Pearl Jam news thread

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The UK-based Grungeforumers (Schneider, j-bug, Jessica... any others I forgetting) Pearl Jam 20 will be on BBC Four tomorrow (Friday 11th) at 9pm which is great. It's also followed by the old episode of The Late Show....

"Music and arts magazine programme presented by Tracey MacLeod, with items on American rock including: Pearl Jam - Alive; Belly - Gepetto; Jane's Addiction - Been Caught Stealing; Dinosaur Jr - Get Me; Sonic Youth - Drunken Butterfly; REM - Half a World Away; Screaming Trees - Dollar Bill; Sugar - Helpless; Rage Against the Machine - Bullet in the Head; and Smashing Pumpkins - Rhinoceros"

I think I may have posted the youtube clips from this show on this forum at some point although I forget which thread. Anyway I'm going to re-record this show and upload to youtube because all the performances are great.

If you're not in tomorrow night it'll be on BBC iPlayer for a week afterwards.

Also they currently have Nirvana Live at the Paramount on iPlayer at the moment because they had it on at the weekend. BBC Four is the best channel available in the UK in my opinion, shortly followed by Sky Arts.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/programmes ... 2011/11/11
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Zodiac_n_Black wrote:The UK-based Grungeforumers (Schneider, j-bug, Jessica... any others I forgetting) Pearl Jam 20 will be on BBC Four tomorrow (Friday 11th) at 9pm which is great. It's also followed by the old episode of The Late Show....

"Music and arts magazine programme presented by Tracey MacLeod, with items on American rock including: Pearl Jam - Alive; Belly - Gepetto; Jane's Addiction - Been Caught Stealing; Dinosaur Jr - Get Me; Sonic Youth - Drunken Butterfly; REM - Half a World Away; Screaming Trees - Dollar Bill; Sugar - Helpless; Rage Against the Machine - Bullet in the Head; and Smashing Pumpkins - Rhinoceros"

I think I may have posted the youtube clips from this show on this forum at some point although I forget which thread. Anyway I'm going to re-record this show and upload to youtube because all the performances are great.

If you're not in tomorrow night it'll be on BBC iPlayer for a week afterwards.

Also they currently have Nirvana Live at the Paramount on iPlayer at the moment because they had it on at the weekend. BBC Four is the best channel available in the UK in my opinion, shortly followed by Sky Arts.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/programmes ... 2011/11/11

Watched these on Friday night, they were both great, anyone else catch them? They will be on iPlayer until Friday I think.
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Pearl Jam Is The Most Boring Band In 20 Years
http://blogs.laweekly.com/westcoastsoun ... s_band.php

August marked the 20-year anniversary of Pearl Jam’s Ten. Yes, for 20 soul-crushing years we’ve listened to Eddie Vedder mumble. Which is somehow even worse than Jeff Ament’s endless procession of silly hats. Somehow Pearl Jam enjoys more acclaim than ever these days; it seems that mediocre rock bands, like ugly buildings, become respectable if they stick around long enough.

How did they get to be so boring? Let’s explore their pedigree. Jeff Ament and Stone Gossard (is there a douchier name?) played in a group called Green River alongside Mark Arm and Steve Turner. The latter two went on to form Mudhoney. Ament and Gossard jammed with some dudes from Malfunkshun, a band even more terrible than its name, and later formed Mother Love Bone, who are most noteworthy for straddling the fence between grotesque ’80s glam rock and pretentious ’90s grunge rock. Eventually, the pair found self-important San Diegan Eddie Vedder, a name which has terrified children ever since.


Critics lumped Ten in with grunge, despite the fact that it has nothing in common with grunge standard bearers Mudhoney, The Melvins, Tad or Gruntruck. Grunge never had much homogeneity, but Pearl Jam can’t be explained away as an outlier. Ten sounds more like if your dad’s classic rock cover band decided to give the “kids’ music” the old state college try.

If Ten sounds like rehashed AOR bands, their public image represented the worst of major label committee think. Vedder played the brooding, tortured frontman, constantly brushing hair from his face, affecting shyness that would make the most twee indie pop bands blush. The others stood around like grinning simpletons in Body Glove shorts and bajas. Collectively they mouthed all the shibboleths about gun control and “white male dominance, maaaaaaan …” Seriously, who did they think they were fooling?

A lot of people, apparently. Ten sold almost that many million copies. The singles are merely pedestrian, but the album cuts are downright embarrassing. It’s amazing the band did anything other than play a grunge band in a made-for-TV movie. Performing “Black” at a coffee shop open mic should be grounds for a restraining order. “Why Go” becomes irritatingly repetitive upon a single listen.

Vs. followed two years later. Another unremarkable collection of tracks, it sounds composed by a GrungeTron 3000. “Daughter” takes a stand against the all-too-controversial topic of incest. “Animal” deals with the pressures of fame — or gang rape, depending on who you ask.

In 1994, Pearl Jam attempted to branch out with Vitalogy. Released on vinyl before CD (so edgy!), lead track “Spin The Black Circle” is a paean to records. If Edison could have heard this song he would probably have never invented the gramophone, just to save us from the horror.

What are Pearl Jam up to these days? Still sucking hard, still badly ripping off better bands, still trying to be relevant, still preaching and posturing, still letting a muppet bleat over boring riffs. In an ever-changing world, it’s good to know that there are still some constants.
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wow.i dont even know what to say.... :shock:
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That has to be one of the worst things I've ever read :evil: this guy shouldn't be a writer, I'm not even gonna bother emailing him since his inbox is probably already overflowing with hate mail. I mean seriously hate on pj Malfunkshun and MLB in one article, what is he stupid? Obviously the answer is yes
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None of you guys got any sense of humour/irony, right? Jeez. You're totally taking his bait. I think he's being sarcastic, and not even that badly.
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Yep, he likes his attention. He also said that he thinks Justin Bieber ain't half bad.
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The internet is filled with those idiots. It bugs me to freaking death.
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i bet he is big on facebook and likes all biebers status upgrades :) i am really can't wait for the new pj album this year!!



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i hope they ditch all this ''folk'' stuff on the new album, srsly backspacer was so boring i almost fell asleep listening to it

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The Vocal Range of Eddie Vedder: (F♯1-)B1-E5(-G♯6)
Eddie Vedders vocal range. If you wanna know what notes hes hitting watch the video on youtube. It shows in the description.
Video Description:
“Eddie Vedder’s deep baritone voice is one of the biggest trademarks of the legendary rock group Pearl Jam. Vedder has showcased his unique vocal talents for many yers during his career.

Vedder has really wide range thanks to his really strong lower singing and great higher singing. Vedder usually gets pretty gritty and strained around 5th octave but he has some impressive moments where he actually hits really clean and easy notes.”
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I honestly never cared about his vocal range, he sounds amazing no matter what key he's singing in. :P

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I didnt even know he could sing in five octaves
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I didnt even know he could sing in five octaves
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He can't, he's just in note and one semitone short of being able to sing in 4 :P

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