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Soundgarden - Fopp

On August 1, 1988, "Soundgarden" released their second EP "Fopp".


This EP brings us together with a band that is still trying and experimenting, a band that is looking for the musical direction that will define it.


With one original song ("Kingdom of Come") and two cover versions ("Swallow My Pride" and "Fopp"), this EP does not have what will soon produce "The Revolution", but it is still interesting if only to learn about the processes that a band goes through on the way to greatness.


"Soungarden" was among the first to perform a cover version of the song "Swallow My Pride" by "Green River", which will later be performed by other bands. It is interesting to note that one of the riffs in this song is taken from the song "This Ain't the Summer of Love" by the band "Blue Öyster Cult". Moreover, in the version of "Green River" the lyrics of the last two verses are also taken from the original song of "Blue Öyster Cult".


The second cover version is the theme song - "Fopp". It is especially interesting since it is a cover of a song by the band "Ohio Players" which plays mainly funk, soul, and R&B. Guitarist Kim Thayil noted that the intention was to take the song and shape it so that it would sound like "AC/DC". Is that so? Judge for yourself. We actually heard there a bit of "Faith No More" from the Chuck Moseley era.


Two years later, in May 1990, this EP was merged with the band's first EP - "Screaming Life" in a special release called "Screaming Life / Fopp".


You can listen to "Screaming Life / Fopp" on: Spotify, Apple Music

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