Soundgarden "Black Hole Sun" (demo)
Published Apr 16, 2014While Soundgarden will be releasing a five 10-inch box set this Record Store Day (April 19) that reps singles and B-sides from their Superunknown, a much larger box set arrives June 3 toting even more extra goodies. One such track is a demo of the band's much-beloved and doomy ballad "Black Hole Sun," which you can hear now ahead of the set's official due date.
There are a few key differences on the rough cut, most noticeably with the arrangement shaving off a few bars here and there, but otherwise it seems pretty well-formed in the demo. The signature Leslie speaker wobble of six-strings are still present, we get the ambient screams of Chris Cornell floating behind his more melodious croon, and Kim Thayil weighs in big with an alternate wah-wah-utilizing guitar solo.
As previously reported, arrives as a five-disc "Super Deluxe Edition" and a standard two-disc set courtesy of A&M Records/UME.