The newly reunited SOUNDGARDEN performed its first show since 1997 on April 16 under the name NUDEDRAGONS (anagram of SOUNDGARDEN) at the Showbox at the Market in its Seattle hometown.
The band's setlist was as follows:
03. Searching With My Good Eye Closed
04. Rusty Cage
05. Beyond The Wheel
07. Ugly Truth
08. Fell On Black Days
09. Hunted Down
10. Nothing To Say
11. Loud Love
12. Blow Up The Outside World
13. Pretty Noose
15. Slaves And Bulldozers
16. Get On The Snake
17. Big Dumb Sex
18. Waiting For The Sun (THE DOORS cover)
Professionally filmed video footage of the "Beyond The Wheel" performance can be viewed below. The clip was filmed and edited by Kevin Shuss, recorded by John Burton and mixed by Adam Kasper.
Check out photos of the concert at SoundgardenWorld.com.
Reviews of SOUNDGARDEN's performance at Showbox:
An "audio review" of the April 16 concert from GrungeReport.net:
Vocalist Chris Cornell, guitarist Kim Thayil, bassist Ben Shepherd and drummer Matt Cameron have been rehearsing in Seattle in recent weeks as a precursor to their first confirmed reunion performance at Lollapalooza in Chicago in early August.
Reports of SOUNDGARDEN's involvement in the annual festival had been circulating for weeks. That was the first show confirmed by the band since a New Year's Day post by singer Chris Cornell hinted that the iconic Seattle grunge act was getting back together after a split that began in the spring of 1997.
The rest of SOUNDGARDEN's plans, including more shows or a full tour, remain in the dark right now. Drummer Matt Cameron also has summertime commitments with PEARL JAM, of which he has been a member for 12 years.
Cornell recorded three albums with AUDIOSLAVE and three records on his own since SOUNDGARDEN disbanded, but his last solo effort, 2009's "Scream", was blasted by critics and fans for its urban pop production and bombed saleswise.
The other two members of the band, guitarist Kim Thayil and bassist Ben Shepherd, have kept lower profiles, although they and Cameron jammed together last year at a Seattle club.