Radio Episode 710: Chris Cornell Special Tribute

Chris Cornell Soundgarden alternative higher truth Chris Cornell’s life and music have been a focal point in our social conscience for the past week, and rightfully so. His impact on the alternative rock genre, including being a founding father of Grunge, is incredibly powerful. But what’s more inspiring to me is the story behind the story. Through much of the music of Soundgarden, we hear a desperation and darkness pervasive in theme and sentiment. That theme shifts with the songs of Audioslave, to finding more light and hope apparent. In his solo work, we see more of a quest and search for light in darkness.

Now that we know more about the depression, anxiety and turmoil that Chris Cornell lived with for much of his life, this struggle is more clear. What inspires me about the life of Chris Cornell isn’t just the great songs. It’s the quest for hope amidst uncertainty, a search for light when all you see (and feel) is darkness. That mission and quest for love despite hopelessness is shared, but me and I believe by you.

This radio episode is the first tribute to a musician in a long time. It’s more than just the songs. It’s a reflection on what I believe is the legacy of Chris Cornell. Enjoy!

Musical Works Playlist

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
(Opening Theme) Like A Stone Audioslave Audioslave. Sony Music Entertainment 2002 02:00

Long Gone Chris Cornell Scream. Interscope Records 2008 05:16
Enemy Chris Cornell Scream. Interscope Records 2008 04:35

The Curse Audioslave Out Of Exile. Interscope Records 2005 05:10
Nothing Left To Say But Goodbye Audioslave Revelations. Sony Music Entertainment 2006 03:00

The Day I Tried To Live Soundgarden Superunknown (20th Anniversary). A&M Records 2014 05:00
Pretty Noose Soundgarden Down On The Upside. A&M Records 1996 04:14

Say Hello To Heaven Temple Of The Dog Temple Of The Dog. UMG Records 1990 06:25
Wooden Jesus Temple Of The Dog Temple Of The Dog. UMG Records 1990 03:50
Hunger Strike Halestorm Reanimate: The Covers EP. Atlantic Recording 2011 03:54

When I’m Down Chris Cornell Euphoria Morning. Interscope Records 1999 04:18

Wide Awake (Live At Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, Washington, DC April 17, 2011) Chris Cornell Chris Cornell Songbook (Live). Chris Cornell 2011 03:33
Thank You (Live At Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada April 27, 2011) Chris Cornell Chris Cornell Songbook (Live). Chris Cornell 2011 04:48

Through The Window Chris Cornell Higher Truth. Chris Cornell 2015 04:00
Only These Words Chris Cornell Higher Truth. Chris Cornell 2015 03:30

Fell On Black Days Soundgarden Superunknown (20th Anniversary). A&M Records 2014 04:42
Spoonman Soundgarden Superunknown (20th Anniversary). A&M Records 2014 04:08

Rusty Cage Johnny Cash The Legen Of Johnny Cash. Universal Music 1996 02:50

Ghosts Chris Cornell Carry On. Chris Cornell 2007 03:52
Billie Jean Chris Cornell Carry On. Interscope Records 2007 04:41

Whole Lotta Love (feat. Chris Cornell) Santana Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics Of All Time. Arista Records 2010 03:51

Black Hole Sun (Feat. Haley Reinhart) Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox Squad Goals. mudhutdigital.com 2006 04:32

The Day I Tried To Live Michael Tiernan Jumping In. Still LIstening Productions 2005 03:45

Heavy Is The Head (feat. Chris Cornell) Zac Brown Band JEKYLL + HYDE. No reserve inc 2015 04:00

Flower Soundgarden A-Sides. A&M Records 2010 03:29

Like A Stone Audioslave Audioslave. Sony Music Entertainment 2002 04:45

The Curse Audioslave Out Of Exile. Interscope Records 2005 05:10
Be Yourself Audioslave Out Of Exile. Interscope Records 2005 02:25

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