GRUNGEREPORT.NET REVIEW OF SOUNDGARDEN’S NEW SINGLE ‘BEEN AWAY TOO LONG’

Published On September 26, 2012 | By Brett Buchanan | Featured, Grunge Report, Soundgarden

Well first off, to alleviate fears, this sounds nothing like Live to Rise, later day Audioslave, Carry On, or Scream! It sounds like classic Soundgarden, raw Grunge here! The song kicks off with a riff that sounds like AC/DC meets My Wave, off of Superunknown. The song has a major punk vibe. It sounds like Soundgarden undoubtably, Chris Cornell’s voice sounds the strongest it has since 2002’s Audioslave self-titled debut album. His voice actually sounds fresher here than it did on that album. Cornell’s vintage ‘yeahs’ also make their return in “Been Away Too Long.” His muse for the song seems to be the city of Seattle, and his return to it when he reunited with Soundgarden. The first part of the song features the lyrics, “Can’t go home no I swear you never can/You can walk a million miles and get nowhere/I got nowhere to go ever since I came back/Just filling in the lines from the holes that have cracked/No one knows me/No one saves me/No one loves or hates me/I’ve been away for too long/This place has a special kind of falling apart/Let me put the whole thing together in the dark/No one knows where the edge of the knife is/No one knows what intelligent life is/No one knows me/No one saves me/No one loves or hates me/But it’s fate/I only ever really wanted to break/I’ve been away for too long/But I never really wanted to stay” It seems that Cornell’s return to Soundgarden and Seattle has brought those old feelings and the angst back!

About 2:20 in Ben Shepherd has a great bassline that leads into a new part featuring a Kim Thayil riff that just sounds like classic Soundgarden, straight from 1994. Cornell sings one of my new favorite lyrics he’s ever written, “Kilos through key holes/Widows through windows.” The band sound as inspired as ever here, and have totally recaptured what they had nearly 20 years ago without sounding like they’re imitating themselves. SOUNDGARDEN ARE BACK!

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Bio: Brett hosted the BWR podcast from 2004 to 2009, and then opened GrungeReport.net in May 2009. The site changed its name to AlternativeNation.net in June 2013. Brett also owns Concertfy.com. Reach out to Brett at; brett (at) alternativenation.net
  • Kaylian

    PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD POST THE SONG!

  • Shane C

    Great News!

    Raw grunge, no LTR!

    Can’t wait to hear it.

  • Tom

    Your enthusiasm fills me with joy. I’ve heard the i-tunes snippet and thought it rocked. His voice matches the music effectively and that’s what’s important. It’s got some weird riffs and minor keys thrown in there and he flows along with it. It’s a hard edged song that has enough rawness to seem vital, and a straight-ahead rolling stones “can’t get no satisfaction” meets ac/dc “dirty deeds” vibe plus a hyped up punk feel thrown in for good measure. This should shut Mayan Calendar up… hopefully.

  • Wanda

    If you have it let us hear it. Please share!

  • Peter

    Please share it. I’d have bought it a hundred times already if it was available in my iTunes store.

    My e-mail: peter_mark2010@yahoo.com

  • Julie

    It is truly,distinctly Soundgarden. And I agree, the bridge is my favorite part. I’ve already listened to it about a half a dozen times. Can’t wait to hear the rest of the album

  • Makkan

    I would love to hear it in it’s full glory…
    Please Brett!!

    apebastard@gmail.com

  • PiE
  • Scotty

    Please share! the.datapig@gmail.com

  • ripkid

    Please anyone ripxkid@hotmail.com

  • Wanda

    bobiricz@wp.pl same here. anyone?

  • Joe

    Please share – I will be buying as soon as I can!

    joefogarty810@hotmail.com

  • Kyle
  • drg23

    share pwease?

    ignuxx23@gmail.com

  • Qs

    Please share! ;)

    michal.koch90@gmail.co

  • ripkid
  • Qs
  • Rich fry
  • Crazies

    lol so many desperate listeners

    it will all over the internet in a few hours.. have some patience!

  • The Incredible Mr. Mark Arm

    can’t wait!!
    VIVA MEXICO for having Soundgarden’s new single first than everyone :D
    anyone knows when it will be released in Sweden?

  • drg23

    ripkid, it’s already been taked down due to copyright
    i suggest someone who has this upload it to mediafire or some other sharing site

  • Davide
  • Walica

    Please share

    walsta89@gmail.com

    Highly Appreciate

  • diegocb08

    Can´t listen to it from Argentina.

    Can someone please share it? diegocb08@gmail.com

    Thanks!

  • DownUnderTheUpside

    Please send, thanks in advance!!!

    springapplause@gmail.com

  • Steve

    asked to stop bagging and actually there thoughts of the new song. It’s really annoying when you see you comments in this to someone with there email address.

  • Kirill

    wow just listened to this 30 sec clip and what can i say….it brings me back to 1994 when I first heard of My Wave the opening track on Superuknown

  • Ben

    Can’t wait to hear the full song!

    Ummm… I think Mayan is quietly lurking in the dark… collecting and archiving all these email addresses to spam you!

  • Jarzzz

    PLEASE SHARE THE SONG FOR RUSSIAN FANS!!!!!

    grenouilletrue@gmail.com

  • pete
  • Crazies

    Just heard the whole thing! It’s Soundgarden alright no doubt. The song isn’t an insta-classic like Spoonman or Outshined, but it’s a good song.

    Has great energy and most of all sounds fresh! Grungy but not nostalgic. Exactly like picking up from Dotu.

  • Crazies

    @ pete: Jon Dolan is a complete uber-tool. Every review he writes gets hammered by fans. Just another corporate tool promoting hyped music. Check out some of his other reviews if you don’t believe me.

  • pete

    yes I agree about Dolan. he is a tool.

  • MSL
  • petran
  • Douglas

    Send it to me too!

  • DownUnderTheUpside

    no one know’s you, thanks so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jc

    Anyone help out an Aussie at work :) pretty please

    Joely_91@live.com.au

  • Pablo
  • Edrunk

    Please share the song for CHILEAN fans!!!!!

    Ty in advance :D

    aarmella@gmail.com

  • Grunge Addict

    Please hook me Up : Troycandy@hotmail.com Dont Worry I Always Buy the product and rest assured this will be no different

  • Ben H.

    Hey guys for all you fans the WHOLE song:
    https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B8xkIdGZr97rOVZZSGJ6dk5rVnc/edit?pli=1

    ENJOY

  • Keith

    ooooh baby….i got wood…

  • Gsush

    Bloody Sheep!

  • Nut Magee

    I just listened to the 1:20 preview on iTunes Mexico, just search “Soundgarden Been Away Too Long”, change your country setting at the bottom. The song sounds like crap, and this is a lifelong SG/Cornell fan talking. It all sounds really really forced. Lyrics aren’t particularly dark or Soundgarden-esque. Melody is extremely mediocre, guitar work isn’t anything special, vocals really kinda suck on this one too. Not catchy at all. Just because it’s heavier and faster than “Live To Rise” means Soundgarden is “back”? Gimme a break man.

  • SIN

    Aww, it says too many people have viewed or downloaded the Google Doc lol

  • Crazies

    Don’t know bout you but i’ll be def. be picking up the deluxe edition/vinyl edition and whatnot. The rest of the album will prolly be even better.

  • Booiiinnngg

    SIN…and anyone else having that problem. At the top, File -> EMail As Attachment -> WIN!

  • SIN

    Thank you, and I love you!!!

  • DownUnderTheUpside

    disregard the preview,

    the first time i listened on itunes i thought it sounded like ‘matt had been in pearl jam too long’

    anyway hear the full song & it kick’s ass!!!

