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 Post subject: What is the worst thing Pearl Jam has ever done?
PostPosted: Tue November 21, 2017 4:53 am 
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What's the one thing that you, even as a mega-fan, can't defend?

It could be an entire album, a song, a music video, a live performance, a home video release, a business decision, a piece of merchandise, anything you can think of. But you can only pick one thing.

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Here’s some back story on mine. I worked with President Obama when he was in the Illinois senate and running for the US Senste. So when the band was really showing support for him in the Presidential campaign, my fucking worlds collided. Then I heard Rock Around Barack and just hung my head. So releasing that song is #1 for me.


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I'm staring at like $1500 worth of brown leather right now and I can barely tell the difference


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Just Breathe

Not really. The fixer

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I'm staring at like $1500 worth of brown leather right now and I can barely tell the difference


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Nah The Fixer is good

So are men in spandex

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I'm staring at like $1500 worth of brown leather right now and I can barely tell the difference


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There are other things but it always makes me insane that they release Halloween shirts every year the week of Halloween, so that there's a zero percent chance anyone could have it in time for the holiday.


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That Target commercial still annoys me

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That Target commercial still annoys me

Look away, Argo , look away

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I'm staring at like $1500 worth of brown leather right now and I can barely tell the difference


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The Argonaut wrote:
That Target commercial still annoys me

still this and the album that came with it.

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The fixer video maybe?


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Pearl Jam is and probably always will be my favorite band. I was proud to be a Pearl Jam fan growing up, and couldn't quite understand why they weren't bigger in the second half of the 90s. By Riot Act and the early 2000s, I had become an adult, and I also saw that Pearl Jam had reached a new stage of their career. Here was a band that would continue to release interesting albums, have great live shows, and stay loyal to their fanbase and ideals. Lost Dogs, Man Of The Hour and Live At Benaroya just confirmed this. I'm not even sure exactly when or why or how, but I felt that something changed after that. It has jokingly been called the PRAMG - Post Riot Act Moneygrab. In some cases that's probably even true, especially in regards to their fanclub, but I didn't feel that way in 2006. Instead we had a pretty decent sounding album, and I travelled to Italy and Denmark to see the band in multiple concerts, that are all some of my favorite musical moments.

If you think of the lack of albums in the past decade, and the decline in quality on them, the poorly handled Ten Club, Target and all the commercial stuff, and other signs that the band is in decline, you have to look back at where it started. I do think it started around 2006. Ed made a joke that they were finished with the songs on s/t, and felt it was so great that they may as well put a avocado on the cover. So they did. They felt a name for the album would be pretentious. They shot some terrible shots for Life Wasted of them in monster gear, and so they put that as artwork on the inside of the album. Then the album itself, while pretty good, is overproduced, and just has something missing. This showed me that something had changed, and I think for most it was confirmed with everything relating to the following album.

Still it's all good. If I ever worried about it, I don't anymore.


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Letting Future Days be a PJ song.

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Pearl Jam as a unit - charging so much for tickets after the whole Ticketmaster thing. Looking back, it all seems so disingenuous. Can't believe they ever compared themselves to Fugazi.

Eddie - I think what has truly ruined the Pearl Jam I loved is Eddie's apparent obsession with having famous friends. He's rafting with Sean Penn, hanging in the clubhouse with Theo Epstein, hobknobbing in Hawaii with Barack, etc. He even traded in his first wife for a model after deriding them in Satan's Bed. How can he be expected to write songs for everyman when he's basically a living cameo?


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VinylGuy wrote:
Letting Future Days be a PJ song.

If there were less parameters on what could be a PJ song could be post-riot act, the last 3 albums might not have been so shit.

In saying that, future days shouldn't have been a PJ song/song.


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cutting the lightning bolt outro

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Letting B'OB make decisions.

As much as I love, Backspacer was a mistake.

How Ed sounds nowadays

Lightning Bolt as a whole.

Inside Job lyrics

Avocado original mastering

Avocado BoB remix

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