Happy 22nd Merkin Ball!!!! I Got Id and Long Road

igotid88igotid88 Posts: 15,178
edited December 2017 in The Porch
Merkin Ball by Pearl Jam was released on December 5, 1995. And was the companion to Neil Young's Mirror Ball
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  • igotid88igotid88 Posts: 15,178
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  • halloweenhead95halloweenhead95 CroatiaPosts: 236
    2014: Trieste, Italy 06-22
  • 20 years? Wowsers.
    I got memories, I got shit and I still got the nice, thick bit of cardboard that kept the cd packaging all good.
    Down neon streets the streaker streaks.
    The speaker speaks,
    but the truth still leaks,
    Where even Donald Trump has got soul.
  • buck502000buck502000 Birthplace of GIBSON guitarPosts: 8,107
    And I fought back in my mind
    Never lets me be right...
    I got memories, I got shit
    So much it don't show...
    Chicago 1&2-18 Cork-EV-17 Chicago 1&2-16 Miami-16 Ft. Lauderdale-16 New York City(Colbert,Sound Check,Show)-15 Moline-14 Detroit-14 Amsterdam 1&2-14 Chicago-13 Noblesville-10 Grand Rapids-06 Grand Rapids-04 Auburn Hills-00 Auburn Hills-98 Toledo-96

    Life is hard, that's why no one survives

  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 16,050
    I can't believe it was 20 years ago. These two songs are so damn good studio and live.
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • mcgruff10 said:

    I can't believe it was 20 years ago. These two songs are so damn good studio and live.

    Time surely flies... love these two tracks. One of my favorite bits of wax to enjoy for sure.
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  • lotsalemonlotsalemon Boston Posts: 2,447
    LOVE these singles - the artwork, the point in time - everything about this is so damn cool.
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  • dudemandudeman Posts: 1,720
    I play Merkin Ball every year on Christmas morning. I guess this year will be the 20th time.

    Sure went by fast.
    If hope can grow from dirt like me, it can be done. - EV
  • buck502000buck502000 Birthplace of GIBSON guitarPosts: 8,107
    I hope Neil has an Archive release from this era.....
    Chicago 1&2-18 Cork-EV-17 Chicago 1&2-16 Miami-16 Ft. Lauderdale-16 New York City(Colbert,Sound Check,Show)-15 Moline-14 Detroit-14 Amsterdam 1&2-14 Chicago-13 Noblesville-10 Grand Rapids-06 Grand Rapids-04 Auburn Hills-00 Auburn Hills-98 Toledo-96

    Life is hard, that's why no one survives

  • cropdustdaircropdustdair Lakewood, CO / Earth Posts: 1,697
    The best PJ EP to date. Period. Those two songs have such a profound meaning in my life today, just as they did on the day of it's release. Merkinball is Pearl Jam at their best.
    Happy 20th!
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  • buck502000buck502000 Birthplace of GIBSON guitarPosts: 8,107

    The best PJ EP to date. Period. Those two songs have such a profound meaning in my life today, just as they did on the day of it's release. Merkinball is Pearl Jam at their best.
    Happy 20th!

    +1 - been to a handful of shows in the last two years (6) and received I got shit and long road approximately 0 times :(
    Chicago 1&2-18 Cork-EV-17 Chicago 1&2-16 Miami-16 Ft. Lauderdale-16 New York City(Colbert,Sound Check,Show)-15 Moline-14 Detroit-14 Amsterdam 1&2-14 Chicago-13 Noblesville-10 Grand Rapids-06 Grand Rapids-04 Auburn Hills-00 Auburn Hills-98 Toledo-96

    Life is hard, that's why no one survives

  • my2handsmy2hands Posts: 15,145

    I hope Neil has an Archive release from this era.....