    PS. it will grow!!!

  • Ben H.

    For those who can’t open the google docx.

    http://speedy.sh/xV72F/01-Been-Away-Too-Long.m4a

  • DownUnderTheUpside

    my previous was directed to ‘Nut Magee’

  • BillyL

    “Though I never really wanted to stay, I’ve been away for too long”

    Classic Cornell lyrics.

    Yeah the song is not a grand and epic song like Fresh Tendrils or Limo Wreck as it’s more in the vein of DOTU’s punkier songs like No Attention etc. And as a first single, Soundgarden truly are showing the world that they do their own thing don’t give a fuck what a traditional first single should sound like. This song represents what we all fell in love with in the first place and if a few new people tag along for the ride, then cool!

    Soundgarden are back on their own terms and I’m loving it.

  • Fred Bacon

    I heard Live to Rise on the elevator this morning.

  • SIN

    God it’s awesome!

  • bertan

    Ben H., you are a hero!

  • Robert

    Rbrooks810@yahoo.com. I can’t wait to hear it.

  • Jeffrey labowski

    All the dude ever wanted was his soundgarden back!!

  • cosmicatomic

    I’ve the mp3 now but not sure when I want to listen to it. Certainly not at work when someone might come interrupt me! Need to get it on my phone so I can go listen somewhere and achieve Soundgarden zen.

    How can I make an mp3 on a computer “listenable” on my phone???

  • BillyL

    @ cosmicatomic

    What kind of phone do you have? If your phone supports apps, get a Dropbox account (if you don’t already have one), add the song to it and then you can listen to it whenever and wherever.

  • raul

    Ben H, thanksssss!!!!!!!!!!! thanksssss!!!!!!!!!!! thanksssss!!!!!!!!!!! thanksssss!!!!!!!!!!! thanksssss!!!!!!!!!!! thanksssss!!!!!!!!!!! thanksssss!!!!!!!!!!!

  • SUICYCO

    Brett, Cornell sings: “This place has a special kind of falling apart / LIKE THEY put the whole thing together in the dark”

  • cosmicatomic

    I have an iPhone, already created an account and got BATL in my dropbox. Trying to install Dropbox on my phone but I’ve had issues with apps hanging during install since I upgraded to IOS6. Son of a bitch APPLE!!!!!!

  • cosmicatomic

    BTW thanks for the tip BillyL!

  • steve

    Thanks in advance! thefloorgod@gmail.com

  • cosmicatomic

    Got ‘er on my phone via dropbox!!

    Just to clarify, is the download from the Speedy Share link (from Ben H.) a snippet or the entire song?

  • BillyL

    @ cosmicatomic

    No problem. If the app installs properly, you should be good to go. Enjoy!

  • Crazies

    Matt Cameron is a fucking animal! with Pearl Jam he simply cannot unleash the inner-beast that’s been waiting for a long time.

    The more i listen to the song, the more i like it!

  • BillyL

    @ cosmicatomic

    It’s the entire song.

  • cosmicatomic

    Woooo hooo!

  • Mia

    This is some awesome shit. Definitely classic Soundgarden. That part when he starts with “kilos through keyholes…” is fucking amazing. Now I really can’t wait to hear King Animal!

  • http://www.gametrailers.com/users/Hangnail/gamepad/ Breadbitten

    Suddenly my monitor is covered in semen…damn.

  • MacKeena

    Ok, I’ve just heard the entire song… and it’s FUCKING FUCKING AMAZING.

    It reminds me “No Attention” very much, and Cornell’s voice is the best in years!!! better than the last decade!!

    Hey Brett, do you know who sign this song? I mean, the lyrics are written by Chris, but what about the music??

    Thanx!!

  • Dennis

    If people are still sharing the song, I’d love to have it. We will all still buy the full album, so it’s not “stealing”, right?

    denniban@hotmail.com

    Thanks

  • cosmicatomic

    I’ll be buying the single from iTunes regardless when it comes out (also going to obviously buy a hard copy of the album).

  • Senior1
  • Kirill

    Breaking news!!!! MAYAN CALENDAR just died while listening to Been Away Too Long song, right about 2:20 into a song when Ben’s bass line was about to kick in, MAYAN died due premature ejaculation which clogged his throat.

    AMEN!

  • Kirill

    ** due to

  • BillyL

    I’ve already pre-ordered the deluxe version of the album, so I don’t feel too guilty about listening to the leaked single. Plus, I’ll also be buying the single a soon as it’s available also (the artwork will then pop up when I play it in iTunes, so that’s a plus!)

  • Kirill

    Back in a day when ppl used to rip music off vinyl onto tape it wasnt a crime or record it on tape off the radio. Nowadays, if you download it digitally from some torrant its a fucking crime! Paying 100 EUROs to see a band in Europe should be considered a crime!

  • Azri
  • BillyL

    I remember seeing Soundgarden back in the 90′s…cost about $30 total. Things have changed.

  • ed

    Meh. Nothing special. Hopefully the rest of the album will be good.

  • Andrei

    Ben H. – God bless you, man!

  • Andrei

    GRUNGE FOR LIFE, BABY!!!

    THIS ROCKS!!!

  • Dayvan Cowboy

    I’m really digging the way matt’s snare sounds on this song. I hope the rest of the album has that raw drum sound.

  • Jake Brown
  • Valerio

    in my opinion the song is by Matt Cameron

  • Limberg
  • Deviate

    Cannot tell you the last time I’ve been this excited. PUMPED!

    It’s like the 90′s all over again, lol.

  • Murphy
  • Dayvan Cowboy

    haha @ valerio. In fact, the whole song has such an open airy-ness to it. I really allows for the song to settle. throw in the guitar solo from live to rise, and we’ll call it done.

  • http://twitter.com/adamhewett Adam Hewett

    could anyone be kind enough to send me a copy? please?

    admhewett@yahoo.com

  • eddy
  • Jack

    Valerio, I’d agree. It does sound like a Matt Cameron song. Soundgarden have been my favourite band for a while due to their ability to progress. The song is incredible. It sounds like Soundgarden but doesn’t sound like anything they’ve ever done before. That’s the reason I’ve been able to listen to them constantly but never get bored.

  • Iso

    Well now, Animal-Kingdom fuckass… looks like the song is out. Looks like this chorus is certainly NOT, “Been away too long, can’t stop me singin’ this song.” Huh dickface? Got something more to say numbnuts? You through fucking that knot in the tree? Good now go the fuck home troll cunt.

    Same goes for you MAYAN ASSHOLE.

  • Robert

    Could someone please email me the song at Rbrooks810@yahoo.com. It keeps being taken down.

  • neil

    me also please, its naffing me off. be on the net all day waiting for a snippet and i’ve heard nuttin’.

    ill send you your favourite icecream to whoever sort me out. no naked shots though.

    ta

  • neil
  • Dolan

    well that was beyond incredibly bad wasn’t it? have higher hopes for the rest though :O

  • cool

    100 comments for a half-assed band , what shit…

    pearl jam >> soundgarden :)

  • Paul Kneitz

    Sounds very inspired by Pearl Jam. The best part of the song is definitely the “kilos through key holes…” part. The rest of the song has the guitars and the vocals, but isn’t really exciting or surprising.

  • someone

    Dolan I’m with you- hopefully the rest is better. The verse sounds forced to me and the lyrics aren’t the Cornell type I’m really into.

    Initial impression grade= C

    Maybe it’ll grow on me, but again I’m still interested in the rest of the record– just a little scared this was the 1st single.

