Amph All Five Horizons: A Pearl Jam discussion thread.

Discussion in 'Community' started by Strilo, Dec 31, 2002.

  1. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    I am sure Ed will continue to speak out about Bush and the war. I am also sure he will continue to be compassionate about the troops and wanting them to come home. I do think in this situation, perhaps impaling the Bush mask on his mic stand was a bit over the line. Have some fun, pour wine in it's mouth or whatever. But don't go too far.

    Also, I feel a need to mention that the article says dozens of people. This could be as few as 24. So 24 people out of 18,000 left. This does not seem like a big deal. And to my continuing amazement, people leave concerts early all the time. Who's even to say these "dozens" all left because of what Ed did to the mask?


    EDIT:

    April 3, 2003 - Statement from Pearl Jam released to press

    There were close to 12,000 people at the April 1st Denver show. It?s possible two dozen left during encore but it was not noticeable amongst the 11,976 who were loudly applauding and enjoying the evening?s music. It just made a better headline to report otherwise. [You?ll note the writer doesn?t mention this in his review of the show from the day prior. See ?Pearl Jam Show Will Make a Great CD? by Mark Brown, Rocky Mountain News. And it is little more than a mention in any of the show reviews. Another review]

    Dissension is nothing we shy away from ? it should just be reported about more accurately. Ed?s talk from the stage centered on the importance of freedom of speech and the importance of supporting our soldiers as well as an expression of sadness over the public being made to feel as though the two sentiments can?t occur simultaneously.

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  2. Jeff 42 Manager Emeritus

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    After writing this post for the thread about the greatest band of the '90s I decided I wanted to post it here too: :)

    Pearl Jam. They consistently came out with great music over the course of the entire decade. They released five albums in the '90s; each one was very good; each one was quite different from their previous work.

    1991 - Ten - One of the most popular albums of all time. Pearl Jam exploded onto the scene with this album, becoming one of the central bands in the "grunge" movement. Ten is highlighted by great guitar work and Eddie Vedder's vocals. Includes classic songs such as "Alive," "Jeremy," and "Black."

    1993 - Vs. - Their second album was even angrier, more angsty than the first. Almost all the songs are characterized by conflict, hence the album title. The sound is more diverse than on Ten as the band started to really explore its musical talents. Personally this is my favorite Pearl Jam album. Songs like "Rearviewmirror," "Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town," and "Indifference" still blow me away.

    1994 - Vitalogy - This is the darkest sounding Pearl Jam album, and the band started to get really experimental on some songs. The mainstream popularity dropped a lot with this release, but it's still a very good album. "Corduroy" and "Immortality" stand out as incredible songs.

    1996 - No Code - At this point Pearl Jam's sound became a lot less angry than on their first three albums. This is a very experimental album showcasing a variety of musical styles. Highlights include "Smile," "Off He Goes," and "Present Tense."

    1998 - Yield - Pearl Jam's last release of the '90s is a masterpiece that I would put right up there with Vs. It's a really cohesive sounding album with a lot of insight to the human condition in some of the lyrics. I love almost every track on here, but if I had to pick favorites I'd probably say "Given to Fly," "Wishlist," "Do the Evolution," and "In Hiding."

    So there you have it: ten years, five great albums. Pearl Jam continues to make great music to this day.
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  3. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    Awesome post, jeff! It's good to see someone else loves Pearl Jam as much as me... (almost :p ) Anyway, I am getting excited because Pearl Jam has now added like 4 shows to their current tour, so I am hoping they will be adding Portland and Seattle shows soon! //crosses fingers//

  4. StateOfLoveAndTrust Force Ghost

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    I know this is a couple weeks early (or old, if you live according to normal, human calendars), but:

    Two new Pearl Jam Releases Out November 11, 2003

    - A Double-CD Rarities Album entitled Lost Dogs

    - A 2-DVD Set Entitled Pearl Jam Live at the Garden

    Seattle, WA -- Pearl Jam will release their much-anticipated rarities and b-sides double album entitled Lost Dogs, as well as a 2- disc DVD of their July 8, 2003 concert performance at Madison Square Garden entitled Pearl Jam Live at the Garden. Both releases are currently set for November 11, 2003 through Epic Records.

    Lost Dogs Rarities/B-sides Double Album
    The 2-disc rarities album will include 31 tracks compiled from the band's extensive b-side archives and from various benefit albums and soundtracks. None of the included tracks have been previously featured on any of the band's studio albums. Suggested retail price will be $19.98. The tracklisting is as follows:

    Disc One
    All Night
    Sad
    Down
    In The Moonlight
    Hitchhiker
    Don't Gimme No Lip
    Alone
    Education
    "U"
    Black, Red, Yellow
    Leaving Here
    Gremmie Out Of Control
    Whale Song
    Undone
    Hold On
    Yellow Ledbetter

    Disc Two
    Fatal
    Other Side
    Hard to Imagine
    Footsteps
    Wash
    Dead Man
    Strangest Tribe
    Drifting
    Let Me Sleep
    Angel
    Last Kiss
    Sweet Lew
    Dirty Frank
    Brother Instrumental
    Bee Girl

    Pearl Jam Live at the Garden DVD
    The band will also release a 2-disc DVD of their entire July 8th, 2003 Madison Square Garden show. Filmed by Pearl Jam crew members Liz Burns, Steve Gordon, Kevin Shuss and Brandon Vedder. Suggested retail price will be $19.98.

