History Music / PearlJam

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.
1st Sep '16 7:29:15 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 remained intact since the band's inception.

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, 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.

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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.

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''.''Yield''. While not commercially well-received, 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.
14th Jul '16 5:22:31 PM MikeK
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* LongTitle: They usually have one word-title songs. They eventually got tired of it and wrote "Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town".

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* LongTitle: They usually have one word-title songs. They eventually got tired of it and wrote "Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town". That title especially stands out on the back cover of ''Vs'', which is otherwise entirely one or two word titles.
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''.
Ball''.


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