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I think Better Living Through Chemistry is my favourite QOTSA song so I go with that
also I really like Johnny Cash's cover of Rusty Cage
Probably only the fifth best track on badmotorfinger but it still wins.
Love the main riff its built on.
Rusty Cage by a country mile.
(And I'm a fan of QOTSA)
but I've never got on with Cornell's voice, so QOTSA edge it this time
but only just. Rusty Cage > most things. But not that.
Both were included on many a summer mix by me Back In The Day.
before i really knew what time signatures were... i'd be able to play along okay but if i turned the cd off and had a bash the coda riff would come in and i'd be staring at my foot tapping away in 4/4 and just pure bamboozle myself. good shit. vocals kill.
better living through chemistry though, it's one of the most perfect examples of a band who really knew how to play together. the first section is so rhythmically full, the guitar riff is so strange and homme's vocals cut through the mix like nobody's business.
when i saw them live they stretched out the silent bit for maybe a minute and a half with the crowd going absolutely mental and then when the riff finally does come in it's not like they settle into a big stomp to close the track out... everything gets stranger and more knotty. love that track/album/band/man.
I do love how better living goes in unexpected directions.
in one direction into the distance before coming back around from the other direction?
yeah. runnin' all up in your stereo image.
Def a treat to the ears.
That's always been a major sticking point for Badmodorfinger to me. Love the record to death, but the sound is way too feeble compared to the music. The bass sound is so uninspiring. Obv they got it right w Superunknown. I've always wished they would do a remaster of BMF.
However, I also assumed these were album vs. album debates, so I'm probably just a complete dunce. Was wondering why I hadn't heard of most of it...
Just click the links and compare away, Bedwetters welcome.
maaan, if you'd said 'Jesus Christ Pose', it'd be over.
but I'm remembering how awesome 'Rusty Cage' is if you take it on its own terms. alternative rock will never be so awesome again. Christ-resembling GOD-voiced rock heroes like vintage Cornell are a thing of the past.
also Kim Thayil was awesome, and surely influenced Josh Homme to some extent.
I love that QOTSA tune, but I reckon a face-off with a Kyuss tune would have been closer.
Ultimately I went with RC cos of the great intro and that stellar breakdown, both of those factors play into both songs.
Rusty Cage wins this for me. Cornells vocals are untouchable, Matt Camerons drumming is always the best, Kim Thayil playing throughout works perfectly, the repeating hook over and over until he exploooooooodes and the band pauses, and that little bass riff to bring it all back mmmmm thats my jam.
Love the guitar tone on BLTC so much, though. The sound is obv amazing, always liked the addition of hand percussion as well.
little awkward, repetitive phrase that makes everything else circle around it. cyclical. i have been drinking. fucking love sleater kinney.
well love 'One Beat'.
Kim thayil is so awesome on guitar, god i love that band!
Think ill put some Butthole surfers on now to.
I like the Soundgarden riff but I think they have better songs and never liked Cornell's pipes. The recording sounds weird to me also, like the instruments all sound strangely separate.
I don't really like that qotsa track a huge amount either but it wins this duel. Not a fan of that fake ethereal Josh Homme 'aaaaaaaaaahhhh' moan thing he seems to do on basically every song. And he seems like a total spanner.
Must've missed Duel number four.
What do people not like about Cornells vocals?
I'd say Rusty Cage just about takes it, but man that intro to BLTC with the bongos and the guitar- that is something else
Enjoyed Rusty Cage more than I expected, but QOTSA still takes it.
Unfortunately Audioslave reached me first, and managed to put me off checking out Soundgarden ever since.
Just when I was ready to forgive, that Timbo album came along and he was a joke again.
Just delete those things out of your head.
Have to say they looked awful. Proper 'contractual obligation' faces
post Down On the Upside (about half good) is necessary for appreciating this band.
I really am not looking forward to hearing the new stuff. It will be flat, it CANT be good.
that they didn't really crack it until Badmotorfinger. I don't really rate UltraMega OK or Louder than Love- they're OK-ish.
but LTL has some jams. Just a totally different sound pre BMF really, lots of fans prefer that sound but not me.
and gave up after Superunknown. It's not a popular view but it is my view.
good work as ever, theShipment
Can't stand Soundgarden. The pans on Better Living Through Chemistry = wild shit. Total headphone jam.
cos it's better
i only listened to the soundgarden before posting that. just listening to bltt and getting SUCH chills