOT very many of those lead singers left, when it comes to Grunge. Candlebox's Kevin Martin and Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder are most likely the final 2 vocalists, that are still alive from Seattle, WA's Grunge scene.
Most 30-year-olds and younger never had the opportunity to experience growing up, saving an allowance to buy their favorite singers or groups' songs on vinyl, tape, and CD's. This is along with rushing to hear their favorite songs being played on the radio.
Also, younger Millennials and Generation Z have no experience with watching music centric channels, that had cared about airing music videos 24/7. Generally speaking, if you do NOT have a cable or satellite provider, you are definitely unable to watch music videos 24/7 on MTV Classic.
Like the way I grew up watching MTV, during the 1980's and '90s, I am spending MORE time offline watching MTV Classic as an escape from the Internet, Reality TV Shows, and politics.
Sometimes retreating to my old ways of enjoying music television makes me feel a little depressed. Because I am older now, I am watching blocks of old music videos with a hefty portion of dead celebrities within those music blocks.
MTV Classic will do a block of music videos of dead Pop and R&B singers, Rappers, Rock Stars, etc. I cannot speak for others watching, although it does make me say:
"There goes another talented singer, who is dead or has a dead member from the group."
This Song Saturday, some of you will be in for a grim treat. I am sharing some music videos featuring Chris Cornell in Soundgarden and Temple Of The Dog. Some of you should really enjoy a more recent Soundgarden music video ("Black Rain").
The music video for Soundgarden's "Black Rain" was directed by the creator of Metalocalypse's Brendon Small. In addition, the animated Death Metal band, Dethklok was featured in this Soundgarden music video.
Watching some of these Soundgarden music videos feels nostalgic. This can especially be said about "Black Hole Sun." Listening to the song instantly makes me think about an old high school crush. Anyway, let's all set aside a moment to remember another talented Grunge Rock lead singer for today's Song Saturday.
1) Soundgarden "Loud Love" Louder Than Love (1989)
2) Soundgarden "Jesus Christ Pose" Badmotorfinger (1991)
3) Temple Of The Dog "Say Hello 2 Heaven" Temple Of The Dog (1991)
4) Soundgarden "Black Hole Sun" Superunknown (1994)
5) Soundgarden "Spoonman" Superunknown (1994)
6) Soundgarden "Blow Up The Outside World" Down On The Upside (1996)
7) Soundgarden "Black Rain" Telephantasm (2010)
[BONUS: Chris Cornell's Prince & Whitney Houston Tributes]
1) Chris Cornell [Prince Cover] "Nothing Compares 2 U" Sirius XM Live (2010)
2) Chris Cornell [Dolly Parton/Whitney Houston Cover] "I Will Always Love You" Live (2012)
Do you have a favorite song(s) by the late great Chris Cornell?
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