Essential New Music: Soundgarden’s “Badmotorfinger”

Badmotorfinger was Soundgarden’s crowning achievement, splitting the difference between the tuneless bludgeoning of 1989’s Louder Than Love and the more melodic, psychedelic experimentations of 1994’s multiplatinum Superunknown. Few hard-rock records can match Badmotorfinger’s opening quadruple threat, “Rusty Cage” (covered by Johnny Cash, no less), “Outshined,” “Slaves & Bulldozers” and “Jesus Christ Pose.” On its 25th … Continue reading Essential New Music: Soundgarden’s “Badmotorfinger”