The Day I Tried to Live – Remembering Chris Cornell.

Posted: May 19, 2017 in Writing

Grim Reader Reviews


The last year or so has seen the world lose some truly inspirational artists. From Prince to Lemmy to Bowie, and yesterday, Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell. I’ve always held a great fondness for Soundgarden. My introduction came back in the early 90s via Kerrang magazine. Kerrang released a double album featuring a hoard of metal and rock talent. Amongst the best tracks was Jesus Christ Pose by Soundgarden. I was immediately drawn to the crunching yet melodic guitar tone, but it was the voice that sold me. Cornell was a soulful singer, a man blessed with a fantastic set of pipes, a true one-off and I loved his delivery. My love of Soundgarden developed from there. I soon purchased Superunknown-my favourite album of theirs, an album perhaps best known for the chart topping track Black Hole Sun, but for me the standout was The Day I Tried to Live

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