In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Soundgarden’s 1991 album Badmotorfinger, the band will be releasing four new special editions on November 18.
Released via Universal Music / A&M Records, versions for pre-order include a super deluxe limited edition for $149.99, which includes the newly remastered original album; the Paramount Theatre show from 3/6/92 in both CD and DVD; unreleased tracks and outtakes; Badmotorfinger collectible icon box; lenticular lithograph; band photo prints; patch; and more. The first 1,000 pre-orders will also get a bonus 7 inch of “Jesus Christ Pose.” Other purchase options from $27.99 down to $12.99 are vinyl; two CD deluxe package; or single CD. Already sold out as of this writing is the edition of 1,000 copies in silver vinyl. All pre-orders will also receive an instant download of a studio outtake of “Rusty Cage,” which will help take your mind off the waiting until the full album is delivered.
Badmotorfinger was Soundgarden’s third studio album, after Louder Than Love and before 1994’s smash hit Superunknown, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and sold more than 300,000 copies in the first week of release partly due to the previous success of Badmotorfinger.
Badmotorfinger was nominated for a Grammy in 1992 for “Best Metal Performance” and has been certified double platinum, selling more than 1.5 million copies in the US alone. Three singles from the album – “Jesus Christ Pose,” “Outshined,” and “Rusty Cage” were in heavy rotation on then-music-focused MTV (the good old days), which, along with the controversy surrounding perceived “anti-Christian” interpretations about the tracks’ meaning, helped to propel the album sales into platinum.
Article by Maryelle St. Clare. Photo courtesy of Soundgarden.