On May 21, 1996.

Soundgarden- - Down On the Upside

On May 21, 1996, “A&M” label released “Down on the Upside”, the fifth Soundgarden studio album. It was recorded November 1995 – February 1996 at “Studio Litho” and “Bad Animals Studio” in Seattle, Washington, and was produced by Adam Kasper, Matt Cameron, Chris Cornell, Ben Shepard and Kim Thayil.


  • Chris Cornell– vocals, rhythm guitar, mandolin, mandola, electric piano, mixing
  • Kim Thayil– lead guitar, mixing
  • Adam Kasper– piano
  • Ben Shepherd– bass guitar, mandolin, mandola, mixing, photography
  • Matt Cameron – drums, percussion, Moog synthesizer, mixing
  • Adam Kasper– engineer, mixing
  • Matt Bayles, Sam Hofstedt – engineer assistant
  • John Burton, Tom Smurdon – additional tracking assistant
  • David Collins –mastering
  • Gregg Keplinger– drum technician
  • Darrell Peters –guitar technician
  • Ben Marra Studios – “cinema” photography
  • Helix creative inc, Seattle – art direction, design
  • Kevin Westenberg – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Chris Cornell, except where noted.

  1. Pretty Noose
  2. Rhinosaur – Chris Cornell, Matt Cameron
  3. Zero Chance – Chris Cornell, Ben Shepherd
  4. Dusty – Chris Cornell, Ben Shepherd
  5. Ty Cobb – Chris Cornell, Ben Shepherd
  6. Blow Up the Outside World
  7. Burden in My Hand
  8. Never Named – Chris Cornell, Ben Shepherd
  9. Applebite – Chris Cornell, Matt Cameron
  10. Never the Machine Forever – Kim Thayil
  11. Tighter & Tighter
  12. No Attention
  13. Switch Opens – Chris Cornell, Ben Shepherd
  14. Overfloater
  15. An Unkind – Ben Shepherd
  16. Boot Camp

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