In complete boredom, I returned to my vinyl collection and came across a couple that I thought were cool from two bands on the Mount Rushmore of Grunge! I’d love to see what you have in your collection. Tweet them to me @RadioJNJ!
Hands All Over
This is a cool one. It’s a 10″ 4-song EP that was released in the United Kingdom in 1990. The track list includes Louder Than Love album tracks “Hands All Over” and “Big Dumb Sex”, the band’s cover version of The Beatles’ “Come Together” and one of my favorite Soundgarden songs, “Heretic”, which was originally released on the soundtrack of the 1990 Christian Slater film Pump Up The Volume. The sleeve folds out to reveal photos and lyrics, making it that much more awesome.
My pics suck so you can’t really see all the trippy stuff happening on the cover of this one, but I always liked the floral/fetus/anatomy theme of the In Utero. This is a 12″ promo copy Geffen Records sent out in the US in 1993. The two tracks repeat on both sides of the record. On this version, the b-side is the unreleased (at the time) “Gallons of Rubbing Alcohol Flow Through the Strip”. 12″ versions of “Heart-Shaped Box” that were commercially released in the UK and in the Netherlands featured two different tracks, “Milk It” and “Marigold” .