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Good God, Play Oceans More!

HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon HeadstoniaPosts: 25,918
edited March 2015 in The Porch
It is one of your best tracks, and as of this post, it has been played a mere 81 times in 24 years! Even Flow, by comparison(their most played song) has been played 775 times! Nearly TEN times more (how ironic). Backspacer tracks have been played more! Anyone know any legit reason they don't play it more than they do?
(Track 10 of The Headstones' Nickels For Your Nightmares)


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  • Ledbetterman10Ledbetterman10 Posts: 14,611
    I've seen 28 shows......none of which featured Oceans.
    2000: Camden 1, 2003: Philly, State College, Camden 1, MSG 2, Hershey, 2004: Reading, 2005: Philly, 2006: Camden 1, 2, East Rutherford 1, 2007: Lollapalooza, 2008: Camden 1, Washington D.C., MSG 1, 2, 2009: Philly 1, 2, 3, 4, 2010: Bristol, MSG 2, 2011: PJ20 1, 2, 2012: Made In America, 2013: Brooklyn 2, Philly 2, 2014: Denver, 2015: Global Citizen Festival, 2016: Philly 2, Fenway 1, 2018: Fenway 1, 2

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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 48,153
    edited March 2015
    I saw it in 2013 as an opener... in all honesty, it wasn't exactly spectacular. It was cool, but that's about it.... better than Pendulum as an opener though, IMHO. (I really like Pendulum - I just think it's a horrible opener).
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  • ldent42ldent42 NYCPosts: 7,856
    *please.
    Good God play oceans more, please.
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  • lolobugglolobugg BLUE RDGE MTNSPosts: 7,972
    saw it in 1998... no where near an ocean but thankful none the less.

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  • evenflow82evenflow82 Posts: 3,671
    Ed can't sing this one very well. The Oooooo part is just painful to hear. Most of us can hear it. Time to retire this one, imo.
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  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 24,945

    I've seen 28 shows......none of which featured Oceans.

    it was awesome at brooklyn 1! love how it was in the encore. But they definitely need to play this song more.
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • nicknyr15nicknyr15 Posts: 4,334
    My last 4 shows , caught it twice. How lucky. It was best in Detroit, following Release.
  • ZodZod Posts: 7,522
    I've seen Pearl Jam 22 times. I never heard Oceans until #21 in Vancouver 2013. It took a long time.
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon HeadstoniaPosts: 25,918

    Ed can't sing this one very well. The Oooooo part is just painful to hear. Most of us can hear it. Time to retire this one, imo.

    I figured it may be in part due to the difficult pitch of the song, so then tune everything down a half step.

    (Track 10 of The Headstones' Nickels For Your Nightmares)


  • Beaverhausen209Beaverhausen209 Central Valley, CAPosts: 60
    I finally got to hear it at my 33rd show and it's one of my faves.
  • shetellsherselfshetellsherself New JerseyPosts: 8,636
    Yes please! The only song I need for Ten. Missed in in Brooklyn 13 bc I was dumb and only went to night 2.
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 48,153

    Ed can't sing this one very well. The Oooooo part is just painful to hear. Most of us can hear it. Time to retire this one, imo.

    I agree. It sounds kind of weird live. Even a bit off key. There is a reason they hardly ever play it.
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  • For me..sadly..there is a long list of songs I have not heard live. Quite a few I'd really like to hear. Oceans is number one on that list. I've missed it by one or two nights two times so far. I can see it being difficult as a live song...especially for Ed. Nonetheless...if I never get to hear it live I'll consider it the single biggest missing disappointment from a live musical perspective. (Throw in the missing/not available posters from two of the shows I saw in 2000 and I'm pretty darn depressed right this moment...)
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  • october22october22 Posts: 2,533
    Of course I hope that people who want to hear it get to hear it. However, I've been "lucky" to a couple times and I'm sorry to say, it was painful to listen to. I was almost nervous hearing him try to get through it. I'd rather it replaced with something he can sing better.
  • lolobugglolobugg BLUE RDGE MTNSPosts: 7,972
    Oceans sounded excellent in 98.
    maybe I will rethink requesting it based on the comments.

