Graham Reid | | <1 min read
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.
At just $25 it is another of those tasty slivers of black vinyl for your collection.