There are several fairly interesting pieces of trivia associated with this album. First is that the original title of the album was to be "Louder than Fuck
", but A&M
decided that a title like that probably wouldn't push the album's sales very well.
Also, immediately following the recording of this album, bass player Hiro Yamamoto
quit the band in favor of what he called "a real life
". We're sure he's still kicking himself today. He was replaced for a short time by ex-Nirvana
guitar player Jason Everman
, before the man who would stay till the end, Ben Shepherd
, joined the band.
The second-to-last track on the album, Big Dumb Sex
is a direct assault on the glam-metal
bands that were popular before the arrival of "grunge".
There's also a picture on the inside of the CD cover of the whole band. It's a pretty humerous picture
considering that Kim Thayil
the same as he does now (ZZ Top-esque beard included), even though the album came out well over a decade ago. Matt Cameron
hasn't changed much either, but in an interview (I believe it was for VH1), when shown the picture, Chris Cornell
exclaimed, "my God! I look like a little girl!
" He does, too.