Soundgarden can't make a bad album

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 September 2013
Chris Cornell

Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell

Soundgarden claim is it "not possible" for them to make a bad record, because they're all so critical of themselves and each other

Soundgarden claim is it "not possible" for them to make a bad record.

The 'Black Hole Sun' grunge rockers - Chris Cornell, Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron and Ben Shepherd - believe that because they are so critical of themselves and each other, any weak ideas will be rooted out before they record anything.

Guitarist Kim said: "You've got four guys who are pretty self-critical of each other, how could a bad record come out of that?

"How could anyone come out with a bad idea when it's three other guys laughing and saying 'what the f***k is that? It's not possible for us to do a bad record.

"Here's how it's possible to have a bad record, you got one jackass who runs the whole thing, and a bunch of guys they hire around them .. if you've got a band where one guy calls the shot, that band is gonna suck."

The group originally split in 1997, but made a comeback in 2010, releasing a new album, 'King Animal' in 2012 and have been pleased with the positive response it got.

Bassist Ben said: "I would hear a lot like, 'Oh you guys actually made a record that is good for a comeback record' and I was like 'Well what do you expect?'

"I guess the other bands that have reunited don't really care or something ... us four smart asses, what, we're gonna put out something crappy? No."

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