  • Chris

    Song reminds me of Got Some by PJ

  • http://www.youtube.com/dampyr25 Sasho

    Pros: great vocals, good lyrics, fresh sound, it’s a grower.
    Cons: the main riff is kinda “too normal”(“too mainstream”) for Soundgarden standards, the verses remind me of “Drown me Slowly” (Audioslave).
    My grade: 3.8/5
    Can’t wait to hear the rest of the album!

  • cool

    billy corgan says, $oundgarden returned the $money$ … Band Became commercial. what trash :(

    the only real representative is currently on grunge Pearl Jam!

    the rest is rest

  • AliceInSoundgardenJam

    AC/DC grunge! Love it! Sounds very classic Soundgarden ala My wave…

  • Jack

    @Cool. Half-assed band? You need to sort your life out. I love Pearl Jam but to call Soundgarden a half-assed band is just ridiculous.

  • cool

    Why and what is the purpose of $oundgarden back after a long time? cornell is poor? need to raise some money? a solo career earned him no fruit?

    Cornell is Comedy!

  • cool

    nothing against … but the group is back for the money, yes or no?

    I have nothing against SG

  • Chris

    Agreed Jack

    if anyone wants the single email me at bynodesign@hotmail.com

  • Jack

    Why does there need to be a purpose? It’s fuckin Soundgarden. Cornell isn’t poor, the complete opposite in fact. Also, I’m sure he doesn’t need the money and has probably earned than you ever will in your lifetime. Comedy? I’m sure he’s laughing at talentless dicks like you.

  • Jack

    earned more*

  • jt

    In case your previous links are not working, you can listen to it here http://www.1077theend.com/End-Music-Discovery–Soundgarden—-quot-Been-Away/12082781?pid=267861

  • Lennart

    Shut Up Cool. Every band does it for the money, but besides that Soundgarden does it to create epic songs to blow your mind, just like this one. It’s a grower for sure, i already love it much more with every listen.

  • Dennis

    None of these links are working!!!!

  • BillyL

    Before this turns into another “sell out” topic…I don’t have the exact number, but I have it on pretty good authority that Soundgarden turned down A LOT of offers to play shows, even after their reunion. Money never has been and never will be part of Soundgarden’s motivation to play music. They fucking broke up at the height of their career, three years after their biggest selling album was released. So, if they are trying to “sell out and cash in”, they’re doing a horrible fucking job. And Billy Corgan is merely jealous because people actually care about SG’s reunion.

  • Dennis

    jt is the man! Got it!

  • Brett Buchanan

    One additional comment on the song, while I enjoy it a lot, I can’t imagine it being a big radio hit with legs like Burden In My Hand or Spoonman. It seems more like the Kickstand/No Attention of the album.

  • Dayvan Cowboy

    The more I think about it, I think Matt’s time with PJ is really showing here. He has been playing with them for over ten years, and Been Away too long’s song structure is similiar to PJ. Same can be said for the snippet of Worse Dreams. very fast paced, verse-chorus-back and forth that isn’t present on earlier SG albums.

    I’m hoping for some more laid back HEAVINESS on the rest of the album.

  • jt

    I agree with Brett, it does seem more like the Kickstand/No Attention of the album. That is of course without listening to the entire album.

  • Dennis

    I concur. SG’s name will push this song, but hard rock songs rarely get over these days like Spoonman did. Want proof, just wait. This song is better than Spoonman IMO.

  • Bob

    Fuck the dicks on here thinking it’s shit. Instead, YOU are shit. Suck the ass.

  • Dennis

    “Kilos through key holes”

    Is that what we are supposed to call Cornell’s nostrils now? Love it!

  • Kirill

    just listened to the whole song http://www.1077theend.com/pages/12082781.php?pid=267861 and its awesome!! its prob written by Matt

  • http://twitter.com/kimmiefg Kimberly

    @Dayvan Cowboy .. couldn’t have said it better if I tried.

    I just listened to it.. and while I think it’s good.. I was expecting something more.

  • brad

    Full song download link.
    Your Welcome.

    http://www.speedyshare.com/xV72F/01-Been-Away-Too-Long.m4a

  • Rod Gerri

    I’m sorry guys, but let’s just be honest, this song is not good. When I go see Soundgarden live in concert, I’m not gonna be thinking “oh wow, I can’t wait til they play “been away too long”. this song is mediocre at best, it sounds like a Superunknown b-side.

  • Paul Kneitz

    “One additional comment on the song, while I enjoy it a lot, I can’t imagine it being a big radio hit with legs like Burden In My Hand or Spoonman. It seems more like the Kickstand/No Attention of the album.”

    Interesting interpretation, but this is the first single from their first new album since 1996. It would make more sense to start off with one of their strongest tracks to immediately get people excited for the album. This single didn’t do that.

  • tino

    good song , not in cornell’s top 20 but good
    catchy
    i was hoping it would have been a heavier
    but 8/10 maybe 7.5 /10 max
    it will probably grow on you

  • http://www.nonexistentreality.blogspot.com Scott McLean

    I’m glad because radio music hasn’t been very good and this should make me feel better.

  • Dolan

    “Maybe it’ll grow on me, but again I’m still interested in the rest of the record– just a little scared this was the 1st single.”

    +1

    And as someone said, I’m hoping for some morea laidback heaviness. No need to sound so fast and forced. Easily a kickstand/comatose kind of song (but kickstand is way bettah).

  • lol

    Pearl Jam & Chris Cornell – Temple of the Dog – Hunger Strike

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3HInbSDdk8

    VIDEO AMAZING :)

    I want a tour of them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    PEARL FUCKING JAM AND SG :)

  • lol

    Pearl Jam Temple of the Dog PJ20 Concert Say Hello to Heaven HD 9/3

    A reunited Temple of the Dog performing Reach Down at PJ20 in honor of Pearl Jam’s 20th anniversary in Alpine Valley Wi. Recorded with permission for Jeffgarden.com

    fucking awesomeeeeeee :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_1LrT0cnsc

  • Tastes Grungey

    Definitely hear the AC/DC influence. Was hoping for something sludgier and slower, but a decent opener. The bridge is badass.

  • lol

    AC DC *-* BON SCOTT *_*

  • jjc19461

    FUCK YEAH SOUNDGARDEN ARE BACK! THANK YOU!

  • Tastes Grungey

    Too upbeat for my taste and sounds a little forced.

    I give it a 5/10

  • Dave H

    Does anyone else think Cornell’s vocals sound hoarse, strained and shot? I’m a huge Soundgarden/Cornell fan and its hard to listen to. It sounds like his 05′ Audioslave live voice…which wasn’t pleasant. I like the bass/guitaring but Cameron’s drums are too poppy, kinda like the vibe he’s going for with Pearl Jam these days. The song is more Live to Rise than Black Rain…not dark enough and radio friendly…but that’s what is to be expected these days, radio friendly numbers that don’t reflect the album as a whole (ex. Pearl Jam–the fixer) I don’t know, listened to it five times and i hope it grows on me.

  • Iso

    Gee… I wonder where the fuck ‘Animal-Kingdom’ is with his asshole mouth? He seems awfully quiet today now that his bullshit has been called the fuck out. Where are you cunt? Choking down cock? Nothing more to say about this song’s lyrics? Ass-mouth? How’s that santorum on your face? Fuck wit?

  • ed

    Alice in Chains A Looking in View was 1000000x a better comeback song than this. I was expecting sludginess and something heavy and thick… this is very bland and half-assed.

  • Markus

    I fu**kin’ love it! I really was afraid and excited but now I know the album will be a burner (okay I knew it before, but no it’s a matter of fact :-D )

  • Markus

    I meant now*

  • SuperSG

    I thought it was average at first, but now every time I listen to it I enjoy it more and more and APPRECIATE HOW SOUNDGARDEN CAME BACK AT ALL!!!

