Soundgarden: Chris Cornell (vocals, guitar); Kim Thayil (guitar); Hiro Yamamoto (bass); Matt Cameron (drums).
Recorded at London Bridge Studios, Seattle, Washington between December 1988 & January 1989.
Personnel: Chris Cornell (vocals, guitar); Kim Thayil (guitar); Matt Cameron (drums).
Recording information: London Bridge Studios, Seattle, WA (12/1988-01/1989).
Photographer: Charles Peterson .
Soundgarden was one of several late-'80s Seattle bands to sign to a major label, as A&M issued the band's second full-length effort, 1989's LOUDER THAN LOVE. While it wasn't the big commercial breakthrough the group had hoped for (that would come with Soundgarden's exceptional follow-up, 1991's BADMOTORFINGER), LOUDER THAN LOVE did a solid job of introducing the quartet to both the alternative and metal crowds. The late-'80s metal scene was glutted with disposable glam bands, which Soundgarden was a much-needed reaction against (the group even pokes fun at the genre with the parody "Big Dumb Sex").
Elsewhere, LOUDER THAN LOVE is loaded with soon-to-be Soundgarden classics: the pro-environmental "Hands All Over"; the grinding album opener, "Ugly Truth"; the hard-hitting repetitive rocker "Gun"; plus such hard cuts as "Loud Love," "Get on the Snake," "I Awake," "No Wrong No Right," and "Uncovered." Just after the album's release, founding bassist Hiro Yamamoto left the band, replaced by ex-Nirvana guitarist Jason Everman, and shortly thereafter by permanent member Ben Shepherd.
Q (7/01, p.90) - Included in Q's "50 Heaviest Albums of All Time" - "...certainly their most unapologetically heavy record..."
It's no secret Soundgarden could be considered the finest rock band from the late 80s and early 90s, and this album is a pretty good place to start. Considered to be a grunge band, this really is the only "grunge" album they released since it's the only I hear to have the stereotypical grunge dynamics in certain songs like the heavy Hands All Over and the guitar driven Ugly Truth and of course the classic Gun.
The album is packed with other songs that will have you headbanging away from the likes of Poison and other hair metal bands and have you walking into grunge territory.
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