Soundgarden – Live From The Artists Den
Soundgarden was 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 creators of grunge, mixing elements of punk rock and metal to make a sludgy, murky sound through the use of fuzzy-sounding distortion in the guitars. They were the first of a number of grunge bands to sign to the record label Sub Pop, and Kurt Cobain being a fan was influenced by them to sign Nirvana with the label. Cobain also stated that Soundgarden was one of the only Seattle bands that he liked along with Tad and Mudhoney. Alice in Chains guitarist and vocalist, Jerry Cantrell also stated that Soundgarden was a big influence on his band. The band has been praised for its technical musical ability, and the expansion of its sound as the band’s career progressed. “Heavy yet ethereal, powerful yet always-in-control, Soundgarden’s music was a study in contrasts,” said critic Henry Wilson, proclaiming the band’s music as “a brilliant display of technical proficiency tempered by heart-felt emotion”. Live From The Artists Den is a 4 – LP release recorded live at The Wiltern on February 17, 2013. Many classic songs appear for the first time live on vinyl, and the setlist has 29 songs and two and half hours of music.
4 x LP
180 gram Audiophile Vinyl
Cat. # 00602577632068