SOUNDGARDEN
RUSTY CAGE

LABEL
A&M Records

RELEASE DATE
1991-1992




"Rusty Cage" is another Badmotorfinger classic, the lead track from the album. It was released in several different formats in 1991 and 1992 and features one of the most striking tempo changes before the song ends -- always accompanied by the Chris Cornell Stomp when performed in concert.

PROMO CD and 12"

  1. Rusty Cage (Edit)

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

    "The tuning on that song was pretty nutty. It's recorded with a wah wah in the low position used as a filter. That was the first time we did anything like that. It was Chris' idea; he wanted to get that weird tone that you can't really dial in on an amp. But if you use the wah wah as a filter, it gets an incredibly weird sound. And if you listen to that riff, especially if you've heard the original demos of it, it almost sounds backward." --Kim Thayil

PROMO CD

  1. Rusty Cage (Edit)
  2. Rusty Cage (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.

PICTURE 7"

  1. Rusty Cage (Edit)

  2. Touch Me
    Originally performed by Fancy
Limited edition of 5000.

UK, GERMAN AND AUSTRALIAN CD

  1. Rusty Cage (Edit)
  2. Rusty Cage (LP version)
  3. Touch Me

  4. Stray Cat Blues
    Written by Jagger/Richards
    Published by ABKCO Music, Inc. (BMI)

    "Stray Cat Blues" was originally recorded by the Rolling Stones.

ETCHED 12" W/POSTER SLEEVE

  1. Rusty Cage (Edit)
  2. Touch Me
  3. Show Me
Also released as an etched green CD in a Digipak (5000 copies), a picture 7" (5000 copies) and a cassette single.

ETCHED CD, DIGIPAK

  1. Rusty Cage (Edit)

  2. Big Bottom/Earache My Eye (Live)
    From the Louder Than Live promo.