Next month Sub Pop will reissue Soundgarden’s first two EPs, Screaming Life/Fopp. All the songs have been remastered by producer Jack Endino, who had this to say in a press release:
Ah, Screaming Life, Soundgarden’s debut, and one of the first real records I made for anyone outside my own band. I already knew Soundgarden pretty well, since they and Skin Yard had shared the stage many times in Seattle’s tiny club scene circa 1985-1986. Soon after opening Reciprocal Recording in July 1986, there I was with Soundgarden, trying to make the most of our eight tracks. Somehow, we found room for all of Matt Cameron’s “bonus tubs,” Hiro’s primordial Fender bass, and a whopping four tracks to share between Kim Thayil’s mad guitar psychedelia and Chris Cornell’s still-expanding voice. “Nothing To Say” was the song that made us all look at each other and go, ’uh, holy crap, how did we do this?’
To promote the reissue they’ve put out a video for “Nothing To Say” directed by Justin Lapriore that captures someone calmly laying out posters, zines, and flyers from the heydey of the band. Watch it below.
Screaming Life/Fopp will be reissued 11/26 via Sub Pop.