Pearl Jam 'gone country'

RFTCRFTC Posts: 717
edited August 2011 in The Porch
Bear w/me as i am not a fan of country music (at all). For whatever reason I was thinking about a few PJ songs that had that country vibe going and would resonate w/our nashville music friends :lol:

i got a couple that could be 'done', and others could elipse the standard acoustic song...

off he goes
thumbing my way
the end

any contributions?
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  • mysticweedmysticweed Posts: 3,669
    i think "just breathe" is just about as twangy as any country song
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  • RFTC wrote:
    Bear w/me as i am not a fan of country music (at all). For whatever reason I was thinking about a few PJ songs that had that country vibe going and would resonate w/our nashville music friends :lol:

    i got a couple that could be 'done', and others could elipse the standard acoustic song...

    off he goes
    thumbing my way
    the end

    any contributions?
    just breathe
    around the bend
    elderly woman behind the blah blah in a small blah
    speed of sound
    low light
    annnnnnd save you... just kidding i just wish more country songs had the word fuck in them :lol:
    speaking as a child who shouldve have been a teen in the 90's
  • pjrusspjruss Posts: 364
    Taken from your thread title... Gone
  • DS1119DS1119 Posts: 33,497
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  • FrankY59FrankY59 Posts: 1,044
    I hate country, thus, most of these songs. Oh and that harmonica kills (in a bad way) Footsteps on the Lost Dogs version.
  • sparky_frysparky_fry Posts: 703
    driftin is the most country song for me. eddie doesn't have the twang though (thank god)
  • RFTCRFTC Posts: 717
    FrankY59 wrote:
    I hate country, thus, most of these songs. Oh and that harmonica kills (in a bad way) Footsteps on the Lost Dogs version.

    really? not trying to pick..

    elderly, off he goes, lowlight are all country sensible and for lack of better words, killer tunes.

    wonder how the boyos feel about it, in a bizarro world i could see 25 years from now some KTEL compilation of "PJ's best countrified hits"
    San Diego Sports Arena - Oct 25, 2000
    MGM Grand - Jul 6, 2006
    Cox Arena - Jul 7, 2006
    New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival - May 1, 2010
    Alpine Valley Music Theater - Sep 3-4 2011
    Made In America, Philly - Sep 2, 2012
    EV, Houston - Nov 12-13, 2012
    Dallas-November 2013
    OKC-November 2013
    ACL 2-October 2014
    Fenway Night 1, August 2016
  • RFTCRFTC Posts: 717
    pjruss wrote:
    Taken from your thread title... Gone

    thats a good catch, the tempo shifts could work. that song is underestmated imo...
    San Diego Sports Arena - Oct 25, 2000
    MGM Grand - Jul 6, 2006
    Cox Arena - Jul 7, 2006
    New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival - May 1, 2010
    Alpine Valley Music Theater - Sep 3-4 2011
    Made In America, Philly - Sep 2, 2012
    EV, Houston - Nov 12-13, 2012
    Dallas-November 2013
    OKC-November 2013
    ACL 2-October 2014
    Fenway Night 1, August 2016
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  • NamiNami NewfoundlandPosts: 5,724
    any contributions?[/quote]
    just breathe
    around the bend
    elderly woman behind the blah blah in a small blah
    speed of sound
    low light
    annnnnnd save you... just kidding i just wish more country songs had the word fuck in them :lol:[/quote]


    Elderly woman hate??? for shame.

    I think Alive would be cool...
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  • LloydXmasLloydXmas Posts: 7,539
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  • Nami wrote:
    any contributions?
    just breathe
    around the bend
    elderly woman behind the blah blah in a small blah
    speed of sound
    low light
    annnnnnd save you... just kidding i just wish more country songs had the word fuck in them :lol:[/quote]


    Elderly woman hate??? for shame.

    I think Alive would be cool...[/quote]

    no no i love love love elderly woman. I just find it unnecessary to write actual words after elderly woman :lol:
    speaking as a child who shouldve have been a teen in the 90's
  • NamiNami NewfoundlandPosts: 5,724
    LOL
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  • mrshock13mrshock13 Posts: 471
    Um...what about 1/2 Full? I actually really can't stand that song...one of the only bad tracks for me on Riot Act
  • RFTCRFTC Posts: 717
    mrshock13 wrote:
    Um...what about 1/2 Full? I actually really can't stand that song...one of the only bad tracks for me on Riot Act

    wow, i can honestly say we are kindred spirits. 1/2 full has cost me friends since i am no fan...

