Times Of Trouble vs. Footsteps

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Footsteps or Times of Trouble

Post by Soundslave » Sun Jul 22, 2007 1:28 pm

To anyone who's heard Times of Trouble (Temple of the Dog) and Footsteps (Pearl Jam). Both songs use the same guitar riff all the way through. My friend is a bigger PJ fan than me and I love TOTD more than him and I wanted to know what you guys think. Which one is the better song?
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Post by SayHello2Heaven » Sun Jul 22, 2007 2:38 pm

I would go with TOTD...Just becuase they did it first, Footsteps sounded like they wanted or trying to copy what was already done....So that's the only logic I have behind my desicion. :)

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Post by RMX » Wed Jul 25, 2007 2:17 pm

I like Footsteps more, it's more deeper and emotional.
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Post by Soundslave » Thu Jul 26, 2007 2:21 pm

I find myself singing both songs all the time. I'm a massive fan of Vedders and Cornells vocals so I'd have to say I love them both equally, even though it's easier to sing Footsteps when I'm jamming with friends.
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Post by Speedball » Tue Oct 02, 2007 1:55 pm

You want ti compare Pearl jam & TODD.
For me, every song of Temple of the dog is better from all Pearl jam albums

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Post by MiNd RiOt » Sun Jan 06, 2008 1:34 pm

erm? I don't think that pearl jam copied the song (stone gossard composed the music...)...I've always known that eddie (and chris too) received the demo and wrote the lyrics...
oh, i'm confused..... :lol:
however, i love both the songs...i can't decide... :? both chris and eddie have extraordinary voices...

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Post by darenirvana » Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:16 pm

Maybe because I first heard Footsteps, i like this song more. And I'm a bigger vVedder fan than Cornell's
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Times Of Trouble vs. Footsteps

Post by WoodenJesus » Wed Dec 24, 2008 1:06 pm

Which song in your opinion has better lyrics ?
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Re: Times Of Trouble vs. Footsteps

Post by WoodenJesus » Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:05 am

Well... :)
We think the same about this one. I also prefer Times Of Trobule more than Footsteps. I mean both songs kick ass, but Times Of Trouble has a line that's very similar to my life moto :D
But if somebody left you out on a ledge
If somebody pushed you over the edge
If somebody loved you and left you for dead
You got to hold on to your time till you break
Through these times of trouble
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Re: Times Of Trouble vs. Footsteps

Post by SolidusAKA » Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:41 pm

I love both, but I like Footsteps better. Although its very signature "Vedder", its shows a very unique example of his voice. I hesitate to say this but its almost like hearing young Vedder and old Vedder at the same time. I'm always forgetting that this was one of the earlier Pearl Jam songs made and that it's weird that it seems to transcend through all of Pearl Jam's styles. Also, almost every note in that song is gut wrenchingly painful and I love it. Its probably in my top 5 Pearl Jam songs, so its probably why I like it over ToT.

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Re: Times Of Trouble vs. Footsteps

Post by Fopp » Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:39 pm

I prefer Footsteps. I mean, Times of Trouble is a good song (one of the best on the TOFTD album) but Footsteps is my favorite in the "Mamasan" Trilogy of songs. The song features amazing guitar work from Stone, and Eddie sang his heart out.
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Re: Times Of Trouble vs. Footsteps

Post by theshanghaitimes » Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:59 am

How could i choose?? 2 Utterly Soulful, Raw and Amazing songs.
It's like trying to choose a favourite child.... I love both equally but for different reasons :shock:
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Re: Times Of Trouble vs. Footsteps

Post by cobalt » Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:39 pm

really hard for me, but I go with the TOTD one. but I love Footsteps too, it's on my Jeremy single :)
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Re: Times Of Trouble vs. Footsteps

Post by Wolf_grrrl » Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:38 am

Times of Trouble for me but they are both great.

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Re: Times Of Trouble vs. Footsteps

Post by ImBored » Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:17 pm

i like times of trouble i mean it has a cool piano wich is quit an accomplishment for a grunge song
besides i like footsteps but sounds like a country song
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