History Music / PearlJam

12th Apr '17 8:14:38 AM DiScOrDtHeLuNaTiC
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* InTheStyleOf: A few songs are deliberate attempts to imitate other artists: "Soon Forget" to Music/TheWho (Pete Townshend is even thanked on the lyric sheet), "Sirens" to Music/PinkFloyd, and "Dirty Frank" is a style parody of the Music/RedHotChiliPeppers, particularly "Give It Away" (and it also contains a line which parodies Isaac Hayes' "Theme from Film/{{Shaft}}."). [=McCready=] has also said that the outro lead parts of "Black" were him "trying to imitate Stevie Ray Vaughan, and failing pretty miserably."

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* InTheStyleOf: A few songs are deliberate attempts to imitate other artists: "Soon Forget" to Music/TheWho (Pete Townshend is even thanked on the lyric sheet), "Sirens" to Music/PinkFloyd, and "Dirty Frank" is a style parody of the Music/RedHotChiliPeppers, particularly "Give It Away" (and it also contains a line which parodies Isaac Hayes' "Theme from Film/{{Shaft}}."). [=McCready=] has also said that the outro lead parts of "Black" were him "trying "attempting to imitate be Stevie Ray Vaughan, and failing a pretty miserably.poor attempt at that."
12th Apr '17 6:22:31 AM DiScOrDtHeLuNaTiC
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* BreadEggsMilkSquick: From "Jeremy", "At home drawing pictures/ Of mountain tops/ With him on top/Lemon yellow sun/ Arms raised in a V / And the dead lay in pools of maroon below

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* BreadEggsMilkSquick: From "Jeremy", "At home drawing pictures/ Of mountain tops/ With him on top/Lemon yellow sun/ Arms raised in a V / And the dead lay in pools of maroon belowbelow."



* ChangedForTheVideo: The music video for "Alive" is that of a filmed live performance, not lip-synching to the actual single.

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* ChangedForTheVideo: The music video videos for "Alive" is and "Evenflow" are that of a filmed live performance, performances, not lip-synching to the actual single. singles.



* InTheStyleOf: A few songs are deliberate attempts to imitate other artists: "Soon Forget" to Music/TheWho (Pete Townshend is even thanked on the lyric sheet), "Sirens" to Music/PinkFloyd, and "Dirty Frank" is a style parody of the Music/RedHotChiliPeppers, particularly "Give It Away" (and it also contains a line which parodies Isaac Hayes' "Theme from Film/{{Shaft}}.").

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* InTheStyleOf: A few songs are deliberate attempts to imitate other artists: "Soon Forget" to Music/TheWho (Pete Townshend is even thanked on the lyric sheet), "Sirens" to Music/PinkFloyd, and "Dirty Frank" is a style parody of the Music/RedHotChiliPeppers, particularly "Give It Away" (and it also contains a line which parodies Isaac Hayes' "Theme from Film/{{Shaft}}."). [=McCready=] has also said that the outro lead parts of "Black" were him "trying to imitate Stevie Ray Vaughan, and failing pretty miserably."
22nd Jan '17 8:02:36 AM MarkIV
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** Also "My Father's Son".


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* IAmNotMyFather: "My Father's Son"
6th Dec '16 6:51:15 PM Xtifr
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'''Pearl Jam''' is a popular American rock band formed in 1990 in UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}}, which enabled the band to become one of the "great four" of {{Grunge}}, alongside Music/{{Nirvana}}, Music/AliceInChains and Music/{{Soundgarden}}. The band formed out of the ashes of local Seattle band Mother Love Bone, whose singer Andrew Wood died of a heroin overdose in 1990. Bassist Jeff Ament and guitarist Stone Gossard began writing songs together, and eventually guitarist Mike [=McCready=] joined them. Looking for a singer and a drummer, they recorded a demo tape and gave it to former Music/RedHotChiliPeppers drummer Jack Irons, who declined the invitation but passed the tape onto his friend, San Diego surfer Eddie Vedder. Vedder was impressed by the tape, recorded his own vocals for a few of the songs and sent it back to Stone, Jeff, and Mike. Within a week, Vedder was hired, and flew up to Seattle to join the band.

