Soundgarden’s Badmotorfinger to get 25th anniversary re-release


-Brian Furman

Soundgarden will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the release of their smash album Badmotorfinger with a limited edition seven disc reissue to be released on November 18th via UMe/A&M Records. The Super Deluxe Edition will include 79 previously unreleased tracks, live performances, and videos. Highlights of the package include a version of their song “New Damage” with Queen’s Brian May, the band’s first ever concert album Live at the Paramount from a March 6th, 1992 show at the famed Seattle Paramount Theatre, the 1992 video album Motorvision, and a Blu-Ray Audio disc of the entire Badmotorfinger record with b-sides and commentary.

The above will come housed in a special collector’s box with a battery-operated Badmotorfinger album cover, a 52-page book, a 12×12 – inch Badmotorfinger silver foil 3D lenticular, and a 25th anniversary album cover iron-on patch, among other special-edition items. For those who want to keep it simple, the reissue will also be released in regular CD and Vinyl formats.

Badmotorfinger was released in 1991 and helped usher in the Pacific Northwest furor of the early 90’s alongside Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Alice In Chains. The record was driven by the singles “Outshined”, “Jesus Christ Pose”, and “Rusty Cage”, the latter famously covered by Johnny Cash as part of his American Recordings records.