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''Badmotorfinger'' is the third studio album by the American alternative rock band Soundgarden, released on October 8, 1991 through A&M Records. After touring in support of its previous album, ''Louder Than Love'' (1989), Soundgarden began the recording sessions for its next album with new bassist Ben Shepherd. The music on the album maintained the band's heavy rock sound while featuring an increased focus on songwriting as compared with the band's previous releases.
The focus on the Seattle grunge scene helped bring attention to ''Badmotorfinger''. The singles "Outshined" and "Rusty Cage" were able to find an audience at alternative rock radio and MTV. ''Badmotorfinger'' became the band's highest charting album at the time on the ''Billboard'' 200. The band supported the album with tours of North America and Europe, including opening for Guns N' Roses on that band's Use Your Illusion Tour. In 1992, ''Badmotorfinger'' was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance. The album has been certified two times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in the United States. - Wikipedia