SOUNDGARDEN’S NEW SINGLE ‘BEEN AWAY TOO LONG’ MAKES RADIO DEBUT

Soundgarden’s new single “Been Away Too Long” off of King Animal made its radio debut today on Edmonton’s 102.9. Don’t expect the station to play the song again though tonight, I spoke to the DJ and he said it aired due to miscommunication. Basically they were sent the song and somebody who worked there told the DJ they had it, so they thought they could play it and they did. They then realized wasn’t officially released yet so they have stopped playing the song. The DJ told me he really liked the song though.  No word yet on if anybody was able to rip the song.  Soundgarden should just release it themselves early though so we don’t have to deal with any poor quality rips!

FNGODHEAD on the SoundgardenWorld.com forums heard it, and had this to say: “It was already 3:20 in edmonton. it was on a hour ago. I dont know how to describe it, it was faster paced with some starts and stop parts, I started listening to soundgarden when I was 12 I am 34 on friday It didnt sound like anything off of superunknown maybe a little like drawing flies off badmotorfinger but more audioslave influenced the breakdown part towards the end maybe a little like the breakdown in off of let me drown but not really.Remember I did not think it was coming on for another hour i walked in my computer room and could tell right away that it was them turned it up the song was half over i was pissed too. I liked it alot was in shock though, the part that worried me was that i had it blasting and the vocals seemed pretty low in the mix except when he was singing I have been away for too long but again i have my subwoofer turned up pretty high. sorry if this doesnt help any.”

  • SuperSG

    MASS CONFUSION!!! thanks for the description though!

  • SuperSG

    Does a Subwoofer decrease vocal volume? Or does it increase instrumental volume?

  • Spoonman

    anyone find a mp3 for this yet?

  • doople

    misleading tittle. i hope you see that not a single fuck will be given about some radio fuck up in some distant state i dont care about.

  • SuperSG

    Edmonton is a province…just sayin…

  • HannahNirvana

    “little like drawing flies off badmotorfinger”
    Hopefully this’ll shut some people up

  • Invisible

    Yeah, a sub-woofer is for BASS!!!!! not vocals. BMFish?

  • SuperSG

    Dude…chill. I didnt know what a subwoofer was.

  • MAYAN CALENDAR 2012

    SOUNDGARDEN USE TRY ALL THEY WANT , BUT IF THEIR NEW MUSIC IS BASICALLY POINTLESS MINDLESS ROCK N ROLL THAT DOESNT HAVE THE ORIGINAL GRUNGE ANGER, THE FRUSTRATION, THE SENSE OF REBELLION IN THE MUSIC, THEN WHAT GOOD IS IT TO CALL SOUNDGARDEN GRUNGE ANYMORE?? THEY HAVE TO EARN THAT TITLE OK??

    IF SOUNDGARDEN WOULD CONTINUE IN A TRULY CRAZY UNPREDICTABLE WAY THAT DOWN ON THE UPSIDE WAS AT TIMES WITH SONGS LIKE NEVER THE MACHINE , PRETTY NOOSE , NO ATTENTION AND TY COBB , THEN I THINK SOUNDGARDEN HAVE A REAL SHOT AT COMING BACK STRONG AND REMINDING US OF WHAT REAL GRUNGE ROCK MUSIC IS: FAST, LOUD, RAW, DARK , MYSTERIOUS LYRICS AND JUST OVERALL FEELINGS OF FRUSTRATIONS AND WAR-CRY MENTALITY. SO BASICALLY DONT REPEAT AUDIOSLAVES LAST 2 ALBUM MISTAKES OK?? THATS MY POINT

  • SuperSG

    I love how Mayan feels they have to earn HIS approval. I got a q-u-e-s-t-i-o-n! Mayan? Do you feel you are above Soundgarden?

  • SuperSG

    Revelations kicked ass.

  • mr. spiderman

    Anybody have a link?

  • SuperSG

    I already searched the web for a good 30 minutes…nothing.

  • Jersey1221

    Could you please block this stupid fuck Brett? I mean, I’m all for free speech n all, but for christs sake man. Every time I come here for an update I gotta read this lonely losers rants man? You’re going to start losing a lot of people’s interest, and followers of your site… Just to keep one attention whore??? I really like your site brother, honestly. Every time I go and check out one of your updates , I see a few relevant comments, that enhance the experience of “being a fan”-which is great! And then (as always) comes the lonely guy that sits at his computer all day (cause either he missed out on his dream and is full of self hatred,or simply has nothing better to do) and just adds opinionated negativity to something that is obviously meant to be a positive place/experience. I’ve been following your site for quite some time (as well as soundgardenworld). I rarely post, unless its completely relevant. I won’t even use their name, cause I know I don’t have to… But enough is enough man. At first it was cute and entertaining, because any educated human being could see that it was just some poor immature selfish troll just looking for reactions. But it’s REALLY getting old now, ESPECIALLY on the heels of the new album and all the positive, exciting things going on. I apologize if I’ve come across as someone trying to tell you how to run your site, cause that is not my intentions at all brother. I’m just getting frustrated, and losing interest rapidly in a site I once truly looked forward to checking in at.

    Thank you for your time man. Keep doing what you do :)

  • Invisible

    Chill? What are you a polar bear on crack? The band is playing it smart and making people go nuts like Calendar goofy brain. Just be patience and go out side and breathe in some air and maybe some brain cells will still Live To Rise.

