Trending
MOST READ
Chris Pérez, Selena’s Husband, Faces His Past and Looks Forward, Musically

Chris Pérez, Selena’s Husband, Faces His Past and Looks Forward, Musically

Music: Chris Pérez never saw it coming. “All I ever wanted to do was play guitar,” he told the Current. “I never thought I’d be the subject of an interview... By Enrique Lopetegui 8/28/2013
Beaches Be Trippin\': Five Texas Coast Spots Worth the Drive

Beaches Be Trippin': Five Texas Coast Spots Worth the Drive

Arts & Culture: Let’s face it, most of us Lone Stars view the Texas coast as a poor man’s Waikiki. Hell, maybe just a poor man’s Panama Beach — only to be used... By Callie Enlow 7/10/2013
The Styles of Squeeze: a guide to the International Accordion Festival

The Styles of Squeeze: a guide to the International Accordion Festival

Music: Ah, the homegrown heroes. Emerging from South Texas, tejano and conjunto often get jumbled into the same category, so we’ll break them down first... By Matt Stieb 9/10/2014
Best Lounge

Best Lounge

Best of SA 2013: 4/24/2013
Chris Perez, husband of slain Tejana icon Selena, tells of romance, suffering

Chris Perez, husband of slain Tejana icon Selena, tells of romance, suffering

Arts & Culture: In one of the final chapters of his book To Selena, With Love (out March 6), Selena's widower Chris Perez mentions that Abraham Quintanilla, his former father-in-law, once... By Enrique Lopetegui 3/7/2012
Calendar

Search hundreds of restaurants in our database.

Search hundreds of clubs in our database.

Follow us on Instagram @sacurrent

Print Email

Aural Pleasure Review

Chris Cornell: Songbook EP 2

Photo: , License: N/A


Grunge veteran Chris Cornell just can't be stopped. After calling it quits with Soundgarden in 1997 and Audioslave in 2007, a reunion Soundgarden tour, and slew of solo shows, he's released Songbook, a three-part EP with tracks taken from the best hits of his career to date. It includes acoustic work from Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, and Audioslave, along with some solo work and B-sides. This four-song EP captures an intimate moment with audiences during his solo spring tour and highlights the unique alcohol-tinged rasp of Cornell's voice paired with the tenderness of his acoustic guitar. "Call Me a Dog" is coated with canine melancholy, as Cornell's voice exasperates the longing of wanting continuous affection from a loved one. His version of the haunting "Black Hole Sun" gave me the chills. Cornell performs it with a low, breathy voice, romanticizing the semi-bleak picture the song paints without sounding whiny and overplayed. With Soundgarden planning a new album next year and Cornell headed back out on a solo tour, the man is relentless in his quest to populate (or pollute) the airwaves as much as he can.

★★★ (out of 5 stars)

We welcome user discussion on our site, under the following guidelines:

To comment you must first create a profile and sign-in with a verified DISQUS account or social network ID. Sign up here.

Comments in violation of the rules will be denied, and repeat violators will be banned. Please help police the community by flagging offensive comments for our moderators to review. By posting a comment, you agree to our full terms and conditions. Click here to read terms and conditions.
comments powered by Disqus