| April 24, 1985|
| Soundgarden albums, Grunge albums|
6 Songs for Bruce, also commonly known as 4-Track Demo, is an early single-sided demo tape by the American rock band Soundgarden.
The band, at the time a three-piece named Sound Garden, composed of guitarist Kim Thayil, bassist Hiro Yamamoto, and Chris Cornell on drums and vocals, recorded the demo in Jack Endino's basement four-track studio on April 24, 1985 for their friend Bruce Pavitt, hence the name of the tape. "Incessant Mace" would be later reissued on the 1986 C/Z Records limited edition cassette-only various artists compilation Pyrrhic Victory, and re-recorded in 1988 for the band's first full-length album Ultramega OK; while "Tears to Forget" would be re-recorded in late 1985 for the C/Z Records compilation album Deep Six, released in 1986, and recorded for a third time in 1987 for the band's debut EP Screaming Life. As a bonus song, the tape includes a Cornell's solo recording titled "The Storm", which would be re-recorded, again with Endino as audio engineer, in May 2014 as "Storm", for the band's rarities box set Echo of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across the Path. The side B of the cassette, humorously titled Zen Deity Speaks, contains no recordings. The demo tape was among many of the artifacts displayed at the EMP Museum's Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses exhibit in Seattle, Washington.
According to Kim Thayil in Greg Prato's book Grunge Is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music, this was actually Soundgarden's second demo cassette. Their first demo, titled The First 15, was previously recorded in 1984.
1I Think I'm Sinking6 Songs for Bruce Wikipedia
2Bury My Head In Sand
3Tears to Forget