Happy Birthday Vitalogy

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  • I remember taping Vitalogy to cassette off the radio late one night during my junior year of high school. The local rock station out of Utica, N.Y., played the entire album a week or so in advance of the release date. (As perhaps many others stations did, too.) After Stupid Mop finished, the DJ came on the air and said something about how that track reminded him, and I'm paraphrasing here, of "being bleary eyed."

    The same station broadcast the epic Atlanta 1994 show, which I also committed to tape (and still have somewhere).

    It's hard to describe the level of anticipation that met new material by Pearl Jam (and some other bands) in the 1990s. Does that still exist for artists today, with leaked material and instant access to everything, all the time?
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  • BrainofBGABrainofBGA AustraliaPosts: 2,096
    Aye Davanita should be played live one day as a jam before launching into another song.

    What an album...Last Exit, Immortality, StBC, Tremor Christ, Satans Bed!!!!

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  • avenathusavenathus ConnecticutPosts: 28
    Vitalogy was what really sucked me into Pearl Jam! When I was 13-14 or so, my dad had Ten, Vs., Vitalogy and No Code in his collection. At the time I liked Ten and Vs. a lot, but the booklet for Vitalogy was so intriguing and different, and I'd spend hours listening to the album and flipping through the booklet. I just loved all the weirdness (Pry To, Stupid Mop), and Corduroy quickly became my favorite song. That's definitely where my obsession with Pearl Jam started. It's still my favorite album of all time!
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  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 20,296
    avenathus said:

    ... Corduroy quickly became my favorite song.

    :smiley:

    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.


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  • javis el errantejavis el errante Buenos AiresPosts: 6,048
    ehbacon said:

    Vitalogy is about as perfect as an album can be.

    foxy mop
    hey foxymophandlemama, that's me is way better than revolution nº 9
    ... I am not in the business of being liked anymore ...

  • pjalive21pjalive21 St. Louis, MOPosts: 2,797
    edited January 2016
    I had a one of a kind Vitalogy clock that I found at some random mom and pop store that was made from the vinyl cover and the numbers were actually letters that spelled pearl jam and they had a battery in the back of the vinyl that allowed it to work...when moving throughout the years it got beatup

    Happy 21st Vitalogy, now go have a beer
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    GIMME RED MOSQUITO AND LET ME DIE IN PEACE!!!!!
  • alabamaalabama Posts: 97
    Man, I remember this like it was yesterday! My mom let me spend the night at a friend's house on a "school night" and her mom took us to the midnight sale at Magic Platter here in Birmingham. Vitalogy blew me away. And continues to be my favorite PJ album. Here's to a new album soon! Still love the anticipation.
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  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 20,296
    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.


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  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,GreecePosts: 11,875
    Athens 2006. Dusseldorf 2007. Berlin 2009. Venice 2010. Amsterdam 1 2012. Amsterdam 1+2 2014. Buenos Aires 2015.
    Prague Krakow Berlin 2018.
    EV, Taormina 1+2 2017.
  • BrainofBGABrainofBGA AustraliaPosts: 2,096
    Still one of the greatest albums ever made! My favourite PJ album just ahead of No Code.
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  • An extraordinary album. I was initially hooked by Tremor Christ (It still amazes me when I listen to it..) and came to love the whole album with the exception of "Hey Foxymophandlemama, That's Me" which still gives me the creeps to this day. Which, by the way, is what I think they wanted that one to do. And I get goosebumps each and every time I hear Ed's layered vocals on the chorus of Nothingman.
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  • JbarkerJbarker AlbertaPosts: 418
    Cheers to Vitalogy on it's 22nd...

    That album felt like a musical reset on Ten & Vs.
    Listening to those opening tracks I felt like they painstakingly stripped away the flesh to expose all the bone, muscle and sinew beneath.
    Such raw power with cracking drums, buzzing guitars, gnarly bass and that wrecking voice.
    Hats off to a band for doing what THEY wanted! A defining moment for sure.
  • Wma31394Wma31394 Posts: 3,009
    Happy bday..I love you Vitalogy!!!
    "Going where the water tastes like wine!"
  • pjalive21pjalive21 St. Louis, MOPosts: 2,797
    edited November 2016
    So true........Happy Birthday to the album that sealed the deal to my fandom

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    St. Louis-98,00,03,04,10,14
    Chicago-2007 (VIC)
    Boston 2-2006
    St. Pete-08
    EV Solo- St.Louis, Chicago
    Wrigley-2013
    Lexington-2016

    GIMME RED MOSQUITO AND LET ME DIE IN PEACE!!!!!
  • OceansJennyOceansJenny Manhattan, NYPosts: 1,076
    edited November 2016
    ehbacon said:

    Vitalogy is about as perfect as an album can be.

    foxy mop
    It's at the end, easy to skip. Can just delete it (choose not to cloud download) off the digital version these days. :wink:

    I agree with Freecandy, it's a beautiful album, even with its experimental additions.
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  • OceansJennyOceansJenny Manhattan, NYPosts: 1,076
    igotid88 said:

    On November 22, 1994 Vitalogy was released on vinyl. Cd and cassettes were released on Dec. 06. image

    Oh man how fresh was Jack to the band at this point?

    Love this version - love that they're playing at (what looks like) some random house / studio in the middle of nowhere. Back when Corduroy had some depth to it and wasn't just a "feel good" song at the live shows.

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    Camden 1 '06 - DC '06 - E. Rutherford '06
    The Vic '07 - Lollapalooza '07
    DC '08 - EV DC 1 & 2 '08 (Met Ed!!) - EV Baltimore 1 & 2 '09
    EV NYC 1 '11 (Met Ed!) - Hartford '13
    GCF '15 - MSG 2 '16 - TOTD MSG '16
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  • BrainofBGABrainofBGA AustraliaPosts: 2,096
    edited November 2017
    Has aged pretty well I believe! 
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  • tbergstbergs Posts: 5,179
    Immortality is the epitome of this record. Happy B-day you beautiful piece of artwork.
    It's a hopeless situation...
  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 12,552
    Got the CD for Christmas in 94, the only PJ album besides Ten that I didn’t get on release day. Also got Donkey Kong Country for SNES that year.  Spent soooo many hour playing DKC with the volume down on the tv while Vitalogy blared from the stereo!
  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 20,296

    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.


    Sep 30, 2006 - OAKA Sports Hall - Athens, Greece
    Jul 11, 2014 - Milton Keynes Bowl - Milton Keynes, UK
  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,GreecePosts: 11,875
    Happy Birthday my beloved!!!!!


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    Prague Krakow Berlin 2018.
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  • igotid88igotid88 Posts: 15,510
    cd version was released today
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  • cropdustdaircropdustdair Lakewood, CO / Earth Posts: 1,770
    edited December 2017
    Happy Birthday V.
  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 20,296
    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.


    Sep 30, 2006 - OAKA Sports Hall - Athens, Greece
    Jul 11, 2014 - Milton Keynes Bowl - Milton Keynes, UK
  • igotid88igotid88 Posts: 15,510
    24 years old
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  • eboweddieeboweddie Posts: 320
    I'd love to have been a fly on the wall for the recording.  Plus immortality is eds best vocal on any lp

    i wish i wish i wish i wish, i guess it never stops
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