Ultramega OK

Sst Records
Release date
24 Jan 2006
Running length
13 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Flower 3:27 86,196
2 All Your Lies 3:52 51,358
3 665 1:37 37,300
4 Beyond the Wheel 4:22 46,776
5 667 1:04 36,239
6 Mood for Trouble 4:24 36,154
7 Circle of Power 2:05 34,502
8 He Didn't 2:50 32,859
9 Smokestack Lightning 5:06 33,603
10 Nazi Driver 3:57 33,236
11 Head Injury 2:25 33,714
12 Incessant Mace 6:25 30,483
13 One Minute of Silence 1:01 29,707

About this album

Ultramega OK is the debut studio album by the American alternative rock band Soundgarden, released on October 31, 1988 through SST Records. Following the release of the EPs Screaming Life (1987), and Fopp (1988), both for the Sub Pop record label, Soundgarden signed with the independent record label SST and went to work on its first full-length studio album.

The resulting album contained elements of psychedelic rock, classic rock, heavy metal and hardcore punk. The band supported the album with a tour of the United States as well as its first overseas tour. In 1990, the album earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Metal Performance.

The album was recorded in spring 1988 in Seattle, Washington and Newberg, Oregon with producer Drew Canulette. Frontman Chris Cornell said that during the recording sessions the band wasn’t on the same page with Canulette. He said, “Material-wise we went through the process that we always do, but the producer wasn’t used to the sound we wanted and didn’t know what was happening in Seattle.”

He later said that “we made a huge mistake with Ultramega OK, because we left our home surroundings and people we’d been involved with and used this producer that really did affect our album in a kind of negative way. The producer was suggested by SST because they could get a good deal. I regret it, because in terms of material, it should have been one of the best records we ever did. It actually slowed down our momentum a little bit because it didn’t really sound like us.”

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  • clintbeed6793

    This is the only Soundgarden album I don't own on CD, simply due to the fact that I can't find this anywhere at a reasonable price. All of their other albums are dirt cheap on Amazon, but this one is over 20 bucks. Anybody know why this is so hard to find?

    2 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Rockbeast21

    Beyond The Wheel amazing voice Chris Cornell, fantastic song!!!

    6 Sep 2014 Reply
  • sohamsali1

    This is 100% pure and unadulterated Seattle Grunge.

    26 Jan 2014 Reply
  • JackHallton


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  • aaron1591

    I came across this album a long time ago when i was looking for badmotorfinger. I regret not buying it because nowadays i cannot find it in any record store

    17 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Punching_joe

    their best

    17 Feb 2013 Reply
  • reagan0

    Hard to believe how long I've been listening to these guys. 1988? I feel like an old man. Yikes! I am an old man!

    4 Oct 2012 Reply
  • tad72

    I love Soundgarden and I especially love young Soundgarden. kick ass album!!

    15 Sep 2012 Reply
  • IronLightning

    Yeah, I rather like the "weird and spacey" sound. Gives it a nice psychedelic vibe.

    11 Sep 2011 Reply
  • mcnight15

    Flower and Beyond the wheel are kickass.

    16 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Daniel_Green


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  • musicgodlything

    Since when is weird and spacey a bad thing?

    14 Dec 2010 Reply
  • czarnybiskop

    Completely underrated! Their best.

    23 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Lateralus--

    Am I the only one who humbly thinks that this is their best?

    23 Oct 2010 Reply
  • BurningRemnant

    Dirty, punky and rocking. Great early Soundgarden

    16 Jul 2010 Reply
  • warezIbanez

    My first track I heard from this album was Flower, due to A-Sides, so I knew I had to listen to everything else they made before Badmotorfinger. SG just DOESN'T DISAPPOINT! My recommendations are to not miss Flower, All Your Lies, Beyond the Wheel, He Didn't, Smokestack Lightning, Head Injury, Nazi Driver, Incessant Mace, and Mood for Trouble, I somewhat put them in order of importance. Cornell's scream is just amazing in Beyond the Wheel and Smokestack Lightning, you just cannot miss them.

    4 Jun 2010 Reply
  • adam-454

    There are some crazy vocal performances on this one.

    25 Mar 2010 Reply
  • RedSteel92

    I lol'd at the tag for 90's.

    28 Dec 2009 Reply
  • LucaBrasiXL

    Every Soundgarden album is a masterpiece, and this is one of their best.

    20 Dec 2009 Reply
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