Soundgarden Release ‘Night Surf’ Video from ’90s Tour

2015-05-18

Story by Anne Erickson

Soundgarden have released the ‘Night Surf’ video they played on their tour in support of 1994’s ‘Superunknown’

When grunge rockers Soundgarden were on the road in support of their 1994 album “Superunknown,” Chris Cornell and the guys would play a five minute video before the kick-off of each gig. That video played amid a backdrop of an instrumental song called “Night Surf.”

Now, for those who missed the 1994 (or weren’t around yet), Soundgarden have released the “Night Surf” video, which was directed by bass player Ben Shepherd’ss brother, Henry Shepherd. The video is streaming via Rolling Stone.

The clip for “Night Surf” follows the usually eerie vibe of Soundgarden’s videos, with a kid riding his bicycle through a creepy forest, with appearances from a creepy blue man.

“Those who were in attendance and attentive to the intro at a Soundgarden concert during this tour have been the only ones fortunate enough to view and hear ‘Night Surf,’” guitarist Kim Thayil told Rolling Stone. “The film had been buried in storage, and only recently was it located, dusted off and remastered for its debut here, online or anywhere.”
The song “Night Surf” recently arrived in Soundgarden’s three-disc rarities collection, “Echo of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across the Path.” The tune appeared on the “Oddities” disc, which included instrumentals, remixes and demos.

“Echo of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across the Path” will arrive on vinyl May 19.

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