  • Max

    There’s a site that looks like it had the mp3 but it was taken down, no one got/heard that? :3

  • Pete

    sDghklrgesdokljies rgargfbaDESrg

    some ONE must have recorded this!!!

  • SuperSG

    Is that a wierdass URL or something?

  • SuperSG

    Could that certain somebody then upload the media file to YouTube?

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  • SG87

    Hey jersey1221 u said it right that no talent ass clown needs to go Brett the website kicks ass stop dicking around and give him the boot.

  • louderthanshit333

    @SuperSG

    Edmonton is a city, not a province. It’s the capital city of Alberta, A PROVINCE.

    I would know, I live 4relatively close to Edmonton and that’s where I go to see concerts.

  • Spoonman

    louderthanshit thinks he is cool because he knows stuff about canada…

  • Ben

    Someone must of heard the song… someone must have recorded it… someone must lets us all hear it….

  • Nick a.k.a. grungehero99

    im not waiting another week o.O ima go absolutely nuts…..

  • Spoonman

    im dying right now. someone PLEASE…i need this song. for some reason the title makes me sing been down so long by the doors…

  • Pete

    Back here for the third time tonight hoping some one found the song…

  • King Cornell

    Wtf is going on? Ugh I rather this not happen. This is like the night of Black Rain all over again waiting and hoping and being confused.

  • Staley_Forever

    @Spoonman

    What is wrong with Canada? ….. lol

  • Spoonman

    shut up. dissing canada wasnt the point dumbass. my point was he thought he was cool for knowing about it.

  • Scott McLean

    Obviously, they have to live up to their greatness and maybe a safe type of song would be good for them at first. Bands that aren’t well known can take more chances with singles.

    I hope it sounds like Fell On Black Days, because I think that’s their best rock song and rock is making a comeback.

  • Scott McLean

    Yeah, they have so many great songs and I hope for them that the new one will fall in that category.

  • MAYAN CALENDAR 2012

    I’VE FINALLY HEARD THE NEW TRACK. IT SOUNDS LIKE THE REST OF THE SENSELESS, RADIO FRIENDLY BULL SHIT ON THE RADIO THESE DAYS. THIS PROVES SOUNDGARDEN HAS SIMPLY DONE THE NEW RECORD FOR THE MONEY AND ACCEPTANCE OF TODAY’S SPOILED, RETARDED YOUTH.

  • paul

    ^this.

    As crazy as it sounds, I’m starting to agree with Mayan because this new album is getting really hyped up. The annoying part is the hypersensitive Soungarden fans that are offended by any criticism of the band’s new album. It’s just an album, not the secong coming. The fans will enjoy it but it won’t be groundbreaking and won’t cause the sun to set in the east.

  • neil

    mayan, where did you manage to hear it?

    ta

  • SuperSG

    My Bad! hehe. sorry guys, got my knowledge messed up…

  • neil

    i think the main problem that people have with mayan, and other people, is presumtion before actualy hearing the somg/album. when it’s heard then all opinions are welcome and valid until then i seee no point in commenting on what you think it will be like, the same as ‘what do you think the score will be in the match’ …. i dunno just watch it and then you’ll find out what the score is innit bruv.

    BOSH!

  • SuperSG

    Chris Bosh Kicks Ass!

  • Evan

    @neil, In the future, duh.

  • Animal-Kingdom

    I heard it live on the radio… It’s pretty weak guys. Sounds like something taken from the ‘Revelations’ cutting room floor, definitely sounds more Audioslave than classic SG.
    Chorus is kinda corny ‘Been away too long but no ones gonna stop me singing this song’…
    Overall 2/10

  • Keith

    sounds like audioslave? uh oh…

  • Dreux

    ‘Been away too long but no ones gonna stop me singing this song’
    Uh-oh.

  • Shadow on the Sun

    @ Animal-kingdom If it sounds like revelations its still gonna kick ass. Shape of things to come,wide awake, moth, one and the same, sound of a gun are all solid rock songs. If it sounds like that then that’s fucking great. Considering we all know ppl make up multiple names on this Site, I won’t believe Chris would ever write a chorus like that, so I’m going to wait to hear it myself before I believe a word I read on here

  • Kirill

    i hope this is a joke…

  • Zlobo

    So many trolls around here. Sad

  • Dennis

    If that is really the chorus, I’m sure it’s metaphorical for something cool. Perhaps becoming estranged with someone and finally getting to tell them what you think? Just a shot in the dark, but I’m trying to get you to relax SG nation!

  • Dolan

    been away too long but noones gonna stop me from singing this song? christ… they shoulda named the record YOLO

  • TC

    Can the site owner ban MAYAN CALENDAR 2012 or have their CAPS LOCK removed please.

  • Pete

    ” ‘Been away too long but no ones gonna stop me singing this song’…”

    Dude, you can’t make your troll that obvious… gotta be more subtle, especially with a knowledgeable audience.

  • King Cornell

    “Been away too long but no ones gonna stop me singing this song”….ok if that’s the lyric, I am switching my name from King Cornell and you can hold me to that. Stop trolling.

  • Billy Corgans Dog Zero

    I heard it too and you all know how lyrics can be hard to understand.