  • cosmicatomic

    I will say I liked Looking In View a lot more than this. But they might have just chose a better single – or at least, a single that would appeal to more of their hardcore fans. Soundgarden might be appealing more to the masses.

    The only only other song released as a single I would have felt similarly about Black Gives Way to Blue (in addition to Looking In View) would have been Private Hell. And I still think it’s a damn good album.

    I’m looking at it like this is Soundgarden releasing a catchier No Attention or Never Named. The excerpt we heard on the trailer was I-N-C-R-E-D-I-B-L-E.

  • Dolan

    yeah I digged what we heard in the trailer big time. that’s why I’m a believer but they have a lot to prove!

  • jjc19461

    Some of you are not appreciative at all. How do you have the fucking nerve, you aren’t doing anything special.

  • Sticky

    It takes a listen or two, to really appreciate just how good of a song this is. Structurally (guitar, bass and drums) the song is as complex as we would come to expect and hearing the lyrics and how Chris sings them … Listen to it once, take a deep breath, wait five minutes and give it another listen or five, it keeps getting better with each listen. If this is a sneak peek into how the rest of the album is going to sound we will all be very happy come November 13.

  • BillyL

    I keep hearing new layers and nuances with each listen. It’s like a gift that you get to unwrap over and over again. And it keeps getting better every time I peel a new layer off.

  • SuperSG

    ^same.

  • Mia

    AIC was my favorite band for years but I was completely disappointed with Black Gives To Blue. I was afraid I would have the same experience with this album, but this song proves to me that this album will be a good one.

  • BlownUpWorld

    SHIT!!! Every link to the song that I pick has been removed. This is what I get for having a fucking job that requires me to work all day long?!? Fuck that. I quit.

  • Mia

    BlownUpWorld, Ben H’s 2nd link still works.

  • Don
  • Billy Corgans Dog Zero

    Billy likes it :p said it made him want to grow hair on his balls.
    Song sounds to fast for the slow modern brains of generation “I have no patience”

    :)

  • BlownUpWorld

    @Don & Mia: Thanks!!!
    The vocals may have been a tad bit too much up front, but I am NOT complaining at all. Sounds real good to me!

  • MAYAN CALENDAR 2012

    YOU KNOW WHATS REALLY FUNNY ABOUT SOUNDGARDENS SO CALLED RETURN TO GRUNGE?? THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE ON HERE WHO ACTUALLY HATE THE NEW DIRECTION SOUNDGARDEN ARE GOING IN , GEE I WONDER WHY?? THE ENERGY , THE ANGER, THE POLITICS THAT DROVE SOUNDGARDEN TO MAKE SUCH EPIC ROCK MUSIC IN THE 1990S PERIOD IS OVER OK?? HOW MUCH MORE CREATIVITY CAN A BAND DO WHEN THEIR FRONTMAN BASICALLY RUINED HIS OTHER RECENT BAND?? AUDIOSLAVE WAS JUST STARTING TO GROW ON ME AND LOTS OF OTHER FANS UNTIL CHRIS CORNELL JUMPED SHIP AND DECIDED TO EXPERIMENT WITH RAP , TECHNO AND POP . AFTER DOING THAT FOR A WHILE , IT WILL EFFECT THE WAY YOU WRITE NEW MUSIC , IT WILL EFFECT HOW YOU VIEW THE WORLD AND IT WILL EFFECT THE WAY CHRIS CORNELL WOULD OF PERCEIVED THE IDEA OF MAKING A CLASSIC GRUNGE ROCK ALBUM AGAIN. SORRY TO SAY BUT I HAVENT EVEN HEARD THE SONG YET, BUT I DO AGREE WITH SOME FOLKS IN HERE. THE SOUNDGARDEN WE ALL GREW UP ON, THE ROCK BAND THAT ALMOST SOUNDED AS GOOD OR EVEN BETTER THAN NIRVANA, PEARL JAM AND ALICE IN CHAINS, MUDHONEY AND THE SCREAMING TREES HAS DECIDED TO JOIN THE LAND OF RADIO FRIENDLY MEDIOCRITY. ITS OVER FOLKS, I PREDICT THIS BAND WILL DO A FEW MORE TOURS, MAYBE RELEASE ANOTHER ALBUM IN 2-3 YEARS AND THEN FINALLY CALL IT QUITS. THE LAST GREAT TESTAMENT TO SOUNDGARDENS GRUNGE ROOTS IS IRONICALLY , A SONG I RECENTLY FOUND ON YOUTUBE: http://youtu.be/CpjTGOzk4uM

    ITS THE BEATLES COVER OF : EVERYBODYS GOT SOMETHING TO HIDE , BUT ME AND MY MONKEY.
    DO YOU THINK THE NEW SOUNDGARDEN WILL EVER SOUND LIKE THAT SONG AGAIN?? THE STRONG VOCALS? THE CRAZY GUITARS? THE HEAVY BASS AND KILLER DRUMS?? THE AMAZING LYRICS ? EVEN AS A COVER SONG, SOUNDGARDEN WAS ABLE TO TURN THE BEATLES INTO A COOL NEW PUNK ROCK THING TO LISTEN TO. SO CAN THEY DO THAT AGAIN IN 2012?? I DOUBT IT. BUT YOU DECIDE FOR YOURSELF.

  • BillyL

    @ Mayan

    Well, then go hang out on Nirvana websites. At least you’re guaranteed that their music will never evolve and always stay “pure”, right?

    And how can Soundgarden release another album in 2-3 years time when the world is going to end this year?

  • SuperSG

    Fuck You Mayan, guess what? THEY STILL DO!!!

  • Dave H

    On 15th listen….my opinion hasn’t changed….unlistenable vocals…yet slightly better than Live to Rise…not better than Black Rain….i’ve heard better Audioslave B-sides.

  • SuperSG

    While the first minute is skippable, the rest of the song is nothing but great!

  • Spoonman

    i think the whole song is epic. thoroughly and totally impressed, its better than i had hoped it would me

  • Dan

    Good review, Brett – thanks!
    Anyone know when it’ll be up on iTunes? Seems they’ve already blocked the Mexican site or I’m just too dumb to figure out how to do it.

  • SuperSG

    Great compared to anything out there today. Truthfully, nobody can generate the music that this band can. Nobody else sounds like Soundgarden.

  • MAYAN CALENDAR 2012

    I take it that a lot of you are so desperate for good original alternative rock music with punk energy, angry lyrics and such epic sounds ,that you seem to overlook the average boring mediocre accomplishments of Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots and The Foo Fighters these days. So as a result of too much pop culture music nonsense like Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and other such novelty acts, you are willing to accept a lame Soundgarden than the original Soundgarden ??? Wow if thats the case, then our society has truly fallen behind. No one can start a rock band and keep their original fresh alternative grunge ideals going in the year 2012?? Its amazing, AC/DC might have a new album out next year in 2013 and they have NEVER CHANGED THEIR SOUND, thats why people love that rock band. Green Day have a new album out now called Uno which sounds really punky , fresh and garage like. But in Soundgarden, Pearl Jam and STP’ case?? I guess the grunge thrill is over babe, the grunge thrill is over (:-I

  • MAYAN CALENDAR 2012

    LETS TAKE A POLL IN HERE, WELL LETS TAKE THE POLL AFTER WE ALL HEAR THE NEW SOUNDGARDEN SONG: BEEN AWAY TOO LONG VS CLASSIC SOUNDGARDEN

    WHICH ONE DO YOU LIKE BETTER? :) THE WINNER GETS THE RIGHT TO CLAIM ITS THE BEST VERSION OF SOUNDGARDEN

    NEW 2012 SOUNDGARDEN? OR OLDER MORE ROUGHER GRUNGE PUNK ANGRY LOUD CRAZY SOUNDGARDEN OF 1992?

