By Crooked Steps

Album: King Animal (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • This was written in the rarely used 5/4 time signature. Chris Cornell stated in a YouTube video that the track is "a bit strange" but sounded like "a heavy straightforward rock song." Probably the best known song written in a 5/4 meter is "Take Five" by The Dave Brubeck Quartet.
  • Dave Grohl directed the music video, having submitted a treatment on his own initiative after hearing the song. The former Nirvana drummer was a part of the same Seattle grunge scene that Soundgarden emerged from in the early 1990s. The clip casts the band as a Segway-driving biker gang and features a special cameo by Canadian progressive house producer, Deadmau5, as a cop who arrests Cornell.

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