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Screaming Life / Fopp Import


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  • Audio CD (June 8 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Sub Pop
  • ASIN: B0000035E1
  • Other Editions: Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

1. Hunted Down
2. Entering
3. Tears To Forget
4. Nothing To Say
5. Little Joe
6. Hand Of God
7. Knigdom Of Come
8. Swallow My Pride
9. Fopp
10. Fopp (Dub)


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By seth on July 3 2004
Format: Audio CD
Perhaps not the ideal release for those who are yet uninitiated with Soundgarden, in my opinion the best band to emerge from the Seattle crucible in the late 80s/early 90s, but nonetheless a worthwhile purchase given the price. Seemingly against the grain of opinion from earlier reviews, I prefer the Fopp EP over Screaming Life - Fopp itself being one of my favourite Soundgarden songs and criminally left off the 'A-sides' compilation (which is puzzling given the fact that it was an A-side track, though the A-side 'My Wave' from superunknown was treated similarly).
If you are new to Soundgarden, then I suggest you begin with 'A-sides' or, if like me you are averse to buying greatest hits albums, then Superunknown. If you own all the other albums and are are still passionate about the music, for the price Screaming Life/Fopp is a worthwhile purchase.
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By anagramata on Nov. 23 2003
Format: Audio CD
No matter what anyone says, this is an absolutely awesome record, especially considering it's the first record Soundgarden put out. Screaming Life is clearly the highlight of the two EPs, so I'll talk about that first.
A lot of people insult the scratchy, almost "ghetto" sound of the songs on this record, but if you bought it on vinyl, you'd know that that's just a result of the cd not being digitally remastered. You CAN'T hold that against the band. What's left beneath that is some absolutely gorgeous music. Nothing to Say, Hunted Down, and Entering are some of the best Soundgarden songs ever written, and in my opinion, some of the best rock songs ever written. In those songs there is undeniable skill from all sides--vocals, drums, bass, and guitar. What more could you ask for?
Now the Fopp EP...Soundgarden had this tendency to make fun of things via imitation, but then at the end it looked like they were serious (take "Big Dumb Sex" on Louder than Love for example). Fopp is the same way...it's a joke. Swallow My Pride, on the other hand, is a classic grunge song, written by Green River. Half of the bands that matter have covered it, so it's only proper that Soundgarden did too.
In all fairness, I can see why some "Soungarden fans" don't like this. But if you fall in that category, take a step back and acknowledge that you're just a casual Soungarden listener, because any real fan knows that this record is genuine, unfiltered Soundgarden. Maybe you should go give Audioslave a shot instead.
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By A Customer on Nov. 7 2003
Format: Audio CD
The first half of this CD (Screaming Life EP) is ideal early Soundgarden--a little rough around the edges, but it has some good metal tracks ("Hand of God" has some of the best guitar solos) and trademark Chris Cornell wailing, like in "Entering," "Tears to Forget," and "Nothing to Say," though the middle song sounds more like AC/DC. However, the remaining half of this CD (Fopp EP) is pretty short and skippable, though "Fopp" is an unexpectedly fun song, both versions. Even though "Screaming Life/Fopp" is one of my least listened to Soundgarden CDs, it's still worth checking out if you're a diehard Soundgarden fan.
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By Daniel J. Hagerman on April 1 2003
Format: Audio CD
there is a reason early soundgarden is, well early soundgarden. the material is weak. the production is raw and gritty while the band is just starting to blossom. there is one song on here called nothing to say. i would put it up against any soundgarden song. it is brilliant. it is so heavy and yet not as distorted or well produced as later efforts. it is amazing. if it were not for this song. this album would have a two star rating from me.
i find this album is quite diverse from punk (entering & tears to forget) to grooving distortion (of hunted down) and shows the blueprint of later soundgarden. worth it if your a fan of soundgarden or looking for a great band and the begginings of.
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By "michael_ellis_" on Sept. 6 2002
Format: Audio CD
This is the birth of my favorite grunge band, but I'd have to say that the only song worth hearing more than once here is "Nothing to Say." The others are attempts at sending up the whole heavy-metal genre's cliches, but they aren't too great. Strange how Soundgarden went from this to the layered darkness of its later recordings, though we would still get the occasional blasts of ironic humor.
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Format: Audio CD
People heap a lot of manure on early Soundgarden, and for me it isn't justified. The music in real need of a good kick up the proverbial is that of the Pixies and more significantly Nirvana, who only really acheived cult status because of the never the less tragic death of Kurt Cobain.
For a debut EP, as the cliche goes, this really isn't all that bad. To someone elses ears, I hope. But to me, it is absolutely amazing. Soundgarden were obviously four men with a lot of anger inside them, and they really let it out, allowing for the darker, brooding yet equally great work on UltraMegaOK. From the pounding distortion of Hunted Down, onto the frenetic, blistering punk of Entering and Tears to Forget, the first three songs of Screaming Life allow Soundgarden to get a lot of their stomachs, whether it be in Cornells raging but coherent lyrics, Thayils aggressive but dexterous guitar work, or Camerons powerful and inventive drumming. Then comes the atmospheric heaviness of Nothing to Say, and one of the most interesting rhythms I've ever come across as a drummer, combined with the intricate guitar solo and almost narrative vocal style of Little Joe. The frenetic and scratchy rhythmic guitar and lyrics of Hand of God bring the first EP to a regrettable end, as then three cover versions overshadow the twisty pyscho-delia of Kingdom of Come.
Some may critise the lack of variety of this album, but surely when you compare it to 'Nu Metal' you have to admit that at least Soundgarden displayed genuine attitude and defiance, and the lyrics are cerebral at the same time as being angry. What it may lack in melodic structure, it makes up for in atmosphere, and you can hardly claim that Soundgarden were just a mere 4 chord band.
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