[QUOTE=dkaz003;3676960]I thought it was a good song. I can understand your feelings though, it doesn't really grab you like a lot of their older songs. It took me a couple listens to really start to get into it.
I did think that Cornell's voice sounded great though.
Maybe not as good as this, which was some of the greatest vocal work ever done, but still, Black Rain is much better than most of what's out there.
I really hope they come out with a new album.[/QUOTE]
Like I said, I didn't think it was a bad tune, just not something I would have included on one of their albums from that era. As much as I love The Who, I understand why almost all the songs on [I]Odds & Sods[/I] did not make the cut on the original records. Same with this song, IMO.
As for Cornell, very few rock singers have even a fraction of his talent, range, and vocal snarl.