Pearl Jam, ‘Satan’s Bed’
Real Talk: I shit and I stink, I’m real, join the club.,
- Artist: Pearl Jam
- Track: Black
- Album: Ten
… And speaking of things I fell in love with during the 1990’s and will love forever and ever and ever.
Oh fuck yes.
Do I have an unhealthy attachment to this song, album, and era? Yes. Yes. Yes.
Did I buy the ‘Redux’ version of this album and prefer the mix and the album artwork. Oh yes.
Do I have about two dozen bootlegs from this band’s first 3 major tours? Maybe.
(Source: tiemposdeyuca), Download
Another one from the #evilgrading playlist.
This is more for me than them.
Happy Birthday to one of my favorite guitarists, Mike McCready, who shares his birthday with my oldest ‘internet’ friend, Madi.
‘Red Mosquito’ a great McCready jam from Pearl Jam’s first ‘wait, what?’ album, ‘No Code.’,
Day 10: A Song by Your Favorite Band
Pearl Jam, ‘Leaving Here’
Maybe not my favorite song they’ve recorded, but one that I love when it comes up on my iPod. I love that Ed, Mike, and Stone all play little solos on this one, and the ‘oh yeahs!’ are great.,
ThemeSong Meme Cover Story: Chris Cornell, “Billie Jean” from his unofficial bootleg from Sweden.
I love this Cover Story idea. I love, love, love covers. This one from Pearl Jam is staple of their live shows: the Dead Boys’ “Sonic Reducer”—they own it but don’t change it much. However, if they drop this into the show, you know they’re having a blast and might just play all night.
Then there’s this one: The Cure doing Hendrix’s ‘Purple Haze.’ Now this is a cover—they make the seminal Hendrix song their own. Of course, if there’s anyone who knows psychedelics, it’s Robert Smith.
But Soundgarden and Audioslave’s Chris Cornell doing “Billie Jean?” That’s just weird and unexpected and a fantastic choice. Yes, Michael Jackson was damaged, and, like so many victims of abuse, turned to abuse others including children.
I have great sympathy for him to go along with great sense of revulsion. But no one, with the possible exception of Jodie Foster, spent more time in the spotlight of the press. Who was more gifted and more talented and more hard working at his craft? And no one was singing about love and sex and things he had no idea about at an earlier age—I mean, have you listed to ‘ABC’ lately? “C’mon, girl! I think I love you!’ Dude was EIGHT. Joe Jackson can go to hell.,
Pearl Jam, ‘Let Me Sleep (It’s Christmas Time)’
This was the first 45 they sent out to the fans as a holiday single 21 years ago.
I still love it. And yes, it’s cheesy.,
Life story, right here.
Pearl Jam covering young Neil.