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Did you hear about the guy on the beach who did a really bad Soundgarden cover? He left his vocal talent in the sand, just a burden in his hand.
Submitted by: Amanda
Chris Cornell was at a music festival when he tripped and almost landed on Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tre Cool. Luckily, he managed to catch himself. Why?
Because he fell on black days, not Green Day.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

Band Name Origins:

  • Soundgarden got their name from "A Sound Garden" -a pipe sculpture that stands in Sand Point Park in Seattle. Sounds are produced when air blows through the pipes. Submitted by: Luthien
  • They apparently named themselves after a pipe sculpture in Seattle's Sand Point that makes unearthly howling noises in the wind... Submitted by: Ben Singer

Stupid Band Names:

  • How the hell can someone grow sound? I guess that implies that the members are farmers, right? Submitted by: hekifier
  • How the hell do you grow sound anyway? Submitted by: Mr. Critic

Better Off Solo?:

New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"Chris Cornell""Way better solo, or at least with Audioslave. His work appeared in the James Bond movie Casino Royale." - Eric

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Mailman"You know im heading for the bottom but im riding you all the way - Morbid J

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Ugly Goose""Pretty Noose"rocky
"(I Have A) Psycho Son""Black Hole Sun"Kaylie L

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Black Rain,"Rain has no colors.GlamRockNinjaLord
"Eyelid's Mouth,"No eyelid has a mouth.Heather Brockwell
"Black Hole Sun,"Sun is too small star to ever become a black holeSusanna Viljanen
"Pretty Noose,"Nooses aren't pretty.Gene Splicer
"Burden In My Hand,"A burden can't be held with hands.Lance Crackers

There are additional Soundgarden literally impossible song titles available.

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Eat Your Heart Out," Dio"Like Suicide," Soundgarden
"Holiday," Green Day"4th Of July," Soundgarden
"Blue Sky," The Allman Brothers Band"Black Rain," Soundgarden
"When Did You Leave Heaven?," Guy Lombardo"The Day I Tried To Live," Soundgarden
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"By Cooked Steps" originally "By Crooked Steps"
"Petty Noose" originally "Pretty Noose"
Alison Runyon
"The Day I Tried To Lie" originally "The Day I Tried To Live"
Pam Tabor
"Back Hole Sun" originally "Black Hole Sun"
Jessica Childress

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Broom A Thousand Years Wide" originally "Room A Thousand Years Wide"
... And I STILL missed a spot!
"Black Whole Sun" originally "Black Hole Sun"
Rapunzel Gladstone
"Black Hole Stun" originally "Black Hole Sun"
Emmy Kay Butanone
"Black Hole Spun" originally "Black Hole Sun"
Emmy Kay Butanone
"Black Hole Sunk" originally "Black Hole Sun"
Emmy Kay Butanone

Change a Letter:

"Eyelid's Month" originally "Eyelid's Mouth"
As sensible as original title!
Duncan Moore
"My Cave" originally "My Wave"
Glenn Rousseau
"The Day I Tried To Give" originally "The Day I Tried To Live"
"Burden In My Band" originally "Burden In My Hand"
That's why Chris Cornell keeps quitting them.
Joe Boxer
"Fell On Blank Days" originally "Fell On Black Days"
Jessica Childress

There are additional Soundgarden song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Black Hole Sun""Chosen One"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Mind Riot""Zayn Malik"Fack Sabbath
"Slaves And Bulldozers""Guns N'Roses"Fack Sabbath
"Black Hole Sun""Black Hole's Arse"Fack Sabbath
"She Likes Surprises""She Likes Molasses"Fack Sabbath
"Superunknown""Well, The Unknown"Fack Sabbath
"Kickstand""Grandstand"Fack Sabbath
"Black Hole Sun""You've Got To Hide Your Love Away"Hu's On First
"The Day I Tried to Live""The Day I Bought Some Raid"Kramerica
"Black Hole Sun""There's No Fun"Matthias

There are additional Soundgarden song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
My WaveShort-Wave Radiorocky
My Wavei-pods/Computers with MP3rocky

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Pretty NooseMuseum of TortureFbug
Black Hole SunCosmology Research CenterFbug
Burden In My HandAdoption AgencyFbug
Burden In My HandChronic Masturbater's HotlineBadKarma Chameleon
OutshinedJohn Kerry's officeFbug
There are additional Soundgarden on hold music ideas available.

