Soundgarden Caricature


Soundgarden Caricature, illustrated here with Kim Thayil (Lead Guitar), Ben Shepherd (Bass), Chris Cornell (Guitar, Vocals) and Matt Cameron (Drums) in 1990, Seattle, Washington.

Soundgarden was an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1984 by singer and rhythm guitarist Chris Cornell and lead guitarist Kim Thayil.

The band helped to popularize grunge music, a style of alternative rock that developed in the American Pacific Northwest in the mid-1980s, alongside such Seattle contemporaries as Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, and Nirvana.

While their debut album Ultramega OK (1988) had failed to chart, Louder Than Love (1989) peaked at number 108 on the Billboard 200 album chart, the band’s third album, Badmotorfinger (1991), buoyed by the success of the singles “Jesus Christ Pose”, “Outshined”, and “Rusty Cage” and has been certified double-platinum by the RIAA.

Soundgarden achieved its biggest success with the 1994 album Superunknown, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and yielded the Grammy Award-winning singles “Spoonman” and “Black Hole Sun” as well as “My Wave”, “The Day I Tried To Live” and “Fell On Black Days”.
Superunknown has been certified five times Platinum in the United States and remains Soundgarden’s most successful album.

The band experimented with new sonic textures on their follow-up album Down on the Upside, which debuted at number 2 on the Billboard 200 in 1996 and spawned several hit singles of its own, including “Burden in My Hand” and “Blow Up the Outside World”.
In 1997, the band broke up due to internal strife over its creative direction and exhaustion from touring. After more than a decade of working on projects and other bands, they reunited in 2010, and Republic Records released their sixth and final studio album, King Animal, two years later.

Cornell struggled with depression for most of his life.
On May 18, 2017, Cornell was found dead, “with a band around his neck”, in his room at the MGM Grand hotel and casino in Detroit, Michigan, after performing at the Fox Theatre with Soundgarden hours before.

He was 52.

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Weight .25 lbs
Dimensions 16 × 20 × .25 in
Print Size

32" x 40" Stretched Canvas Print $495, 20" x 24" Stretched Canvas Print $330, 11" x 14" Watercolor Print $95, 16" x 20" Watercolor Print $185