Jeremy - What Makes This Song Great?

HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 10,797
Excellent in-depth breakdown of Jeremy by musician/producer/instructor Rick Beato.  I had no idea this song was as complex as it is.  This guy seriously knows his shit!

Was anyone else aware there was a cello in the song?  I sure didn't. Enjoy!




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  • cp3iversoncp3iverson Posts: 3,813
    Got me into PJ in 92.  Still my favorite PJ song. 
  • JimmyVJimmyV Boston's MetroWestPosts: 12,092
    The opening bass has popped every crowd that has ever heard it. Hands down an all-time classic.
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  • Lerxst1992Lerxst1992 Posts: 325
    ...when it ends.
  • pjsteelerfanpjsteelerfan MarylandPosts: 8,985
    JimmyV said:
    The opening bass has popped every crowd that has ever heard it. Hands down an all-time classic.
    Never get tired of the reaction when Jeff starts the song
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  • cp3iversoncp3iverson Posts: 3,813
    Chills when u hear that intro
  • PJNBPJNB New BrunswickPosts: 3,139
    Wow that was a cool video. I have no musical knowledge at all but still neat to hear what he was saying. 
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  • tbergstbergs Posts: 4,041
    ...when it ends.
    Ouch! Hater :lol:
    It's a hopeless situation...
  • Foriginal SinForiginal Sin Scottsdale, AZ Posts: 911
    ...when it ends.

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  • given2fly23given2fly23 Evanston, ILPosts: 4,234
    Great song obviously, but I had started taking it for granted.  The song hit me again when Chris died last year (won't get into it here) and then seeing EV do it with strings in Dublin last summer...I was bawling.

    It really is special.

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  • DM282158DM282158 Beverly, MAPosts: 181
    Bass obviously. And those vocals - man....
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  • pjhawkspjhawks Posts: 8,528
    the studio version ending where Ed just wails makes it for me. just pure raw energy and passion.
  • i_lov_iti_lov_it Perth, Western AustraliaPosts: 3,898
    Jeff's Bass line :)
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  • tbergstbergs Posts: 4,041
    Awesome to see the song completely broken down like that. Still a great song. Makes me want to break out Ten on my drive home today :rock_on:
    It's a hopeless situation...
  • i_lov_iti_lov_it Perth, Western AustraliaPosts: 3,898
    tbergs said:
    Awesome to see the song completely broken down like that. Still a great song. Makes me want to break out Ten on my drive home today :rock_on:
    I know how to play Jeremy on Bass :)
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  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 14,427
    JimmyV said:
    The opening bass has popped every crowd that has ever heard it. Hands down an all-time classic.
    This 100%
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  • crookedcrosscrookedcross NJPosts: 617
    Bass
  • Bulldog88Bulldog88 Posts: 380
    First PJ song I ever heard (when MTV had the video on constant rotation in '92). 
    There is a live version that I love where Jeff's bass sounds pretty evil- there is some kind of effect on it and the intro is a bit more drawn out than usual... I think it may have been on a SA tour. Anyway, this was my gateway song, so I love it for that reason!
  • RoleModelsinBlood31RoleModelsinBlood31 Austin TXPosts: 3,636
    I thought the last few tours, from ‘13-‘16 anyway they played Jeremy amazingly well. Some of my favorites are from this period.  Just tight and a great buildup, not sloppy like some years.
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  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 7,068
    Jeffs bass is the No 1 reason for sure. 


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  • tschavtschav Posts: 1,360
    Great find, thanks for sharing.
  • TamaDrummer91TamaDrummer91 VAPosts: 1,130
    The outro, with so much power, always does it for me. Still does live. 
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  • i_lov_iti_lov_it Perth, Western AustraliaPosts: 3,898
    Jeffs bass is the No 1 reason for sure. 


    Yes exactly ;)
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  • ShynerShyner Posts: 1,226
    Spoken. Spoken
  • samjamsamjam New YorkPosts: 9,280
    JimmyV said:
    The opening bass has popped every crowd that has ever heard it. Hands down an all-time classic.
    Never get tired of the reaction when Jeff starts the song
    Agreed!

    I also think it's nostalgia and memories that makes the song so great. Jeremy was the first song I ever heard by Pearl Jam, which is a statement in line with so many, no matter when you got into the band. Hearing it live always makes me think of that first time I heard that song, which hooked me on this band, and has given me so many great memories.
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  • lastexitlondonlastexitlondon Posts: 2,478
    edited March 13
    I will never be bored of this song and live it sends me into another dimension
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  • ChazzChazz Somerset, UKPosts: 1,038
    I will never be bored of this song and live it sends me into another dimension
    This ^^^
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  • ChazzChazz Somerset, UKPosts: 1,038
    The outro, with so much power, always does it for me. Still does live. 
    And this ^^^
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  • i_lov_iti_lov_it Perth, Western AustraliaPosts: 3,898
    edited March 13
    Chazz said:
    The outro, with so much power, always does it for me. Still does live. 
    And this ^^^

    I completely agree with this...also that Bass line in the outro and the Harmonics too...I really enjoy playing it on the Bass...although it took me ages to figure out what Jeff was doing eventually figured out what Jeff was doing :)
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    E.V. - "Music is a Weapon of Mass Construction"
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    Perth-23rd February 2003
    Perth-25th November 2006
    Perth-14th November 2009
    E.V. - Perth-31st March, 1st April 2011
  • brookelilybrookelily Posts: 168
    This song popped up on the phone on my commute to work this morning.  I never tire of it, and remember the first time I heard it.  It remains an all time favorite, not just of this band, but any band.  From about the 3:40 mark onward it still gives me the gdamn chills every time I hear it.  what a band
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  • rvapetervapete Posts: 453
    ...when it ends.
    Brilliant!
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