These are 5 of Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil's sickest riffs

Happy 60th birthday to one of our favorite Seattle shredders

September 4, 2020
Kim Thayil of Soundgarden

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One of the founding members of Soundgarden, guitarist Kim Thayil celebrates the big 6-0 on September 4th.


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We want to wish the Seattle shredder a very happy birthday by counting down some of his sickest guitar riffs of all time. Here we go!


5.  "Outshined" - This might be the most recognizable Soundgarden guitar riff, so it had to make the list!


4. "Loud Love" - When you hear the guitar feedback in the intro, you just know it's about to get GOOD!


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3.  "Slaves and Bulldozers" - The guitar wails and screetches throughout the entire song, and the solo at 4:17 should get serious honorable mention.



2. "4th of July" - This is without question one of the heaviest riffing songs in the Soundgarden catalog, and the Thayil solo wails about 3 minutes in!


1. "Jesus Christ Pose" - The entire song is one giant Kim Thayil guitar riff!!


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28 years ago today Soundgarden took the stage at #Lollapalooza at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds in Bremerton, WA.

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Happy Birthday, Mr. Thayil!!


Happy Rocking (from a safe social distance),


Taryn Daly


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