    It’s “Been away too long got old and popped my groin”
    “Took some iron pills but stills hurting”
    “Now my stomachs a burning”
    Scream starts here—>
    Then “Been away too long”
    “Been away too long”
    “Guess something went wrong”
    “Guess something went wrong”
    “Guess something went wrong”
    Weird echo effect guess some kind of new pedal?
    Sounds like someone falling down a elevator shaft.

    Then–? Screaming that sounds like someone got shot with some Double 00 Buckshot
    Drums from spoonman but 5x faster
    Guitars sounding real fast like a chain saw cutting a metal pole.

    Bass sounds like a rocket taking off then blowing up.

    That’s from jut hearing one time so at least we have a better idea. Like Bad Motor Finger but the motor is now with out any exhaust.

  • peace_frog

    Mayan, who do you listen to from a couple decades ago (that still realeases music) that you love just as much today becasue they sound the same as they did then? And please stop saying “ok?” all the time when replying.

  • MAYAN CALENDAR 2012

    That last post by Mayan Calendar 2012 wasn’t really him. It was me. Fron this point on, I will be known as Spifftastic Sex.

    And to answer your question peace_frog, Alice in Chains.

  • Animal-Kingdom

    Listened to it couple more times from the recording I did of it but it’s not growing on me :-(
    When he screams the ‘no ones gonna stop me singing this song’ part it’s just too cringeworthy. The rest of the song is very average, too much stopping and starting but nice traditional solo in the middle.

  • Animal-Kingdom

    Yeah I agree that AIC are the one band that have stayed true to their original sound, I would’ve maybe said PJ too but they commercialised their sound too on Backspacer :-(
    STP kinda stayed true to their sound on their last album, the usual 60s/70s influence was there, pity the songs weren’t though…

  • Superunknown

    @Animal-Kingdom

    Upload the recording! PLEASE?

  • SuperSG

    Please dont be serious Animal Kingdom.

  • SG87

    Ya upload that shit man we all want to hear.

  • Lennart

    Ignore the obvious trolls folks. Just enjey the ride.

  • Lennart

    Enjoy*

  • Deviate

    It sounds like Justin Bieber.

  • JoJo

    Animal Kingdom doesn’t have it recorded. Do not believe the hype. If you do, prove it beyond your lyrics trolling!

  • Animal-Kingdom

    I have a recording of the entire broadcast but it’s saved as a WAV file and it’s over 400mb in size so not easy to upload :-( besides the recording isn’t great, it cuts out a few times during the song because of streaming problems…
    It’ll leak soon enough guys.

  • http://www.lemonlang.net nevernamed

    Animal-Kingdom, that would take about 10 seconds to edit and mp3 and post online. Do it or you are bullshitting.

  • Animal-Kingdom

    Well I wouldn’t know how to do that PLUS I don’t wanna piss the band off.. Sorry guys, my hands are really tied here…

  • Tim

    I heard it. Sadly its true, the song is worse then Live to rise, sounds a bit like audioslave. Was surprised at the lyrics, they were upbeat, and simple. Not the Chris we used to know. The drums are pretty fast paced, some guitar parts that were interesting. I expected it to get better but the buildup never happened. The bass is pretty thunderous.

  • Deviate

    Ok. One radio-friendly song down. Still have the rest of the album to go.

  • Animal-Kingdom

    Yeah those lyrics really are just bad aren’t they?? Aside from the godawful chorus he says something like ‘stepping back into these shoes and it feels so goooood’ wtf?! I feared the day that my favourite bands started making generic cookie cutter radio rock but that day has come :-(

  • Philip

    I don’t know Animal-Kingdom, it sounds like you’re making this stuff up just to troll. I’m hard pressed believing your claims…

  • Tim

    Yeah what was up with that. It was a bit strange. I think it might grow but I don’t know.

  • Animal-Kingdom

    What have I got to gain by making shit up?? I’m pretty sure I wasn’t the only person listening to the stream that night… People on here acting like I’m claiming I invented the question mark or some shit!

  • BillyL

    Animal-Kingdom, what do most people gain from making shit up on the internet? Attention and sense of fucked up satisfaction.

    Actually, what speaks to the fact that you are “making shit up”, is that you’re acting surprised about the fact that you’re being accused of making shit up on the internet.

    Why don’t you just sit back and wait? You’re either truthful and then you’ll get to say ‘I told you so’, or you’re full of shit…only time can and will tell.

  • Billy Corgans Dog Zero

    “stepping back into these shoes and it feels so goooood” thats almost what I heard but it was more like

    “Stepping back into these shoes and it feels so gooddd makes me lighter fighting tiger at the local zoo”

    It’s like Audioslave and a mix of Pearl Jam when they were playing with Cornell in temple of the dog.

    Also the Bass is real loud at one point made my speakers pop!

    So 1st single is like live To Rise but more slow then fast like Rusty cage then like cochise type scream that gos for at least 15 secs. I can’t upload it because it is ILLEGAL!

  • Mayan’s A Cunt

    You’re all a bunch of shitheads.

  • bon3z

    omg u gays, where’s the song?

