Watch Temple of the Dog Perform Unreleased Song, ‘Missing’
For the second night of their first-ever tour, Temple of the Dog made a couple of additions to the setlist. At the Tower Theatre in Upper Darby, Pa., They gave debuts to “River of Deceit” by another Seattle supergroup, Mad Season, and “Missing,” a Chris Cornell song that had never before been performed.
As Consequence of Sound notes, “Missing,” which is embedded above, showed up in the second encore, prior to the final song of the evening, “All Night Thing.” Cornell introduced it by saying that Jeff Ament came up with the title while making artwork a cassette for Citizen Dick, the fictional band of the 1992 Cameron Crowe film Singles. Cornell wound up writing a handful of songs for Ament’s fake titles, including “Seasons,” which made it into the soundtrack, and “Spoonman,” which became a massive hit for Soundgarden.
Released on their only album, Above, “River of Deceit” was a Top 10 Alternative and Mainstream rock hit in 1995 for Mad Season, which was comprised of Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready, Alice in Chains’ Layne Staley and Screaming Trees’ Barrett Martin. McCready, who had just completed a stint in rehab at the time, formed the group with the hope that it would help Staley get sober. "I was under the mistaken theory I could help him out," McCready told Rolling Stone. "I wanted to lead by example."
Temple of the Dog kicked off their first-ever tour in Philadelphia on Friday night with a 23-song set. In addition to playing the entirety of their 1991 album, they also delivered a handful of Mother Love Bone songs and covers ranging from the Cure’s “Fascination Street” to Harry Nilsson’s “Jump Into the Fire” to Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs.”
Watch Temple of the Dog Play Mad Season’s “River of Deceit”
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