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Stream Soundgarden’s Cover of Sly and the Family Stone’s ‘Thank You’


We realize that the phrase “dance to the music” doesn’t seem like it would be all that convincing coming from Chris Cornell, but, well, then there’s this: a schmutzed-up rendition of Sly and the Family Stone’s “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin),” done by Soundgarden. The just-shared track will be featured on Soundgarden’s Echo of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across the Path, an upcoming collection of unheard songs, demos, and rarities that includes the recently unveiled “Storm.” 

“Thank You” was originally recorded as part of a Peel Session for BBC Radio in ’89; this rendition strips the original of all its far-out bass lines and groovy horns. In place of Sly’s disco-floor-ready components, we’ve got muddy guitar riffs and a satisfyingly screechy Cornell. Hear Soundgarden flex their pseudo-funk muscles above, and look out for Echo of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across the Path when it drops on November 24.