During their ‘Superunknown’ tour (which kicked off in early 1994), and before taking the stage, Soundgarden prepped their audiences with a bizarre, semi-narrative short film.
The clip opens with close-ups of a children’s bicycle and a blue man with an hourglass, then follows the boy as he rides the two-wheeler away from a car, passes life-like scarecrows and enters a foggy forest.
The music is a song called “Night Surf” written by bassist Ben Shepherd, whose brother Henry directed the clip. Those looking to own the instrumental should search for ‘Echo Of Miles’, a 6-disc collection of rare and unreleased tracks that was released last fall.
Guitarist Kim Thayil says, “Those who were in attendance and attentive to the intro at a Soundgarden concert during this tour have been the only ones fortunate enough to view and hear ‘Night Surf. The film had been buried in storage, and only recently was it located, dusted off and remastered for its debut here, online or anywhere.”
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