Mike McCready - Nice guy but not a fan of stage antics

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  • MB93672MB93672 Posts: 194
    Do you play guitar? I’d love to hear your version of eruption. I bet it’s way better than Mike’s. It’s tough to stand still for multiple hours and play. The moving around helps aliviate back pain, leg cramps, etc. Oh and he fucking enjoys his fucking job. 
  • shermsherm Seattle, WaPosts: 708
    sherm said:
    Are those my only 2 choices?!
    I changed my comments since people obviously can't take a joke, but seriously his whole walking around pointing act in between playing.  Could do without it...anyway love PJ, see y'all at Wrigley N1
    I got a good laugh out of it. I actually enjoy watching Mike run around and do his thing. He's high energy which I can totally relate to. I prefer to be on his side at the shows. To each his own I guess.
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  • cp3iversoncp3iverson Posts: 4,470
    edited August 15
    Not really related but Remember when Mike fired back at Yngwie?  He let loose on the guy after Yngwie’s initial criticism. 
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  • NamiNami NewfoundlandPosts: 5,646
    Release the Greek!!  lol
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  • Gtilley8Gtilley8 DetroitPosts: 972
    Gtilley8 said:
    link93 said:
    Is there a full moon or something in the water lately. Some of these threads. WOW. 
    I mean we love the band right?  Can we not be critical?  Does anyone honestly like "Can't Deny Me"?
    Yes.  I like Can't Deny Me.  
    Good god, is there a single Pearl Jam song you don't like if you like that garbage?  
    I'd say there's a few songs that aren't my favorite.  Not big on some of real slow ones.  Dislike, though?  Nah, probably not.  
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  • shermsherm Seattle, WaPosts: 708
    Gtilley8 said:
    link93 said:
    Is there a full moon or something in the water lately. Some of these threads. WOW. 
    I mean we love the band right?  Can we not be critical?  Does anyone honestly like "Can't Deny Me"?
    Yes.  I like Can't Deny Me.  
    I kinda dig it. I thought that it was awesome live on night 2 in Seattle but I guess I was feeling that way about everything that night.
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  • PP193448PP193448 Springboro, OHPosts: 3,825
    I would prefer if the whole band just stood still... that way my pics don’t come out blurry.  Otherwise jump, walk, whatever.
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  • mace1229mace1229 Posts: 2,807
    Getting pointed at by Mike is second only to getting a tambourine from Ed.
  • shermsherm Seattle, WaPosts: 708
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  • jmug23jmug23 Posts: 634
    You have your opinion which I respect, but Mike is by far my favorite member of the band and absolutely love the energy he brings to every show. I don’t care if he’s moon walking, 2 stepping, or doing the salsa up there, I love his passion and energy every show. I always line up on his side because he’s so energetic and engaging with all the fans in his area. On top of that, he’s just a great guy from what I hear. Just my thoughts. 
  • bosshogg18bosshogg18 Tacoma, WAPosts: 1,002
    Met Mike a couple times at Flight to Mars shows. All I have to say is that he couldn't be any nicer. Comes out and speaks to fans waiting in line. Takes pictures with them, signs autographs. During shows throws dozens of picks out, he even holds poses when someone is trying to get a picture of him on stage. This all on top of donating money and time to various charities, most notably Crohn's and Colitis. 
    I love Pearl Jam more than any other band by a large margin and respect and appreciate all what each individual in the band does for their fans and community, but no one in the band connects with the fans like Mike. He literally is approachable. Unless he all of sudden becomes some prima dona asshole in the next year or so, I will always be a huge Mike fan and supporter. Oh...and he is an excellent guitar player, so what's not to love?
  • Spurs14Spurs14 N 'burbs, ChicagoPosts: 151
    So how do you feel about the guitar playing behind the head thing?
  • GT1015GT1015 Posts: 78
    So....chairs for everyone then?  Cut that walking around business right out.  
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    I think playing while riding a unicycle would be cool..
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    Not a fan of message board trolling antics...
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  • OnWis97OnWis97 St. Paul, MNPosts: 1,040
    To each their own but that’s a strange take.  Mike is very entertaining.
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  • KC2917KC2917 Posts: 770
    Don't get me wrong I like me some Mike, as a songwriter and "shredder" he's solid and I love Pearl Jam.  But seriously his stage antics walking around annoy me - so my question is doesn't everyone think he's kind of lame on stage?  I just say kind of lame.  What say you?
    This might be the single dumbest thing I’ve ever read. Ever. 
  • PureandEasyPureandEasy Posts: 5,231
    The OP is entitled to his opinion, doesn't deserve the back lash he's been given here. Dear God, he didn't say Mike was a bad musician.  That would be something to get upset about.  So he doesn't like his stage presence, who gives a fuck?  I love Stone yet my friends give him no respect. Do I give a fuck, NO. 
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  • FifthelementFifthelement LotuslandPosts: 5,533
    Don't get me wrong I like me some Mike, as a songwriter and "shredder" he's solid and I love Pearl Jam.  But seriously his stage antics walking around annoy me - so my question is doesn't everyone think he's kind of lame on stage?  I just say kind of lame.  What say you?
    ed243421 said:
    Ha ha!  That's what I'm talking about - cracks me up every time.  Give me's a small case of the douche chills
    You are certainly entitled to your opinion but it shows a real lack of class to come on to the message board of a band you profess to like and slag off one of their members, actually calling him a douche, just because you don’t like something.  It’s selfish and shows a real sense of entitlement.

