What more needs to be said about Soundgarden’s Ultramega OK? The grunge rockers debut blended elements of psychedelic rock, heavy metal and hardcore, with the raw, rough edges of the first explosion of grunge in Seattle. Sub Pop bring this incredible record back with a heavily expanded edition available on a range of formats.
Vinyl Double LP £17.99 SP1172
Black vinyl, expanded reissue 2LP on Sub Pop.
- Shipping cost: £4.50 ?
- Includes download code
CD £9.99 SPCD1172
Expanded reissue CD on Sub Pop.
- Shipping cost: £1.05 ?
Limited Vinyl Double LP £21.49 SP1172X
Limited indies only 'Loser Edition', expanded reissue 2LP on Sub Pop. Blue vinyl.
Vinyl LP £20.49 sst201lp
LP on SST.
Tape £7.49 SPCS1172
Expanded reissue cassette tape on Sub Pop.
7/10 gbar Customer review, 12th April 2017
To me, Ultramega OK never reached the heights of grunge masterpieces Badmotorfinger and Superunknown, but this then-young band's debut full-length showed the power of what was to come. Tracks like 'Beyond the Wheel' showed the superb vocal range that the young Chris Cornell owned (not too far away from Rob Halford of Judas Priest), while 'All Your Lies' showed the early guitar brilliance of Kim Thayil. The rest of the songs varies between brooding pieces like 'Mood for Trouble' and 'Incessant Mace' but there is also some fast pieces too, especially on 'Head Injury'. It may not have been their best, but it displayed a formula which would bring them success in the future. Now reissued at long last, the sound is more clear and less reverberated on the newer version, so it kinda adds more power and emotion than it did before.
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