  • SuperSG

    Your right. The ”new” SG sucks. PJ sucks. STP sucks. Green Day are legends whose albums Uno Dos and Tre are legendary, revolutionary while keeping thier punk origins intact. Soundgayden is nothing compared to the greatest rock band of the past 20 years: Green Day.

  • http://www.nonexistentreality.blogspot.com Scott McLean

    I’m looking forward to hearing it and maybe the radio station I listen to will even play it. But maybe not so I’ll be back here if not.

  • MAYAN CALENDAR 2012

    OH MY LORD :) DONS LINK WORKS :) I JUST HEARD THE NEW SOUNDGARDEN SONG AND I HAVE TO TELL YOU SOMETHING , IF ONLY BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG OF GREEN DAY WAS SINGING IT INSTEAD OF CHRIS CORNELL :)

    DO YOU REALLY THINK YOU CAN FOOL US WITH FASTER DRUMS, FASTER GUITAR AND BASS ONLY?? ITS THE VOICE THAT REALLY MATTER OKAY?? CHRIS CORNELL SOUNDS LIKE AN OLD FUCKING RETARDED OLD MAN SINGING THAT SONG, ITS A FUCKING MESS , THERES 2 SONG BY AUDIOSLAVE CALLED: MAN OR ANIMAL AND SOMEDAY
    ITS ALMOST LIKE THAT SAME SPEED AND BACK IN AUDIOSLAVES TIME, CHRIS CORNELLS VOCALS WERE SLIGHTLY MORE STRONGER. BUT NOW?? THIS GUY CANNOT SING ANOTHER FUCKING NOTE, HIS VOICE IS REALLY STRAINED BEYOUND BELIEF :(
    DAMM, IF YOU WANT A OLDER ROCK SINGER , THEN GET BRIAN JOHNSON OF AC/DC, AT LEAST HIS VOCALS ROCK THE SONGS, BUT CORNELL?? IM SORRY TO SAY , HES PROBABLY THE REASON WHY SOUNDGARDENS COMEBACK WONT BE AROUND FOR TOO LONG. THE FACT THAT SOUNDGARDEN HAS TO HAVE KIM PLAY HIS GUITAR REALLY FAST AND LOUD , BENS BASSLINE MEDIOCRE AND MATT CAMERONS ALL IN SOME STUPID EFFORT TO COVER UP OR DISTRACT US FROM CHRIS CORNELLS GOD AWFUL VOICE IS JUST PROVING MY POINT: SOUNDGARDEN HAVE LOST TOUCH WITH THEIR GRUNGE REALITY, NOW ITS JUST WHATEVER MIGHT SOUND GOOD ON THE RADIO, DO IT. BLACK RAIN HAD MUCH BETTER VOCALS AND THAT WAS ONLY 2 YEARS AGO WITH THE TELEPHANTASM IN 2010!!! WHAT HAPPENED CORNELL?? YOU SMOKING CIGERETTES AGAIN?? YOUR VOICE SOUNDS LIKE BULLSHIT, DAMM JUST QUIT SOUNDGARDEN OK? :( JUST STOP IT, THE LEGACY OF THIS ONCE GREAT BAND IS GOING DOWN THE TOILET :( AND NOW ITS EVEN MORE TRUE THAN BEFORE: NOW YOU ALL KNOW WHY ROCK BANDS MAKE LOTS OF MUSIC WHEN THEY FIRST START OUT?? SO THEY HAVE THE ENERGY TO DO IT. IN SOUNDGARDENS CASE, AGE AND A LACK OF CREATIVITY HAS MADE THIS BAND SOUND EVEN WORST NOW THAN WITH AUDIOSLAVES UNTIMELY END. JESUS!!

  • Bradley Edwards

    Punkish vibe. 7 or 7.5 out of 10.

  • MAYAN CALENDAR 2012

    SUPER SG, HAVE YOU LISTENED TO ANY OF THE NEW GREEN DAY SONGS FROM UNO?? SOME , NOT ALL , BUT SOME SONGS DO SOUND LIKE THEY CAME FROM THE INSOMNIAC ALBUM ( 1995 ) OR NIMROD ALBUM ( 1999 ) . BUT THIS EFFORT BY SOUNDGARDEN?? WHAT YEAR OR DECADE DID A MESS OF A ROCK SONG LIKE BEEN AWAY TOO LONG COME FROM??? NONE!!! HOW CAN BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG WHOS LIKE IN HIS 40S, STILL SOUND LIKE AN ANGRY PUNK ROCK SINGER?? BUT YET CHRIS CORNELL HAS TO SOME LIKE A GARBAGE MAN ON AMERICAN IDOL TRYING TO RECAPTURE HIS GLORY BACK IN THE 1990S??? I WILL GIVE KIM , BEN AND MATT CREDIT FOR PLAYING THEIR HEART OUT ON THIS NEW ALBUM: KING ANIMAL OK?? AND IM SURE MATT CAMERON WILL TRY NEW THINGS WITH PEARL JAM. BUT IN TERMS OF THE SONGWRITING, THE RECORDING AND CHRIS CORNELLS VOICE?? THE GRUNGE IS OVER OK MY FRIENDS ( AND ENEMYS ) ??? ITS OVER :( ITS TIME TO RETIRE CHRIS CORNELL, GO BE THE MAYOR OF SEATTTLE OR SOMETHING OK?? BUT GIVE UP YOUR SINGING CAREER, ITS A DISASTER. AND MOST PEOPLE KNOW IT BUT ARENT BRAVE ENOUGH TO ADMIT IT LIKE I AM

  • MAYAN CALENDAR 2012

    IF SOUNDGARDEN REPLACED CHRIS CORNELL WITH SCOTT WEILAND OF THE STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, IT MIGHT SOUND STRONGER AND BETTER

    THIS GUYS VOICE IS SO SCREECHY :(

    :) ITS JUST ANNOYING TO HEAR IT
    DAMM CHRIS :( SOMEONE SHOULD PUT TAPE OVER YOUR MOUTH , YOU CANT SING FOR SHIT BOY :)

    I WOULD MUCH RATHER LISTEN TO CHRIS MESSING UP RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE THAN THIS CRAP :)

  • MAYAN CALENDAR 2012

    YOUR VOICE HAS BEEN AWAY FOR TOO LONG

  • MAYAN CALENDAR 2012

    HAHAHA :)

    THE ONLY WAY TO ENJOY THE NEW SOUNDGARDEN ALBUM : KING ANIMAL??
    JUST ERASE CHRIS VOICE AND JUST PLAY THE ENTIRE SONGS AS INSTRUMENTALS :)
    YOU CAN NOW DO THAT AND POST IT ON YOUTUBE :)

  • SuperSG

    Ive heard that “oh love” song and ” I dont give a fuck anyway” song. Sorry for not knowing the titles. Ummm Billy Joe faggot Armstrong is a good singer, but how about he starts singing REAL rock metal like JCP, or Slaves and Bulldozers? He isnt in Cornells league and if you actually went to a Soundgarden concert you can hear that Cornells voice is still better than any rock singer on Earth.

