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Why KIM THAYIL Used To Play One SOUNDGARDEN Tune With His Beard Dwell

Why KIM THAYIL Used To Play One SOUNDGARDEN Tune With His Beard Dwell

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The information that Soundgarden has been nominated for the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame this yr certainly should have put a smile on the faces of followers of the seminal Seattle outfit. I do know I voted for them the day that voting opened. Certain, they had been a gaggle that by no means tried mainstream success with their music, their music was one thing natural that thousands and thousands of individuals gravitated to, and nonetheless do right now. I actually hope they make it into the Corridor of Fame this yr, to be trustworthy.

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However, whereas taking a while to replicate on the nomination, in addition to a few of he and the Chris Cornell‘s greatest guitar pairings, in a chat with Guitar World, Thayil shared a humorous little tidbit in regards to the tune “Flower,” the opening observe to Soundgardens debut full-length LP, Ultramega OK (1998)

Talking in regards to the observe, Thayil stated it’s “maybe not a significant factor to Soundgarden‘s tune fashion or guitar fashion, nevertheless it was a singular one… [It was] is the second tune we wrote in drop D, and it’s the one single off of Ultramega OK. And the intro is me blowing throughout the strings.”

Thayil continued, saying “I’m taking part in my Guild S-100, and I’m utilizing the bridge pickup setting, which is a bit of bit brighter. I’ve dropped the E string all the way down to D, so there’s gonna be some sympathetic resonance between the 2 D strings and the fifth string, the A. 

“The Guild has these microphonic pickups, so I can blow over the string and get this kind of sitar-like, kind of ambient impact. And it’s augmented by my use of a refrain pedal. I did that on the file, though it was a sort of a tricky factor to tug off stay with out the guitar screeching or feeding again. And after I did do it stay, it by no means didn’t get reviewed as me taking part in guitar with my beard. [laughs] And I get it: Brown man. Beard. Guitar. Guitar close to face. Taking part in guitar with beard. No, I am simply too lazy to shave.”

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Hey, man, no matter works! The official video for “Flower”—which featured Thayil, Cornell, drummer Matt Cameron and unique bassist Hiro Yamamoto—may be seen under. And to vote for Soundgarden for this yr’s Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame induction, you are able to do so proper right here.

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