Soundgarden – “The Day I Tried To Live” (Rehearsal Version)

By Tom Breihan / February 24, 2014 - 11:55 am

This is the year that Superunknown, the album that transformed Soundgarden from promising grunge mainstays to king-shit rock gods, turns 20. And the band is marking the occasion in exactly the way you’d expect: With a pile of reissue releases. Two deluxe reissue versions of the album are out 6/3, and they’re set to include rare demos and rehearsal recordings, among other long-lost bonus material. Meanwhile, the band will re-release the album on a limited-edition set of five 10″ records on Record Store Day, 4/19. (They’ll miss the actual 3/8 anniversary by a few months, but whatever.) They’re teasing all those repackagings by sharing a rehearsal version of “The Day I Tried To Live,” in which you can sort of hear the song coming together. It’s weirdly compelling. Listen below.

Hey, can we also get a 20th-anniverary reissue of The Downward Spiral? That came out the same day, and there are a million remixes and B-sides that could be thrown in.