    Regardless, I’m sure Mike doesn’t give two-shits about your opinion.  The man plays for himself, we’re just lucky enough that he’s shares his talent with us.

    The old adage still applies, and I wish more people would heed it, if you have nothing nice to say, then say nothing.

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  • Mike D88Mike D88 TampaPosts: 500
    what I wanna know is, when is somebody gonna speak up about stone

    look at him over there, minding his own business

    he's gotta be up to somethin'
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  • HobbesHobbes Pacific NorthwestPosts: 3,717
    Mike D88 said:
    what I wanna know is, when is somebody gonna speak up about stone

    look at him over there, minding his own business

    he's gotta be up to somethin'
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  • BK221359BK221359 Nashville, TNPosts: 166
    OP...when I saw your initial post I thought “trolls belong on Twitter, not on these boards”...I then thought that that may be harsh, so I read your posts in context with those you wanted to stir up...after wasting five minutes of my life, it is fair to say “trolls belong on Twitter”....#gobacktotwitter
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  • XClemXXClemX Posts: 61
    Don't get me wrong I like me some Mike, as a songwriter and "shredder" he's solid and I love Pearl Jam.  But seriously his stage antics walking around annoy me - so my question is doesn't everyone think he's kind of lame on stage?  I just say kind of lame.  What say you?
    Hi,

    I guess thats the thing with peoples opinions.. You know the saying right? 

    I remember hearing Eddie say one time in a bootleg, "you form a band then you get on stage and play in front of thousands of people and you can do whatever the Fcuk you like" (Something like that..) but you get the gist right?

    Anyway Paul, I look forward to hearing your band in the future in front of thousands of people.

    For me tho...Mike keep running circles and smashing the strings!! 
  • theboywiltheboywil SeattlePosts: 32
    I like Mike.

    Well we've been a good few hours drinking
    So I'm going to say what everyone's thinking
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  • crookedcrosscrookedcross NJPosts: 825
    edited August 15
    Mike McCready can't turn left 
  • amethgr8amethgr8 Posts: 602
    He is lead guitar in a band and has developed his on stage "character" and that's his process for getting out there in 25000 and many more people and play perfectly. Whatever he has to do is fine with me. cheers! Amy
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  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 4,158
    “Antics”? That implies that he’s doing something that he shouldn’t, like you’re scolding a naughty child.
    The guy’s having fun onstage doing what he loves (and is great at) doing. I can’t imagine anyone standing on Mike’s side at a show thinking anything else, to be honest. He’s happy, and that makes the crowd happy.
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  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,GreecePosts: 11,640
    mccready
    Always left side of the stage..
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