Soundgarden was formed in 1984 by Chris Cornell, Hiro Yamamoto and Kim Thayil. They named themselves after this wind-channeling pipe sculpture, “A Sound Garden,” located on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration property next to Magnuson Park, Seattle.
It is a towering installation on a hilltop overlooking Lake Washington. It is constructed with a number of metal tubes on weathervane-like apparatus that catch the wind and moan eerily. The pipes and reverberating metal create eerie but soothing music as the wind passes through.
Here’s the google earth view link of “A Sound Garden.”
Soundgarden has a thing for public parks…