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Encyclopedia > Ultramega OK
Ultramega OK
Ultramega OK cover
Album by Soundgarden
Released November, 1988
Recorded Spring, 1988
Genre Grunge
Length 42:05
Label SST
Producer(s) Drew Canulette, Soundgarden
Professional reviews
Soundgarden chronology
Fopp
(1988)
Ultramega OK
(1988)
Louder than Love
(1989)

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The songs "665" and "667" are parodies of the idea of Satanic content in rock music, the idea being that if 666 is such a powerful number, then the surrounding numbers must be even more powerful. "665" contains backwards messages about Santa. Forms of Satanism LaVeyan Satanism | Luciferianism | Religious Satanism | Sat/Tan Satanism | Setianism Associated Organizations First Satanic Church | Misanthropic Luciferian Order | Church of Satan | First Church of Satan | Order of Mars | Order of Nine Angles | Order of the Left Hand Path | Temple of Set Symbols and Figures Baphomet | Anton LaVey | Karla... The Number of the Beast is mentioned in the Book of Revelation of the Christian New Testament and has long been accepted to be 666. ... A common portrayal of Santa Claus. ...


"Smokestack Lightning" is a Howlin' Wolf cover. The end of the song is a sample from Sonic Youth's "Death Valley '69" from the album Bad Moon Rising. Chester Arthur Burnett (June 10, 1910 – January 10, 1976), better known as Howlin Wolf or sometimes, The Howlin Wolf, was an influential blues singer, songwriter, guitarist and harmonica player. ... In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... Sonic Youth is a rock group formed in New York City in 1981. ... Bad Moon Rising is the third album by the alternative rock band Sonic Youth, first released on Homestead Records in 1985. ...


The music video for Flower received limited MTV airplay. Flower is Soundgardens second single from their debut album Ultramega OK and appeared on Flower EP. It was released in 1989. ...


"One Minute Of Silence" is a "cover" of John Lennon's "Two Minutes Of Silence" with Yoko Ono's part cut out. John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980) was and still is an iconic English 20th century composer and singer of popular music with Paul McCartney as Lennon-McCartney throughout the 1960s, and was the founding member of The Beatles. ... Yoko Ono during an appearance on The Jimmy Kimmel Show Yoko Ono Lennon (born February 18, 1933) is a Japanese-American musician and artist, but probably best known as the widow of John Lennon of The Beatles. ...


The album was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1990 (losing to Jethro Tull ?). Soundgarden would win a Grammy for Black Hole Sun in 1995 and be nominated for Pretty Noose in 1997. Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... Jethro Tull can refer to: Jethro Tull (agriculturist), inventor of the seed drill Jethro Tull (band), progressive rock band This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Black Hole Sun is a song by 1990s grunge band Soundgarden. ... Pretty Noose, a Chris Cornell composition, was the A side of a CD single sampler released by Soundgarden in 1996. ...


Track listing

  1. "Flower" (Cornell/Thayil) – 3:25
  2. "All Your Lies" (Cornell/Thayil/Yamamoto) – 3:51
  3. "665" (Cornell/Yamamoto) – 1:37
  4. "Beyond The Wheel" (Cornell) – 4:20
  5. "667" (Cornell/Yamamoto) – :56
  6. "Mood For Trouble" (Cornell) – 4:21
  7. "Circle Of Power" (Thayil/Yamamoto) – 2:05
  8. "He Didn't" (Cameron/Cornell) – 2:47
  9. "Smokestack Lightning" (Howlin' Wolf) – 5:07
  10. "Nazi Driver" (Cornell/Yamamoto) – 3:52
  11. "Head Injury" (Cornell) – 2:22
  12. "Incessant Mace" (Cornell/Thayil) – 6:22
  13. "One Minute Of Silence" (Lennon) – 1:00
Soundgarden
Chris Cornell | Kim Thayil | Matt Cameron | Ben Shepherd
Scott Sundquist | Hiro Yamamoto | Jason Everman
Discography
Albums and extended plays: Screaming Life | Fopp | Ultramega OK | Flower | Louder than Love | Screaming Life/Fopp | Badmotorfinger | Superunknown | Songs from the Superunknown | Down on the Upside | A-Sides
Singles: "Hunted Down" | "Flower" | "Loud Love" | "Hands All Over" | "Room a Thousand Years Wide" | "Jesus Christ Pose" | "Outshined" | "Rusty Cage" | "Spoonman" | "Black Hole Sun" | "Fell on Black Days" | "My Wave" | "The Day I Tried to Live" | "Superunknown" | "Pretty Noose" | "Burden in My Hand" | "Blow Up the Outside World" | "Ty Cobb" | "Bleed Together"
Related articles
Temple of the Dog | Singles | Grunge music | Audioslave | Pearl Jam | Alice Mudgarden | Hater | Wellwater Conspiracy

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While not as polished as the band's later releases, Ultramega OK is ultimately a mind-bending and ear-shattering listening experience.
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Soundgarden's first full-length release, 1988's ULTRAMEGA OK, showed that there was more than met the eye to this fast-rising Seattle quartet.
The group's first two releases, the EPs SCREAMING LIFE and FOPP, were both straight-ahead sludge rock, but ULTRAMEGA OK broadened the musical scope.
While monolithic garage riffing and punk's messy energy were still both integral parts of the sound, healthy doses of punk and heavy metal were now added to the rich mix as the group's songwriting and instrumental prowess improved greatly.
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