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Chris Cornell was in the middle of a seemingly endless Soundgarden tour in 1989 when he started to burn out on hard rock. “We were on the road just incessantly,” he says. “Every band we toured with was super loud and aggressive with neck tattoos, black sweatshirts, black sweatpants, black sneakers. That’s when I discovered Daniel Johnston’s Songs of Pain. I played it over and over again in the van, and then I got into Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska and Nick Drake’s Pink Moon. They were great palate cleansers.”
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