Dark Black and Blue: The Soundgarden Story – Book by Greg Prato
Matt Pinfield: Just got home to find Greg Prato’s Soundgarden book in the mail. I need to read it since I was interviewed for it several times, and they are still one of my all time favorite bands.
There have been countless books penned about the leading grunge bands – namely, Nirvana and Pearl Jam. But strangely, few have been assembled about the mighty Soundgarden. But this all changed with the arrival of ‘Dark Black and Blue: The Soundgarden Story.’Written by author/journalist (and longtime Soundgarden fan) Greg Prato, the book tells the Seattle band’s complete story – beginning with its members pre-SG days, all the way to today. Also included are all-new interviews for the book, including chats with Matt Pinfield, Marky Ramone, Jim Rose, the Reverend Horton Heat, and Dave Wyndorf, among others, as well as rarely seen photos from throughout the band’s history.In addition to dissecting, analyzing, and telling the stories behind all of their albums (including such classics as 1991’s ‘Badmotorfinger,’ 1994’s ‘Superunknown,’ and 1996’s ‘Down on the Upside’), readers will learn about the stories behind their classic songs (“Black Hole Sun,” “Jesus Christ Pose,” “Outshined,” “Hands All Over,” “Flower,” etc.), as well as recollections of tours (including multiple stints on Lollapalooza, opening several legs of Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Use Your Illusion’ tour, Neil Young, Faith No More, etc.), goings on behind the scenes, and singer Chris Cornell’s surprising and tragic death in 2017. Finally, Soundgarden’s legion of fans worldwide now have a book that tells the entire story – ‘Dark Black and Blue.’