CAN'T DENY ME!!!

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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 14,309
    Vedd Hedd said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    Vedd Hedd said:
    I had friends who stopped being pearl jam fans when "Who You Are" was released. 
    Ha, yeah, well, there's no accounting for taste obviously. But still.... objectively, what they're doing now isn't on the same level as what they were doing in the 90s or early 2000s. I mean, come on. 
    Late 90s, no. I agree there.

    But I like Lightning Bolt better than Backspacer, Avocado and Riot Act.

    lb is better than avocado and riot act????
  • dimitrispearljamdimitrispearljam NINUNINOPROPosts: 134,811
    17.CAN'T DENY ME /  DEDICATED TO FLORIDA STUDENTS
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  • THEBIBLEISTENTHEBIBLEISTEN Posts: 766
    I listened to this song for the first time in my car and I like it. It’s catchy, sounds good loud. 
  • justamjustam Posts: 21,273
    I think the events going on in our country these days make most of us angry. We need a song like this one.  I like it.
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  • moemoe6434moemoe6434 Posts: 395
    Vedd Hedd said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    Vedd Hedd said:
    I had friends who stopped being pearl jam fans when "Who You Are" was released. 
    Ha, yeah, well, there's no accounting for taste obviously. But still.... objectively, what they're doing now isn't on the same level as what they were doing in the 90s or early 2000s. I mean, come on. 
    Late 90s, no. I agree there.

    But I like Lightning Bolt better than Backspacer, Avocado and Riot Act.

    lb is better than avocado and riot act????
    Certainly better than avocado and Backspacer, not Riot Act.  Avocado and backspacer are forgettable.
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  • just_onejust_one LisbonPosts: 752
    Vedd Hedd said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    Vedd Hedd said:
    I had friends who stopped being pearl jam fans when "Who You Are" was released. 
    Ha, yeah, well, there's no accounting for taste obviously. But still.... objectively, what they're doing now isn't on the same level as what they were doing in the 90s or early 2000s. I mean, come on. 
    Late 90s, no. I agree there.

    But I like Lightning Bolt better than Backspacer, Avocado and Riot Act.

    lb is better than avocado and riot act????
    Certainly better than avocado and Backspacer, not Riot Act.  Avocado and backspacer are forgettable.

    Avocado is better than backspacer and Lightning Bolt.

    Avocado is the last great PJ album. Backspacer has 3 maybe 4 good songs in it. Lightning Bolt is better than backspacer but not as good as Avocado.
  • pledgeagrievancepledgeagrievance Posts: 1,323
    just_one said:
    Vedd Hedd said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    Vedd Hedd said:
    I had friends who stopped being pearl jam fans when "Who You Are" was released. 
    Ha, yeah, well, there's no accounting for taste obviously. But still.... objectively, what they're doing now isn't on the same level as what they were doing in the 90s or early 2000s. I mean, come on. 
    Late 90s, no. I agree there.

    But I like Lightning Bolt better than Backspacer, Avocado and Riot Act.

    lb is better than avocado and riot act????
    Certainly better than avocado and Backspacer, not Riot Act.  Avocado and backspacer are forgettable.

    Avocado is better than backspacer and Lightning Bolt.

    Avocado is the last great PJ album. Backspacer has 3 maybe 4 good songs in it. Lightning Bolt is better than backspacer but not as good as Avocado.
    This 
  • Who I AmWho I Am Posts: 594
    Avocado is the last great PJ album.

    Setting the bar low here, some good songs for sure. 
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  • StuffnJunkStuffnJunk Posts: 838
    As someone who's been critical of this song I will say it sounded great live. Just gotta tune out the "you may be rich" line which is the main negative of the song imo
    "I'll tell you what: If all I had was Pearl Jam, and I didn't have another band in the world, I would not be worried. Because in there is the essence of making great music. You don't have to use it all at once, but it's there." - Neil Young
  • kramer73kramer73 Posts: 1,847
    As someone who's been critical of this song I will say it sounded great live. Just gotta tune out the "you may be rich" line which is the main negative of the song imo
    And that's negative because.....????
  • ConorKavanaghConorKavanagh 27Posts: 378
    I guess it's just his personal preference. I laugh at a lot of the stuff on here because we're all so passionate about the band that we get a bit crazy.
    Big windows to let in the sun.
  • StuffnJunkStuffnJunk Posts: 838
    If you have to ask, you'll never know. Also, do you know what imo stands for?
    "I'll tell you what: If all I had was Pearl Jam, and I didn't have another band in the world, I would not be worried. Because in there is the essence of making great music. You don't have to use it all at once, but it's there." - Neil Young
  • SpagsSpags Leigh-on-Sea, UKPosts: 2,730
    Eddie is rich so he isn’t allowed to sing about other people being rich, mention money or anything like that.

