, commonly known as 6 Songs for Bruce , is an early single-sided 4-Track Demo demo tape by the American rock band Soundgarden.
Overview [ edit ]
The band, which at the time was a three-piece named Sound Garden, composed of guitarist
Kim Thayil, bassist Hiro Yamamoto, and Chris Cornell on drums and vocals, recorded the demo in  Jack Endino's basement four-track studio, on April 24, 1985, for their friend [nb 1] Bruce Pavitt, hence the name of the tape. "Incessant Mace" was featured on the 1986  C/Z Records limited edition cassette only compilation Pyrrhic Victory,  but was re-recorded in 1988 for the band's first full-length album  ; Ultramega OK while "Tears to Forget" was re-recorded in late 1985 for the C/Z Records compilation album [nb 2] Deep Six released in 1986, and was re-recorded a third time in 1987 for the band's debut EP [nb 3] . Screaming Life As a bonus song, the tape includes a Cornell's solo recording titled "The Storm", which was re-recorded with Endino in May 2014 as "Storm" for the band's rarities [nb 4] box set . Echo of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across the Path [nb 5] The side B of the cassette, humorously titled  Zen Deity Speaks, contains no recordings. The demo tape was among many of the artifacts displayed at the EMP Museum's Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses exhibit in Seattle, Washington. 
Kim Thayil in Greg Prato's book Grunge Is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music, this was actually Soundgarden's second demo cassette. Their first demo, titled  The First 15, was previously recorded in 1984.
Track listing [ edit ]
"I Think I'm Sinking"
"Bury My Head In Sand"
Tears to Forget"
(bonus track) Chris Cornell
"Out of My Skin"
Personnel [ edit ]
^ "... I already knew Soundgarden pretty well, since they and Skin Yard had shared the stage many times in Seattle’s tiny club scene circa 1985-1986. ... I had a basement 4-track setup and had done some demos for them and others..."
– Jack Endino, Seattle 2013 
^ SST #SST 201
^ C/Z #CZ 01
^ Sub Pop #SP 12
^ A&M #B0022156-02
References [ edit ]
^ a b Kreps, Daniel (October 28, 2014). "Soundgarden Unveil Three-Disc 'Echo of Miles' Rarities Collection: The band also revive 30-year-old track for menacing new song 'Storm'". . Retrieved January 12, 2016. Rolling Stone
^ "Soundgarden on Sub Pop Records". . Retrieved March 15, 2016. Sub Pop Records
^ (April 10, 2012). "The Grunge Scene: April 24, 1985 - Sound Garden (Soon to be...:". The Grunge Scene. Retrieved March 15, 2016.
^ Tow, Stephen (2011). The Strangest Tribe: How a Group of Seattle Rock Bands Invented Grunge. Sasquatch Books. ISBN 9781570617430. p. 167.
^ Various Artists, . Pyrrhic Victory . Retrieved January 12, 2016. Discogs
^ Lipp, Chaz (August 26, 2011). "Book Review: . Taking Punk to the Masses: From Nowhere to Nevermind by Jacob McMurray" . Retrieved January 12, 2016. Blogcritics
^ Prato, Greg (2009). Grunge Is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music. ECW Press. ISBN 9781550228779.