Soundgarden: Badmotorfinger

 |   |  1 min read

Soundgarden: Badmotorfinger

Although some defer to this band's earlier EPs and, somewhat perversely to their SST album Ultramega OK, the Soundgarden story really started here in terms of their ascent to fame and some kind of world domination in the grunge era.

If their location and the media labelling -- grunge = Seattle -- was as annoying as it was largely incorrect, it hardly mattered because the singles Rusty Cage and Outshined, and the stunning Jesus Christ Pose provided a trifecta of hard rock/alternative sounds which pushed more and more listeners towards this album  . . . and consequently double plaitinum sales in the States.

They were grunge for the MTV audience but had earned their reputation live, so everything was in place for massively successful tours and the follow-up Superunknown a few years later which sold five times as many as this in the US.

JB_logoBut even though Badmotorfinger has had expanded CD reissues we point to it here because it is one of the bargain buy deals in the vinyl reissues at JB Hi-Fi stores here.

Or buy direct on-line from here

At just $25 it is another of those tasty slivers of black vinyl for your collection.

For other recommended vinyl albums at a budget price see here

Share It

Your Comments

post a comment

More from this section   Hi-Fi Vinyl articles index

Dean Martin: Italian Love Songs

Dean Martin: Italian Love Songs

The fact is that every home should have a Dean Martin album or two, and those with a sense of humour will go for one in a really stupid cover (like this). Dean Martin was, as we have mentioned... > Read more

Creedence Clearwater Revival: Green River

Creedence Clearwater Revival: Green River

In a freewheeling and enjoyable interview before a solo show in 2005, John Fogerty -- mainman behind CCRevival -- laughed about how at the height of the counterculture in the late Sixties bands... > Read more

Elsewhere at Elsewhere

THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE QUESTIONNAIRE: Sola Rosa

THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE QUESTIONNAIRE: Sola Rosa

As Sola Rosa, Andrew Spraggon has previously brought reggae, Latin, soul and hip-hip into seamless electronica albums which have placed him on the world stage. And on his new album Low and... > Read more

THE POWER OF SPEECH: A Short Story in a Strange Tongue

THE POWER OF SPEECH: A Short Story in a Strange Tongue

I recently spent a rather distressing luncheon engagement with a moderately well-known author. Aside from hearing much invaluable gossip about better known writers than my friend, I was also... > Read more