SOUNDGARDEN
OUTSHINED

LABEL
A&M Records

RELEASE DATE
1991-1992





"Outshined" was an instant favorite from Badmotorfinger (as if there were songs that weren't favorites), featuring a crunching opening riff and one of the most memorable and repeated Soundgarden lyrics, "I'm looking California, and feeling Minnesota." The lyric even inspired a movie called "Feeling Minnesota" in 1996, though Soundgarden is not featured on the soundtrack.

The video for "Outshined" was produced by Johnathan Dayton and Valeria Faris. The song was the song of the month in January 1997.

PROMO CD AND 12"

  1. Outshined (Edit)

  2. Outshined (LP version)
    Music & Lyrics: Cornell
    ©1991 You Make Me Sick I Make Music (ASCAP)

    "All I can remember is that they cut the guitar solo to make the video 'single-length.' I thought that was a stupid thing. Here we are, a guitar band, and the guitar solo -- it may not be a great guitar solo -- was edited out just for the video. That's ridiculous. It was a heavy song and our most popular video, even though it was a crap video. It never kicks in or explodes; there's no dynamics. The band never loosens up and explores the riff because the solo was taken out." --Kim Thayil

PROMO 12"

  1. Outshined (Edit)

  2. Cold Bitch
    Music & Lyrics: Cornell
    ©1991 You Make Me Sick I Make Music (ASCAP)
    Produced by Terry Date and Soundgarden

PICTURE 7"

  1. Outshined (LP version)

  2. I Can't Give You Anything
    Originally performed by the Ramones

GERMAN CD

  1. Outshined (Edit)
  2. Outshined (LP version)

  3. 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.

  4. Show Me
    Written by Ben Shepherd
    ©1991 Noyes
    Recorded in 1991 at Avast Studio, Seattle.

  5. Into The Void (Sealth)
    Lyrics by Chief Sealth; Music by F. Iommi, W. Ward, J. Osbourne, T. Butler
    Published by TRO-Essex Music International Inc. (ASCAP)

    This song was originally done by Black Sabbath. Ben Shepherd heard the song and recognized that the words that Chief Sealth (for whom Seattle is named) had written in protest of the white man's settling in his territory fit the meter of the song.

ETCHED DIGIPAK CD

  1. Outshined (Edit)

  2. I Don't Care About You
    Originally performed by Fear

  3. Can You See Me
    Originally performed by Jimi Hendrix

  4. Outshined (LP version)

UK DJ PROMO 12"

  1. Outshined (Edit)
  2. I Can't Give You Anything

  3. Homicidal Suicidal
    Originally performed by Budgie

  4. Outshined (LP version)