#48 – Temple of the Dog – “Hunger Strike” – (1991)

Temple of the Dog was kind of a grunge super-group. It featured Chris Cornell of Soundgarden, Mike McCready, Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard and Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam. And Matt Cameron (of both bands). The group released one album in 1991 and was conceived as a tribute to the late Andrew Wood, the lead singer of Mother Love Bone. Of course, when this album came out, no one really knew who Pearl Jam was yet. And no one really knew who Temple of the Dog was until Pearl Jam broke through in 1992. “Hunger Strike” is the best known and highest charting of the songs from this album (although, not necessarily the best). It’s actually a duet between Chris Cornell and Eddie Vedder (which is a pretty awesome thing, as both can really belt out some lyrics).