Audioslave (Epic 2017 #012)

The Epic 2017 Project #012: 170112

Audioslave  (2002)

I bought the debut Audioslave album based entirely on the inclusion of the track ‘Gasoline’ on a Classic Rock magazine cover CD in the autumn of 2002. The album was released in November 2002.

Audioslave disbanded in 2007 but consisted of then-former Soundgarden lead singer/rhythm guitarist Chris Cornell, and then-former Rage Against the Machine members Tom Morello (lead guitar), Tim Commerford (bass/backing vocals), and Brad Wilk (drums). Critics first described Audioslave as a combination of Soundgarden and Rage Against the Machine, but by the band’s second album, Out of Exile, it was noted that they had established a separate identity.

Audioslave’s trademark sound was created by blending 1970s hard rock with 1990s alternative rock. Moreover, Morello incorporated his well-known, unconventional guitar solos into the mix. As with Rage Against the Machine, the band prided themselves on the fact that all sounds on their albums were produced using only guitar, bass, drums, and vocals; that is – no overdubs.

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