Soundgarden was the first grunge band to sign to a major label (A&M Records, in 1988), though the band did not achieve commercial success until they popularized the genre in the early 1990s with Seattle contemporaries Nirvana, Alice in Chains, and Pearl Jam. Soundgarden achieved its biggest success with the 1994 album Superunknown, which debuted at number one on the American album charts and yielded the Grammy Award-winning singles "Black Hole Sun" and "Spoonman". In 1997, the band broke up due to internal strife over its creative direction. After several years working on projects and other bands, Soundgarden reunited in 2010 and their sixth studio album, King Animal, was released two years later. In 2017, singer Chris Cornell died at the age of 52 after playing a concert with Soundgarden in Detroit.
Links To Peel
Peel was a fan of records signed to the Sub Pop label, which Soundgarden was a member of in most of the 80's, including a brief member of SST in 1988, before signing to A&M in 1989. However after 1989, he lost interest in the band, when they became more hard rock in their grunge and less alternative, unlike Nirvana who were more alternative with their sounds, which Peel was more interested in.
One session. The band's session version of 'Everybody's Got Something To Hide (Except For Me And My Monkey)' appeared on the Kats Karavan compilation (4xCD, Universal, 2009). Both 'Everybody's Got Something To Hide' and 'Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)' appear on Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path (3xCD, A&M Records, 2014).
- Flower / Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) / Everybody's Got Something To Hide (Except For Me And My Monkey)
Other Shows Played
- 02 January 1989: Nazi Driver (LP - Ultramega OK) SST
- 16 January 1989: Head Injury (LP - Ultramega OK) SST
- 18 January 1989: Circle Of Power (LP - Ultramega OK) SST
- 23 January 1989: Nazi Driver (album - Ultramega OK) SST SST 201
- 25 January 1989: Head Injury (LP - Ultramega OK) SST
- 31 January 1989 (Radio Bremen): All Your Lies (album - Ultramega OK) SST
- 20 February 1989: All Your Lies (v/a album - Deep Six) C/Z CZ 01
- 04 April 1989: Flower (LP - Ultramega OK) SST
- 26 April 1989: Tears To Forget (v/a album - Deep Six) C/Z CZ 01
- 27 April 1989: All Your Lies (v/a album - Deep Six) C/Z CZ 01
- 24 May 1989: Toy Box (12" - Flower) SST SST 231
- 30 May 1989 (Radio Bremen): Toy Box (12" - Flower) SST
- Peel Summer 1989: Thank You (Peel Session)