SOUNDGARDEN
FELL ON BLACK DAYS

LABEL
A&M Records

RELEASE DATE
1994-1995





"Fell On Black Days" is the final single from Superunknown, and was released in a large number of different versions, each with different b-sides. The track lists for ten different versions are below. The scans to the left of the track lists are incomplete; if you've got the missing covers, let me know.

The video for "Fell On Black Days" was produced by Jake Scott (son of Ridley Scott) and is available on the Alive In The Superunknown CD+.

RADIO PROMO CD

  1. Fell On Black Days (Radio Edit)
    As has become the standard in the United States, this is the version that radio stations receive...

ALTERNATE MIX PROMO CD

  1. Fell On Black Days (Alternate Mix)
    Recorded at Bad Animals, October 1994
    Produced and engineered by Brendan O'Brien
    Additional assistance by Adam Casper

  2. Fell On Black Days

    The front cover of this US promo-only CD5 is the same as UK single #1. The inside cover is the same as the front cover of UK single #2 , but it's upside-down and doesn't have the text. There's a sticker on the front that reads "This Sticker is to inform you that this CD contains a new mix of 'Fell On Black Days.' Thank you."

UK CD #1

  1. Fell On Black Days
    Music & Lyrics: Cornell
    ©1994 You Make Me Sick I Make Music (ASCAP)

  2. Kyle Petty, Son Of Richard
    Music: Thayil; Lyrics: Cornell
    Recorded by Stuart Hallerman at Avast Studio, Seattle
    Richard Petty was a famous race car driver; Kyle is his son. This song was remixed by Brendan O'Brien and appears on the Home Alive compilation.

  3. Fell On Black Days (Video Version)
    Music & Lyrics: Cornell
    As one would imagine, this is the version of "Fell On Black" days that appears in the video for the song. Check out the music video page for a video clip.

UK CD #2

  1. Fell On Black Days

  2. Girl U Want
    Written by M. Mothersbaugh/G. Casale
    Published by Virgin Songs, Inc. (BMI)
    "Girl U Want" was originally recorded by Devo and released in 1980. Devo and Soundgarden both played at five Lollapalooza shows in the summer of 1996.

  3. Fell On Black Days (Demo)
    Music & Lyrics: Cornell
    As the title implies, an early working version of the song that didn't make the final cut. The lyrics are different than the Superunknown version.

EUROPEAN CD #1

  1. Fell On Black Days

  2. Motorcycle Loop (Short Version)
    Music: Thayil
    In a move that foreshadows the band's later "noise" b-sides (like "A Splice of Space Jam" and "Jerry Garcia's Finger"), this is nothing more than Kim Thayil making his guitar sound like a revving motorcycle engine.

  3. Girl U Want
  4. Fell On Black Days (Demo)

EUROPEAN CD #2

  1. Fell On Black Days
  2. Kyle Petty, Son Of Richard

  3. Birth Ritual
    Written by Chris Cornell, Matt Cameron, and Kim Thayil, this is a favorite "rare" Soundgarden track, having also appeared on the Singles soundtrack. The demo version of the song has appeared several times as a b-side, on the "Black Hole Sun" and "My Wave" singles in 1994 and the "Burden In My Hand" single in 1996 (misprinted on the Australian version of the CD as "Birth Control").

  4. Fell On Black Days (Live)
    Recorded live in Detroit by Stuart Hallerman, August 1993.

EUROPEAN CD #3

  1. Fell On Black Days
  2. My Wave (Live)

UK/EUROPEAN PICTURE 7"

  1. Fell On Black Days
  2. Motorcycle Loop
  3. Kyle Petty, Son Of Richard

AUSTRALIAN CD #1

  1. Fell On Black Days
  2. Kyle Petty, Son Of Richard
  3. Fell On Black Days (Demo)
  4. Motorcycle Loop (Short Version)
  5. Fell On Black Days (Live)

AUSTRALIAN CD #2

  1. Fell On Black Days
  2. Kyle Petty, Son Of Richard

JUKEBOX 7"

  1. Fell On Black Days

  2. My Wave
    Music: Cornell, Thayil; Lyrics: Cornell
    ©1994 You Make Me Sick I Make Music/In One Ear and Out Your Mother Music (ASCAP)