SOUNDGARDEN
SUPERUNKNOWN

LABEL
A&M Records

CATALOG #
CD/CS 540 215 4/2

RELEASE DATE
Mar 08 1994

PERSONNEL
Chris Cornell: voc, gtr
Kim Thayil: gtr
Matt Cameron: drums
Ben Shepherd: bass









There are 16 tracks on all versions of Superunknown except for the one released in the United States. The US release (A&M, CD/CS 31454 0198-2) does not contain track 16, "She Likes Surprises." The album was released on gatefold double vinyl in several collector-worthy colors: orange, blue, and a pale greenish clear (promo only). The cover artwork for Superunknown, known to veteran Soundgarden mailing list subscribers as the 'Screaming Elf,' actually depicts all four band members; the black and white graphic at the bottom of the artwork is an upside down burning forest. Feel free to check out the press release from November 1993.

  1. LET ME DROWN
    Music & Lyrics: Cornell
    ©1994 You Make Me Sick I Make Music (ASCAP)
    Read: [lyrics] [guitar tablature]

  2. MY WAVE [single]
    Music: Cornell, Thayil; Lyrics: Cornell
    ©1994 You Make Me Sick I Make Music/In One Ear and Out Your Mother Music (ASCAP)
    Read: [lyrics] [guitar tablature]

  3. FELL ON BLACK DAYS [single]
    Music & Lyrics: Cornell
    ©1994 You Make Me Sick I Make Music (ASCAP)
    Read: [lyrics] [guitar tablature]

  4. MAILMAN
    Music: Cameron; Lyrics: Cornell
    ©1994 Walpurgis Night Music/You Make Me Sick I Make Music (ASCAP)
    Read: [lyrics] [guitar tablature]

  5. SUPERUNKNOWN
    Music: Thayil, Cornell; Lyrics: Cornell
    ©1994 Noyes/You Make Me Sick I Make Music/In One Ear and Out Your Mother Music (ASCAP)
    Read: [lyrics] [guitar tablature]

  6. HEAD DOWN
    Music & Lyrics: Shepherd
    ©1994 Stupidditties (ASCAP)
    Read: [lyrics] [guitar tablature]

  7. BLACK HOLE SUN [single]
    Music & Lyrics: Cornell
    ©1994 You Make Me Sick I Make Music (ASCAP)
    Read: [lyrics] [guitar tablature]

  8. SPOONMAN [single]
    Music & Lyrics: Cornell
    ©1994 You Make Me Sick I Make Music (ASCAP)
    Read: [lyrics] [guitar tablature] [song of the month]

  9. LIMO WRECK
    Music: Cameron, Thayil; Lyrics: Cornell
    ©1994 You Make Me Sick I Make Music/Walpurgis Night Music/In One Ear and Out Your Mother Music (ASCAP)
    Read: [lyrics]

    "It's a riff Matt wrote and I like it because it's so creepy, I don't even know how to describe it. The song has amazing depth and emotion. It's very dark, but at the same time, very powerful and angry." --Kim Thayil

  10. THE DAY I TRIED TO LIVE [single]
    Music & Lyrics: Cornell
    ©1994 You Make Me Sick I Make Music (ASCAP)
    Read: [lyrics] [guitar tablature]

  11. KICKSTAND
    Music: Thayil; Lyrics: Cornell
    ©1994 You Make Me Sick I Make Music/In One Ear and Out Your Mother Music (ASCAP)
    Read: [lyrics] [guitar tablature]

  12. FRESH TENDRILS
    Music: Cameron; Lyrics: Cameron, Cornell
    ©1994 Walpurgis Night Music/You Make Me Sick I Make Music (ASCAP)
    Read: [lyrics] [guitar tablature]

  13. 4TH OF JULY
    Music & Lyrics: Cornell
    ©1994 You Make Me Sick I Make Music (ASCAP)
    Read: [lyrics] [guitar tablature]

  14. HALF
    Music & Lyrics: Shepherd
    ©1994 Stupidditties
    Read: [lyrics] [guitar tablature]

  15. LIKE SUICIDE
    Music & Lyrics: Cornell
    ©1994 You Make Me Sick I Make Music (ASCAP)
    Read: [lyrics] [guitar tablature]

    "Like Suicide" was written about a bird that flew into the window at Chris Cornell's house. He heard the sound, and expecting a burglar, instead found the small creature suffering. To end its pain, he crushed its skull with a brick.

  16. SHE LIKES SURPRISES
    Music & Lyrics: Cornell
    ©1994 You Make Me Sick I Make Music (ASCAP)
    Read: [lyrics] [guitar tablature]

    "She Likes Surprises" is available only on non-US releases of Superunknown. It was recently made available in the US on the Songs from the Superunknown EP and the Alive in the Superunknown CD+.

Produced by Michael Beinhorn and Soundgarden. Engineered by Jason Corsaro at Bad Animals Studio, Seattle, Washington, USA, assisted by Adam Kasper. Mixed by Brendan O'Brien at Bad Animals Studio, Seattle, Washington, USA, assisted by Adam Kasper. Mastered by David Collins at A&M Mastering Studios, Hollywood, California, USA.