Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The Weight - Birthday Countdown: 13 Days

So now that I've committed myself to actually writing this 'Birthday Countdown' feature every day for the next two weeks, I should probably get this in before midnight:

The next cover that I am providing here is from a man who was one of the best singer's to gain popularity in the 90s, though he is rarely credited as such. He has fronted two different wildly popular and commercially successful bands, in Soundgarden and Audioslave. This track is taken from a solo show that he performed on 9/7/06 in Sweden, five months before the official announcement was made about his departure from the band that he formed with 3/4s of Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave. On this night in Sweden, Chris performs 13 acoustic numbers, featuring Soundgarden tunes, Audioslave tunes, and classic covers. The show is closed with a fantastic run through of Led Zeppelin's 'Thank You.' Cornell absolutlely owns this classic, making me believe that he wrote it himself.

Listen here:

Chris Cornell - Thank You (Led Zeppelin Cover)

You can also listen/download the entire solo acoustic show from Sweden here.
The full setlist was:

Doesn't Remind Me (Audioslave), Like a Stone (Audioslave), Wide Awake (Audioslave), Fell on Black Days (Soundgarden), Be Yourself (Audioslave), Billie Jean (Michael Jackson), Original Fire (Audioslave), Redemption Song (Bob Marley), Peace, Love, and Understanding (Elvis Costello), All Night Thing (Temple of the Dog), Black Hole Sun (Soundgarden), Call me a Dog (Temple of the Dog), Thank You (Led Zeppelin)

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