Soundgarden – “Black Rain” Video

Black Rain,” the Soundgarden’s comeback single that perfectly nails their fire-cauldron riffed and histrionic king-world Badmotorfinger-era vibe (primarily because it is an outtake from the Badmotorfinger sessions) gets an animated video here, directed by Brendon Small, himself no stranger to hard rock animation via the wonderful Metalocalypse. The band’s all here, cartoon-wise, saving Seattle from monsters, as is a little tie-in for Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock (some kid’s playing about 70% of the way through the clip), where this song will appear. It’ll also appear on Telephantasm, the band’s greatest hits comp that’s due 9/28 on a variety of formats. Those are listed below, after this embed of the video:


The video comes via Spinner, who have some quotes from Brendon and Kim Thayil about its genesis and inspiration and monsters.

Telephantasm is out 9/28 via Interscope. Here’s a run down of the various packages via which you can participate:

Telephantasm (Single CD):
1. Hunted Down
2. Hands All Over
3. Outshined
4. Rusty Cage
5. Birth Ritual
6. Black Hole Sun
7. Spoonman
8. My Wave
9. Fell On Black Days
10. Burden In My Hand
11. Blow Up The Outside World
12. Black Rain (Previously Unreleased)

Telephantasm (2CD/Limited Edition DVD)
*Previously Unreleased on CD

CD – Disc One
1. All Your Lies
2. Hunted Down
3. Fopp
4. Beyond The Wheel
5. Flower (BBC Session)*
6. Hands All Over
7. Big Dumb Sex
8. Get On The Snake (Live)
9. Room A Thousand Years Wide (Single Version)*
10. Rusty Cage
11. Outshined
12. Slaves & Bulldozers

CD – Disc Two
1. Jesus Christ Pose (Live)
2. Birth Ritual
3. My Wave
4. Superunknown
5. Spoonman
6. Black Hole Sun
7. Fell On Black Days (Video Version)
8. Burden In My Hand
9. Dusty
10. Pretty Noose (Live on SNL)*
11. Blow Up The Outside World (MTV Live ā€˜Nā€™ Loud)*
12. Black Rain*

DVD ā€“ THE MUSIC VIDEOS
-All Videos Previously Unreleased Except ^

1. Flower
2. Hands All Over^
3. Loud Love^
4. Jesus Christ Pose- (Original Version)
5. Outshined
6. Rusty Cage
7. My Wave^
8. Spoonman
9. The Day I Tried To Live (Uncensored)^
10. Black Hole Sun^
11. Fell On Black Days^
12. Pretty Noose (Uncensored)
13. Burden In My Hand
14. Blow Up The Outside World (Uncensored)

BONUS VIDEOS:
1. Spoonman (Mash-up Version)
2. The Day I Tried To Live (European Version)
3. Superunknown^
4. Pretty Noose (International Version)
5. Pretty Noose (Alternate Ending)
6. Blow Up The Outside World (Censored)

SUPER DELUXE VERSION:
2 CDs + Ltd Ed DVD + 3 heavy vinyl discs plus more in deluxe packaging