U.S. Tour 1996: The Fans' Report
Chicago, IL, 10 Nov 1996


atnadzri@vax1.tristate.edu
Wow....eardrums are ringing loud..... Incredible show..yeah..like what the others say..the opening bands suck really bad!!!The setlist(not in order):Spoonman, pretty noose, Black Hole sun(solo)Helter Skelter,BUTOW(this one's incredible...backgroung is filled with images from the BUTOW vid)FOBD,Drawing flies(an old fav..really cool)Slaves and Bulldozers Ty Cobb(hard head Fuck u all!! yeahhh..)Rusty cage,Dusty,Never named,Jesus Christ pose,Mailman Chris made crack out some jokes bout Dennis rodman, Seattle...pretty funny... Ben was his usual self..making those bull impressions..he evn gestured me(yess)to beat upo the security and jump onbstage! One small complaint though...they could have played a longer set..but..all and all it was an EXCELLENT show. Thank you


ARDAlex@worldnet.att.net
Good Lord,Where do i begin? Soundgarden was FUCKING AMAZING! If I had A G-Spot behind my eardrums I would've came!!! Anyway, SG were indeed Total Fucking Godhead as my man from Denver wrote in his review. They pleased me greatly by playing a solid mix of material from Badmotorfinger , Superunknown , and UPSIDE ( I just wish they wouldn't disregard their early work) and I was ECSTATIC to see that Chris threw out the guitar to concentrate on singing and thrashing around for more than a couple songs, just as i hoped he would.I was lucky enough to be positioned on the front railing next to the stage for the entire duration of the show and was four feet away from Ben the whole time , so I had a great view of him rocking out , flicking people off , and knocking over an amp stack ( that scared the shit out of an unwary security guard because the stack hit a monitor right behind the guy with a huge crash !) I also enjoyed myself immensely when Chris and Kim would walk over to Ben's tiny catwalk section of the stage and strut their stuff for us. Kim played a textbook "Thayil solo" by standing with his legs spread and his back slightly arched , sporting the standard Corrosion of Conformity T-shirt and playing his Guild S-100 guitar.I pounded my fists in the air as Chris stomped around and smashed out some chords an arm's length away from me( I was locked in eye contact with him for what seemed a long time but was really a few seconds, it was delightfully eerie!). Matt was Amazing, wish I could have seen him better....The show was at the Aragon , which guaranteed that there would a substantial amount of Heavy Metal Meatheads. This drunken , leather-clad group of musically discerning folks did not take too kindly to Soundgarden's opening act, Rocket From the Crypt. Lead singer "Speedo" (John Reis) was glad to have my friend Mark and i on his side and he gave us a smile to acknowledge his appreciation for singing along to all their songs while most of the Aragon was taunting and booing them. They were great , but watch out for Tenderloin! They are a like a bad hybrid of TAD , white blues and Elvis! (Don't get me wrong, I love Tad and Ben Shepard found it cool that My friend Mark had on a TAD hat and I, a TAD shirt , but when you mix the elements , the end result is purely awful!) Also , Tenderloin's lead singer is REAL FAT AND HE PROPELS ALL KINDS OF SHIT FROM HIS BELLY!!!(Don't ask!)Besides this dissapointing first act, ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT ruled and SOUNDGARDEN RULED SO MUCH, I almost forgot who Rocket from the Crypt was and I damn Near FORGOT MY FUCKIN' NAME!For the REAL Soundgarden fans who unfortunately couldn't make it , I hate to rub it in, but it was far and away the best show I've ever seen, even better than the first time I saw Soundgarden. I've seen many great shows( Mudhoney/Frogs/Clawhammer , TAD, No Empathy , Dino Jr. , Bad Religion , Bollweevils , Ramones, Sonic Youth, etc) but this was The definitive Soundgarden set and the definition of an Amazing Show! Note: To the person who wrote the first review, I must have been standing right next to you! Ben looked right at my friend Mark when he was goading people into rushing the stage! SORRY TO BE SO AMAZINGLY GUSHING AND LONGWINDED.PEACE Y'ALL -DAVE


redson@il-icom.net
That was by far one of the best concerts I have ever been too. I was at the front, about four rows back from Ben. I also got a good view of him flicking the crowd off. Someone already said the setlist so there is no need to repeat it. But I will say that Matt had a very good drum solo during Jeasus Christ Pose. My favorite song played was Drawing Flies, but I liked all of them. Now that I saw this show I realized I should have gone the night before.