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'''Pearl Jam''' Pearl Jam is a popular American rock band formed in 1990 in UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}}, which enabled the band to become one of the "great four" of {{Grunge}}, alongside Music/{{Nirvana}}, Music/AliceInChains and Music/{{Soundgarden}}. The band formed out of the ashes of local Seattle band Mother Love Bone, whose singer Andrew Wood died of a heroin overdose in 1990. Bassist Jeff Ament and guitarist Stone Gossard began writing songs together, and eventually guitarist Mike [=McCready=] joined them. Looking for a singer and a drummer, they recorded a demo tape and gave it to former Music/RedHotChiliPeppers drummer Jack Irons, who declined the invitation but passed the tape onto his friend, San Diego surfer Eddie Vedder. Vedder was impressed by the tape, recorded his own vocals for a few of the songs and sent it back to Stone, Jeff, and Mike. Within a week, Vedder was hired, and flew up to Seattle to join the band.
22nd Nov '16 1:53:08 PM AndyLA
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* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: ''Ten'''s 15th anniversary edition. One of the unreleased rarities on the second disc, "Brother", was released as a single to promote the album...and almost immediately became one of the band's biggest rock radio hits in years.
22nd Nov '16 1:52:09 PM AndyLA
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** It doubles as a ''{{Shaft}}'' reference as well.
** "Alive" may or may not (by way of an [[TheUnreveal Unreveal]]) have this:
--->"Son", she said\\
''Have I got a little story for you\\

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** It doubles as a ''{{Shaft}}'' ''Film/{{Shaft}}'' reference as well.
** "Alive" may or may not (by "Alive", by way of an [[TheUnreveal Unreveal]]) Unreveal]], may or may not have this:
--->"Son", --->''"Son", she said\\
''Have "Have I got a little story for you\\



Was nothing but a...''

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Was nothing but a...''"''
22nd Nov '16 1:51:24 PM AndyLA
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* CoverDrop: The road sign from ''Yield'' can be seen toward the end of the "Do the Evolution" video, being shot at its top left ocrner.
* CurseCutShort: From the BSide/Lost Dog track "Dirty Frank"

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* CoverDrop: The road sign from ''Yield'' can be seen toward the end of the "Do the Evolution" video, being shot at its top left ocrner.
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* CurseCutShort: From the BSide/Lost Dog track "Dirty Frank"Frank":
22nd Nov '16 1:50:59 PM AndyLA
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* CoverDrop: The road sign from ''Yield'' can be seen toward the end of the "Do the Evolution" video, being shot at its top left ocrner.
20th Oct '16 12:13:41 PM DavidDelony
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* ChristmasEpisode: Like Music/TheBeatles, Pearl Jam would release singles every Christmas exclusively to their fan club. "Last Kiss" was originally one of them before it became one of their biggest hits.
1st Sep '16 7:29:39 AM Hossmeister
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The rest is rock history; their first album, ''{{Music/Ten}}'', sold over 13 million copies, with the singles "Alive" and "Jeremy" becoming massively successful. ''Vs.'', the second, reached #1 on the charts the week it came out, outselling the other nine albums on the top 10 combined. This led to some backlash from purist Seattle rock groups, especially Music/KurtCobain of Music/{{Nirvana}}, who even alleged that the band had sold out to the mainstream. This led to CreatorBacklash from Vedder, who decided to erase any pretense of commercialism from the band's music, which led to some tension with the band members; they had a RevolvingDoorBand of drummers around this time due to internal differences. The four core members have nevertheless remained intact since the band's inception.

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The rest is rock history; their first album, ''{{Music/Ten}}'', sold over 13 million copies, with the singles "Alive" and "Jeremy" becoming massively successful. ''Vs.'', the second, reached #1 on the charts the week it came out, outselling the other nine albums on the top 10 combined. This led to some backlash from purist Seattle rock groups, especially Music/KurtCobain of Music/{{Nirvana}}, who even alleged that the band had sold out to the mainstream. This led to CreatorBacklash from Vedder, who decided to erase any pretense of commercialism from the band's music, which led to some tension with between the band members; they had a RevolvingDoorBand of drummers around this time due to internal differences. The four core members have nevertheless remained intact since the band's inception.
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