  • Luke

    LMAO wow a lot of laughs reding through this bullshit! I’m sure the new album will live up to Matt Camerons words, “This album does not suck”

  • Deviate

    I heard the chorus were something like “never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down, never gonna run around and desert you”

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/lemonlang nevernamed

    Animal-Kingdom, just go away man. You’re a fraud and thats all there is to it. You’re afraid of the band getting pissed off?? sounds like a cop out for a loser sitting in his mommys basement trying to get his 15 mins of fame.

  • SuperSG

    Alright…SO WHERE THE FUCK CAN I FIND A RECORDING OF THE EDMONTON BROADCAST?

  • Spoonman

    ^^^^^^agreed.

  • Animal-Kingdom

    Believe what u want nevernamed, I’m not making anything up… I’m not uploading a 400mb WAV file onto the Internet and risking getting into trouble by breaking copyright laws because you can’t wait a few more days to hear it! Get off the computer and go outside or something, it’s a lovely day.

  • Dreux

    I don’t know why people are freaking out over some (admittedly almost decent) troll. Just wait for the song to be released (or leaked).

  • SuperSG

    gimme a solid description of how Cornell is singing. Better vocals than in AudioSlave, right?

  • Billy Corgans Dog Zero

    Much better than AudioSlave more like Temple of the Dog. He screams for a good 20secs then gos real low like in 4th of july then BOOM the bass gos BOOM ba BOOM bab ba ba fafa Agoo a ga. cool riff by Ben.

    You can also hear Matt at one point screaming too first time I ever heard him yell like that and slam the cymbal real hard, like hes pissed off.

    400mb is a big file I once tried and upload a 500mb file and my Harddrive went on fire.

  • MAYAN CALENDAR 2012

    WHY ARE YOU WOMEN EVEN SURPRISED BY SOUNDGARDENS RETURN TO MEDIOCRE RISE IN THE WORLD OF ROCK MUSIC ??? I TOLD YOU ALL BEFORE, IF YOU WANT SOUNDGARDEN TO CONTINUE ON THE PATH TO ABSOLUTE BOREDOM , THEN KEEP ON SUPPORTIN THIS BAND, BUY ALL THE RECORDS AND LISTEN TO THEIR SONGS, GO TO THEIR CONCERTS AND KEEP PROMOTING THIS BULLSHIT OF A POOR EXCUSE TO EVEN BE IN A ROCK BAND NAMED : SOUNDGARDEN

    I HAVE ALREADY PERSONALLY EMAILED SOUNDGARDEN’S MANAGEMENT, THEIR RECORD LABEL ( UNIVERSAL MUSIC ) AND I HAVE EVEN SENT CHRIS CORNELL A TWEET. HE HAS RESPONDED KINDLY BY SAYING KING ANIMAL WILL BE NON STOP RADIO FRIENDLY MAINSTREAMED FUN TIME ROCK N ROLL SONGS WITH NO REAL CONNECTION TO GRUNGE, BUT CHRIS CORNELL HAS ALSO SAID THAT MAYBE NEXT YEAR, THEY WILL RELEASE A SECOND ALBUM AND GUESS WHAT?? IT WILL BE NAMED : SONIC HEAVEN, AND ALL THE SONGS WILL SOUND SO UNDERGROUND, SO PUNK, SO MUCH THAT PERHAPS , YOU WONT EVEN KNOW THIS IS SOUNDGARDEN ANYMORE, CHRIS TOLD ME IN HIS EMAIL THAT THE SECOND SOUNDGARDEN COMEBACK ALBUM : SONIC HEAVEN, MIGHT HAVE NOT ONLY FASTER SONGS, AND HARDER ROCKING SONGS, BUT WITHOUT VOCALS , JUST INSTRUMENTALS LIKE 2 OR 3. BUT WHAT CHRIS CORNELL HAS REQUESTED FROM FANS ON TWITTER IS THAT IF THEY REALLY DONT LIKE THE NEW DIRECTION SOUNDGARDEN IS GOING IN, THEY CAN CHANGE THE OUTCOME OF THE SECOND NEW ALBUM : SONIC HEAVEN BY GOING ON TWITTER OR SENDING CORNELL MORE EMAILS , EXPRESSING HOW MUCH THEY REALLY WANT THE GRUNGE ROCK SEATTLE SOUND TO COME BACK. SO ONCE AGAIN, THE FANBASE DOES MATTER. IF YOU WANT SOUNDGARDEN TO STAY THE SAME AND SOUND JUST AS ANGRY, REBELLIOUS, UNPREDICTABLE , AND LOUD , THEN EMAIL CHRIS CORNELL, GET ON TWITTER. DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO CONVINCE THE BAND TO CHANGE THEIR SOUND NEXT TIME FROM RADIO FRIENDLY TO FUCKING UNFRIENDLY ANGRY GRUNGE PUNK ROCK SONGS. AND HERES A SURPRISE, SUPPOSEDLY LAST YEAR, CHRIS CORNELL AND TOM MORELLO DECIDED TO BECOME FRIENDS AGAIN AFTER THEIR AUDIOSLAVE BREAKUP. CHRIS TOLD ME THAT MAYBE , JUST MAYBE TOM MORELLO WILL RECORD A FEW SONGS WITH SOUNDGARDEN , JUST TO GIVE THEM SOME MORE AUDIOSLAVE / RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE POLITICAL PUNK TNT TO THEIR GRUNGE COMEBACK . SO EVERYONE STAY TUNED AND HOPE FOR THE BEST! ONCE AGAIN, THIS IS NOT A JOKE, THIS NOT ME TROLLING ON HERE. THIS IS GONNA BE THE SECRET SOUNDGARDEN DOESNT WANT EVERYONE TO KNOW ABOUT BUT NOW YOU KNOW :)

  • edvedder

    Lyrics sound similar to bad audioslave if what they say is true

    The original fire has died and gone but the riot inside moves on..

