From: Seattle, Washington
Active: 1987-1997, 2010-2017
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.