Jack Irons Appreciation Thread

LostUponMyWayLostUponMyWay Posts: 184
edited March 2013 in The Porch
I thought it would be good to give some love out to The Mighty Jack Irons. He, In my opinion was the best drummer for PJ. I love the rhythms and feel he added to arguably some of their best albums. Anyway, Here's to Jack!
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eOwWSmiNqI
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  • PapPap Aspra Spitia, Greece Posts: 28,201
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZMt6a4SeR8

    And welcome Jack the new drummer...
    He jammed with the mighty Joe Strummer... :)
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  • thefixer9thefixer9 Posts: 9,376
    Love Jack Irons!!! :) My favorite after Matt, I think he brought so much to the table with "Who You Are", "In My Tree", "Given to Fly"....ect....
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  • StillHereStillHere Posts: 7,795
    I love Matt.
    But Jack brought a tribal beat that I just can't get enough of :D
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  • thefixer9 wrote:
    Love Jack Irons!!! :) My favorite after Matt, I think he brought so much to the table with "Who You Are", "In My Tree", "Given to Fly"....ect....

    His feel is incredible on all those songs.
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  • 2-feign-reluctance2-feign-reluctance TigerTown, USA Posts: 23,126
    StillHere wrote:
    I love Matt.
    But Jack brought a tribal beat that I just can't get enough of :D


    After listening to the entire 95' tour - I would also add that the guy could fucking jam songs like Go, and Animal, some of the more straight drum bashers for sure!!
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  • Good start but I think there is a lot more love for Jack that can be added to this :think:
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  • JonnyPistachioJonnyPistachio Florida Posts: 10,216
    Gotta love the garbage can lid cymbal.

    Yes!

    And I even love Whale song and Attention dimensions.
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  • Gotta love the garbage can lid cymbal.

    Yes!

    And I even love Whale song and Attention dimensions.

    I have Attention Dimension as well, lets not forget that if not for Jack, Pearl Jam would not exist!!
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  • Jack was their drummer for my favorite albums so I loved it when he was in the band. He brought something different to the band that turned a lot of fans off but I think helped solidify PJ as my favorite band of all time.
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain. Posts: 40,655
    I was just listening to "No Code" today and thinking yet again- Damn! That Jack Irons is awesome! :mrgreen:
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  • PH20PH20 Posts: 466
    I am also a big Jack Irons fan.

    Sweet freaking name also.
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  • demetriosdemetrios Canada Posts: 87,626
    One of my favorites! :)

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    Jack Irons Chant

    http://www.pearljambootlegs.org/modules ... 3D&ext.m3u
  • The opening drum pattern of In My Tree is one of my favourite sounds in Pearl Jam's entire catalogue.

    And I love stuff like this, when he just seemed to be battering his way out of the confines of the song structure: http://youtu.be/iSXI1mcQRp8?t=4m56s
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  • PapPap Aspra Spitia, Greece Posts: 28,201
    demetrios wrote:
    Jack Irons Chant

    Great song! :lol:
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  • veddertownveddertown Scotland Posts: 5,260
    The best drummer PJ have had but only just. Matt is definitely more talented and more versatile but I felt Jack's style complimented the band's sound better. His drums on No Code and Yield are much more subtle than Dave A could ever have managed. Not a huge fan of crashing cymbals and that is all I hear with Dave A. He was still a great drummer though and amazing live. I'm glad things worked out in the way they have and we've been able to enjoy Matt for nearly 15 years! I think he does the PJ songs Jack played on really well but In My Tree was a struggle for him for a while. I'd love Jack to record another PJ album but obviously that's not going to happen.
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  • The opening drum pattern of In My Tree is one of my favourite sounds in Pearl Jam's entire catalogue.

    And I love stuff like this, when he just seemed to be battering his way out of the confines of the song structure: http://youtu.be/iSXI1mcQRp8?t=4m56s

    Yeah, loved that. Matt would never let go like that. He is too disciplined. :D Some would say he turned the song into a bunch of noise, I would pleasantly agree.
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain. Posts: 40,655
    The opening drum pattern of In My Tree is one of my favourite sounds in Pearl Jam's entire catalogue.

    And I love stuff like this, when he just seemed to be battering his way out of the confines of the song structure: http://youtu.be/iSXI1mcQRp8?t=4m56s

    That's the one! It always pulls me into the sound- everything else goes a way. Not safe to listen to while driving. :lol:
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  • YIELD is a fantastic album all around!
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  • badbrainsbadbrains Posts: 10,255
    CJMST3K wrote:

    Chris is the BEST drummer pj HAVEN'T had play for them YET! What's up Hoff??? How u been? Wrigley??? :mrgreen:
  • CJMST3KCJMST3K Posts: 9,722
    badbrains wrote:
    CJMST3K wrote:

    Chris is the BEST drummer pj HAVEN'T had play for them YET! What's up Hoff??? How u been? Wrigley??? :mrgreen:


    Howdy!! :wave: I'll get to play with 'em one day. :D

    I'm currently busy framing a ton of PJ posters for board members. I had to pass on Wrigley, but hoping to see them a bit closer to home in VA, or up in my ol' stomping grounds in NYC.

    How are you doing?
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  • Cool article on Jack and Ed's first meeting.

    http://www.drummagazine.com/features/post/jack-is-back
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  • PapPap Aspra Spitia, Greece Posts: 28,201
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  • Pap wrote:

    AK: Do you have a favorite memory of Chicago?
    JI: My most vivid memory of Chicago was when Pearl Jam started working on “No Code.” We were in Chicago starting that process. It was really hot. I remember when we began working on the album, a lot of inspiration came from the Chicago studio.

    That means hes going to be at Wrigley right? 8-)
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  • PapPap Aspra Spitia, Greece Posts: 28,201
    AK: Do you have a favorite memory of Chicago?
    JI: My most vivid memory of Chicago was when Pearl Jam started working on “No Code.” We were in Chicago starting that process. It was really hot. I remember when we began working on the album, a lot of inspiration came from the Chicago studio.

    That means hes going to be at Wrigley right? 8-)

    :idea:
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  • Jack fits perfectly to the Pearl Jam music.
    His work on No Code and Yield is outstanding.
    No one beats Jack!
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-g5EpeGGlRo
    Matt cam playing In My Tree.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtcljI1ihA
    Jack playing In My Tree.
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  • I just don't like Matt's way of playing it. Jack adds a bit of flare and some dynamics to it. That's what I love about Jacks playing, it's his feel!
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