  • cropdustdaircropdustdair Lakewood, CO / Earth Posts: 1,697
    From Urban Dictionary.
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  • jason_94jason_94 Toledo, OHPosts: 1,872
    Greatest 2 song EP ever!
    3/22/94 Cleveland, OH
    9/21/96 Toronto, ON
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    8/22/16 Chicago, IL Wrigley Field
  • buck502000buck502000 Birthplace of GIBSON guitarPosts: 8,107
    Well, I could be wrong, but I believe Merkinball is an old, old wooden ship that was used during the Civil War era.
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    Life is hard, that's why no one survives

  • BALLBOYBALLBOY AustraliaPosts: 758
    I finally have someone that holds my hand in real life
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  • KV4053KV4053 Mike's side, crushed up against the stagePosts: 951
    I got id is near the top for me.... Of all songs by anyone
    I know I was born and I know that I'll die. The in between is mine. I am mine.
  • igotid88igotid88 Posts: 15,178
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  • pdalowskypdalowsky Doncaster,UKPosts: 13,489
    My favourite pj single
  • tino_11tino_11 Posts: 1,070
    So so good. Both songs are in my top 10.

    Yet to see them live...my day will come!
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  • BrainofBGABrainofBGA AustraliaPosts: 2,083
    The Melbourne '98 performance of I Got Shit is one of PJs greatest performances of any song ever.
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  • igotid88igotid88 Posts: 15,178
    I remember going through the P section in the cd aisle at Virgin. Like I did everyday hoping something new will be there. And there it was. Merkin ball. I was so excited. And both songs blew me away
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  • edwhoedwho Posts: 687
    I GOT ID

    FIRST PLAYED: Tue 21 February, 1995 - Kosei Nenkin Kaikan Osaka, Japan

    LONG ROAD

    FIRST PLAYED: Tue 20 June, 1995 - Red Rocks Morrison, Colorado

    ~

    Both songs were on the set list (last two) for Golden Gate Park 1995 show, but were not performed. And Neil Young just happened to be at that show. The what if’s…

    San Francisco May 18, 1995 Mike Watt

    San Francisco July 27, 1996 Three – Fish

    Oakland December 5, 1996 Soundgarden

    San Francisco July 29, 1997 Brad

    San Jose July 30, 1997 Hovercraft

    Chicago June 2, 1999 Three – Fish

    Chicago November 12, 1999 Eddie Vedder & C Average

    Chicago November 2, 2002 Brad 

    Santa Cruz April 5, 2008 Eddie Vedder

    San Francisco May 20, 2012 Flight To Mars

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    San Francisco November 11, 2016  Temple of the Dog


  • PJ88PJ88 Birthplace of the Toll House CookiePosts: 1,074
    edited December 2015

    I hope Neil has an Archive release from this era.....

    Absolutely agree! Some vinyl or even some CD's of the NeilJam Tour would be spectacular. Great thought buck502000!

  • cropdustdaircropdustdair Lakewood, CO / Earth Posts: 1,697
    edwho said:

    I GOT ID

    FIRST PLAYED: Tue 21 February, 1995 - Kosei Nenkin Kaikan Osaka, Japan

    LONG ROAD

    FIRST PLAYED: Tue 20 June, 1995 - Red Rocks Morrison, Colorado

    ~

    Both songs were on the set list (last two) for Golden Gate Park 1995 show, but were not performed. And Neil Young just happened to be at that show. The what if’s…

    Actually...
    LONG ROAD

    FIRST PLAYED: Fri June 16th 1995 - Casper Event Center, Casper Wyoming


  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 16,050

    edwho said:

    I GOT ID

    FIRST PLAYED: Tue 21 February, 1995 - Kosei Nenkin Kaikan Osaka, Japan

    LONG ROAD

    FIRST PLAYED: Tue 20 June, 1995 - Red Rocks Morrison, Colorado

    ~

    Both songs were on the set list (last two) for Golden Gate Park 1995 show, but were not performed. And Neil Young just happened to be at that show. The what if’s…

    Actually...
    LONG ROAD

    FIRST PLAYED: Fri June 16th 1995 - Casper Event Center, Casper Wyoming


    You beat me to it! Great boot by the way.
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • ckravitzckravitz NJPosts: 1,665
    It's hard to overstate how good these two songs are. Happy Birthday Merkin Ball.
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