This summer, we saw one of the most exciting tours of 1994 come through Houston when relatively recently reunited bands Soundgarden and Nine Inch Nails became a tag team for a super show full of all their greatest hits and songs from their new records that nobody cares about. By all accounts, it was a barrel of fun.
Photo by Jim Bricker Chris Cornell, in 2014
However, the 21st of this month marks the 15th anniversary of the release of one of the most enigmatic releases associated with those bands: Soundgarden front man Chris Cornell's first solo record, Euphoria Morning. Unfairly maligned upon release and forgotten quickly thereafter, it remains in the top tier of Cornell's output. In fact, I'd argue that it is his greatest album, Soundgarden and Temple of the Dog releases included.