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Soundgarden

Soundgarden was a seminal Seattle rock band who helped to define the sound that came to be called grunge. They are often considered one of the "big four" Seattle bands of the era, along with Nirvana, Alice in Chains, and Pearl Jam.

Soundgarden was formed in 1984 by Chris Cornell (drums & vocals) and Hiro Yamamoto (bass), and was later joined by Kim Thayil (guitar). (Thayil had moved to Seattle from Illinois with Yamamoto and Bruce Pavitt, who would later start Sub Pop Records.) The band was named after an outdoor art/sound installation called "The Sound Garden" located on NOAA property near Seattle's Magnuson Park which makes eerie sounds when the wind blows.

Cornell originally played drums while singing, but the band enlisted Scott Sundquist to free Cornell up to concentrate on vocals. The band recorded two songs which appeared on a compilation for C/Z Records called Deep Six which also featured songs by Green River, Skin Yard, and The Melvins.

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years active 1984–1997
origin Seattle, Washington
country United States
status Dissolved
music genre Alternative rock
Grunge music
current members Chris Cornell
Kim Thayil
Matt Cameron
Ben Shepherd
past members Hiro Yamamoto
Scott Sundquist
Jason Everman

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