Soundgarden "4 Track" demo

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Soundgarden "4 Track" Demo
Demo album by Soundgarden
Recorded April 24, 1985
Genre Grunge
Producer Bruce Pavitt

This is an early demo tape by the American rock band Soundgarden.


The band, who was at this time a three piece with Chris Cornell on drums and vocals, recorded the demo in April 1985 in Bruce Pavitt's basement.[1] An earlier recording of "Incessant Mace" appeared a month before on the C/Z Records limited edition cassette only compilation Pyrrhic Victory [2] and was re-recorded a third time for the band's debut album Ultramega OK. "Tears To Forget" was later recorded for C/Z Records Deep Six compilation album and was also re-recorded a third time for the band's debut EP Screaming Life. The demo tape was among many of the artifacts displayed at the Experience Music Project exhibit in Seattle, Washington.[3] "The Storm" was re-recorded with Jack Endino in May 2014 as "Storm" and was released on the band's rarities box set Echo of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across the Path.[4]

According to Kim Thayil in the book "Grunge is Dead",[5] this was actually Soundgarden's second demo cassette. The first demo entitled "The First 15" was previously recorded in 1984.

Track listing[edit]

Side A: 6 Songs For Bruce

  1. "I Think I'm Sinking"
  2. "Bury My Head In Sand"
  3. "Tears To Forget"
  4. "The Storm"
  5. "Incessant Mace"
  6. "Invention"
  7. "Out Of My Skin"

Side B: Zen Deity Speaks



  1. ^ "1985 - Timeline". Soundgarden. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  2. ^ Various – Pyrrhic Victory (cassette) at Discogs
  3. ^ Lipp, Chad (2011-08-26). "Book Review: Taking Punk to the Masses: From Nowhere to Nevermind by Jacob McMurray". BC Books. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  4. ^
  5. ^ "Grunge is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music"