In this wide-ranging interview, Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil talks to British rock journalist Pete Bruen about music in Seattle, signing with a major label, working with producers, and what music audiences are like on both sides of the pond. Though the interview takes a while to get rolling, and the sound quality is at times patchy (this is an unedited interview), fans and collectors will appreciate this time capsule from the days when the much-loved grunge band first started tasting success.
Call it Zen Acid or Acid Punk, as guitarist Kin Thayil describes Soundgarden's music, the band realised the perfect cross between The Cult, Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin. Kim confirms that the band's taste in music crosses borders, adding, "If heavies like us, that’s cool. We are not really worried about who likes us as long as we enjoy performing what we do." This is not an artist, management or record company authorised music release, and sound quality may vary. In this exclusive and unique audiobiog we hear personal details about the band and their lives on the road, their attitude to the fans and what motivates them. A must for the collector, fan and music historian.