    what about daughter...?
    San Diego Sports Arena - Oct 25, 2000
    MGM Grand - Jul 6, 2006
    Cox Arena - Jul 7, 2006
    New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival - May 1, 2010
    Alpine Valley Music Theater - Sep 3-4 2011
    Made In America, Philly - Sep 2, 2012
    EV, Houston - Nov 12-13, 2012
    Dallas-November 2013
    OKC-November 2013
    ACL 2-October 2014
    Fenway Night 1, August 2016
  • mrshock13mrshock13 Posts: 471
    RFTC wrote:
    mrshock13 wrote:
    Um...what about 1/2 Full? I actually really can't stand that song...one of the only bad tracks for me on Riot Act

    wow, i can honestly say we are kindred spirits. 1/2 full has cost me friends since i am no fan...

    what about daughter...?

    Sorry dude, daughter is 1 of 12 perfect tracks on Vs.

    I remember hearing 1/2 Full back in '08 at Bonnaroo, and it was the only part of Pearl Jam's set that I stood still for. 3rd row and standing still doesn't work at 'roo, but it needed to happen
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  • slightofjeffslightofjeff Posts: 7,652
    FrankY59 wrote:
    I hate country, thus, most of these songs. Oh and that harmonica kills (in a bad way) Footsteps on the Lost Dogs version.

    You sir, are clearly insane.

    As for this thread ... I get what you're going for, but none of these songs would pass for what qualifies for country music these days.
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  • FrankY59FrankY59 Posts: 1,044
    Oh and the first 13 or so seconds of Force of Nature sucks too before the song gets awesome. The original poster is dead on...there are a bunch of songs in the catalog that makes me feel "country." I hate that feeling. Gross.
  • vedder89vedder89 Posts: 177
    i dislike country BUT if PJ were to write country music i would still love them
    Stab it down, fill the pages, suck my fuckin' life out, man
  • LikeAnOceanLikeAnOcean Posts: 7,722
    Daughter is country Pearl Jam.. I was listening to it once and somebody unfamiliar with Pearl Jam asked me if I was listening to country music..
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  • RFTCRFTC Posts: 717

    i feel sort of dirty, i viewed a different version of sugarland's performance and when the crowd kicked in on the chorus, i got tingles. that SHOULD ONLY happen for PJ but that is the power of betterman i guess...
    San Diego Sports Arena - Oct 25, 2000
    MGM Grand - Jul 6, 2006
    Cox Arena - Jul 7, 2006
    New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival - May 1, 2010
    Alpine Valley Music Theater - Sep 3-4 2011
    Made In America, Philly - Sep 2, 2012
    EV, Houston - Nov 12-13, 2012
    Dallas-November 2013
    OKC-November 2013
    ACL 2-October 2014
    Fenway Night 1, August 2016
  • JzPJzP Posts: 930
    I would love to hear a "pickin' on pj" album like the bluegrass tribute to phish and grateful dead. Not radio country though. I want flatpicking mike solos, mandolin, banjo and fiddle.
    ~JzP
  • slightofjeffslightofjeff Posts: 7,652
    Pearl Jam has country songs only if you think all it takes to be a country song is acoustic guitar. The problem with country music isn't acoustic guitar. It is, in general, stupid lyrics. Which isn't a Pearl Jam problem.

    And today's country music isn't country music at all. It's pop music with a funny accent. And, again, stupid lyrics.
    everybody wants the most they can possibly get
    for the least they could possibly do
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    Don't Gimme No Lip!!!! ;) ....... :lol:



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  • PJ_LukinPJ_Lukin Posts: 2,046
    I think some of Pearl Jam's music is simply Americana music which has lots of acoustic guitars and is singer song writer based. The distinction for me is that PJ has no Blue Grass based music as some true American Country music has.


    Think --- The Band and Wilco vs. Hank Williams and Roy Clark. All 4 are great in their own right, PJ could easily do the Band and Wilco, they would have trouble with Hank Williams and Roy Clark.
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  • slightofjeffslightofjeff Posts: 7,652
    PJ_Lukin wrote:
    I think some of Pearl Jam's music is simply Americana music which has lots of acoustic guitars and is singer song writer based. The distinction for me is that PJ has no Blue Grass based music as some true American Country music has.


    Think --- The Band and Wilco vs. Hank Williams and Roy Clark. All 4 are great in their own right, PJ could easily do the Band and Wilco, they would have trouble with Hank Williams and Roy Clark.

    In Houston '00, Ed did dedicate Off He Goes to "all you Hank Williams fans -- Jr or Sr. But this one's more Sr."
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