Originally released on October 8th, 1991, Badmotorfinger spawned three singles that have become iconic songs of rock: 'Jesus Christ Pose,' 'Outshined' and 'Rusty Cage.' Badmotorfinger was the band's third studio album. After touring in support of it's previous album, Louder Than Love (1989), Soundgarden began the recording sessions for it's next album with new bassist Ben Shepherd. The music on the album maintained the band's heavy metal 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. It became the band's highest charting album at the time on the Billboard 200. In 1992, Badmotorfinger was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance.