335 Wash Away the Rain with Soundgarden

I feel like it’s almost unfair for me to write anything about Soundgarden’s Superunknown. Only because I moved to the Pacific Northwest (about 2 hours north of Seattle) the year it was released. It was huge.

Superunknown is the forth album from Soundgarden released in 1994. It was a critical and commercial success. I’ve read that it was a breakthrough album, but again, I was living north of Seattle at the time so it didn’t really seem like it to me. This is the album with “Black Hole Sun,” “Spoonman,” and “My Wave,” just to name a few. The album was nominated for Best Rock Album at the Grammys and “Spoonman” and “Black Hole Sun” actually brought Grammys home.

I don’t particularly remember loving the entire album when it came out. “Black Hole Sun” was, and remains, a favorite. But, out of 15 songs, only seven are in my library today. I think I was more attracted to Chris Cornell than the band’s music. I mean, that voice, those eyes, the super long hair he had before this album. I dunno.

A&M, 1994

A&M, 1994