  • SuperSG

    Its seems Billy Corgans Dog Zero has a more positive outlook of the song. Tell me Dog Zero, is the song gonna be successful? Is it better than whats out there today?

  • Animal-Kingdom

    Better vocals than Audioslave? That’s debatable, his vocals in Audioslave were pretty good I thought, they just couldn’t wrote good songs together after the first album.
    He’s got the high pitched vocals going on in the new song which he lacked in Audioslave but the same terrible lyrics he was known for during that time are present (what was that Audioslave song where the lyrics were ”I’ll stroke your feathers” etc?!) not sure why people are doubting the lyrics I typed are real!! Sure they’re bad but haven’t you heard Audioslave?! Those lyrics were AWFUL!

  • SuperSG

    Sooo his voice is great again, classic high pitched Cornell…but was his voice all messed with like on live to rise?

  • Spoonman

    dont encourage this troll

  • Animal-Kingdom

    Other than the high pitched/screamed parts his voice sounds exactly as it does on ‘Live To Rise’, but why wouldn’t it?? It’s been recorded around the same time…

    ‘Been Away too long but no ones gonna stop me singing this song’ is bad but is it worse than

    ‘And when I’m tired of feeling black
    Spread the wings upon your back
    Take us high above it all
    Stroke your feathers ’til we fall back down again, ah-ah-ah’

    Your beloved Chris wrote that shit so all you non believers can put that in your pipe and smoke it! The mans been writing poor lyrics for years!!

  • SuperSG

    what song was that?

  • Brett Buchanan

    Animal-Kingdom’s a troll who has trolled on here before. He’s even commented on this story from a few IP addresses. Nice try though.

  • Drew

    Thanks Brett for confirming this!

  • SuperSG

    was he Billy Corgans Dog Zero? Which other names did he use? BAN HIM!¡!¡!¡!¡!¡!¡!¡!

  • Luke

    Until we fall

  • Brett Buchanan

    The Billy Corgans Dog Zero guy has also trolled here under many names. Invisible, Mr. Magoo, Bobs Burgers, Jake, IHopi, and many other names.

  • Brett Buchanan

    The only person on here who has actually heard the song is the SoundgardenWorld member I quoted in the article and the DJ I spoke to.

  • SuperSG

    FUCK !¡!¡!¡! oh well, thanks Brett. That last bit of info was actually a mood booster! Thanks

  • Jersey1221

    Brett, could you do us ALL a favor and just disable comments on your posts/articles? That eliminates all the b.s. and aggravation.

  • peace_frog

    I would agree with AIC. I almost said “except” them. But I bet when they did rotten apple, you were not praising it. The new album is less like Dirt or Facelift and more of a mix of Rotten Apple and other songs. Yes you can live with that because it was a great mix. I cant disagree. But thats one band that really didnt have a coice but to find a new singer and we all got lucky that new music was made. And I would also agree it met up to specifications of what we might have wanted.

    You will make whatever case you want, but so far you are using AIC as your only example of grunge that stayed grunge in your eyes. Im asking Mayan specifically(sorry to all of you and myself) becasue he seems to love grunge, but bash any new style of old grunge bands. Infact saying they are grunge no more.

    On top of that question, can i ask what you currently listen to , Mayan? Give me a top 5 with no reasons. I just want to know what you are listening to these days.

  • MAYAN CALENDAR 2012

    I have the perfect solution to everyones problem. We want all want to hear the original Soundgarden, but it seems like the band is stubborn, doesnt want to go back to grunge punk angry music. So how about we all encourage Soundgarden to follow in Green Days direction? Their newest album : Uno ( 2012 ) has songs like Kill The DJ and Nuclear Family. Thats what Soundgarden needs to do now is make a classic GARAGE ROCK album, instead of making this modern rock radio friendly nonsense. King Animal sounds like its goin to be pureply rock music built upon pop sounds mixed with some loud guitars, drum beats and aged vocals, but honestly I dont see where Soundgarden is going with this modern version of what grunge used to be. So the only solution is the GARAGE. And its kinda ironic that Soundgarden come from seattle, because the pacific northwest region is also the birth place of the Garage Rock and Surf Rock revolution of the 1950s – 1960s . Rock bands like the Ventures, the Sonics with Louie , Louie and the Kingsman all made it possible for a band like Green Day to develop its special hard punky fast paced garage lose rock n roll sound. So thats what Soundgarden need to do : FORGET THE MODERN WATERDOWNED GRUNGE COMEBACK APPROACH!! TOTALLY FORGET IT , INSTEAD MAKE SOMETHING GREEN DAYS UNO, DOS, TRE OR GREEN DAYS SIDE PROJECT: THE FOXBORO HOT TUBS :) I really believe that Green Day can help turn Soundgarden around. Since Chris Cornell isnt really motivated these days to bring back grunge rock or punk rock of any kind.

