The members of Soundgarden readily admit that this song isn’t really about Ty Cobb at all, but rather, the song was written with myriad difficult individuals in mind. The lyrics still fit what we know about Cobb’s delightful personality, however, especially the repetition of the line, “Hard headed f— you all,” throughout the song. I don’t imagine Cobb would have cared for this genre of music, though I can easily imagine him jumping into the stands to go after a fan with this tune playing in the background.
2 thoughts on ““Ty Cobb,” by Soundgarden”
We should elevate Cobb to ‘patron saint of slam dancers’ status.
Heh. And I’m sure he would have demonstrated the appropriateness of the title to anyone who said it to his face.