667 - Soundgarden - Ultramega OK
Label: SST Records - SST CD 201 • Format: CD Album • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Hard Rock, Grunge
The resulting album contained elements of heavy metalpsychedelic rockand hardcore punk. The band supported the album with a tour of the United States, as well as its first overseas tour. Frontman Chris Cornell said that during the recording sessions the band wasn't on the same page with Canulette.
He said, "Material-wise we went through the process that we always do, but the producer wasn't used to the sound we wanted and didn't know what was happening in Seattle. He later said that "we made a huge mistake with Ultramega OKbecause we left our home surroundings and people we'd been involved with and used this producer that really did affect our album in a kind of negative way.
The producer was suggested by SST because they could get a good deal. I regret it, because in terms of material, it should have been one of the best records we ever did.
It actually slowed down our momentum a little bit because it didn't really sound like us. Veteran Seattle producer Jack Endinowho also produced Soundgarden's first EP, Screaming Lifewas in the process of re-mixing the album, and actually completed a rough mix of " Flower ". But, due to the band wanting to move on and the financial costs involved with repressing and redistributing the record, it was put on hold.
Ultramega OK has elements of s psychedelic rocks hard rock and heavy metaland s hardcore punk. Guitarist Kim Thayil recalls "Flower" as being the first time he blew across his guitar strings. It is also the only Soundgarden song on which Yamamoto performs lead vocals.
On the original version of the album, "Smokestack Lightning" segued into a distorted excerpt from the Sonic Youth song, " Death Valley '69 ". Cornell said that "Flower" is "about a girl Three songs on the album were recorded as jokes or parodies by the band. The songs "" and "" are parodies of the idea of Satanic content in rock music, the idea being that if is such a powerful number, then the surrounding numbers must be equally as 667 - Soundgarden - Ultramega OK . Cornell said that the band "appreciated the Lennon arrangement so much".
Cornell stated, "We were trying real hard to shut up, but Kim couldn't possibly shut up for a whole minute. Cornell said, "On [ Ultramega OK ] the production wasn't what we were after at all, 667 - Soundgarden - Ultramega OK that sort 667 - Soundgarden - Ultramega OK hurt us critically. Its music videodirected by Mark Miremontaired regularly on MTV 's Minuteshelping to call attention to the early Seattle grunge scene.
The album's cover art, photographed by Lance Mercer, features a black and white Bitch Im From Dade County - Terror Squad presents: DJ Khaled - We The Best of the band.
According to Cornell, the album's title was a joke conceived by Thayil. We were sort of making fun of the finished product. It was Ultramega Alright. Ultramega could have been better but not bad. Soundgarden supported the album with a tour in the United States in the spring of and a tour in Europewhich began in May and was the band's first overseas tour. The album was fully remixed and remastered from the original tapes by Jack Endino.
It includes, as bonus tracks, six early eight-track versions of songs from the same album, taken from a demo tape, informally called "the Ultramega EP" by the band members, recorded by Endino and Chris Hanzsek at Reciprocal Recording studio in All lyrics are written by Chris Cornellexcept where noted.
On cassette only, there is a 20th track titled "13 Minutes of Silence Remix," similar to the joke track "One Minute of Silence" from the original release. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Grunge heavy metal alternative metal. A sample of "Flower", the only single released from the album. The song's intro features Thayil blowing across his guitar strings. Retrieved March 21, November Rolling Stone.
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