Personalities | Soundgarden | Nineties | Rock
(Vocal/instrumental group, 1984–97, 2010–present)
Like Mudhoney, Soundgarden were another early signing to the Seattle-based Sub Pop label. Chris Cornell (vocals, guitar), Kim Thayil (guitar), Hiro Yamamoto (bass) and Matt Cameron (drums) came on like Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath chewing metal on early releases like Badmotorfinger (1991) and gained success. When Nirvana broke into the big league, the Seattle connection saw the riff-heavy melodic sound of Soundgarden re-marketed as ‘grunge’. Superunknown (1994) was their finest hour and 10 minutes.
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