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Supermassive Black Hole
Black Hole Sun
Supermassive Black Hole Sun
As i understand, what any black hole sun must be
Alicia Sturdivant
Walkin' on the Sun
   Smash Mouth
Black Hole Sun
Walkin' on the Black Hole Sun
Hard Sun
   Eddie Vedder
Black Hole Sun
Hard Black Hole Sun
Children Of The Sun
   Billy Thorpe And The Aztecs
Black Hole Sun
Children Of The Black Hole Sun
They came from a black hole.
Erin Esurance
There are additional Soundgarden duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Syndicate Of Soundgarden
Syndicate Of Sound combined with Soundgarden
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Savage Soundgarden
Savage Garden combined with Soundgarden
I'm surprised no one's thought up this one yet!
Submitted By: Rafeal De La Ghetto
Rage Against The Sound Machine In The Garden
Rage Against The Machine combined with Soundgarden
Because nobody suggested a better name for Audioslave, here's one for you.
Submitted By: Sir Alan George Palgut I
Alice Mudgarden
Alice in Chains combined with Soundgarden
A real group that formed for one song, "Right Turn" on the Sap CD. The "Mud" part comes from Mudhoney.
Submitted By: Red Ant

Misheard Lyrics:

"Burden in My Hand"
Misheard Lyrics:
Stare straight at the wall
Original Lyrics:
As thirsty as you are
"Ty Cobb"
Misheard Lyrics:
In my head, f*** you all.
Original Lyrics:
Hard headed f***, you all.
"Black Hole Sun"
Misheard Lyrics:
Original Lyrics:
"Black Hole Sun"
Misheard Lyrics:
Black whore's son
Won't you cum
Original Lyrics:
Black Hole Sun
Won't you come
There are additional Soundgarden misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Birth Ritual"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lyin' like Nedo I'm Forrest Gu-ump
Original Lyrics:
Lyin' like needles
On forest earth

Story about this misheard lyric by: Don-ee-el

I knew it wasn't right, Chris' lyrics are much to poetic to be that goofy. But we had fun with it until we finally looked it up.

There are additional Soundgarden misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Black Hole Sun"
Better Lyrics:
Black Hole Ass
It Really Stinks
It Really Stinks
Original Lyrics:
Black Hole Sun
Won't You Come
Won't You Come?
Submitted by: Jaccass

Funniest Song Lyrics:

The Funny Lyrics:
Well, I'm feelin' a lot sober even though I'm drinking
Why They're Funny:
This line seems to contradict itself.
Submitted by: Glenn Rousseau
"Burden In My Hand"
The Funny Lyrics:
Nothing will do me in before I do myself
Why They're Funny:
I just think the line 'I do myself' sounds funny.
Submitted by: Fbug
There are additional Soundgarden Funny lyrics available.

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Fell On Black Days"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Sure don't mind a change (repeated at least 4 times toward the end)
Why They're Repetitive:
But I surely mind the repetition of the line.
Submitted by: rocky
"Fell On Black Days"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
How would I know that this could be my fate? (Repeat)
Why They're Repetitive:
Nobody knows their own fate. I thought Chris would have known that by now.
Submitted by: rocky
There are additional Soundgarden repetitive lyrics available.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

The Nonsensical Lyrics:
I'm looking California,
and feeling Minnesota.
Why They're Nonsensical:
I didn't know states could be adjectives.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
"Black Hole Sun"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Call my name through the cream
Why They're Nonsensical:
Exactly how does one talk THROUGH cream, much less talk to it?
Submitted by: hamp
There are additional Soundgarden nonsensical lyrics available.

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

The Misrhymed Lyrics:
All my friends are skeletons
Beat the rhythm with their bones
Why They're Misrhymed:
The "unz" in 'skeletons' does NOT rhyme with the "ohnz" in 'bones.'
Submitted by: Jonathan S.

