Soundgarden and the scene that birthed them were both peaking, at least in the popular imagination, around the time they contributed their song “Birth Ritual” to the iconic Singles soundtrack. They also appeared briefly in the movie, performing the song. Somehow, though, Soundgarden haven’t performed the song in the years since. Over the weekend, though, they worked “Birth Ritual” into their setlist for the first time since 1992. The band is touring with Australia’s Soundwave festival right now, and they played the song during the festival’s Adelaide and Melbourne stops over the weekend. Below, watch fan-made video of the Adelaide performance.
That started out sounding like something they should’ve practiced a few more times, but I thought it picked up by the end.