Sub Pop records' expanded reissue of the debut Soundgarden
release is now streaming online.
The "Screaming Life EP
" which was originally released in 1987, will be coming out again on digital and double vinyl formats on November 26th. As Spin
notes, the record is also bundled with 1988's four track "Fopp EP
," and "Sup Pop Rock City
," the band’s contribution to the legendary 1988 Sup Pop 200 compilation.
Looking back on the record, producer Jack Endino
has offered the following thoughts about the band's early days, remembering that he was taken by the blend of "Kim
's] mad guitar psychedelia and Chris Cornell's still-expanding voice. On this record, you can hear Chris experimenting with his singing as he starts to realize how much range he has to play with. 'Nothing to Say' was the song that made us all look at each other and go, 'Uh, holy crap, how did we do this?'"