SOUNDGARDEN – “Down On The Upside” Vinyl Release

SOUNDGARDEN’s platinum selling 1996 album is next in line for the band’s 35th anniversary vinyl celebration. This new pressing of the record will be a 2-LP set with one LP on marbled orange vinyl and the other on purple. It’s currently slated for a June 28th release date and can be pre-ordered here.

Meanwhile, a new live film from the band shot during a Los Angeles show they played back in 2013 will be screened in theaters and venues this month and next. You can find the details for that here with its home release planned for July 26th.

Down On The Upside is the fifth studio album by Soundgarden, released on May 21, 1996 through A&M Records. It is the band’s third album with bassist Ben Shepherd. Following a worldwide tour in support of their previous album, Superunknown (1994), Soundgarden commenced work on this release. The music on the album was notably less heavy than the group’s preceding albums and featured the band experimenting with other sounds. The band took a slot on the 1996 Lollapalooza tour and afterward supported the album with a worldwide tour. Down On The Upside would end up becoming Soundgarden’s final studio album for 16 years as tensions within the band led to its break-up in April 1997. The album’s title comes from lyrics in the fourth track “Dusty.”

Tracklisting

Pretty Noose

Rhinosaur

Zero Chance

Dusty

Ty Cobb

Blow Up the Outside World

Burden in My Hand

Never Named

Applebite

Never the Machine Forever

Tighter & Tighter

No Attention

Switch Opens

Overfloater

An Unkind

Boot Camp

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