Songs from the Superunknown

Songs from the Superunknown is an EP by the American rock band Soundgarden. It was released on November 21, 1995, through A&M Records. It was released on the same day as the CD-ROM Alive in the Superunknown.

Songs from the Superunknown
EP by Soundgarden
Released November 21, 1995
Recorded 1993–1994
Genre Grunge
Length 23:42
Language English
Label A&M
Producer Michael Beinhorn, Brendan O'Brien, Soundgarden
Soundgarden EPs chronology
Loudest Love
Songs from the Superunknown
Before the Doors: Live on I-5 Soundcheck
Alive in the Superunknown
Artwork for the Alive in the Superunknown CD-ROM
Artwork for the Alive in the Superunknown CD-ROM
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]


The EP is the audio-only counterpart to Alive in the Superunknown. "Jerry Garcia's Finger" is featured exclusively on Songs from the Superunknown. AllMusic staff writer Greg Prato gave the EP two and a half out of five stars. He called it a "solid (albeit short) collection of Soundgarden outtakes".

Alive in the Superunknown

The CD-ROM Alive in the Superunknown contains the first four tracks from Songs from the Superunknown plus a multimedia portion featuring photos of the band, a video game, four music videos ("The Day I Tried to Live", "Black Hole Sun", "My Wave", and "Fell on Black Days"), a performance/special effects video of "Superunknown", and a live video of "Kickstand", among other things. Entertainment Weekly said, "Nothing on Alive ... equals the mystery, humor, sonic impact, or imagination contained on any one of the tracks on Soundgarden's Superunknown album."[2]

Track listing

All songs written by Chris Cornell, except where noted:

  1. "Superunknown" (Cornell, Kim Thayil) – 5:06
  2. "Fell on Black Days" (video version) – 5:26
    • Originally from the "Fell on Black Days" single. An alternate version, it is the one used in the music video for the song.
  3. "She Likes Surprises" – 3:17
  4. "Like Suicide" (acoustic) – 6:11
  5. "Jerry Garcia's Finger" (Matt Cameron, Cornell, Ben Shepherd, Thayil) – 4:00
    • Previously unreleased. Only available on Songs from the Superunknown.




  1. ^ Prato, Greg. "allmusic ((( Songs from the Superunknown > Review )))". AllMusic. Retrieved May 20, 2009.
  2. ^ "The Mouse That Rocks". Entertainment Weekly. January 12, 1996.

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