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November 21, 2016 Temple of the Dog reminds that the Seattle sound is still world class
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In 1990 the music people were listening to had fallen into a sameness, a pop drift that needed the tendency of rock to re-invent itself. In Seattle that kind of spirit was brewing under our often leaden skies in local bands whose personal demons drove them to write and perform darker themes and song structures. The local band Mother Love Bone led by Andrew Wood tapped into that spirit and became the foundation for the kind of soaring transcendence that was distilled in the music of Pearl Jam and Soundgarden. Wood’s personality was powerful, according to the members of Temple of the Dog (TOTD) whose members include Soundgarden lead singer Chris Cornell and four members of Pearl Jam, Mike McCready Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament and Matt Cameron. Wood’s sudden death in 1990 inspired the formation of TOTD and the original 2 song tribute became a complete album which reached Number 5 on the national charts in 1992, in part due to the strength of the single Hunger Strike which featured Pearl Jam vocalist Eddie Vedder.

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