History Music / PearlJam

23rd Jun '16 1:01:48 AM gewunomox
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They also backed Creator/NeilYoung on his 1995 album ''Mirror Ball''.

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They also backed Creator/NeilYoung Music/NeilYoung on his 1995 album ''Mirror Ball''.
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30th May '16 10:11:05 AM HasturHasturHastur
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* AxCrazy: "Once", where the individual first seen in "Alive" has turned into a serial killer who has long since passed the point where he could control his urges.
17th May '16 4:00:26 PM 3rdStringPG
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** As most of the band, including Eddie Vedder, are huge NBA fans, one can't be blamed if they hear "lick the dirt off [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hakeem_Olajuwon Olajuwon]]'s feet" instead of "lick the dirt off a larger one's feet" in "Rats". After all, ''vs.'' was released in 1993, when Hakeem "The Dream" was one of the NBA's top players.
17th May '16 3:55:56 PM 3rdStringPG
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** The last lines of "Rats" are a direct quote of Music/MichaelJackson's first big solo hit -- "Ben, the two of us need look no more."
26th Apr '16 8:37:37 AM wittylibrarian
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* WhamLine: "Jeremy spoke in class today..."
15th Apr '16 10:20:40 AM Hossmeister
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* 2009 - ''Ten'' [[UpdatedRerelease Legacy Edition]] (2-disk, first disc with original album mixes, second with all songs remixed and bonus songs)



* 2011 - Remasters of ''Vs.'' and ''Vitalogy'', each with some bonus songs


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* 2003 - ''Lost Dogs'' (BSide compilation)
* 2004 - ''Rearviewmirror (Greatest Hits 1991–2003)''
* 2009 - ''Pearl Jam Twenty'', aka ''Ten [[UpdatedRerelease Legacy Edition]]'' [[note]]2-disk, first disc with original album mixes, second with all songs remixed and bonus songs[[/note]]
* 2011 - Remasters of ''Vs.'' and ''Vitalogy'', each with some bonus songs
15th Apr '16 10:10:53 AM Hossmeister
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Since then, the band has rebelled against their fame and stardom, first by boycotting and later suing the mega-corporation Ticketmaster, which would raise consumer ticket prices at band shows. Due to the lawsuit, the band's ability to receive proper venues declined, much to the chagrin of its audience. Pearl Jam then decided to move away from their ArenaRock roots (for the most part) to more experimental sounds in AlternativeRock on later albums ''Vitalogy'', ''No Code'', and ''Riot Act''. While not commercially well-received, critics lauded Pearl Jam's material through the mid- to late-[[TheNineties '90s]] before the band hit a period of stagnation at the TurnOfTheMillennium.

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Since then, the band has rebelled against their fame and stardom, first by boycotting and later suing the mega-corporation Ticketmaster, which would raise consumer ticket prices at band shows. Due to the lawsuit, the band's ability to receive proper venues declined, much to the chagrin of its audience. Pearl Jam then decided to move away from their ArenaRock roots (for the most part) to more experimental sounds in AlternativeRock on later albums ''Vitalogy'', ''No Code'', and ''Riot Act''. While not commercially well-received, critics lauded Pearl Jam's material through the mid- to late-[[TheNineties '90s]] was critically lauded before the band hit a period of stagnation at the TurnOfTheMillennium.
15th Apr '16 10:09:21 AM Hossmeister
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* AllDrummersAreAnimals: Dave Abbruzzese's drumming was incredibly energetic, which forced the band to consider a massive shift in their style once he left. He also wrote "Go", which became a hit.



** "Bu$hleaguer"'s target is obvious.

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** "Bu$hleaguer"'s target [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush is obvious.obvious]].
15th Apr '16 10:03:33 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 RevolvingDoorLineUp of drummers around this time due to internal differences.

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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 RevolvingDoorLineUp RevolvingDoorBand of drummers around this time due to internal differences.
differences. The four core members have remained intact since the band's inception.
15th Apr '16 10:01:56 AM Hossmeister
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A popular American rock band of the 1990s (and one of the "great four" of {{Grunge}}, along with Music/{{Nirvana}}, Music/AliceInChains and Music/{{Soundgarden}}), Pearl Jam was 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.

The rest is rock history; their first album, ''{{Music/Ten}}'', sold over 13 million copies, with the singles "Alive" and "Jeremy" being 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. While since then, the band has rebelled against their fame and stardom by moving away from their arena-rock roots (for the most part) on later albums ''Vitalogy'', ''No Code'', and ''Riot Act'', they still tour constantly to give fans an opportunity to see them live.

They have since made a return to their hard rock origins with their self-titled album, released in 2006. Their following two albums, ''Backspacer'' (2009) and ''Lightning Bolt'' (2013), were domestically distributed through Pearl Jam's own label, Monkeywrench Records.

Since 1998, their lineup has been:

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A '''Pearl Jam''' is a popular American rock band of formed in 1990 in UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}}, which enabled the 1990s (and band to become one of the "great four" of {{Grunge}}, along with alongside Music/{{Nirvana}}, Music/AliceInChains and Music/{{Soundgarden}}), Pearl Jam was 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.

The rest is rock history; their first album, ''{{Music/Ten}}'', sold over 13 million copies, with the singles "Alive" and "Jeremy" being 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. While since 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 RevolvingDoorLineUp of drummers around this time due to internal differences.

