Friday, May 19, 2017

Back in the '90s, learning the main riff from "Outshined" was step one for every kid who picked up a guitar. Chris Cornell easily had one of the best voices in the history of rock music, but he was also a wildly inventive guitarist alongside Kim Thayil. Most people don't realize that nearly every Soundgarden song is in an odd time signature because they flow so smoothly thanks to Cornell's skill at lyric melody and arrangement. Most of us didn't even realize we were head banging in 7/8 time. He was truly one of the greats.