redson@il-icom.net
That was by far one of the best concerts I have ever been too. I was at the front, about four rows back from Ben. I also got a good view of him flicking the crowd off, and knocking the speakers over. I also rember him using his gutiar as a gun... Someone already said the setlist so there is no need to repeat it. But I will say that Matt had a very good drum solo during Jeasus Christ Pose. My favorite song played was Drawing Flies, but I liked all of them. Now that I saw this show I realized I should have gone the night before. Very good.


redson@il-icom.net
That was by far one of the best concerts I have ever been too. I was at the front, about four rows back from Ben. I also got a good view of him flicking the crowd off, and knocking the speakers over. I also rember him using his gutiar as a gun... Someone already said the setlist so there is no need to repeat it. But I will say that Matt had a very good drum solo during Jeasus Christ Pose. My favorite song played was Drawing Flies, but I liked all of them. Now that I saw this show I realized I should have gone the night before. Very good.


ThNrthFace@aol.com
Gee, what can be said that hasn't been said already? Well, I don't care if it's been said already, I'm gonna say it again. Erin is SO FUCKING COOL!!! There should be a national holiday in her honor. Well, we can change today, Veteran's day, to Erin's Day. The shows were both *SUPERB* but the Sunday show was better. The band played with more energy and agression. They were really into it and it was a great show. Now, on to my little stories. Everyone was really cool, which goes without saying though. Anyways, when I met Kim backstage in the dressing room, I said hi and told him I'm the one who started the KTMS. His eyes got real big and he said,"Wow man, that's really cool. You should go out and slap Heather Mifflin for me, she deserves it. She's the kind of woman who is gonna get slapped alot more in her lifetime." HOW COULD YOU NOT LOVE THIS MAN?!?!?!?! Ben: Super Cool. I talked to him the longest. I told him I went to the Hater show and that it was a cool show except for a few assholes in the crowd. I asked if it was actually Daniel House who he beat up and he said, "No, it was just some fuck in the crowd. I feel real bad about Dan, cause when I jumped into the crowd, some girl got pushed and the back of her head busted up his face. I really need to learn to control that. Then some assholes were trying to start shit with my younger brother after the show, so I had to throw their asses out too." Now you know why I made him an honorary member of the KTMS. Ben was super nice and alot of fun. Matt was really cool too. I didn't bother him much because he and Seth had just started talking. But Matt was as nice as ever. Chris was really cool as well. He was really impressed with those of us who flew out from Seattle just to see them. I even think I heard him say "Wow, that's pretty stupid", jokingly of course. Frank from Rocket From The Crypt was really cool. HI FRANK!!! Everyone say hi to Frank. Sharon from A&M was really cool too. Thank you for all you are doing/did Sharon. Well, for me at least. :-P Everyone on the list should have the opportunity to meet Seth. One HELLUVA guy. He's also a babe magnet. If you need a date, go hang out with Seth. Women just flock towards him. (Seriously! I wouldn't lie about anything like this) Ask anyone, they will tell you the same. I'm sure alot more will come back as I regain consciousness. I need a vacation to relax after my vacation in Chicago. Oh yeah, Hi Ben, Medium Joe, Biff, Toni, Kathie, Rita, Eliza, DD, Kate, and the rest of which I WILL remember, just not now, as I am about to pass out. On that note, I'll talk to ya later. The List Thug, Somms Sheriff, and KTMS Founder on a Mission from the man himself, Aaron "I don't have a nipple ring...because they kinda hurt"-Chris Cornell "I can't play with all of the energy that I usually do, I have to conserve it for later, you see, Dennis Rodman is backstage and want's to meet us, so I have to conserve my energy so I can go back and whoop his ass"-C.C.


pmc5423
it ruled