Since
then, the band has rebelled against their fame and stardom stardom, first by moving boycotting and later suing the mega-corporation Ticketmaster, which would raise consumer ticket prices at band shows. Due to the lawsuit, the band's ability to receive proper venues declined, much to the chagrin of its audience. Pearl Jam then decided to move away from their arena-rock ArenaRock roots (for the most part) to more experimental sounds in AlternativeRock on later albums ''Vitalogy'', ''No Code'', and ''Riot Act'', they still tour constantly Act''. While not commercially well-received, critics lauded Pearl Jam's material through the mid- to give fans an opportunity to see them live.

late-[[TheNineties '90s]] before the band hit a period of stagnation at the TurnOfTheMillennium.

They have since made a return to their hard rock origins with their self-titled album, SelfTitledAlbum, released in 2006. Their following two albums, ''Backspacer'' (2009) and ''Lightning Bolt'' (2013), were domestically distributed through Pearl Jam's own label, Monkeywrench Records.

Since
Records. Pearl Jam continues to tour constantly to give fans an opportunity to see them live.

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1998, their lineup has been:



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!!"Tropes arrive like butterflies":

* AffectionateParody: The song "Dirty Frank"[[note]]first released on the European edition of "Ten" and afterwards as a B-side for "Even Flow"[[/note]] is a rather obvious style-parody of Music/RedHotChiliPeppers (complete with some overtly sexual lyrics... albeit about a cannibal) who also had their commercial breakthrough just around the time "Ten" was recorded.

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!!"Tropes arrive like butterflies":

!!''Jeremy troped in class today'':

* AffectionateParody: The song "Dirty Frank"[[note]]first released on the European edition of "Ten" and afterwards as a B-side for "Even Flow"[[/note]] is a rather obvious style-parody of Music/RedHotChiliPeppers (complete song "Give It Away" from ''Music/BloodSugarSexMagik''. This parody is complete with some overtly sexual lyrics... lyrics in the vein of Anthony Kiedis... [[FanDisservice albeit about a cannibal) who cannibal]]. The Peppers had also had their commercial breakthrough just around the time "Ten" ''Ten'' was recorded.



* AwesomeMcCoolname: Stone Carpenter Gossard. Yes, that's his real name.



* CallBack
** From "Daughter."
-->The shades go down in her mind.
** Then, later, on "Rearviewmirror:"
-->Finally the shades are raised.
** "1/2 Full" references "Porch" and "Love Boat Captain" in just two lines: "There ain't gonna be any middle anymore/it's been said before."
** "Love Boat Captain" references "Tremor Christ:" "Is this just another phase of earthquakes making waves?"
** "Lightning Bolt" references "Nothingman" in its chorus: "You've got to know you’ll never let her go/She's a Lightning bolt!"

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* CallBack
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** From "Daughter."
-->The
In "Daughter", Vedder describes that for the titular protagonist, "''The shades go down in her mind.
**
mind.''" Then, later, on "Rearviewmirror:"
-->Finally
"Rearviewmirror", from the same album: "''Finally the shades are raised.
raised.''"
** "1/2 Full" references "Porch" and "Love Boat Captain" in just two lines: "There "''There ain't gonna be any middle anymore/it's been said before."
''"
** "Love Boat Captain" references "Tremor Christ:" "Is "''Is this just another phase of earthquakes making waves?"
waves?''"
** "Lightning Bolt" references "Nothingman" in its chorus: "You've "''You've got to know you’ll never let her go/She's a Lightning bolt!"bolt!''"



-->That Dirty Frank was a bad mother--\\

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-->That --> ''That Dirty Frank was a bad mother--\\



Hey man, I'm just talkin' about Dirty Frank!

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Hey man, I'm just talkin' about Dirty Frank!Frank!''



"Have I got a little story for you\\

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"Have ''Have I got a little story for you\\



Was nothing but a..."

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Was nothing but a..."''



-->''Yes I understand, that every life must end / As we sit alone, I know someday we must go..''
-->''Hold me 'til I die / Meet you on the other side..''

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-->''Yes I understand, that every life must end / end\\
As we sit alone, I know someday we must go..''
-->''Hold
\\
Hold
me 'til I die / die\\
Meet you on the other side..''



--->Clearly I remember, pickin' on the boy [=//=] Seemed a harmless little fuck.

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--->Clearly --->''Clearly I remember, pickin' on the boy [=//=] Seemed a harmless little fuck.''



--->She's been diagnosed [=//=] By some stupid fuck [=//=] And Mommy agrees.

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--->She's --->''She's been diagnosed [=//=] By some stupid fuck [=//=] And Mommy agrees.''



--->What the fuck is this world coming to?

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--->What --->''What the fuck is this world coming to?to?''



--->So sing just like [[Music/AliceInChains him,]] fuckers.

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--->So --->''So sing just like [[Music/AliceInChains him,]] fuckers.''


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** "Do the Evolution" from ''Yield'' is about the mistreatment of Native Americans; [[http://goo.gl/cyvi0a at a 2016 concert]], when a fan threw a Creator/DonaldTrump mask onto the stage, Vedder seized the moment, wore the mask, and replaced the lyric "''Indians''" with "''immigrants''" in the song.
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