  • MAYAN CALENDAR 2012

    OKAY i will give you some credit for respecting the musical differences in how Billie Joe Armstrong sings and how Chris Cornells sings ok?? YES ITS TRUE THAT CHRIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE A ROCK METAL SINGER COMPARED TO BILLIE JOE, PUNK ROCK SINGER. But its the actual voice that matters. A good rock band has to consist of the following : epic loud skilled guitars , good solid rhythm section of bass and drums and you do need a good singer who can keep his vocals perfect even after 20 years !!! Billie Joe Armstrong might not be the singer of your choice, but you have to admit he can sing ok?? Oh Love, Let Yourself Go and Nuclear Family and Carpe Diem all have a loud voice that goes along with the drumming, bass and guitar work by the band. But with Soundgarden?? So far the only good parts are Kim Thyaills guitar work, Ben Shepards solid bass guitar and of course Matt Camerons drumming. It all works in perfect balance except for one thing: Screechy Chris Cornells voice trying to catch up with the band
    IT SUCKS. IF ITS WRONG TO SAY THAT THE NEW SOUNDGARDEN SUCKS , WELL THEN AT LEAST LETS PUT THE BLAME WHERE THE BLAME SHOULD BE ON: CHRIS CORNELL’S VOICEBOX OK??? THE DUDE IS DONE SINGING , THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE SOUNDGARDEN, NOT SCREECHGARDEN OK?? SOUNDGARDEN :) JUST LIKE AUDIOSLAVE , NOT AUDIOCRAP , LIKE RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, NOT TOM MORELLO STARTS SINGING ACOUSTIC FOLKSY PROTEST MUSIC :)

  • BillyL

    @ GRUNGEREPORT.NET

    Seriously, can we just fucking get rid of this Mayan guy once and for all? Pretty soon, there won’t be any point in posting on here as he clutters up everything with his fucking rants. Is that what the grungereport.net people want? That this place becomes a joke? A place associated with immature rants and ramblings by obsessive little trolls who are free to do and say whatever they want? Or do they want it to be a legitimate music website where real fans can gather and talk about their favorite bands without constantly being drowned out by people who are obsessed with repeating themselves and who clearly cannot grasp the concept of differing tastes?

  • SuperSG

    Alright Mayan, but just wait til Worse Dreams comes out, because I have a special feeling that it will be one of Soundgardens best songs ever. Just a feeling. A strong feeling.

  • Lee

    Is it coming out at midnight tonight? can someone send me the jam at chiefpunker@hotmail.com Hook a hard core fan up*

  • MAYAN CALENDAR 2012

    bILLY L , WHAT TASTE DO YOU HAVE IN MIND?? old screechy men singing in one legendary grunge rock bands ?? thats your taste ?? well if thats your taste, then please be my guest, go listen to pearl jam also ok?? GRUNGE IS SUPPOSED TO BE YOUTHFUL ENERGY FILLED PUNK ROCK N ROLL, BUT this stuff we are now listening to ?? ITS NOT ANYWHERE CLOSE. ITS JUST BULLSHIT MUSIC OK?? and you damm well know it. DONT THINK BY TRYING TO DIMINISH MY PRESENCE ON HERE, YOU CAN ASK ME TO LEAVE BECAUSE I WONT OK?? my deal is the same as before: IF SOUNDGARDEN AND OTHER GRUNGE ROCK BANDS CAN BRING BACK THEIR TRUE PUNK ROCK IDEALS AND PRODUCE SOLID GRUNGE ROCKING ALBUMS WITH ( GOOD HARD VOCALS ) GREAT GUITARS, BASS AND DRUMS? THEN I WILL GLADLY STOP TALKING ON HERE OK?? :) the choice is yours my friend. GO SEND EMAILS OR TWEETER FEEDS TO MR. CHRIS CORNELL AND ASK HIM TO CHANGE HIS MUSIC AGAIN OK?? BECAUSE THIS TIME, IT REALLY DOES SUCK

  • SuperSG

    You actually are funny Jetsonic/Mayan Calendar 1992!

  • MAYAN CALENDAR 2012

    The only solution to the new soundgarden critism is basically this : IN ANYMORE FUTURE ALBUMS BY SOUNDGARDEN, PLEASE CHRIS CORNELL: Only sing in low baritone vocals ok?? dont try to raise your singing level because you cant do that anymore, its over boy ok?? and second of all, lets hear some changes with kims guitar playing, bens basswork and matt camerons drumming ok?? In parts of Down On The Upside, Superunknown , Bad Motorfinger, the songs were complex. LIKE SOUNDGARDENS, THE DAY I TRIED TO LIVE, SUPERUNKNOWN, SPOONMAN, MY WAVE , JESUS CHRISTS POSE, HANDS ALL OVER, NO ATTENTION, TY COBB AND BURDEN IN MY HAND, YOU CAN ACTUALLY HEAR SOUNDGARDEN REALLY TRYING TO CREATE THIS DEEP ROOTED PSYCHEDELIC ENERGY OF MUSIC , THE GUITARS HAVE EXTRA FUZZ TONES, THE BASS IS SO DEEP, AND THE DRUMS ARE LIKE A TANK FIRING OFF ROCKETS OR SOMETHING. AND CHRIS WAS YOUNGER, MORE BETTER SUITED TO SCREAM OFF ANY SONG AND IT SOUNDED GOOD AND CLEAR. Maybe its the record producer this time, maybe its the record company , but theres some reason why Chris Cornell and the band just dont sound grunge, punk or anything close to that anymore. ITS ALL BAD MEDIOCRE ROCK MUSIC WITH A REALLY ANNOYING SCREECHING VOICE :( How can anyone seriously respect this type of music ??? BLINK 182, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE AND ALICE IN CHAINS SOUND WAY BETTER THAN THIS

  • mr. spiderman

    I LIKE DEM ALL KAPS TOO

  • IT

    Mayan made up his mind before listening. he’s talked shit about everything chris has done in the past ten years.. i shouldn’t even talk about it because that’s what he gets off on.. but personally I like what I hear from it.. sounds like a mix of TOTD n SG voice mixed which isn’t a bad thing by any means

  • MAYAN CALENDAR 2012

    im not trying to be funny , im trying to be honest here ok?? I WILL NOT PAY FOR A FUCKING LAME ASS ALBUM WITH A REALLY BAD SINGER AND NO GOOD ORIGINAL GRUNGE ROCK SOUNDS

    Would you pay for a cd full of screechy Chris Cornell??

  • SuperSG

    Yes.

  • MAYAN CALENDAR 2012

    Heres how you can tell real fans of Soundgarden from mediocre fans like this IT person , who just posted above me. I made up my mind before?? well if i really did judge soundgarden unfairly before, i guess now its only more justified AFTER LISTENING TO IT : i heard been away too long on one of those websites and guess what?? OTHER THAN THE GUITARS, THE BASS AND DRUMS WHICH ARE STANDARD SOUNDGARDEN OKAY , THE VOCALS REALLY DO HONESTLY NEED LOTS OF IMPROVEMENT OK?? Soundgarden USE TO ROCK, USED TO ROCK HARD. Heres a link to a lost and forgetten Soundgarden song I found on youtube: http://youtu.be/CpjTGOzk4uM

    NOW YOU TELL ME IF CORNELLS VOICE HAS CHANGED IN ANYWAY, SHAPE OR FORM NOW??

  • SuperSG

    Well duh! The man is 48 and still the best singer on the planet on merit and VERSALITY alone! Need I remind you of the Showbox performance Mayan? Do you think you could sing like that after 25 years of singing exactly the same way you did at age 23? You cant, nobody but Cornell can, so shut up and watch the orgasmic showbox performance!!!

