Soundgarden is one of those bands that has been unfortunately pigeonholed by their era and their scene. They emerged in the late '80s as a promising new metal band before they got scooped up in the grunge movement following Nirvana's big break in 1991. No matter what, though, they were always the weirdos of the grunge scene, pulling out stranger and stranger tracks on all their albums that showed they would not be held to one sound or definition.
Photo by Groovehouse Soundgarden performing at Bayou Music Center in 2013.
We're pretty big fans of the band here at Rocks Off, and we're excited to see their massive show with that other weird '90s hitmaker, Nine Inch Nails, at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion tomorrow night. In that spirit of that, I decided to comb through Soundgarden's catalog for proof that this band has never quite existed in the box some people put them in. Here are the five weirdest tracks that show their true versatility.