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Coloring Club Plus — 3/14/19

Mar 14

 

 

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Today’s musical selection is in honor of the late, great Chris Cornell. I first heard Chris in Soundgarden’s Superunknown and was hooked from there. Soundgarden was together from 1984 to 1997.  Audioslave came into being in 2001.

Per wikipedia: Audioslave was an American rock supergroup formed in Los Angeles in 2001 and remained together until early in 2007. The four-piece band consisted of Soundgarden lead singer/rhythm guitarist Chris Cornell and Rage Against the Machine members Tom Morello (lead guitar), Tim Commerford (bass/backing vocals), and Brad Wilk (drums). The self-titled debut album, Audioslave, was released on November 19, 2002, and entered the Billboard 200 chart at No. 7 after selling 162,000 copies in its first week. It was certified gold by the RIAA within a month of release, and by 2006 achieved triple platinum status.

Audioslave made their live debut on November 25, 2002, performing a brief concert on the roof of the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in New York City for the Late Show with David Letterman. This was the first time any band had appeared on Letterman’s marquee. That year’s KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas was their first official paying concert, in which the band played on the first night, December 7, after giving a secret club show the night before. Toward the end of the band’s six-song set, Cornell told the audience, “These guys saved my life this year”, and the show ended with his bandmates hugging him…During this time, there was a rumor that Cornell had checked himself into drug rehabilitation. He later confirmed it in an interview with Metal Hammer that was conducted from a clinic payphone. In a San Diego CityBEAT article, Cornell explained that he went through “a horrible personal crisis” during the making of the first record, staying in rehab for two months and separating from his wife. He credited Morello, Commerford and Wilk with helping him rebound from the difficult period.

The music video for the third single, “Show Me How to Live”, [this video] was banned from MTV, reportedly because it shows the band in a high-speed car chase running police cars and motorcycles off the road.

Show Me How to Live

Audioslave

And with the early dawn moving right along
I couldn’t buy an eyeful of sleep
And in the aching night under satellites
I was not received
Built with stolen parts, a telephone in my heart
Someone get me a priest
To put my mind to bed, this ringing in my head
Is this a cure or is this a disease?

Nail in my hand
From my creator
You gave me life
Now show me how to live
Nail in my hand
From my creator
You gave me life
Now show me how to live

And in the after birth on the quiet earth
Let the stains remind you
You thought you made a man, you better think again
Before my role defines you

Nail in my hand
From my creator
You gave me life
Now show me how to live
Nail in my hand
From my creator
You gave me life
Now show me how to live

And in your waiting hands I will land
And roll out of my skin
And in your final hours I will stand
Ready to begin
Ready to begin
Ready to begin
Ready to begin

Nail in my hand
From my creator
You gave me life
Now show me how to live
Nail in my hand
From my creator
You gave me life
Now show me how to live

Show me how to live
Show me how to live
Show me how to live
Show me how to live

Songwriters: audioslave

Chris ended his own life on 5/18/17 in a hotel.

8 thoughts on “Coloring Club Plus — 3/14/19

    1. Yes he did ❤ He was a very sensitive artistic individual as well. Just some of the comments he made in different places made me think he didn't being treated as a commodity.

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