Soundgarden



Soundgarden

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Active
1984 to 1997
Born
November 30, -0001 in Seattle
Location
Seattle, WA, United States
Biography
Soundgarden is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1984 by singer and rhythm guitarist Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto. Matt Cameron became the band's full-time drummer in 1986, while bassist Ben Shepherd became a permanent replacement for Yamamoto in 1990. Soundgarden was one of the seminal bands in the creation of grunge, a style of alternative rock that developed in Seattle, and was one of a number of grunge bands signed to the record label Sub Pop.
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Thoughts on Songs with Soundgarden

2 years ago
I don't understand exactly what the song Rowing talks about, but for me it always had a aura around it that brought me to associate it with the horror of slavery, and what a slave would endure as being put through the agony, pain, and suffering that ensues from such a horrific existance. Being both physically and mentally drained and exhausted, and never being able to rest and feel free to escape the life of a person in servitude under a cruel master, the song speaks to me in that we must "keep on rowing", we must keep on going if we want to live and not be killed. "Rowing is living and living is hard, but living beats losing all that we are" makes me feel like although they are slaves and life is hard, the person enslaved doesn't want to lose all that they are. They need to continue to remember that life has meaning, even though it's terrible at times. "Can't fall asleep 'cause I'll wake up dead" makes it seem like as a slave you're worked almost to the point of death, and you can't rest or stop or you'll be killed. You must "keep on Rowing", or you must keep on going, keep working, keep slaving, and don't give up or give in to the hardship. It's hard to imagine what life would be like as a slave in the times of darkness that slavery existed, but I feel this song describes life as a slave very well, and it really does bring me to a place where I would want to be like those who rescued people from slavery like in the history books we can only read about, and I would do anything to help those escape from such a terrible thing as slavery and the people who do such terrible things to other human beings.

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Chris Cornell (Deluxe Edition)

Chris Cornell (Deluxe Edition)

Chris Cornell November 16, 2018

50 Tracks

Ultramega OK (Expanded Reissue)

Ultramega OK (Expanded Reissue)

Soundgarden March 10, 2017

19 Tracks

Badmotorfinger (Super Deluxe Edition)

Badmotorfinger (Super Deluxe Edition)

Soundgarden November 18, 2016

47 Tracks

Echo of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across the Path

Echo of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across the Path

Soundgarden November 24, 2014

40 Tracks

Echo of Miles: The Originals

Echo of Miles: The Originals

Soundgarden November 21, 2014

11 Tracks

Superunknown

Superunknown

Soundgarden June 3, 2014

14 Tracks

Superunknown (20th Anniversary)

Superunknown (20th Anniversary)

Soundgarden June 3, 2014

13 Tracks

King Animal

King Animal

Soundgarden November 13, 2012

16 Tracks

King Animal (Deluxe Version)

King Animal (Deluxe Version)

Soundgarden January 1, 2012

16 Tracks

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