Chris Cornell Appreciation

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  1. Killcrop

    Killcrop Supporting Member

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    I have always enjoyed the tone of Chris' voice. He's a great songwriter and such a huge part of that 90's sound that I have enjoyed over the years. I spent some time today and learned the first song that I ever heard by Chris, Seasons. Working on the vocals as well. Here is a great live clip of Chris and the band. I think many would recognize the righteous tones of the lead guitar player. Pete must have had a blast on those tours. Such a great catalog of music.

     
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    Oh, hell yeah!! A great talent and one of the very best rock vocalist.
     
  3. InfoRob

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    He's gotta have one of the most recognizable voices as well. Just sayin....

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  4. Lemon Crush

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    Chris is great.

    Up till last year I was in a band and the singer sounded a like him. A cross between him and Eddie Vedder.
     
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    TNJ Gold Supporting Member

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    Huge fan here.

    Magic pipes...great entertainer.

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    I think he's the best rock singer in 30 years. I tend to like character singers and attitude in rock, but this guy is just amazing, I've heard people giving him props for his lyrics as well.

    I always felt he hooked up with bands that were too "pop rock", I would have liked to see him in something pushing the envelope,

    He epitomizes 90s attitude to me, and he spomehow managed to never get "too cool" lol. He's in danger of doing that with that Whitney cover tho... :)
     
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    Im in, soundgarden is in my top 5 for sure. Great song writer too.
     
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    Chris is a rare singer that not only can sing - the technical aspects- but has an interesting, strong voice as well. He says that he can copy just about any singer....including Rob halford. I believe it.
     
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    When I saw Soundgarden live back in the 90s I was surprised to realize that Chris Cornell's guitar work is what really defines the Soundgarden songs, more than the playing of the lead guitarist in the band.

    I mean, people always talk about his great vocals but he is a damn good guitarist too. Wrote most of the songs, lead vocalist and pretty much defined the songs on guitar too. Seriously talented. Plus he had good tone, on a Tele.
     
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    I got his Songbook album off iTunes a short while back. I'd definitely recommend it!
     
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    Great great voice!

    Safe to say Seattle has produced some fantastic voices, Ann Wilson, Hendrix, Geoff Tate (Though he's not what he used to be)

    I LOVED the song CC did for the Bond film Casino Royale
     
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    Killer voice. Soungarden is one of my favorite bands and continue to be in my regular rotation to this day.
     
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    Saw Soundgarden many times, back in the day. I still love Badmotorfinger to death. Dug some of Audioslave. Felt some of his solo work was pretty pussified.
     
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    Saw Soundgarden at red rocks on this last tour. I was also suprised by how good he is on guitar. I like Kim Thayil's lead work, but really Chris did a lot of the heavy lifting on guitar....and sang like a madman. Matt Cameron was a beast behind the kit, too.

    Anyways. Say Hello 2 Heaven is one of my favorite songs along with Hunger Strike. Classic album, IMO.
     
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    One of the most talented singer/guitarists IMO.
     
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    I love Badmotorfinger too. Easily my favorite Soundgarden album.

    Find most of his solo albums too soft & saccharine for my taste.

    And I felt Audioslave was very disappointing.
    I was stoked when I first heard of the plan for a band.
    Chris Cornell.
    Rage Against the Machine (minus the vocalist, whom I really didn't like).
    Could have been an even heavier Badmotorfinger kinda feel.
    But it was not.
     
  17. blownirocz

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    HUGE Cornell fan here. I know there will be debate (and I'm not trying to start one), but IMHO he is one of the top 5 greatest rock vocalists of all time. He was so innovative in his writing too.

    Also, I'm not sure how many know this, but Chris was originally a drummer and even played drums as part of the original Soundgarden lineup.
     
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    Yeah I was let down too. They did some ok stuff though, but I was expecting greatness out of that lineup.
     
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    This song/video is enough to make A/S worth it...


     
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    Yep, one of the best things that came out of the 90s for sure.
     

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