  • MAYAN CALENDAR 2012

    DAMM , NOW YOU KNOW WHY BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG WAS SO PISSED OFF AT THE IHEART RADIO CROWD. ITS THIS POP MUSIC NONSENSE THAT HAS TAKEN OVER!! THE SAME DISEASE HAS NOW EFFECTED THE LIKES OF SOUNDGARDEN AND CHRIS CORNELL

    POP MUSIC IS THE ENEMY
    KILL JUSTIN WHATEVER
    AND RAPE LADY GAGGAG

    LET GRUNGE ROCK ANGER AND PUNK ROCK POLITICS SAVE THE DAY :)

  • MAYAN CALENDAR 2012

    SUPER SG, THAT WAS BACK IN 2010 ( ONLY 2 YEARS AGO , I SAW SOUNDGARDEN PERFORM LIVE BLACK RAIN ON THE CONAN O BRIEN TALKSHOW ON YOUTUBE IN OCTOBER 2010 ) AND YES CHRIS DID HAVE HIS VOICE BACK . SO WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED THIS TIME?? IS CHRIS CORNELL TRYING TO INTENTIONALLY RUIN HIS VOCALS ON BEEN AWAY TOO LONG?? IS THAT THE NEW PLAN? :) FUCK UP A FEW SOUNDGARDEN SONGS, SING REALLY GREAT ON 1 OR 2 TRACKS. LIVE TO RISE HAD A BETTER VOCAL RANGE THAN THIS MESS OF A SONG: BEEN AWAY TOO LONG. GEE CANT WAIT FOR ANOTHER SCREECHGARDEN SONG: WORST DREAMS. KING ANIMAL?? MORE LIKE KING DISASTER

  • IT

    Last time ill post in reply to anything mayans said but yea dude his voice.has changed he’s almost 50 man don’t be as retarded as ur name .. but the songs still.a.solid single.n he sounds pretty damn good .. love to hear green days singer pull it off lol

  • MAYAN CALENDAR 2012

    AND YOUR RIGHT I CANT SING. BUT I WOULDNT PRETEND TO CONTINUE SINGING BADLY IF I WAS IN A ROCK BAND EVEN AFTER 20 YEARS OK??? AC/DC STILL SOUND LIKE THE MIGHTY EPIC HARD ROCK BAND THEY STARTED OUT IN THE 1970S, FROM DAVE EVANS TO THE LATE GREAT BON SCOTT TO TODAYS BRIAN JOHNSON, AND HES LIKE IN HIS 50S NOW!!! AND HE CAN STILL SING GREAT. DAMM MAYBE AC/DC’S SINGER SHOULD TAKE OVER SOUNDGARDEN
    AC/SG

    :) HAHAHA
    FOR THOSE ABOUT TO GRUNGE
    WE SALUTE YOU , FIREEEEEEE

  • SuperSG

    We all just need to hear the entire album before coming to a final judgement.

  • MAYAN CALENDAR 2012

    I WILL TELL YOU THIS :) IM SO GLAD THAT WE HAVE ALL HAD HIS VERY PRODUCTIVE DIALOGUE ABOUT THE VERY ISSUE THAT IS EFFECTING SOUNDGARDENS PERFORMANCE NOW, ITS NOT KIMS GUITAR PLAYING, ITS NOT BEN SHEPARDS BASS WORK AND ITS NOT MATT CAMERONS AWARD WINNING DRUMMING SKILLS. INSTEAD IT ALL COMES DOWN TO ONE ISSUE , ONE PROBLEM. CHRIS CORNELLS VOICE :)

    WE NEED TO SERIOUSLY ALL CHIP IN FOR CHRIS CORNELL TO GET A VOCAL CHORD MEDICAL OPERATION AND REBUILD HIS LUNGS , SO THE DUDE CAN SING LIKE A FUCKING 20 YEAR OLD AGAIN!!! OUTSHINED, OUTSHINED. OUTSHINED!!!!!!!!

    :) I WILL CONTRIBUTE $ 10 , HOW MUCH ARE YOU WILLING TO PAY FOR CORNELLS VOICE SURGERY IMPROVEMENT? ;)

  • MAYAN CALENDAR 2012

    http://youtu.be/nW4ZfGs4tWc

    WATCH OUT :) damm what a real singer

  • Iso

    Dear MAYAN “Double Anal” CALENDAR:
    You are a fucking joke. And a bad one at that. What the fuck do you really know about ‘Grunge’? You compare Soundgarden to Green Day. ?! The former should sound like the latter. What self-respecting music listener spills such shit out of the anus in his face? Blink 182 sounds better? Your age and dicklessness betray you, fuckwit. Douche. One who frolics in his feces. Worse, you pinch a loaf in the toilet and then proceed to make a meal of it. That’s you ass-mouth. As long as you keep posting your back-ass-wards, poor gene pool dumbassery, you shall keep getting slammed the fuck down. Fuck your childish, boring behavior. Still enjoying that dick sandwich? You cut your own dick off yet?

  • MAYAN CALENDAR 2012

    I AM EMBARRASED TO ADMIT ;) IM STARTING TO REALLY LIKE CHRIS CORNELLS SOLO RAP WORK. AT LEAST HE HAD THE STRENGTH TO MAKE REALLY CRAPPY POP ALBUM WITH NOTHING IMPORTANT TO SCREECH ABOUT

  • MAYAN CALENDAR 2012

    LSO IS A NIGGER, NIGGERS GET IGNORED ;)

    AS FOR THE REST OF YOU MORONS, KEEP LISTENIN AND PAYING FOR SCREECHGARDEN

  • Iso

    Keep on sucking that dick MAYAN “Double Anal” CALENDAR. You’ve been WRONG at every turn. You’re missing a penis. You have a Green Day-brand buttplug fastened to you and ball-gag in your mouth.

  • Iso

    I’m sorry, nigger? What a treat you are! How special and joyful your choice of words. How’s that buttplug? If you take that meat shaft out of your ass-mouth and the shit out of your ears you’d hear that no one wants your fucking stupid, STUPID ass here any longer. Fuck yourself. Suck dick. Eat an asshole ’til your mouth is chapped. Don’t forget to rimjob while you’re down there. You love ass! It’s your thing my friend! Don’t ever deny your love of the brown stinking wrinkley grommet!

  • SuperSG

    Mayan, i hope you get gang raped by the Bloods AND the Crips. You deserve nothing less and nothing less painful than feeling your anus being torn by 50 giant black cocks. You shall be reamed. Hard.

  • CagedTiger

    I streamed it here, worked on my iPhone too :-)

    http://grooveshark.com/s/Been+Away+Too+Long/4PZ3D4?src=5

    I listened to it twice, I’m not blown away, it’s kinda average and not up to the standard of previous singles from SG (with the exception of the rather weak ‘Live To Rise’). I am still hopefull there will be stronger cuts on the album though.

  • SuperSG

    Worse Dreams is gonna be crazy good.

  • Obama4life

    Mayan calendar likes queens of the stone age lol. They suck so bad and look at the pictures for the new cd of the lead singer. D bag. Let’s smoke a cig and look into the air like we’re a bad ass. Awfull music green day are the ultimate sell outs their music sucks

  • Iso

    MAYAN “Double Anal” CALENDAR eats the ass yogurt.

  • Iso

    You also anally fuck yourself with a frozen banana.