  • peace_frog

    Id just say its not his “job” to bring back anything. Its his job to make music he likes and to be an artist. What you think CLEARLY matters not to him.

    Ive seen some great comics go out and do drama movies. Drama that I was moved by. Some other cant go off in a whole new direction and make it work.

    Id see soundgarden as artists , not just remaking the same shit over and over. What fun is that. If you dont like it, move on. There are so many bands Im sure you can find one you like.

    Have you ever liked a band and then grew out of them , but not because their music style changed that much? I know I have. Why cant we just leave the topic alone just a little. We all know the opinions and when the album drops, its going to get retarded in here. So lets take a few steps back and realize that the REAL foolish talk hasnt even started yet. And that sad considering a band most of us love is going to put out an album that I bet will be pretty stellar. Maybe not Rusty Cage etc material. But it will have lovers and haters and the shit will hit the fan soon enough. All this is just a prelude to a nightmare soon to come.

  • MAYAN CALENDAR 2012

    Okay so you want to know what im listening to right now? Sure, heres my list , in fact i have these bands on my mp3 flash player :)

    1) GREEN DAY
    2) FOXBORO HOT TUBS ( GREEN DAY’S OTHER BAND )
    3) VELVET REVOLVER
    4) NIRVANA
    5) FOO FIGHTERS
    6) PEARL JAM
    7) JET
    8) HIVES
    9) MOONEY SUZUKI
    10) HELLACOPTERS
    11) RAMONES
    12) MC5

    Is that a good enough answer for you??
    Soundgarden really need to bring back hard angry energy charged punk rock grunge style music. Mixed with a bit of gararge rock from the 1960s – 1970s. You know how some people think Soundgarden used to sound something like Black Sabbath and the Stooges? Well why not also have some MC5, Ramones, Green Day, Foxboro Hot Tubs, Velvet Revolver, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, JET, The Hives, The Mooney Suzuki, The Hellacopters mixed in also?? IF SOUNDGARDEN WONT PLAY GRUNGE SONGS ANYMORE, WONT RECORD GRUNGE ROCK MUSIC ANYMORE, THEN MAKE GARAGE – PUNK ROCK INSTEAD :)

  • peace_frog

    I didnt ask for an answer “good enough for me”, just a regular answer.

    Why , may I ask , can you accept PJ making changes and being so different almost one album to the next, but can accept a bit of change from SG? I can understand dissapointment and venting about it since it might be one of the last bands left on you list that can supply what your ears need, but maybe come at it at a different angle. Just a thought.

    I understand all your arguments. Even if I dont agree with all of it. Id just like you to say you are disappointed and move on. The brash, mad, ugly tone that comes trough when you talk is probably more detrimental to you than what you say. Its how you say it. I dont think you will change , but I hope you concider becoming a more valuble member here than just a bitter hater. Think about…….or dont.

  • fngodhead

    I am the guy that heard the song yesterday I had a hard time hearing what he was saying except when he sang I have been away too long part.

  • MAYAN CALENDAR 2012

    Peace Frog, quit psycho analyzing me ok?? IM NOT HERE TO DISCUSS MY FEELINGS ALRIGHT?? Im here to discuss the way Soundgarden sounds right now and so far to me at least and im sure to some people in here. Soundgarden is sounding more like Audioslave 2012 ok??? If Chris Cornell really wanted to keep up this radio friendly watered slow energy rock n roll approach then he should of stayed with Audioslave and ironically, I was just about to really appreciate and respect that rock band so much back in 2007 , it really sucks they had to break up like that. Revelations was one of Audioslaves best album , it had soul and energy. Just listen to The Original Fire and Revelations if you dont agree with me. Because thats what the new Soundgarden is starting to sound like, but without the energy. As for my list?? Well I wonder what your opinion is of the garage rock , punk rock and rock bands i listed above?? DO YOU LIKE THOSE BANDS ? DO YOU THINK SOUNDGARDEN SHOULD SOUND MORE LIKE THAT AND HOW DO YOU THINK SOUNDGARDEN WOULD DO IF THEY DID TAKE MY SUGGESTIONS?? :) im not mad or anything , just wanna talk about how Soundgarden and ALL GRUNGE ROCK BANDS should sound again ok?

  • Brett Buchanan

    fngodhead thanks for stopping by here.

  • MAYAN CALENDAR 2012

    BRETT . WILL YOU PLEASE EMAIL SOUNDGARDEN?? AND TELL THEM I WANT THEM TO MAKE A NEW ALBUM CALLED SONIC HEAVEN AND MAKE BETTER GRUNGE ROCK MUSIC??

  • Billy Corgans Dog Zero

    MAYAN CALENDAR 2012 you have Green Day no1 here is a link that tells how they are. http://tinyurl.com/9cvzd6w

    Now back to the new soundgarden song which I heard. Well you know from a source. It sounds like Badmotorfinger with some Queen mixed in then BOOM the bass gos fucking nuts! The vox is rocks off the cocks n focks then gos ape shit. Best Vox of 2012 fa sure.

  • fngodhead

    You bet Brett, I check this site every day I just don’t post that much.I can’t believe im the only one that heard the song. I really wish I could give more info it just happened so fast I was freaking out but it sounds like mistress Carrie and that guy from Boston radio heard it and sounds close to my description and I didn’t get to hear the whole thing.

