Favorite Soundgarden ‘Badmotorfinger’ Song – Readers Poll
The date was Oct. 8, 1991 and Soundgarden were about to be caught up in the wave of grunge hysteria and join some of their fellow Seattle club vets in becoming household names. On that date, the group issued ‘Badmotorfinger,’ the disc that finally took them to the next level. This Readers Poll looks back upon that grunge staple of an album and asks you to name your favorite track off the disc.
Opening with the now classic ‘Rusty Cage,’ the electrifying guitar licks ring out like a siren and immediately grab the listeners attention. After doing that, Soundgarden figured out how to keep their audience through the rest of the record. A testament to the greatness of ‘Rusty Cage’ was how well it translated when Johnny Cash recorded his much tamer cover. ‘Outshined’ was also a breakout hit for Soundgarden, with the trudging musical backing setting the pace for a tour de force vocal from Chris Cornell. And let us not forget ‘Jesus Christ Pose,’ a song that sparked controversy upon its release, but still holds up as one of the band’s better songs.
Elsewhere on the album, Soundgarden connected with deeper cuts like ‘Room a Thousand Years Wide,’ ‘Slaves and Bulldozers,’ ‘Searching With My Good Eye Closed’ and the powerfully gritty closer ‘New Damage.’
Vote for your favorite Soundgarden’s ‘Badmotorfinger’ track in the Readers Poll below: