Rhinosaur

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"Rhinosaur"
Single by Soundgarden
from the album Down on the Upside
A-side Ty Cobb
Released April, 1997
Format CD single,
Length 3:14
Label A&M
Writer(s) Chris Cornell, Matt Cameron
Producer(s) Adam Kasper, Soundgarden
Down on the Upside track listing
"Pretty Noose"
(Track 1)
"Rhinosaur"
(Track 2)
"Zero Chance"
(Track 3)

"Rhinosaur" is a song by American rock band Soundgarden on their 1996 album Down on the Upside. Despite not being released as its own single it was released as a b-side to the song "Ty Cobb".[1][2] While "Ty Cobb" itself didn't chart, the b-side "Rhinosaur" charted at 19 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks.[3]

Reception[edit]

Chris Cornell said in an interview that the lyrical target of "Rhinosaur" was ambiguous and could be applied to several people or groups.[4] "Rhinosaur" was praised for having a massive groove with "stairstep guitar riffs" said to be adored by Soundgarden's guitarist Kim Thayil.[5] Thayil also went on to saying that the tuning of the instruments was unusual for Soundgarden. He said during an interview "Ben and I played on dropped-D, but Chris played in standard tuning. That's unusual for us. If one of us is in dropped-D, usually all three of us are."[6] The song also received moderate airplay by rock radio stations in America.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Soundgarden-Ty-Cobb/release/573590
  2. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (1997-05-03). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 73. 
  3. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (1997-04-26). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 79. 
  4. ^ CMJ Network, Inc. (July 1996). CMJ New Music Monthly. CMJ Network, Inc. p. 21. 
  5. ^ CMJ Network, Inc. (June 1996). CMJ New Music Monthly. CMJ Network, Inc. p. 13. 
  6. ^ Guitar World (1998-10-01). Guitar World Presents Nirvana and the Grunge Revolution. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 157. ISBN 978-0-7935-9006-3. 

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