Really shocked and sad to read this earlier today. He was 52.
My 90s was naturally dominated by emerging British music of the era, but Soundgarden were one of the American bands of the time that slipped through. Down on the Upside in fact, which is days away from turning 21, was a frequent go to album that I used to like throwing on when playing Ridge Racer.
"Hey, wow, I'm actually good at this! Maybe I'm a natural. Yeah, I'm a jogger . Of course! There had to be a sport for me. I just never realised! I'm a natural jogger. Feel the legs like two great steam locomotives pumping away. I'm Cram, I'm Ovett, I'm unstoppable! Jesus is that a stitch? Fuck I think I'm going to be sick. Slow. I need to walk. Ugh I think I'm going to puke. I'm literally going to die. What an idiotic boob I was about ten or eleven seconds ago."