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As for the songs, they precisely capture the most electrifying and energetic jamming of Soundgarden's whole career. Unluckily, their follow-up, Superunknown, would contrast this noisy shredding with more despairing and slow beats. Guitars are played with the wildest of abandon, as Cornell's "buzzing" shredding balances equally with Thayil's sonic-piercing cacophony.Read more ›
The Badmotorfinger album was in my opinion Soundgarden's finest hour,although Superunknown was a greater commercial success,the band really got their sound and chops down on this album. Ben Sheperd stepped in to replace Hiro Yamamoto,and his songwriting skills and musicianship meshed perfectly with the rest of the group.All the songs are good,with standouts such as "Good Eye Closed" and "Outshined" which was a staple on MTV.
Kim Thayil is god on the guitar,and Cornell has the lungs of a young Ronnie James Dio,with such range it's hard to beleive he is human. Matt Cameron is a good drummer,and even Neil Peart said so(Neil Peart is the best drummer who ever lived,in case anyone was wondering).
As for the bonus cd,a collection af b-sides and live material,I like it a lot. I love their version of DEVO'S "Girl U Want,and "Into The Void",which really is a Sabbath cover(their influence is heavy on this album)along with the others. For the collector I would recommend this particular item,otherwise you could buy a Cure album and go blow goats.
Badmotorfinger is perhaps Soundgarden at their prime--a tumultous, pummeling titan equal parts Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin, with a psychedelic metal tinge. The punky tendencies of the band's earlier material are not present here, except in the two-minute long Face Pollution and Drawing Flies. Most of the songs are 4 minutes or longer, and the band shines in this epic style. Cornell shreds his voice with some of the most impressive wails this side of Robert Plant, Thayil unleashes some suprisingly technical riffs (Rusty Cage is just insane!), and the rhythm duo of Shepard and Cameron is fast, tight, and focused. Odd time signatures are employed to full effect (ex. Outshined, Jesus Christ Pose). I love how the band was experimenting with new ideas, such as horns.
There is not a spot of filler anywhere on the album, at least not to my ear. Everything is excellent, though I'd have to single out the crushing epic Slaves And Bulldozers, the fast-riffing Drawing Flies, and the rolling thunder of Room A Thousand Years Wide as faves.
This is Soundgarden unfiltered--people who love the band for Black Hole Sun probably won't immediately like this harder and less commercial Soundgarden. However, it is every bit the equal of the masterful Superunknown. As good as the other records of 1991 were--Ten, Nevermind, Blood Sugar Sex Magik--Badmotorfinger simply "outshines" them all. Highly reccommended.
Most recent customer reviews
This album just rocks! Soundgarden IS LOUDER THAN GOD!
16 years later, this cd (the replacement) still finds a solid rotation in my vehicles and space dedicated on my mp3... Read more
Badmotorfinger was the first grunge album that I bought in the early 90s and 16 years ago, I admit that I didn't like this album. Well, my opinion changed. Why? Read morePublished on Aug. 1 2006 by Jason Hutton
My dad bought this Record before i was born in 92 and He loved it.Almost 14 Years into my Life I LOVE THIS ALBUM. Read morePublished on Dec 23 2005
Soundgarden's "Badmotorfinger" was one of the three classic grunge CD's released in 1991. (others being Nirvana's "Nevermind" and Pearl Jam's "Ten")... Read morePublished on March 20 2005 by no1metalfan
I ordered this a couple weeks ago and still havent recieved it.I think I did everything I was supposed to do in order to order it so why hasnt it arrived?Published on July 2 2004 by J. Parmelee
Man im only 19, so when this album came out i was like 7 or 8, this cd was played daily in my house, i remember playin air guitar and headbanging to this cd. Read morePublished on July 1 2004 by john parker