Saturday vinyl session, Part 4. Soundgarden - Superunknown
-Soundgarden is one of my favorite bands & this record is one of the few I personally put in the “Perfect Record” category (i.e. the rarely achieved ‘no skips’ distinction if you’re listening to it on your iPhone/iPod/digital media player of choice)
I picked this copy up on an online action through The Old LP a few years back for an absolute STEAL; Auction was based in England and I got it, shipping and all, for less than $25 US, this is a record that on average right now goes for almost $80 (higher if the jacket is in better condition than the copy I have, which isn’t bad but not perfect either.) This is the 2x12” gatefold on transparent orange that was a Limited Edition in Europe 20 years ago, pretty stoked to have it in the collection. The fact that it’s one of my favorite albums of all time doesn’t hurt either.
-Quickly moving up the ranks toward the top of my favorite 2014 releases. It’s in the mix at the top with a couple of releases from the first half of this year (Drive By Truckers, Matt Woods, Jack White) and could very well end up at the very top of the list when it’s all said and done. Great record for a lazy Saturday morning or a chill Friday night.
1. Self-Destructive Zones 2. When He’s Gone 3. 18 Wheels of Love 4. Carl Perkins’ Cadillac 5. The Buford Stick 6. Made Up English Oceans 7. The Righteous Path 8. A Ghost to Most 9. Pauline Hawkins 10. Get Downtown 11. Lookout Mountain 12. Shit Shots Count 13. Hell No, I Ain’t Happy 14. Zip City 15. Grand Canyon