Soundgarden came from Seattle,the name "Soundgarden" came from a sculpture in a Seattle park. They were formed in 1984 NOT 1985.Chris Cornell was originally the drummer until they found Matt Cameron. They went on to making eight albums and some unreleased albums. They were not apart of grunge but they were pulled into the wave of grunge by critics and some fans (true fans know they were not apart of grunge).They went on to win two grammys for there "Superunknown" album at the 1994 Grammy awards for "Best Rock Album" and "Best Rock Song".They went onto make two more albums "Down on the Upside" and there farewell release "A-Side". They broke up April 9th 1997.
Soundgarden is the best band out of Seattle. Chris Cornell is HOT!
by Rachelle August 18, 2003
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A transcendant rock band that rode in on the fame of grunge but was not a real part of the genre, as they had actual talent. Soundgarden could turn guitar and drum into an four man orchestra that created some of the most haunting and intense music written this century. Undeniably skilled and creative, they have been dearly missed since they disbanded in 1997. The kind of band that comes along once or twice in a generation - made even better by the fact that most people don't appreciate them. The fans are real.
"Shadow face, blowing smoke and talking wind." - Tighter and Tighter
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Soundgarden was one of the most most successful and popular grunge bands of all time.

It was formed by drummer and vocalist Chris Cornell and bassist Hiro Yamamoto. They were also joined by guitarist Kim Thayil. Cornell later moved onto guitar and vocals when drummer Scott Sundquist joined the band, but was replaced 2 years later by Matt Cameron.

They survived through band member's leaving and being replaced, along with certain drug addictions. They broke up in 1997 after Chris Cornell began trying to leave their "heavy" sound that defined them. The final nail in the coffin was when bassist Ben Shepherd threw his bass and stormed off stage after equipment failure.

Though they were commonly overshadowed by Nirvana, Soundgarden was a pioneer of grunge music.
I wish bands like Soundgarden were still around.
by Peppeche January 07, 2008
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Best fucking band ever, split up in 1997 lead singer now sings for audioslave
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A fantastic hard rock band which broke into the mainstream in the early nineties. Much like Alice in Chains (another great band), Soundgarden were tossed in the "grunge" crowd due to hailing from Seattle, but had almost no tie sound-wise to the genre whatsoever. Unfortunately, also much like Alice in Chains, Soundgarden were overshadowed by mediocre acts like Nirvana and Pearl Jam.
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awesome grunge band from seattle. disbanded in 1996 but reformed recently.
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