  • peace_frog

    Well if I can psychoanalize you, I should be making more money. Cmon, just say you are frustrated OK?? Im just saying its obvious ok?? And I loved Audioslave OK??? I was always disappointed they didnt tour for that album ok?? But bands change ok?? They just do , its a fact.

    “Revelations was one of Audioslaves best album , it had soul and energy. Just listen to The Original Fire and Revelations if you dont agree with me. Because thats what the new Soundgarden is starting to sound like, but without the energy”…

    How do you know. You gave two examples, saying “that was the best” then you go on to compare that to an album you havent heard yet. OK? So by your standards, one song doesnt make an album, but two songs might. So if Soundgarden has two songs that sound close to The Original Fire and Revelations but maybe better, and the rest of the album is close, will you say its great or will you scream about how its closer to how great audioslave was and not how great soundgarden was. Clearly you like both, so your argument is shit. You base your music facination on band names and not mucical taste ok??

  • Billy Corgans Dog Zero

    fngodhead wow that’s way to much information. Brett hire the guy to be a reporter at Grungereport.net immediately.

    The best part of the song is when the drums speed up super fast then Matt c gos nuts with a death metal yell. awesome awesome epic shit

  • peace_frog

    any link yet? OR a ruff idea where to look.

  • Mayan C is a d-bag

    Dont get me wrong, I love Alice in chains but did you not notice the similarity of the songs from black gives way to blue from the older songs?? Listen to private hell, then down in a hole. You can sing the lyrics from down in a hole to it. When the sun rose again sounds like the solo from jars of flies, last of my kind sounds like a version of dirt, from the album dirt, lesson learned sounds like a b- side from boggy depot, your decision has heaven inside you influences, I could go on about every song. Take the time to listen and compare and prove me wrong. Still love the chains though even though Devall supports the worst president in history.

  • Brett Buchanan

    I think the best thing to do is try and trick some radio stations into thinking everybody else is already playing it to trick them into playing it. Pretend like you’ve heard it already on a competing station or something. Then get them to play it and record it on the web stream of their station.

  • Ben

    @ Brett

    Worth a try Brett… but I doubt it would work. I’m pretty sure most would know when it was meant to be released.

    BTW you seriously need to do something about these trolls… they are spoiling the site big time! I’m all for people giving their opinions but these trolls are just spewing crap all over this site!

  • Ben

    @ Mayan C is a d-bag

    I agree AIC hasn’t really changed their sound that much from album to album. I have no problem with Duvall and think he is a great singer… I hope he gets a bit more freedom in the next album and they diversify there sound a bit. Don’t get me wrong… got nothing against AIC just would like to hear something bit different next album.

  • Dreux

    I think Alice in Chains did a great job of making each album sound different, by taking their own unique sound to different places. Dirt is very aggressive, dark, and metallic, and serves as the “pure” record of their sound (meaning, when people think AiC, they think Dirt). Jar of Flies (my favorite) is melancholic and “haunted”, and really highlights the band’s melodic qualities and ability to bring their style to different genres (“Swing On This”). Their self-titled album is very sludgy, low-tempo, and incredibly somber. Where Dirt is angry and aggressive, self-titled FEELS exhausted and broken. It takes more elements from Jar of Flies than anything else, and isn’t simply Dirt 2. All that said, Black Gives Way to Blue is very much “just an AiC album”, but I think of it a bit like self-titled. Whereas self-titled was, basically, a super-dark amalgamation of Dirt and Jar of Flies, highlighting the gloom of those albums (think “Hate to Feel”, “Angry Chair”, and “Rotten Apple”), BGWTB manages to highlight the more melodic, kinda-but-not-really-upbeat aspects of those albums (“Would?” and “I Stay Away”/”No Excuses”). Really, BGWTB was what is was supposed to be: a new AiC album, giving another pure record of their sound, highlighting all the elements from their first life. Hopefully, they take that new amalgamation to different, surprising places on the new album.

  • Animal-Kingdom

    I can guarantee I haven’t posted under any other name on this post so don’t know what Brett is talking about… Unless he means the site in general? I posted on here a few months ago with a different name.
    Anyway, I’m not a troll but whatever, you’ll be hearing the song soon and you can all eat your words then.

  • Woman of Golden Words

    I can’t wait to hear this. Shame on the trolls…

  • MAYAN CALENDAR 2012

    EVERYONE :) I GOT GOOD NEWS
    KING AMIMAL ( FULL SOUNDGARDEN ALBUM ) IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOAD
    AND SOUNDGARDEN HAVE JUST POSTED ON THEIR FORUM THAT A SECOND MORE GRUNGE FRIENDLY ALBUM IS ALSO BEING RECORDED IN THE STUDIO RIGHT NOW, THEY MIGHT RELEASE SONIC HEAVEN , AS A SECOND ALBUM WITH B-SIDES LATER IN THE SPRING OF 2013 NEXT YEAR !! :D IM SO EXCITED

  • MAYAN CALENDAR 2012

    HERES A COMPLETE LISTING OF THE NEW SOUNDGARDEN ALBUM: KING ANIMAL

    1 – Worst Dreams
    2 – Blood On The Valley Floor
    3 – Escape To Neverland
    4 – Water Down Below
    5 – Thousand Years
    6 – King Animal
    7 – Hard Times
    8 – Forgive The Enemy
    9 – Motorcity Bastard
    10 – Bounty Hunter