    Main show highlights include:

    1. Performances with Ben Harper on "Daughter" and "Indifference"
    2. Tony Barber of the Buzzcocks on "Sonic Reducer"
    3. Steve Diggle of the Buzzcocks on "Baba O'Riley"

    Main show tracklisting includes:
    Love Boat Captain
    Last Exit
    Save You
    Green Disease
    In My Tree
    Cropduster
    Even Flow
    Gimme Some Truth
    I Am Mine
    Lowlight
    Faithful
    Wishlist
    Lukin
    Grievance
    1/2 Full
    Black
    Spin The Black Circle
    RVM
    You Are
    Thumbing My Way
    Daughter (Featuring Ben Harper)
    Crown of Thorns
    Breath
    Betterman
    Evolution
    Crazy Mary
    Indifference (Featuring Ben Harper)
    Sonic Reducer (Featuring Tony Barber of the Buzzcocks
    Baba O'Riley (Featuring Steve Diggle of the Buzzcocks)
    Yellow Ledbetter

    In addition to the 2 hour and 40 minute performance, there are 30 minutes of bonus features, including:

    1. A solo performance of "Dead Man" by Ed Vedder;
    2. A performance of "Throw Your Arms Around Me" in Perth, Australia with Mark Seymour of Hunters and Collectors
    3. Montage of guest performances, set to the song "Fortunate Son" by Pearl Jam ? includes footage of Johnny Marr, Betchadupa, Cheetah Chrome, Sleater Kinney, Corin Tucker, Mike Tyler, Steve Earle, Jack Irons, Ben Harper, Billy Gibbons, Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, Idlewild, and the Buzzcocks
    4. A compilation of clips from a number of Bushleaguer" performances on the 2003 Riot Act world tour.
    5. Matt cam angle on five of the songs
    6. Band outtakes set to "Down"
    7. Crew montage set to "All Those Yesterdays
  5. StateOfLoveAndTrust Force Ghost

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    Pearl Jam thrills Benaroya throng



    Pearl Jam delivered a big musical "care" package Wednesday night, performing songs from its vast catalog of "B-sides" to raise money for a good cause.

    YouthCare, a Seattle nonprofit that provides services to local homeless and at-risk youth and their families, was the beneficiary of the rare, semi-acoustic benefit concert at Benaroya Hall.

    But the 2,500 people lucky enough to get a ticket to the unusual event also went home with a bundle of benefits, including a preview of the band's upcoming "Lost Dogs" album of rarities - due in stores next month - as well as a chance to see one of Seattle's greatest rock bands in an intimate, stripped-down performance.

    Lyrics often lost in the high-decibel roar of a fully electrified rock concert were clearly audible during the sold-out, two-hour show. But the band also made fun of the semi-unplugged concept by peeling off a noisy, jittery version of "Lukin" that turned the song's lyrics into a series of indecipherable screeches.

    The concert - one of several West Coast benefit concerts the band is doing this month - was as much a civic event as it was a rock concert. Booking a band that rose from Seattle's so-called grunge scene at the city's most lavish and highfalutin concert hall brought together different strata of the city's social scene, raising money for a good cause. When tickets went on sale earlier this month, the concert sold out in a breathtaking eight minutes.

    On hand to introduce the band were Constance Rice, wife of former mayor Norm Rice, and actor Tom Skeritt, an honorary leadership board member at YouthCare's Orion Center.

    "Let's have one real good time tonight," Skeritt told a cheering crowd before Pearl Jam took the stage.

    Band members Mike McCready, Jeff Ament, Matt Cameron and Stone Gossard took their places in a semi-circle around singer Eddie Vedder, who had dyed his hair platinum-blond. Playing keyboards was Hawaiian musician "Boom" Gaspar, a friend of Vedder's.

    Pearl Jam dug into every nook and cranny of its repertoire, adding songs by Bob Dylan, the Ramones and Johnny Cash to a setlist of more than 20 songs. This wasn't a greatest-hits show, and the selection was decidedly melancholy, focusing on themes of personal struggle and alienation.

    Nevertheless, the concert brought especially stirring performances from Vedder and guitarist McCready, who received several ovations. The show opened with "Of the Girl" and "Low Light." Vedder played his shopworn acoustic guitar - an instrument that saw a lot of use during the show - during a touching version of "Thumbing My Way" from the current album "Riot Act." Among the songs from the upcoming "Lost Dogs" album were "Fatal" and "Down."

    When a version of "Thin Air" went slightly awry, Vedder joked that band members had been warned the hall was unforgiving. But the group seemed to warm to the room, taking advantage of its superior acoustics.

    Vedder introduced a brand-new song the band recently wrote for the upcoming Tim Burton film, "Big Fish." Burton allowed Pearl Jam to debut the song, "Man of the Hour," giving concertgoers a first chance to hear the beautiful, somewhat melancholy tune.

