Rolling Stone (12/21/00, p.175) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...One of the 1st smash hits of the Seattle explosion....it codified, with heart and muscle, the heavy angush of the Puget sound....proof that the angst that defined Seattle rock inthe 1990s was not cheap sentiment..."
Musician (7/91) - "...offers a potent distillation of Seattle's sonic sludge, with plenty of slow-mo riffing and louder-than-life guitar. It backs that sound with songs so potent and emotional that they tower over most of today's hard rock. Well worth hearing..."
Kerrang (Magazine) (p.51) - "[I]n 'Hunger Strike', a duet featuring then-unknown vocalist Eddie Vedder, they produced one of the most touching and emotional songs of the '90s."
Temple Of The Dog: Chris Cornell (vocals, banjo, harmonica); Stone Gossard, Mike McCready (guitar); Jeff Ament (bass); Matt Cameron (drums, percussion).
Additional personnel: Eddie Vedder (vocals); Rick Parashar (piano, organ).
Producers: Temple Of The Dog, Rick Parashar.
Recorded at London Bridge Studios, Seattle, Washington from November to December, 1990.
Personnel: Chris Cornell (vocals, banjo, harmonica); Mike McCready (guitar); Stone Gossard (acoustic guitar, slide guitar); Matt Cameron (drums, percussion).
Liner Note Author: David Fricke.
Recording information: London Bridge Studios, Seattle, WA (11/1990-12/1990).