Rusty Cage (1992) by Soundgarden was the opening track from their seminal album Badmotorfinger (1991). One of the biggest and best breakthrough albums and bands of the grunge era - an era I was very much a part of. There was a lot of exciting music produced around this time, some memorable, some not so but I'll dedicate myself to trying to root out as many of the most worthy and try giving a little background, if I can.
Soundgarden - like Alice In Chains (which I will be posting!) - were a grunge band with a much tighter, slickly produced sound which helped them see some decent chart and critical success further down the road. This is definitely a sound of the band firing on all cylinders. Also worth checking out is Johnny Cash's awesome cover of this song.
Hunger Strike by Temple Of The Dog (1991). ToTD was a grunge 'supergroup' formed as a tribute to Andrew Wood, the late frontman for early Seattle rockers, Mother Love Bone (great band too!). Featuring an amalgam of Pearl Jam and Soundgarden members, their only, self titled release is a must for any fan of that era or those bands. Trust me, back in the day, this was a fans wet dream!
Of course, the most unfortunate side note to the death of Andrew Wood is that without it, there would have been no Pearl Jam (probably).