A&M Records,
Pony Canyon


Oct 1990

Loudest Love, released as a CD in Japan in October 1990, includes the same four tracks as Loud Love but adds "Heretic," "Come Together," and "Hands All Over." As with most Japanese releases that are eventually intended for the US import market, Loudest Love was printed in English and then supplemented with a Japanese spine cover and lyric sheet.

"Heretic" is a non-album track that appeared earlier in Soundgarden's career, actually as early as 1985, on the Deep Six compilation. For that recording, however, Scott Sundquist was the drummer, so it was rerecorded in December 1988 at London Bridge in Seattle with the "current" lineup (which at that time still included Hiro Yamamoto on bass). It was also given a new mix by Steve Fisk.

"Come Together" is a cover of a Beatles song, originally written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Soundgarden recorded it with Jack Endino in April 1990 for the "Hands All Over" 10", and it was the last time he would ever record the band. As it turned out, the band was disgusted with the session, and as Chris left, he asked Endino to do the backing vocals (McCartney's part), which is how it stands today.