on June 21, 2002
It was the Soundgarden 1994 release Superunknown that catapulted the group into superstardom, but it was 1991's Badmotorfinger in which the group found their sound. This video was filmed 2 years before Superunknown, back when Soundgarden could still legitimately be called "Seattle's best kept secret" (except for the Melvins, but that's another review).
Taken from a performance at the Paramount Theater in Seattle, this video shows the boys in prime form. Matt Cameron is just about the best modern rock drummer there is, providing the rumble that allows Kim Thayil (and occasionally singer Chris Cornell) to lay the Heaviest guitars this side of the Misty Mountains.
If you aren't already into Soundgarden, I wouldn't recommend watching this movie first. Buy Badmotorfinger, listen to it, and then watch this. The "Black Hole" Soundgarden fan may tend to find this video dragging on at times.
True fans of the band, or anyone who caught them in the early 90's will enjoy this trip down memory lane.
on July 7, 1999
The music put together was excellent. A good look at the band's real talent live. But the visuals are lacking some. Director Kevin Kerslake makes the whole concert look like a low budget video.With his clips thrown together, trying too make it fit with the mood of the songs, but fails miserably.