Origin: Seattle, WA, USA
Genres: Grunge Metal, Alternative Metal

Soundgarden  


As one of the first bands to record for the legendary Sub Pop record label, Soundgarden is generally regarded as one of the founding fathers of grunge, even though much of their work was of a far more rock/metallic nature than the likes of a Pearl Jam or a Mudhoney, or even a Nirvana. From a metallic standpoint, their peak was 1991's Badmotorfinger, with the later albums such as Superunknown (featuring their biggest hit single, "Black Hole Sun") showing a more alternative side to the band. The band parted ways amicably in April of 1997 to pursue other interests. Vocalist Chris Cornell has remained in the public eye since then, joining up with several guys from Rage Against The Machine in Audioslave and more recently pursuing a solo career.

Inevitably, the band announced a reformation in early 2010.

Current Members

Chris Cornell

vocals (Audioslave)

Kim Thayil

guitars

Ben Shepherd

bass

Matt Cameron

drums

Former Members/Guests

Hiro Yamamoto

bass


Discography



(EP) Screaming Life 
1987 Sub Pop
  1. Hunted Down
  2. Entering
  3. Tears To Forget
  4. Nothing To Say
  5. Little Joe
  6. Hand Of God
  • Chris Cornell
  • Kim Thayil
  • Hiro Yamamoto
  • Matt Cameron




Ultramega OK 
1988 SST
  1. Flower
  2. All Your Lies
  3. 665
  4. Beyond The Wheel
  5. 667
  6. Mood For Trouble
  7. Circle Of Power
  8. He Didn't
  9. Smokestack Lightning
  10. Nazi Driver
  11. Head Injury
  12. Incessant Mace
  • Chris Cornell
  • Kim Thayil
  • Hiro Yamamoto
  • Matt Cameron




Louder Than Love 
1989 A&M
  1. Ugly Truth
  2. Hands All Over
  3. Gun
  4. Power Trip
  5. Get On The Snake
  6. Full On Kevin's Mom
  7. Loud Love
  8. I Awake
  9. No Wrong No Right
  10. Uncovered
  11. Big Dumb Sex
  12. Full On (reprise)
  • Chris Cornell
  • Kim Thayil
  • Hiro Yamamoto
  • Matt Cameron




Badmotorfinger 
1991 A&M
  1. Rusty Cage
  2. Outshined
  3. Slaves & Bulldozers
  4. Jesus Christ Pose
  5. Face Pollution
  6. Somewhere
  7. Searching With My Good Eye Closed
  8. Room A Thousand Years Wide
  9. Mind Riot
  10. Drawing Flies
  11. Holy Water
  12. New Damage
  • Chris Cornell
  • Kim Thayil
  • Ben Shepherd
  • Matt Cameron
1991 BNR and Internet Top Ten album




Superunknown 
1994 A&M
  1. Let Me Drown
  2. My Wave
  3. Fell On Black Days
  4. Mailman
  5. Superunknown
  6. Head Down
  7. Black Hole Sun
  8. Spoonman
  9. Limo Wreck
  10. The Day I Tried To Live
  11. Kickstand
  12. Fresh Tendrils
  13. 4th Of July
  14. Half
  15. Like Suicide
  • Chris Cornell
  • Kim Thayil
  • Ben Shepherd
  • Matt Cameron




Down On The Upside 
1996 A&M
  1. Pretty Nose
  2. Rhinosaur
  3. Zero Chance
  4. Dusty
  5. Ty Cobb
  6. Blow Up The Outside World
  7. Burden In My Hand
  8. Never Named
  9. Applebite
  10. Never The Machine Forever
  11. Tighter & Tighter
  12. No Attention
  13. Switch Opens
  14. Overfloater
  15. An Unkind
  16. Boot Camp
  • Chris Cornell
  • Kim Thayil
  • Ben Shepherd
  • Matt Cameron




The A-Sides  COMPILATION
1997 A&M
  1. Nothing To Say
  2. Flower
  3. Loud Love
  4. Hands All Over
  5. Get On The Snake
  6. Jesus Christ Pose
  7. Outshined
  8. Rusty Cage
  9. Spoonman
  10. The Day I Tried To Live
  11. Black Hole Sun
  12. Fell On Black Days
  13. Pretty Noose
  14. Burden In My Hand
  15. Blow Up The Outside World
  16. Ty Cobb
  17. Bleed Together




Telephantasm  COMPILATION
2010 A&M
  1. Hunted Down
  2. Hands All Over
  3. Outshined
  4. Rusty Cage
  5. Birth Ritual
  6. Black Hole Sun
  7. Spoonman
  8. My Wave
  9. Fell on Black Days
  10. Burden in My Hand
  11. Blow Up the Outside World
  12. Black Rain




Live On I5  LIVE
2011 A&M
  1. Spoonman
  2. Searching With My Good Eye Closed
  3. Let Me Drown
  4. Head Down
  5. Outshined
  6. Rusty Cage
  7. Burden In My Hand
  8. Helter Skelter
  9. Boot Camp
  10. Nothing To Say
  11. Slaves And Bulldozers
  12. Dusty
  13. Fell On Black Days
  14. Search And Destroy
  15. Ty Cobb
  16. Black Hole Sun
  17. Jesus Christ Pose

Reviews:   Metal Underground 



King Animal 
2012 Universal
  1. Been Away Too Long
  2. Non-State Actor
  3. By Crooked Steps
  4. A Thousand Days Before
  5. Blood on the Valley Floor
  6. Bones of Birds
  7. Taree
  8. Attrition
  9. Black Saturday
  10. Halfway There
  11. Worse Dreams
  12. Eyelid's Mouth
  13. Rowing
  • Chris Cornell
  • Kim Thayil
  • Ben Shepherd
  • Matt Cameron




King Animal Demos 
2013 Universal
  1. Bones of Birds
  2. By Crooked Steps
  3. Halfway There
  4. Worse Dreams
  5. Black Saturday
  6. A Thousand Days Before


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