Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Chris Cornell - 19 October 2011 at the Palais

I know a lot of people are keen to hear this one, so hear it is, I'll try not to blather as much as usual.

Comments on the show: my overall impression was that he fell back on his 'scream' too much.  The guy has got a great voice, but not necessarily the material to do it justice (not that he doesn't have great songs, just not as many of them as his voice deserves).  Part of the problem was probably the obvious comparison with Eddie Vedder's shows earlier in the year (admittedly I'm a much bigger EV/Pearl Jam fan than CC/Soundgarden/Audioslave fan).  The crowd was pretty quiet (which was good for the recording), but he still played a few 'requests' (as I pointed out in a comment that with hindsight sounds pretty bitchy, the printed setlist was identical to what was played, so the 'requests' were more acknowledgements).

Comments on the recording: apparently when the batteries are changed in my recorder the settings can reset.  This meant that the gain was set to Mid, rather than Low.  If this wasn't an acoustic show the recording would probably have been ruined, but fortunately there is only occassional distortion during the applause (the only song significantly affected is Ground Zero).  Otherwise, the recording is pretty decent quality.


(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding
Can't Change Me
As Hope and Promise Fade
Ground Zero
Be Yourself
Wide Awake
Fell on Black Days
Blow Up the Outside World
Call Me a Dog
Wooden Jesus
A Satisfied Mind
Thank You
When I'm Down
Mind Riot
Getaway Car
Like Suicide
Like a Stone
Doesn't Remind Me

Billie Jean
Say Hello 2 Heaven
Black Hole Sun
Burden in My Hand
Long as I Can See the Light


  1. Your recording is excellent, and it's been played non stop in my car since I downloaded it. I was at the gig in the front row, so it's going to be a cherished memory....thanks for taping and sharing!
    ps....love the phone sms sound at the start of Be yourself.....I've checked my phone every time I've heard it lol

  2. Thanks for sharing this. Looking forward to the second show (which was the one I was at).