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Coloring Club Plus — 8/13/19

Aug 13

Aug 13a

Per wikipedia:
Audioslave was an American rock supergroup formed in Los Angeles in 2001. 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). Critics first described Audioslave as a combination of Soundgarden and Rage Against the Machine, but by the band’s second album, Out of Exile, it was noted that they had established a separate identity.

In its six years of existence, Audioslave released three albums, received three Grammy nominations, sold more than eight million records worldwide and became the first American rock band to perform an open-air concert in Cuba.

Audioslave disbanded in February 2007 when Cornell issued a statement announcing that he was permanently leaving the band “due to irresolvable personality conflicts as well as musical differences.” The 2007 Rage Against the Machine reunion and tour involving the rest of the band, as well as solo albums released that same year by Morello and Cornell, cemented the supergroup’s permanent demise. On January 20, 2017, three days after announcing their reunion, Audioslave performed together for the first time in over a decade at Prophets of Rage’s Anti-Inaugural Ball. In the early hours of May 18, 2017, Chris Cornell was found dead in his hotel room in Detroit, at the age of 52, after playing a Soundgarden show.

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. It is the most successful Audioslave album to date, having sold more than three million copies in the United States alone.

Bring Em Back Alive” is the cut I chose from the lengthy album (over 65 minutes!) There are so many great songs on it, but everything/everyone meshes to perfection in this song. The lyrics are dark, and the music is heavy, but it is hypnotic in its goodness. It may not have the magic in the daylight that it had around midnight when I was listening to it, but then again, listen for yourself and see.

I was on my way to the center of the sun
When I lost my wings and I fell into a crowd
And they carried me to the hole in the ground
And they buried me
Where no one could see
And no one would be around

I am a virus

I live in silence

I was on my way to a city in the clouds
When I lost my mind and I had to settle down
Then I had a dream of an island in the sea
Where the lepers die
Where no one survives
And no one can hear the cries

I am a virus

I live in silence

And just like the heathens thinking
On our feet we believe in God
And with one step, two steps
Three steps toward the graveyard
On the high road to remembering
It seems that we have forgot

I am a virus

I live in silence

Songwriters:
TIMOTHY COMMERFORD,
CHRISTOPHER J. CORNELL,
TOM MORELLO,
BRAD J. WILK

11 thoughts on “Coloring Club Plus — 8/13/19

  1. Thanks Max. I ordered a new book and pencils so you might be seeing changes soon. Yes, Chris was one of a kind. A genuine talent. It makes me so angry he was lost to drugs. It makes me angry his personal security person was not with him the night he made a terrible choice.

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  2. Audioslave could have been another Led Zeppelin. It’s ironic that this happened right after they reunited. What I still don’t understand is why his personal body guard wasn’t with him that night in the hotel room.

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