Rhinosaur

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"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 did not chart, "Rhinosaur" charted at 19 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks.[3]

"Rhinosaur"
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Single by Soundgarden
from the album Down on the Upside
A-side "Ty Cobb"
Released April, 1997
Format CD single
Genre Grunge
Length 3:14
Label A&M
Songwriter(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)

Reception

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 said 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.

Charts

Chart (1997) Peak
position
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[7] 19

References

  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.
  7. ^ "Soundgarden Chart History (Mainstream Rock)" Billboard. Retrieved November 7, 2016.

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