Soundgarden Announces 'Badmotorfinger' Deluxe Reissue, Shares Unreleased 'Rusty Cage' Studio Outtake

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Soundgarden photographed in Chicago.

Tomorrow (Oct. 8) marks the 25-year anniversary of Soundgarden’s 1991 album Badmotorfinger, their sophomore major label release and, at the time, their strongest album to date. The Chris Cornell-led grunge band announced plans today to re-release the seminal record next month, via four different special editions. 

The fun all arrives Nov. 18 on UMe/A&M Records. The album that preceded their big breakthrough Superunknown will be remastered and released as one CD, two LPs, a 2-CD deluxe set and a “Super Deluxe” edition, which includes a whole boatload of goodies you can see below.

The 2-CD package and the “Super Deluxe” version both include studio outtakes and live cuts, most of them previously unreleased. In all, the “Super Deluxe” contains 109 tracks (79 of them previously unreleased) in addition to two DVDs, capturing a 1992 concert at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre, and the band’s 1992 Motorvision home video. 

We leave you with one of the rarities the band just shared -- a studio outtake of “Rusty Cage,” the album’s opening track: