Would Pearl Jam exist without Andrew Wood's death?

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Would Pearl Jam exist without Andrew Wood's death?

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By the way, I did a rehash of my article on Malfunkshun on that German wiki I write for. Not sure if anybody understands the language but I'd just like you to know that grunge history and present is also taken care of in ze land of ze former Deutschmark ;)

http://indiepedia.de/index.php?title=Malfunkshun
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Can't POSSIBLY shove a grungeforum reference in there?

Since (Thanks Jeff!) They DID appear on one of the cds..
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Oh yes, thanks for reminding me :) What was the exact title again?
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Paul1966 wrote: Would Andy have done solo stuff? Maybe, but listen to Return to Olympus and Apple back to back... Apple was great and Return was not.
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Return wasn't that great....It has more sentimental value for me than anything....I liked it when I first listened to it but than I started to accumulate other records I found out quickly it was a mediocore album. I guess that's why I always preferred MLB over Malfunkshun, although Malfunkshun AND Green River got me started, so I remain loyal.

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You don't have to think hard to understand every action we take affects everything around us. Take away or change any moment of what the people in any of those bands did and you will be left with a completely different outcome. Even outside forces play a factor. What if the mailman lost the mamason tape in the mail for a few days and the bend decided to go with someone else before hearing it? What if Andy and Chris hadn't become roommates? No Pearl Jam. What if Jack Irons couldn't find Eddie to give him the tape? You could make up any one of infinite possibilities and the whole world changes. Think about it, if Pearl Jam never came to be would we even be in this forum right now? Would Grunge Forum exist without Andrew Wood's death?
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boxcar wrote:Would Grunge Forum exist without Andrew Wood's death?
Interesting point... it's very true that one detail different could change everything. Personally, I think I'd rather have Andy and Layne and Stephanie and Mia alive and less interest in grunge music. Overall, I think I'd like a Seattle music scene that never had heroin, meth and crack involved.

The music world would be a different place, to be sure, but human lives are more important to me than any form of music. Having said that, I understand that it was their time to be done with this life and I am at peace with that.
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malfunkshun333 wrote:I don't know if there would have been Pearl Jam as we know it now, but there wouldn't have been Love Bone for much longer either.
I've recently read a couple good books on the Seattle grunge scene and I'm understanding your point better now. I believe you are probably right about MLB not lasting.
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SunnyJim wrote:
Pennyroyaltea wrote:Well would nirvana of contuined if kurt would of lived?

hmmm questions questions questions
I don't think so, in "About A Son" Kurt says he wanted to join Hole.
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here's my take on it - eddie had some of the songs off ten written already (in his head at least) so whatever parts he had down, someone else would have contributed..but if Andy hadn't died, of course - PJ wouldn't have Stone or Jeff to contribute, so everything would sound entirely very different. So yeah, I think that Eddie Vedder would have gone on to create Pearl Jam (or whatever title it would have cultivated) but it would sound very different with the members he would have had to choose, because none of the MLB guys would have been available. I'd like to think that he still would have gotten McCreedy to play with him - I mean, where would we all be without that solo in Alive? [:
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I think that eddie, being extremely talented and already involved with music that was making waves, would have at least gone somewhere, or maybe he would've just been a drugged up alcoholic surfer guy who worked part time jobs and had family issues, who knows
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Heheh, waves.
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It's terribly sad to think about, but no I don't think it would. Jeff and Stone would still be in Mother Love Bone when they made it big (because they would've :wink2: ) And Eddie MAYBE would've made a band called Pearl Jam, but I doubt it'd be very big. But how would I know that? They could've been equally as big. And Eddie would look at Stone and Jeff, and see into the alternate universe where he's in a band called Pearl Jam with them. Trippy.
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There's no way that Pearl Jam would exist without Wood's death. His death is what brought Stone and Jeff together with (then-nobody) Eddie Vedder and Mike McCready in Temple of the Dog.

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