Soundgarden

From: Seattle, Washington

Active: 1987-present

I first heard them: when a friend played Badmotorfinger during a road trip

Sound: metallic grunge, often with odd time signatures

Further listening: The one Soundgarden studio album I bought was Down on the Upside, their last record before breaking up for over a decade; here are a couple more tracks from it, plus probably their most famous song.

"Blow Up the Outside World" (1996)
"Burden in My Hand" (1996)
"Black Hole Sun" (1994)