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

Opening Lines:
Kickstand, you got loose and I threw up.
Submitted by: J.D.
"Jesus Christ Pose"
Opening Lines:
And you stare at me in your Jesus Christ Pose.
Submitted by: J.D.

Song Title Space Change:

"Black Ho Le Sun" originally "Black Hole Sun"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket

Band Name Anagrams:

Go Under Sand Submitted by: Anna Graham
Dean's Ground Submitted by: Calop
Under Gonads Submitted by: Josh
Adorned Gnus Submitted by: Gretchen Wieners

Song Title Anagrams:

"Label Candy, Folks!" originally "Fell On Black Days"
So that the buyers know what kind it is.
Submitted by: Alexis
"Sally Blocked Fan" originally "Fell On Black Days"
Submitted by: Alexis
"No Blue Chalks" originally "Black Hole Sun"
Submitted by: Calop
"Skull On Beach" originally "Black Hole Sun"
Submitted by: Ava Murphy
"Worn Nun's Puke" originally "Superunknown"
Submitted by: Josh

There are additional Soundgarden Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

The Lyrics:
I'm looking California And I'm feeling Minnesota
I think that means that he's looking big, but feeling small.
Submitted by: Glenn Rousseau
The Lyrics:
I'm looking California
And feeling Minnesota.
The states of California and Minnesota are used as metaphors by Chris Cornell. 'California' represents his positive physical beauty, and 'Minnesota' represents his inner feelings, which are cold, dark and depressing. (By the way, 'Feeling Minnesota' is the name of 1996 film starring Cameron Diaz, Keanu Reeves, Dan Aykroyd and Courtney Love among others.)
Submitted by: Rocky

Songs That Are Banned:

"Jesus Christ Pose"
The video was banned by MTV because it shows a girl and skeleton crucified on the cross.
Submitted by: thndrstrck

Super Short Pop Songs:

"665 & 667" Length: 1:27
667 is basicly 665 in reverse, wich would mean 667 is talking about Santa instead of Satan.
Submitted by: Glenn Rousseau

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Why, Maeve?" originally "My Wave"
Submitted by: Rocky
"Dell On Flack Bays" originally "Fell On Black Days"
Submitted by: Audrey Ruiz
"Dell On Back Flays" originally "Fell On Black Days"
Submitted by: Audrey Ruiz
"Bell On Flack Days" originally "Fell On Black Days"
Submitted by: Audrey Ruiz
"Slack Hole Bun" originally "Black Hole Sun"
Submitted by: Ava Murphy

There are additional Soundgarden Song Title Spoonerisms available.

Names as a Word Bank:

Noun Guard Do Nod Don On Submitted by: Glenn Rousseau

Song Lawsuits:

"Black Hole Sun"
This 1994 grunge hit was a big hit for Soundgarden in 2006 it was ruined by Peter Frampton by March 1996 synth legends The Moog Cookbook covered it
Submitted by: Karl 1332

Lyrics Alliteration:

"Rusty Cage"
The Lyrics:
And it's raining icepicks
On your steel shawl
2x S alliteration
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Goundsarden originally "Soundgarden"
Submitted by: Glenn Rousseau

Lighter Side of Serious Bands:

"Badmotorfinger album"
The title of that 1991 album is a reference to the Montrose (this band featured Sammy Hagar) song "Bad Motor Scooter". The "motor finger" is a reference to speedy guitar playing, like in punk rock. Look at the album title - you thought this might've been a veiled referral to the street phrase "BAD MF", didn't ya? Guess again ; )
Submitted by: Bad Spoonman

Backwards Messages:

"Burden In My Hand"
When you hear the first part of the first verse("Follow me"),reverse it, and you should hear "Pokemon" or something like that.
Submitted by: Glenn Rousseau

TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics:

The Lyrics:
I'm looking California
And feeling Minnesota.
"Feeling Minnesota", starring Cameron Diaz and Keanu Reeves.
Submitted by: Rocky

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