Friday, January 28, 2011

Temple of the Dog – Hunger Strike (album: temple of the dog 1991)

Now back to the grunge again... This next song is by Temple of The Dog a band that was formed in 1990 as a tribute for the late Andrew Wood the lead singer of “Mother Love Bone” .Many of Seattle best musicians such as Eddie Vedder and Chris Cornell took part of this project. This is my favourite song from this album, Chris & Eddie the two rock legends singing together, is there anything better than that?!?
This is a protest song written by Chris Cornell against rich people exploitation of the poor and helpless. Good on you Chris!!!
Check out this awesome song...

What’s this song about?
"Hunger Strike" was written by vocalist Chris Cornell. It features a duet between Cornell and vocalist Eddie Vedder. Cornell was having trouble with the vocals at practice, when Vedder stepped in. Cornell later said "he sang half of that song not even knowing that I'd wanted the part to be there and he sang it exactly the way I was thinking about doing it, just instinctively.”
Cornell stated that the lyrics for "Hunger Strike" express "somewhat of a political, socialist statement." The song puts forth the theme of stealing bread to give to the poor and protesting in solidarity with them via a hunger strike after witnessing injustice in food distribution. (Wikipedia – Hunger Strike)

Info about the band: Wikipedia - Temple of the Dog

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