    Late in the show, a concertgoer managed to jump onto the stage and cavort across it before being escorted to the exit by a security guard. It was perhaps the first time anyone has crashed the stage at Benaroya Hall.

    Pearl Jam's first encore began with Vedder playing a little ditty, "Can't Keep," on a ukelele before launching into a moving version of "Dead Man" and some of the best songs of evening. Guitarists McCready and Gossard joined Vedder for a powerful rendition of Dylan's "Masters of War," and the crowd sang along beautifully to "Black" and "Daughter" (with a hand-clapping version of the Beatles' "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" attached at the end). Victoria Williams' "Crazy Mary" was a special treat.

    Vedder was terrific on the darkly humorous Cash classic "25 Minutes to Go" from
  6. Jeff 42 Manager Emeritus

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    Wow, that sounds like a great show.

    I saw Pearl Jam for the first time this summer, in Columbus. It was an awesome concert. But even more awesome is the acoustic set from the third Boston show. It just amazes me each time I listen to it. I'm really looking forward to Lost Dogs.
  7. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    Wow this thread was buried deep. (Can't touch the bottom.... in too deep...) Anyway curious to see if there are any more Pearl Jam fans out there. They have been playing a bunch of little tours this year in places they don't normally go. Canada... South America... it's way cool. I understand that they will go back into the studio within the next month or so to put the finishing touches on a new album. The album should then be released early 2006 with a tour to follow. Should be Europe and North America, if the pattern holds...

  8. whiskers Force Ghost

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    I can't wait for the new album and the inevitable U.S. tour. Veteran of KC 03 and St. Louis 04, and I can't wait to add two more shows to my list.
  9. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    Awesome! I've seen them:

    Portland '98
    Tampa '00
    Portland '00
    Seattle '00
    Seattle '02


    :D

    I really hope they tour Europe while I am here... then I can add like 4 more shows to my list. :D

  10. severian28 Force Ghost

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    There one of the best live acts that Ive seen and kudos to them for not really selling out, even after their first three monstrously popular albums. They are our generations Grateful Dead - especially the way they have adhered to live shows over putting out new material. Some people dont like it, especially people who thought that they would exponiate creatively after Vitalogy. I see it as them not wanting to go pop. They have a bunch of commercial hits , they create music they like, and there concert following is growing very, very large. They also offer, in the case of Eddie Vedder, a direct parallel ( of a front man with demons who truly mistrusts celebrity ) to Nirvana.
  11. Boba_Phat Jedi Master

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    I'm a fan. (see the sig)

    I've never seen them live, though. :(

    I'd say my favorite album is a toss-up between No Code and Yield.
  12. The_Eye_of_Strilo Jedi Knight

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  13. Praxelwax Jedi Youngling

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    I am a HUGE Pearl Jam fan!

    Does anyone have any news / updates / rumours about their next record? Wasn't it originally scheduled for release in October? Will it still be released this year?
  14. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    Yah they are doing some little tours here and there... I think they just played or will shortly be playing in Latin America. Then they will return to the studio in winter to put the finishing touches on the next album. I would guess at a release date of March at this point.
  15. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    Well the Fan Club just sent out the cutoff date to receive the Holiday Gift! :D I made sure my membership was current before I left for Europe. I wonder if they will get to touring while I am still here? If they follow their pattern they will be touring Europe this time out...
  16. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    This has been added to the Index so that it doesn't disappear again. :p
  17. Kyptastic VIP

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    The new Album - Pearl Jam - is their best since Vitalogy.

    It is consistently good from begining to end. My only criticism is it lacks the powerful song that most pearl Jam albums usually have.
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  18. whiskers Force Ghost

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    I received the album a few days before the release date (the joys of preordering it through the Ten Club!) and I have to say that it is a great album. I wouldn't say that it's their best since Vitalogy, I find that Yield has a slight edge over the new album.
  19. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    I am too much of a fan to be able to choose an album one over the other... however, this new album seems to me to be a bit harder than the last few. It's really great and once I have listened to it a bunch I will post some more thoughts. Right now, the songs that stand out the most to me (other than "World Wide Suicide" and "Unemployable" which I have had for months) are "Life Wasted" "Severed Hand" "Gone" and the last three songs are just fantastic. "Inside Job" is incredible.
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  20. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    Is the release date the same world-wide?
  21. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    May 2nd... It should be out most everywhere...
  22. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    Big article about it in this week's Entertainment Weekly, though I haven't gotten around to reading it yet.
  23. Boba_Phat Jedi Master

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    The new album is great. "Marker in the Sand" is a highlight for me.
  24. Kyptastic VIP

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    I just heard they'll be touring Australia in November!!

    Sooooooo Stoked =P~

    I only became a fan just after their last tour.
  25. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    Very interesting article in EW, which I finally read. Says that Pearl Jam is becoming like The Grateful Dead--in that its following is becoming cult-like. Apparently, this was a conscious decision by the band; Vedder is quoted as saying they stopped doing a lot of publicity because they couldn't take the life.
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