    I think people viewing this as Ed protesting or the song being about Trump are limiting not just the bands world view but also Ed’s ability to write songs from the point of view of others.
    Nature drunk and High
  • StuffnJunkStuffnJunk Posts: 838
    There would be cooler, more artful ways to say it. Hey, check out my sick lyrics:

    I am sad
    hate my dad
    i am mad
    im not glad
    ive been had

    pretty sweet, huh?

    "I'll tell you what: If all I had was Pearl Jam, and I didn't have another band in the world, I would not be worried. Because in there is the essence of making great music. You don't have to use it all at once, but it's there." - Neil Young
  • StuffnJunkStuffnJunk Posts: 838
    edited March 14
    Also notice I was complimenting the song, I just dont like one line. Gotta shut harmful opinions like this down around here I guess
    "I'll tell you what: If all I had was Pearl Jam, and I didn't have another band in the world, I would not be worried. Because in there is the essence of making great music. You don't have to use it all at once, but it's there." - Neil Young
  • SpagsSpags Leigh-on-Sea, UKPosts: 2,730
    Hmmm, whats the beat like?
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  • ConorKavanaghConorKavanagh 27Posts: 378
    People were saying it reminded them of Sleep Now In The Fire. I can see that. But you can trace that song back to something else. That's evolution.
    Big windows to let in the sun.
  • SpagsSpags Leigh-on-Sea, UKPosts: 2,730
    Dude, your opinion isnt harmful we are all just chattin shit. No shutting anything down. I can see that there is hypocrisy in a wealthy person making a punk song with a line against rich people. Should Neil Young not have written Southern Man because he’s white? 
    Nature drunk and High
  • just_onejust_one LisbonPosts: 752
    People were saying it reminded them of Sleep Now In The Fire. I can see that. But you can trace that song back to something else. That's evolution.

    LOL people saying that must be drunk for sure...


    Song sounds so weak live...first seconds are good but then it falls apart badly
  • ConorKavanaghConorKavanagh 27Posts: 378
    I'm interested to hear it live. However, I know that often songs take a while to get to a certain level in a live setting. It's a different ball game entirely. The only place I heard the similarity with Sleep Now In The Fire was in some of Eddie's pacing in one section. I can't remember the lyrics.
    Big windows to let in the sun.
  • mckaymckay Posts: 105
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 7,068
    There would be cooler, more artful ways to say it. Hey, check out my sick lyrics:

    I am sad
    hate my dad
    i am mad
    im not glad
    ive been had

    pretty sweet, huh?

    Looks like the rhyming in Future Days.
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  • JimmyVJimmyV Boston's MetroWestPosts: 12,092
    17.CAN'T DENY ME /  DEDICATED TO FLORIDA STUDENTS
    Love this band.
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  • narnianarnia Posts: 635
    Just watched the video of "Can't Deny Me" and I think this is going to turn out to be a really good song live. I can just imagine the audience yelling out the "You can't deny me" lines at the end of the song.
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  • JimmyVJimmyV Boston's MetroWestPosts: 12,092
    Yeah it sounded great live.
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  • DewieCoxDewieCox Posts: 9,393
    Whoa, just got my first full listen. There’s not much redeeming about this song. It’s a bunch of CNN taglines sang over a boring riff and then a desperate plea for audience singalong to close out the song. Bu$hleaguer was less hamfisted lyrically, for Pete’s sake.
  • jtr101jtr101 Posts: 201
    edited March 14
    The band looks like they are asleep, except for Ed.

    So can we all just talk about how awesome the fucking cow bell chair is!!!!!
    Post edited by jtr101 on
    Enjoy difference. Without it we're all boring!

  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 14,309
    Also notice I was complimenting the song, I just dont like one line. Gotta shut harmful opinions like this down around here I guess
    all he did was ask a follow up question to a statement you made. 

    Ed being rich "by accident" doesn't negate him from criticizing someone else who is rich by design/greed. 
  • jstu39jstu39 Posts: 58
    justam said:
    I think the events going on in our country these days make most of us angry. We need a song like this one.  I like it.
    Part of the challenge for me is they only write or comment about the events in our country if one party is in office. Is this a political rally or comment on society? If societal I'd like a more consistent message as weve had gun violence, wars, corruption...consistently over the last 15 years. 
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