The Horror Honeys: Sci-Friday Jam ~ 'Black Hole Sun'

Sci-Friday Jam ~ 'Black Hole Sun'

Boiling heat, summer stench

'Neath the black the sky looks dead
Call my name through the cream
And I'll hear you scream again

Black hole sun

Won't you come
And wash away the rain
Black hole sun
Won't you come
Won't you come (Won't you come)

Anyone who lived their formative years through the early 1990s remembers this song permeating the airwaves, off Soundgarden’s massive 1994 album Superunknown. Even more memorable, however – if you had MTV and remember the days when they actually used to play music – is the song’s surreal, nightmare-inducing video. A lurid depiction of picked-fenced suburbia, Chris Cornell and co. usher in a solar apocalypse to obliterate the freakishly large grins from the faces of knife-wielding, sun-tanning, rope-skipping adults and children. “Times are gone for honest men,” Cornell laments, and the outlook is so bleak that only a celestial supernova can rid the world of its soul-sucking artifice. 

Watch (or re-watch) the music video below, but be forewarned: if David Lynch and Tim Burton dropped acid together and decided to set a 5-minute movie to Soundgarden, it might look something like this. ~ Sci-Fi Honey