Audioslave - Audioslave

Double Album 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Reissue

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Audioslave is the eponymous debut studio album by American rock “Super Group” Audioslave, released in November 2002 by Interscope Records.

Few rock supergroup line-ups had fans slavering in anticipation as much as Audioslave, the band which emerged from the ashes of Rage Against The Machine's acrimonious split with singer Zak La Rocha.

The notion of Soundgarden's Chris Cornell stepping into La Rochas Fair Trade moccasins may have raised a few eyebrows, but it put a smile on the faces of those who had been itching to hear Cornell put his redoubtable talents to good use again.

All too often in the case of supergroups, the resulting whole is less than the sum of its parts. In this respect, Audioslave defied convention, producing an album that sounded both classic and fresh, and more importantly, like a going concern rather than an exercise in necrophilia.

As one would expect from anything touched by the mighty hand of producer Rick Rubin, it's a tattooed-to-the-bone rock record. Sure, there are dim echoes of RATM and Soungarden, but if comparisons are to be made with anyone, it's 70s rock greats that spring to mind.

Opening track "Cochise" thrusts and grooves its way down a road well-trodden by the likes of Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. This sets the tone for the rest of the album; heavy, powerful riffage over rumbling bass lines and thumping colossal drums. Subsequent tracks such as "Gasoline" and "Shadow On The Sun" continue to mine a similar vein, the latter climaxing spectacularly in a tempest of throbbing guitars and broken-glass vocals.

Guitarist Tom Morello is on scorching form, discharging killer riffs like a magazine of bullets, while Chris Cornell proves effortlessly that he is without question one of the finest rock singers ever, capable of both sexually-charged crooning and feral blasts of vocal rage.

Although the heaviness tails off a little by the time we get to "Getaway Car", this is a looser, freer record than anything RATM ever did. It's almost as if Tom, Timmy and Brad are just happy to rock out without having to worry about the righteousness of the lyrics. Cornell sticks to well-worn Jesus-Christ-Pose musings such as "Nail in my hand / From my Creator" ("Show Me How To Live").

This was an excellent debut.

Check out the tracks: “Cochise”; “Like A Stone”; “Show Me How To Live”; “I Am The Highway” and "What You Are”.

This double LP housed in a gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeves and remastered audio is pressed in Europe on 180 gram audiophile heavyweight vinyl.

(0886976652319)

Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

Cochise

3:42

A2

Show Me How To Live

4:37

A3

Gasoline

4:40

A4

What You Are

4:09

B1

Like A Stone

4:54

B2

Set It Off

4:23

B3

Shadow On The Sun

5:43

C1

I Am The Highway

5:35

C2

Exploder

3:26

C3

Hypnotize

3:27

C4

Bring Em Back Alive

5:29

D1

Light My Way

5:03

D2

Getaway Car

4:59

D3

The Last Remaining Light

5:17

SKU 0886976652319
Record Label Epic Records
Label / Model # Music On Vinyl
Catalogue Number MOVLP081
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 25 February 2010
Original Release Date (Year) 19 November 2002
Barcode # 0886976652319
Shipping Weight 0.5850kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000986000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Double Album 2LP Records, 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, Printed Inner Sleeves, Reissue
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Genre Hard Rock
Genre Classic Rock
Format VINYL LP

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