Release date
8 Oct 1991
Running length
12 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Rusty Cage 4:26 301,917
2 Outshined 5:12 271,394
3 Slaves & Bulldozers 6:55 110,718
4 Jesus Christ Pose 5:51 169,770
5 Face Pollution 2:23 102,184
6 Somewhere 4:20 97,361
7 Searching With My Good Eye Closed 6:31 95,262
8 Room a Thousand Years Wide 4:12 97,177
9 Mind Riot 4:49 92,617
10 Drawing Flies 2:25 91,444
11 Holy Water 5:08 89,588
12 New Damage 5:40 81,353

About this album

Badmotorfinger is the third album by the American rock band Soundgarden. It was released on October 8, 1991 through A&M Records. After touring in support of its previous album, Louder Than Love, released in 1989, the band began the recording sessions for its next album with new bassist Ben Shepherd. The music on the album maintained the band’s heavy metal sound while featuring an increased focus on songwriting when compared with the band’s previous releases.

The focus on the Seattle grunge scene helped bring attention to Badmotorfinger. The singles “Outshined” and “Rusty Cage” were able to find an audience at alternative radio and MTV. Badmotorfinger became the band’s highest charting album at the time on the Billboard 200. The band supported the album with tours of North America and Europe, including opening for Guns N’ Roses on that band’s Use Your Illusion Tour. In 1992, Badmotorfinger was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance. The album has been certified two times Platinum in the United States.

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  • Melz_xXx

    This album is amazing, all songs are great except "searching with my good eye closed" that i don't like very much. The amazing riffs and chris vocals gave life to this album.

    3 Apr 6:36pm Reply
  • VoodooDahl

    room a thousand years wide x 2 (what wailing guitar during the verses.... so good)

    4 Feb 3:21am Reply
  • pogoshrooms

    I used to think Superunknown was better, but there is not a single thing I don't love about this album, there's not a single thing it doesn't give. ★★★★★

    29 Jan 12:43am Reply
  • GodofDeathMetal

    Good album, I like Superunknown more.

    16 Dec 2014 Reply
  • aaron1591

    room a thousand years wide

    3 Apr 2014 Reply
  • sohamsali1

    Holy Water! Why so less listens? What are you guys really doing?

    26 Jan 2014 Reply
  • grandfunk49

    One hell of an album!

    2 Sep 2013 Reply
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  • BradlEyHUghIESU

    Soundgarden really rock out live on youtube. Im hopeful for a Soundgarden live album. To North Korea the west has nothing against you. The 1953 ceasefire is an honourable ceasefire from the USA shadow Government (Kennedy Windsor)....

    28 Mar 2013 Reply
  • BradlEyHUghIESU

    Soundgarden sound amazing live on rusty cage. A live album would be amazing. Many blessings to the new Pope. A true friend of Soundgarden.

    13 Mar 2013 Reply
  • BradlEyHUghIESU

    Soundgarden are amazing on album after album. Feel free to make a shout Im not tryin' to have a monopoly on commenting on uber cool Soundgarden. A true friend of Soundgarden.

    8 Mar 2013 Reply
  • desastrez

    What the hell is up with all this spam? Am I the only one who sees it?

    2 Mar 2013 Reply
  • BradlEyHUghIESU

    Soundgarden are a cool band and I have never done them a wrong turn and never will do them or anyone a wrong turn as I am a happy kind Christian. I thank Chris Cornell often for Rusty Cage and Jesus Christ Pose and the other songs on Badmotorfinger.

    26 Feb 2013 Reply
  • BradlEyHUghIESU

    Does Chris Cornell prefer the saying Seattle Sound or Grunge Rock, perhaps someone will ask Cool Chris Cornell Thayil and band Soundgarden someday.

    25 Feb 2013 Reply
  • BradlEyHUghIESU

    Over a quarter million listens to Rusty Cage wow! I am tryin' have a basement scrabble game for 10pm eastern tonight. The last game with Mother Mary and my Daughter was fun...

    23 Feb 2013 Reply
  • BradlEyHUghIESU

    Soundgarden will always be one of my ten favourite bands. The new album King Animal is excellent. Right now Tau Ceti Terra Nova is sending James Bond 1987 film like the approximate distance 11.87 light years away. Tau is returning an Earth signal very cool science like the film contact. Tau Earth Alliance Damn Eh TEADE like the giant fort meade parabolas. Parallel world research is also cool. A true friend and Tau Ceti Terra Nova Ambassador. Thats right my frozen egg came from Tau Ceti Terra Nova (planet population about 2.5 billion) to Planet Earth. Like Duck Dodgers Earth is EH and Tau Ceti Terra Nova is BE like the planets a b c d and so on...

    22 Feb 2013 Reply
  • BradlEyHUghIESU

    Soundgarden are described as having a heavy rock sound. One reviewer tried to link the word grunge with grudge. To really know for sure one would have to ask Chris Cornell mister Seattle Sound Grunge friend...

    22 Feb 2013 Reply
  • BradlEyHUghIESU

    Soundgarden as always are one of my ten fave bands. Daughter Spirit and I had an amazing weekend but she was happy to get to her command. Excellent grasp of battalion and div matters multi div to look forward to. I used to tac ex four airporne divs taking great lakes area in case of power out still water to drink from decent lake huron if water is boiled. In the 1980s I drank from lake huron and didnt get the trots the water was great half a mile from shore almost no aftertaste. Daughter spirit is a toughie with special gifts. She is old enough to watch cyborg as a teenager. Seeing Hin and my hero Van Damme character on the cross in theater ticked a lot of people off as Van damme has a lot of fans. Politburo rocks thanks to Mother Mary. Relations between the tribes more cordial now. Everywhere Spirit Iesu Mother Mary go people say hi in cool ways. A true friend.....

    18 Feb 2013 Reply
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