  • MAYAN CALENDAR 2012

    IF SOUNDGARDENS VOICE DOESNT GO UP HIGHER INTO A SCREECHY MESS, THEN SURE SOUNDGARDEN MIGHT BE ABLE TO BRING BACK THEIR GRUNGE ROCK SOUNDS, BUT IT ALSO DEPENDS ON THE GUITARS, THE BASS, THE DRUMS AND THE OVERALL FEELING OF THE SONGS ON THE NEW ALBUM. IM NOT SAYING THAT SOUNDGARDEN TO DOOMED TO FAIL IN 2012, OKAY?? IM NOT SAYING THAT AT ALL, BUT I AM SAYING IF SOUNDGARDEN DOESNT RECAPTURE THEIR GRUNGE HISTORY FROM THE 1990S, THE ANGER, THE POLITICS, THE PUNK ASS REBELLIOUS ATTITUDE THAT GOT THEM WHERE THEY ARE TODAY, THEN WHATS THE POINT IN SUPPORTING THIS BAND ANYMORE?? RIGHT?? IM BEING REASONABLE . I EVEN GAVE CHRIS CORNELL CREDIT AND RESPECT FOR THE GOOD WORK HE DID IN AUDIOSLAVE, DAMM I LOVED SONGS LIKE COCHESE AND SHOW ME HOW TO LIVE , YOUR TIME HAS COME, THE ORIGINAL FIRE, I AM THE HIGHWAY, OUT OF EXILE, DOESNT REMIND ME , THOSE ARE THE SONGS THAT I REMEMBER THE MODERN VERSION OF CHRIS CORNELL BY. SO LETS BRING BACK THOSE GOOD TIMES IN MUSIC OK?? :) THANK YOU

  • IT

    Wow that was actually reasonable if that was actually him lol

  • MAYAN CALENDAR 2012

    yes ITS REALLY ME :) i dont hate on this band , in fact i love them
    why would i hate on a rock band that i didnt care for anymore?? we could be talking about so much more than music ok?? so thats why im on here, to give words of encouragement for chris cornell to change his voice , through medicine , healing or a medical operation :) and get back to the old soundgarden we once got into fights over ok??

    SOUNDGARDEN ( 1990 – 1997 ) THE BETTER CLASSIC VERSION :)
    SOUNDGARDEN ( 2011 – 2012 ) IT SUCKS :(

  • Gyven2fly

    Oh my god!!!! How does Mayan have time to type up 12 page essays on every one of these threads. Even ignorant mindless rambling has to run out at some point!

  • MAYAN CALENDAR 2012

    I NEVER STOP ;) UNTIL THERE IS JUSTICE FOR SOME GOOD GRUNGE ROCK MUSIC OK?? TODAYS POP CULTURE HAS TOTALLY MESSED UP ANY SENSE OF TRUE ART , AND YOU WONDER WHY TODAYS KIDS ARE FUCKED UP ??? THEY HAVE FORGETTEN HOW TO VENT THEIR FRUSTRATIONS THROUGH THE HEALING OF POWERFUL PUNK ROCK , GRUNGE ROCK MUSIC LIKE NIRVANA, PEARL JAM AND SOUNDGARDEN OK??? SHALL I TYPE MORE FOR YOU TO READ AND ENJOY OR GET FRUSTRATED AT? :) HAHAHA

    HOWS THAT FOR MY ESSAY BOOK REPORT ON THE HISTORY OF GRUNGE ROCK MUSIC AND TODAYS POP CULTURE MELTDOWN?? DONT YOU WISH YOU WOULD TYPE THIS MUCH STUFF?? :)

  • Lee

    THE NEW SONG IS AWESOME. FUCK ANYBODY THAT HATES ON IT. WELCOME BACK SOUNDGARDEN……..

  • MAYAN CALENDAR 2012

    IF YOU LIKE A ROCK BAND THAT PLAYS GOOD SOLID MUSIC WITH A REALLY FUCKED UP OLD MAN SINGING SONGS , THEN SURE THIS BAND IS MAKING A REAL GOOD COMEBACK , I WILL GIVE YOU THAT . BUT IF YOUR MORE LIKE ME AND YOU WANT TO HEAR THE ORIGINAL VERSION OF SOUNDGARDEN, THEN MAY I SUGGGEST DOWNLOADING THE FOLLOWING ALBUMS BY SOUNDGARDEN??
    SCREAMING LIFE ( 1989 )
    ULTRA MEGA OK ( 1990 )
    BADMOTORFINGER ( 1991 )
    SUPERUKNOWN ( 1994 )
    DOWN ON THE UPSIDE ( 1996 )
    A-SIDES ( 1997 )
    THE TELEPHANTASM DELUXE VERSION ( 2010 )

    JUST A THOUGHT :)

  • Iso

    Nope, you’re still going to fuck yourself MAYAN “Double Anal” CALENDOUCHE. Fuck off.

  • Elle

    AHHHHH Thanks Don :) song kicks ass, reminds me of No Attention. This Album will be a classic.

  • MAYAN CALENDAR 2012

    NO ATTENTION WAS WAY FASTER AND CHRIS CORNELLS VOCALS DIDNT SUCK IN 1996 :) OK??? IN SORRY TO SAY BUT BEEN AWAY TOO LONG SHOULD STAY AWAY FOR LONGER :) IT SUCKS , IT SUCKS . NOT EVEN PRESIDENT OBAMA WOULD WANT THIS SONG PLAYED AT HIS REELECTION CAMPAIGN EVENT

  • Dougy

    WOW this band causes more emotion than other band here by far!

    LOVE

    HATE

    DONT CARE

    SOUNDGARDEN CAUSE PEOPLE TO THINK AND THEN GO FUCKING BONKERS!

    HAVE

    TO

    LOVE

    THAT

    Song is pretty much what I thought for the first single a radio tune that is short and loaded with more RAW energy than most of the shit out there in radio web world.

    BRAVO ~!!!~~!!!~

    SOUNDGARDEN YOU DID IT AFTER ALL THESE YEARS! MADE PEOPLE CARE AND CRY AND BLOW THERE BRAINS OUT OVER A SONG.

    NOW WHAT OTHER BAND CAN DO THAT HERE!

  • MAYAN CALENDAR 2012

    RIGHT :) MOST ROCK BANDS WHO HAVE A SUCKY ASS SINGER WITH A STRAINED AGED SET OF VOCAL CHORDS WILL NORMALLY STOP AND JUST QUIT FOR GOOD :) YOU HAVE TO GIVE SOUNDGARDEN CREDIT FOR ONE THING FOR SURE ;) COMING BACK AND GIVING US 20 SONGS OF PURE SCREECHINESS :)

  • MAYAN CALENDAR 2012

    SOUNDGARDEN

    AINT

    NOISE POLLUTION

    SOUNDGARDEN
    IT WILL SURVIVE

    SOUNDGARDEN
    IS BAD AT SINGING

    CHRIS CORNELL
    WILL NEVER DIE :)

  • MAYAN CALENDAR 2012

    AC/SG

    BRIAN JOHNSON ( VOCALS )
    ANGUS YOUNG ( LEAD GUITAR )
    KIM THYAILL ( LEAD GUITAR )
    MALCOM YOUNG ( RHYTHM GUITAR )
    BEN SHEPARD ( BASS )
    MATT CAMERON ( DRUMS )

    COMING SOON IN 2013 :)
    SONIC ROCK N ROLL

  • Miff

    Mayan, seriously, Brian Johnson sounds like the cookie monster on helium.

  • DJ Blu Ray

    Gahhh… This sounds pretty underwhelming… No magic or anything… Seems uninspired… Disconcerting that this is the big comeback single.

  • Chris Cornell (verified)

    Welp, the song is “different” I will give it that.

    Im sleeping on it.

  • Elle

    AHHHHH Thanks Don :) Love the new song it kind of sounds like No Attention, King Animal will be great!!

  • Robert

    Sounds a cross between My Wave and Drawling Flies. The album will kick ass.

  • King Animal Cornell & Super Queen Corgan

    had it on repeat for past couple hours. gets better, tho wish it had a sludgy element to it and where’s the awesome guitar solos?

  • Brooks

    Mayan Calendar is to spelling what Scott Weiland is to sobriety.

  • MAYAN CALENDAR 2012

    IT WORKS BOTH WAYS BROOKS ;) IT WORKS BOTH WAYS

  • NiceNcleaN

    The fall out boy can wrap his hand around his shaft must be thin neck. Holes mike is at the perfect angle.