When Florida foursome Saigon Kick first hit in 1991, they were post-metal, pre-grunge, and their approach--often epic and grandiose in the best possible ways--was in a category of its own. Their 1992 sophomore album, The Lizard, featured the group's MTV and Billboard hit, the ballad, "Love Is on the ... More >>
For an (unintentional) architect of the "Seattle Sound," Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil sure likes a lot of punky New York and Detroit bands. He cites the MC5 as his all-time faves, with the Ramones a close second, also name-checking the Voidoids, Devo and Pere Ubu.
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For a band of impressive magnitude -- an unholy sum of Chris Cornell's wails, Kim Thayil's strangely tuned, beautifully heavy guitar, and the Zeppelin/Sabbath-indebted rhythm section of bassist Ben Shepherd and drummer Matt Cameron -- Soundgarden's return from their decade plus absence has been kind ... More >>