As a fitting finale to their short eight city tour across the United States, local grunge legends Temple of the Dog sold out two nights at the equally as legendary Paramount Theater. Old and new grunge fans alike (definitely more of the former than the latter) queued up down E Pine St for the first show Monday night, a handful of folks still pacing, desperately pleading for extra tickets.
Fantastic Negrito opened the show, and while their performance was highly entertaining, it was clear where the crowd’s priorities lay. They just wanted to see Temple of the Dog. So when our hometown headliner took the stage, everyone in the crowd immediately stood right up.
The band, that night made up of Chris Cornell, Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, Matt Cameron, and Mike McCready – proved that they’ve still got it. Twenty-five years since the release of their one and only album, the collective influence of all the band members still resonates in record stores and on stages across Seattle.
Temple of the Dog gifted the crowd with a 17-song main set, sprinkled with Mother Love Bone covers, as well as a couple of older hits like “Jump Into the Fire” by Harry Nilsson and “Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)” by Jimi Hendrix. It was a musical smorgasbord of Seattle sounds.
Say Hello 2 Heaven Wooden Jesus
Call Me a Dog
Stardog Champion(Mother Love Bone cover)
Stargazer (Mother Love Bone cover)
Seasons (Chris Cornell song)
Jump Into the Fire (Harry Nilsson cover)
Four Walled World
I’m a Mover (Free cover)
Pushin Forward Back
Hey Baby (New Rising Sun) (Jimi Hendrix cover)
Heartshine (Mother Love Bone cover)
River of Deceit (Mad Season cover)
Holy Roller (Mother Love Bone cover)
Man of Golden Words (Mother Love Bone cover)
(Encore) Baby Lemonade (Syd Barrett cover)
Times of Trouble
Achilles Last Stand (Led Zeppelin cover)
Holy Holy (David Bowie cover)
Fascination Street (The Cure cover)
War Pigs (Black Sabbath cover)
(Second Encore) All Night Thing