Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Badmotorfinger + Bonus Free CD
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
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An improved classic.
H3@+h | VT | 05/27/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Somms". It's a palindrome. Spelled the same forwards and backwards. "Badmotorfinger" alone is incredible, but knowing that this limited edition is hard to find, I had to get it. Most or all of these tracks can be found elsewhere, but nice to have together here. A few covers to start. "Into the Void" (Sabbath), "Girl you Want" (Devo), "Stray cat Blues" (Stones). All done very well. Then "She's a Politician" (Cornell), and a live version of "Slaves and Bulldozers". ONLY that song is done live. Not all five. This is a great find for the Soundgarden fan, though you may have to search the used bins or online to get it. Maybe soon we'll get a "B-sides" disc to complement the "A-sides" one."
Robert P. Ford | California | 02/28/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If one were to write a review for this double cd set one ought to be familiar with the material(other reviewers take note). 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."
But did you know?
Matthew L. Hamilton | louisville, ky | 10/03/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"i'm surprised that with all of the "scholarly" reviews of the covers on this limited edition, nobody has pointed out that the lyrics on "into the void(sealth)" are not the original lyrics from black sabbath's version. they are actually from a speech delivered by chief seattle(sealth) during treaty negotiations with dominant white settlers in the 1850's. refer to the children's book "brother eagle, sister sky," by susan jeffers for the lyrics to this version.
also, having been a soundgarden fan well before this album came out, i cannot agree that this album is their best, although it was the beginning of their commercial success. in my humble opinion, "ultramega" and "louder than love" really capture the essence of soundgarden and the underground scene pre 1991 and the seattle explosion that made "alternative" music mainstream.
it's a shame the albums that enabled these bands to enjoy commercial success often overshadow the albums that are lesser known and capture the music scene in it's undiluted form. i guess it's like san francisco and the "summer of love." by the time the rest of the nation new about san francisco in 1967, the real essence of the renaissance that had happened had already been replaced by runaway girls from all over the country, speed, and the commercialism of what was going on.
anyway, if you really want to check the seattle music scene, skip the pearl jam and go for the mother love bone. check out mudhoney, melvins, green river, and don't forget queensryche. oh, and contrary to what some may say, jimi hendrix was never a part of any seattle music scene. he was born in seattle but came up on the east coast before going into the millitary and eventually going to england to form the experience.
ranting aside, badmotorfinger is a great album and i burnt it up when it came out. gwan head an gittit."