Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Album 365: Day 168 - Temple of the Dog - Temple of the Dog

Temple of the Dog
Temple of the Dog

Favorite tracks: Reach Down, Hunger Strike, Pushin Forward Back
Sleeper tracks: Call Me A Dog

Slow to appreciate this record.  I never got into Mother Love Bone.  I tried but it was at a time in my life where I was trying to get into more complex music.  I do remember around 1999 I spun this more times than I had the 7 years before.  I don't know why.  I think it had to do with appreciating Matt Cameron's drumming more and more.  I must have been on a Soundgarden kick and wanted as much as I could get of Matt's playing.

The album was really good.  I loved "Pushin'..." and wish I would have been able to cover that song.  "Hunger Strike" is also a great song.  I wasn't a fan of the longer, slow tunes but after hearing the album today, I appreciate the songs and the guitar work.

Chris' vocals are fun to listen to.

1 comment:

  1. Love this album. one of my favorite songs is wooden Jesus. I remember reading an interview with Matt Cameron years later after the albums release and him saying that his drumming on that song was him doing his best Steve Gadd.