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Music & Lyrics by Chris Cornell. From the album Badmotorfinger.

On "Mind Riot" every string is tuned to E. Cornell explained that even though they made it work on the record, playing the song live is difficult because all the guitars have to be tuned to E. According to Cornell, they sounded "awful" so he would just perform it alone.

Cornell explained that the lyrics is about his feelings when he heard that America was going to war (1st Gulf… read more

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  • Avatar for Melz_xXx
    I've been caught in a mind riot... one of my favourites from ghis album.
  • Avatar for takenasusual
    agreed Kjartad
  • Avatar for Kjartad
    Love the percussion in this. It's almost tribal.
  • Avatar for fangs4fun
    Another example of Cornell's amazing talent. To be able to write music with a guitar tuned to E is just awesome.
  • Avatar for takenasusual
    i'm tied within...
  • Avatar for takenasusual
    ez to play on bass
  • Avatar for tad72
    oh my God...this song
  • Avatar for Fuzgunn
    I read somewhere that the tuning for this song is all E's from low to high. Only Soundgarden could pull off that combination! One of my favorites by them...
  • Avatar for olyb12
    fucking great tune. deep and twisted, i love it!
  • Avatar for tad72
    I was crying from my eye teeth & bleeding from my soul...And I sharpened my wits on a dead man's skull...I built an elevator from his bones...had to climb to the top floor just to stamp out the coals. Cornell and his lyrics, love 'em!!!

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