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AdamK
May 11th, 2009
0 Whats new is old and whats old has become new again

So I’m driving down the street the other day, listening to my area’s standard generic ‘modern rock’ station (whatever that is). I hear a pretty kick-ass guitar lick fade in, and right away, no hesitation I realize it’s a new song by my absolute favourite band of all time.

Oh yes, I think to myself. New Pearl Jam. This day is amazing.

The song goes on and I start to think to myself ‘Well, this is kind of disappointing. This sounds like it could have come off Ten.’

Being the hardcore Pearl Jam fanatic I am, collector of live bootlegs, owner of every studio full-length they have put out, this is a travesty. The thing I love about them is their constant effort to move forward. Call me crazy, but I’ll take Riot Act or Vitalogy over Ten any day.

Well, I was relieved to find out that the song, entitled ‘Brother’ was in fact recorded during the Ten sessions and is a part of a new re-release of the album. PJ will be doing this with all their albums leading up to their 20th (20th!) anniversary in 2011. That’s right. In 2 short years, the grunge revolution will have been 2 decades ago.

Now, having hopefully made you feel as archaic as I felt at that realization, put on your flannel, get prepared to protest George Bush (no, not that one, the other one), remember a time when Kevin Costner was making Oscar winners, and enjoy the new old Pearl Jam.

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  • Sahar

    I seriously feel old after reading/listening to this, but I thoroughly enjoyed this entry! Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go put on my best flannel shirt.

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