Louder Than Love

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Louder Than Love
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 5, 1989
RecordedDecember 1988 – January 1989 at London Bridge Studios, Seattle, Washington
GenreAlternative metal, heavy metal, grunge
ProducerTerry Date, Soundgarden
Soundgarden chronology
Ultramega OK
Louder Than Love
Screaming Life/Fopp
Singles from Louder Than Love
  1. "Loud Love"
    Released: August 30, 1989
  2. "Hands All Over"
    Released: 1990

Louder Than Love is the second full-length album by the American grunge band Soundgarden. It was released on September 5, 1989 through A&M Records. After touring in support of its first full-length studio album, Ultramega OK, released in 1988, the band signed with A&M and began work on its first album for a major label. The songs on the album featured a heavy rock sound with some songs featuring unusual or unorthodox time signatures.

Because of some of the song lyrics the band faced various retail and distribution problems upon the album's release, including the addition of a Parental Advisory sticker on the album packaging. Louder Than Love would become the band's first album to chart on the Billboard 200. The band supported the album with tours of North America and Europe. It was the last Soundgarden album to feature the band's original bassist, Hiro Yamamoto.

Track listing[change | change source]

All songs written by Chris Cornell, except where noted:

  1. "Ugly Truth" – 5:26
  2. "Hands All Over" (Cornell, Kim Thayil) – 6:00
  3. "Gun" – 4:42
  4. "Power Trip" (Cornell, Hiro Yamamoto) – 4:09
  5. "Get on the Snake" (Cornell, Thayil) – 3:44
  6. "Full on Kevin's Mom" – 3:37
  7. "Loud Love" – 4:57
  8. "I Awake" (Kate McDonald, Yamamoto) – 4:21
  9. "No Wrong No Right" (Cornell, Yamamoto) – 4:47
  10. "Uncovered" – 4:30
  11. "Big Dumb Sex" – 4:11
  12. "Full On (Reprise)" – 2:42

Personnel[change | change source]

Chart positions[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Soundgarden – Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Retrieved 2007-12-08.[permanent dead link]
  2. 2.0 2.1 "UK Singles & Albums Chart Archive — Soundgarden". Archived from the original on 2012-07-24. Retrieved 2007-12-08.

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