Unfortunately, Soundgarden only sold about 25 million records worldwide. Half of those being in the United States. While this may be A FUCK TON of records, it’s not as much as Nirvana which sold upwards of 70 million. I am very disappointed to see Soundgarden not get the attention they deserved, each member was at the pinnacle of their craft. They were a band that was supposed to sell 100 million records and beyond. There you go.
Tbh I don't think Soundgarden and Nirvana were that similar anyway. Sure, both belonged to the grunge movement but that was more of a scene and area from which a collective of bands came from, rather than a specific musical style. None of grunge's biggest bands even sound that much alike, which I think speaks for itself. Nirvana wasn't as heavy and they had catchy radio hooks. They were commercially more accessible, appealed to a wider audience and thus sold more records. The real crime, I think, is people throwing all those different Seattle bands into one lump category. I'm sure a lot of people, such as metalheads, who would've loved Soundgarden and Alice in Chains just thought of them as another Nirvana or Pearl Jam. And don't forget obscure bands like Skin Yard, Tad, Gruntruck and My Sister's Machine. Now those bands definitely didn't get their fair dues.
In case you've missed the news (just as I did) - Matt, Ben and Kim have new fb and Instagram accounts (nudedragonsofficial) . official soundgarden's pages are still under the control of vicky, who seems to forget it was actually a band and not Chris Cornell's solo project. No news of new music though.
Apparently, some good changes https://www.soundgardenworld.com/news/. The start of an agreement between Kim, Matt, Ben and Chris' wife has made the band regain access to social networks. No news of releases, but that will have to wait.
The movement of Grunge can't die since newer generations keep apprieciating and love the whole scene with such passion,my fellow Jim Morrison fan :)
Also, as others have already said,we still have a great and strong representation of the era that is still super active and never stopped releasing
Been favoring "Badmotorfinger" forever but after discovering the "Echo of Miles" compilation recently, I just think that "The Originals" (extended box disc) is like the perfect Soundgarden album to me. It's strange, a bunch of B-sides and stuff, but those songs are just so damn good. All of my top favorite Soundgarden tracks are from that compilation. Nothing wrong with their studio albums, they're great. I just think that says a lot about how great this band truly was when the B-sides can beat the A-sides.
лучшими релизами группы остаются ультрамегаОК и следующий за ним альбом, где почти металлическое звучание - после этого корнелл хоть и остался отличным певцом, но музыка стала примитивным радио-френдли вариантом лед зеппелин, а написать хотя бы еще один хит группа так никогда и не смогла.