    ONE 2 UNRELEASED B-SIDES FROM THE TELEPHANTASM RECORDINGS
    1 – Guitar Zero
    2 – Jacked Up

    ENJOY :)

    THIS IS THE OFFICIAL LIST

  • MAYAN CALENDAR 2012

    Coming this November 2012 to a record store near you
    Its Soundgarden like you have never heard them before

    Get ready to buy or download their new double album cd
    CD 1 ( King Animal ) Modern Rock Album
    1-Worst Dreams
    2-Blood On The Valley Floor
    3-Escape To Neverland
    4-Been Away Too Long
    5-Thousand Years
    6-King Animal
    7-Hard Times
    8-Forgive The Enemy
    9-Motorcity Bastard
    10-Bounty Hunter

    BSides:
    1-Guitar Zero
    2-Jacked Up

    CD 2 ( Sonic Heaven ) Grunge Punk Album
    1-Alpha Punk
    2-Storm Blues
    3-Hell On Earth
    4-Police Radio
    5-Witchcraft
    6-Revoltage
    7-Hammer & Nails
    8-BSharp
    9-Evil Knivel
    10-Sonic Heaven
    11-Coal Mine Fucker
    12-Dirt Money
    13-God’s Talking
    14-Bitch On Fire
    15-Soul Justice
    16-Rock n Roll Misery
    17-Washed Up Heroes
    18-War Drums
    19-Gasoline Mad
    20-Cant Complain

    BSides:
    1-Tornado Alley
    2-Love To Hate

    THERE
    NOW EVERYONE CAN BE HAPPY
    FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO LIKE TO BE ENTERTAINED BY MINDLESS LOUD RADIO ROCK MUSIC WITH NO MESSAGE, NO PASSION, NO REAL FEELINGS , ENJOY CD 1 : KING ANIMAL

    BUT THOSE OF YOU WHO REALLY DO WANT THE OLD SOUNDGARDEN TO COME BACK AND ROCK YOUR SOCK OFF, THERES CD 2: SONIC HEAVEN

    ENJOY

    DISCLAIMER: THE FOLLOWING SONG LISTS FROM SOUNDGARDEN ARE BOTH THEIR IDEALS AND MY IDEALS FOR A PERFECT DOUBLE CD ALBUM IN 2012. ENJOY MOTHER FUCKERS AND ROCK ON SOUNDGARDEN

  • *burps*

    Mayan….

    An Hero

    ….you should look into it.

  • SuperSG

    FUCK YOURSELF IN YOUR HOMOSEXUAL ASS UNTIL YOU PROLAPSE MAYAN QUEER!!! YOU THINK THAT JUST BECAUSE SOUNDGARDEN ARENT ABLE TO BE SO AWFUL AS TO MAKE A TITLE CALLED ‘SONIC HEAVEN’, WITH THE SHITTIEST, MOST EMO ROCK SONG TITLES EVER MAKES THEIR ACTUAL ALBUM AND MUSIC HAVE NO MESSEGE?!?! FUCK YOU.

  • Kiwi84

    This is the first time i have been to this forum but i have been to alot of other soundgarden forums and i always come across MAYAN CALENDAR 2012 and he just talks and stirs up shit. Just remove him and let real soundgarden fans have their say.

  • Kiwi84

    I can see that MAYAN CALENDAR 2012 just coppies and pastes his comments on different forums i Have seen the same posts from him over and over. Get a fucking life dude.

  • Zane

    To respond to some things in this thread..

    First off..

    according to the wikipedia on Smashing Pumpkins…I found this..”Corgan said the group will make no more full-length records in order to focus exclusively on singles, explaining, “The listening patterns have changed, so why are we killing ourselves to do albums, to create balance, and do the arty track to set up the single? It’s done.”

    Sounds like Billy is more of a sell out than anyone..let’s focus on singles…that’s what the kids want

    Also, Corgan and his band reformed, but when Soundgarden does it he says it’s for the money. I think it’s fair to say Billy is a little jealous of Soundgarden. When I think of great bands from the 90’s, Smashing Pumpkins is at the bottom of my list.

    Grunge? Grunge is a style of Music during the early years of GEN X. It was a style that defined a mood. A mood that was shared by the youth of the time. There is no more Grunge. The bands who were prevalent in that time have either disbanded or matured. GEN X grew up, as well as the artists of that Generation. So the music made by the artists of our Generation has changed as well, which is a reflection of their experiences.

    My point is…

    Billy Corgan is a child who isn’t a very good singer but a hell of a guitarist. He is jealous of the lasting effect that Soundgarden has.

    Soundgarden broke up over all kinds of personality issues. The main personality being Cornell. Cornell went on to do solo projects and then Audioslave. Releasing SCREAM was gutsy but an overall bad move. He lost credibility with his fans. So he returned to his roots and reformed the band that made him great.

    Overall, I think that the members of Soundgarden have reached a level of maturity and can now deal with their fame and the legacy that Billy Corgan will never have.

  • Matt

    Chris Cornell’s vocals on this track are not that good compared to that “Live To Rise” song.