CHRIS CORNELL DISCUSSES THE GOVERNMENT AND MINDLESS POP MUSIC BEING MADE DESPITE ‘EVERYTHING BEING SO F***ED UP’
Here are a couple of quotes from ElPais.com‘s recent interview with Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell. A few of the words might be off since this is coming from a Spanish to English translation.
“We wonder how it is that everything is so fucked up and pop is just talking about going to clubs and flirting.”
“In Soundgarden I have always tried to avoid explicitly political lyrics, but there are metaphors. For example ‘Halfway There,’ on a more social level, talks about how corporations and governments have led us to where we are. I think about what will happen 40 years after I’m dead. What will happen to my children? And I see no expert, neither academic nor political, saying anything but: ‘we do not know how terrible it will be the evil that is coming, but it will arrive. Spain and Greece know this very well.”