ALL THAT YOU TOUCH
Here’s the deal. I F*CKING LOVE SOUNDGARDEN. LOVE THEM. So this is in no way an impartial review. I received this as a promo cassette from A&M when it came out. I saw them every tour and at every opportunity. I bought the CD when it became available. I bought everything they would put out. AND… i did not own this in the LP format until today.
I was in the area so I stopped into Record Recycler in Torrance. It’s a small place where you can sometimes dig up a diamond but mostly I look for the records that fill in the gaps in my collection. You know, like that one Tull album from the 80s I never bought (or listened to actually). The Devo LP people don’t like. That sort of thing.
Today was kind of a jackpot day. A couple of early E,W&F original pressings The first Go-Go’s record (I have never owned it because when it was released I was managing a record store and I heard it 10 times a day for a solid year) and an original copy of Schoolboys In Disgrace. And this record. I realized I did not have it on Vinyl.
YOINKS! I do now.
There are so many rocking ass songs on Louder Than Love, and so many memories tied to it, that I could sit here and write about it for hours (and really really really bore you)… let’s just say that although this isn’t the best Soundgarden album, or even my favorite, it still f*ckin’ KILLS!
HIGHLIGHTS: GUN, GET ON THE SNAKE, UGLY TRUTH
If you like heavy music and want to hear Soundgarden when they moved to A&M and methodically conquered the world while melting your eyeholes. Buy this, put it on, and get knocked out by it. Just like I did it that massive pit at the Palladium.