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Live On I-5

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Album Review

On the heels of Soundgarden’s 2010 reunion, which included a retrospective released in time for that year’s holidays, the group dug their scrapped 1996 live album out of the vault and prepped it for release as 2011’s Live on I-5. These tapes never came out in the late ‘90s because the band fell apart, leaving the project abandoned. Live on I-5 is not quite prime Soundgarden; the band is pushing their OK 1996 effort Down on the Upside, and while there isn’t much palpable tension in the performances, they’re not quite inspired, either. The group is in full-fledged pro mode, hitting their marks with efficiency and occasional power if not much flair. If anything, the 15-year delay-numerals nicely dovetail with the salute to the Pacific Coast freeway I-5, making these tapes sound better than they would have back in the ‘90s. Then it would have seemed perfunctory; now, it is a reminder that at one point, Soundgarden was a clean, efficient machine.

Biography

Formed: 1984 in Seattle, WA

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '10s

Soundgarden made a place for heavy metal in alternative rock. Their fellow Seattle rockers Green River may have spearheaded the grunge sound, but they relied on noise rock in the vein of the Stooges. Similarly, Jane's Addiction were too fascinated with prog rock and performance art to appeal to a wide array of metal fans. Soundgarden, however, developed directly out of the grandiose blues-rock of Led Zeppelin and the sludgy, slow riffs of Black Sabbath. Which isn't to say they were a straight-ahead...
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