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  • SuziemaySuziemay Posts: 11,153
    Release into Oceans last year for my birthday show in Detroit. MIND BLOWN.
  • I have a theory as to why, but I'm leaving it there.
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  • Empty GlassEmpty Glass In Rob's shedPosts: 12,328
    Suziemay said:

    Release into Oceans last year for my birthday show in Detroit. MIND BLOWN.

    yep.

    Beautiful
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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon HeadstoniaPosts: 25,918

    I have a theory as to why, but I'm leaving it there.

    Well, i am guessing your theory has to do with who he said at unplugged he wrote the song about? Who cares. I have songs written about past loves, painful ones at that, that i still play. for me at least, those somgs have become more about who i was at the time, rather than who she was.

    If that was the reason it isnt played often, i would think it would be outright retired. But hey, i think my love for the song stems from bass being my main instrument. Such a goegeous bassline.

    (Track 10 of The Headstones' Nickels For Your Nightmares)


  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon HeadstoniaPosts: 25,918
    Suziemay said:

    Release into Oceans last year for my birthday show in Detroit. MIND BLOWN.

    Now THAT is a birthday gift!

    (Track 10 of The Headstones' Nickels For Your Nightmares)


  • DewieCoxDewieCox Posts: 10,943
    I think this is one of those tunes that has really been elevated simply for its lack of play. Don't get me wrong, it's a nice song. I just think its the last opener left on a lot of people not heard list, and gets requested much more than its fair share. Not the worst song this has happened with, but if it got more play I don't think there'd be a big push to play it more.
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon HeadstoniaPosts: 25,918
    You could be right, but for me, this has been the stand out track off Ten from day 1.
    (Track 10 of The Headstones' Nickels For Your Nightmares)


  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon HeadstoniaPosts: 25,918
    i can listen again and again......
    (Track 10 of The Headstones' Nickels For Your Nightmares)


  • ItIsAllAboutPJItIsAllAboutPJ S.B., CAPosts: 829
    I had to grow to love this song a little bit, it's very captivating but not your typical rock song. There is so much feeling in it, I can see how some folks might be turned off and not really get it.

    The MTV Unplugged performance was amazing and really turned me on to it!

    I heard Oceans live 2 times, the first was as an opener in '06 at The Santa Barbara Bowl. It was so beautiful!! It's an outdoor facility... the sun was just beginning to set and the band came out on stage, sat in chairs and did a Gorge style unplugged opening set. I was completely blown away and every time I listen to that boot I replay Oceans about 3 or 4 times.
    Every time I hear Oceans I hit replay, it's such a gem!
  • BALLBOYBALLBOY AustraliaPosts: 834
    They save it for Australia as we have the best beaches & Oceans going round & I dare say PJ like them as well
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  • dcp3ydcp3y Louisville KYPosts: 624
    0 times heard live so far by me...play some Oceans!!! Thanks for the 81 times - I'm sure I have a boot or two to tide me over for a while.
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 48,153
    edited March 2015

    i can listen again and again......

    It's a really great song... it just doesn't sound as good live IMO. It's just one of those songs that Eddie stuggles a bit with vocally. I'd choose the studio version every time.
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  • WhatYouTaughtMeWhatYouTaughtMe I have no idea what's going on right now!Posts: 4,925
    edited March 2015
    PJ_Soul said:

    i can listen again and again......

    It's a really great song... it just doesn't sound as good live IMO. It's just one of those songs that Eddie stuggles a bit with vocally. I'd choose the studio version every time.
    Hey, if we are being honest, there's more than a couple of songs Ed struggles with these days. Although, for his age, he still surprises me with the stuff he can do. I'm sure he didn't write a lot of this stuff with the thought of being able to sing it into his 50's. He has really adapted to his ability well. Some songs he just can't nail anymore.

    Edit - back to the topic, I'd still love to catch this one once as it is a hell of a song.
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 48,153
    edited March 2015
    Yez, there are several songs that he struggles with now that he didn't in the past. But i don't feel like his struggle with Oceans has to do with his age. I don't think he ever sang it very well on stage. I think it has something to do with the key.
    But anyway, I totally understand anyone who wants to hear it at a show, particularly if they haven't before. I was thrilled when they played it when I was there mainly because I knew it was my first and probably last chance to see it.... and now I'm good, lol. Don't need to see it again (not that I'd be upset if I did). Once was enough!
    Post edited by PJ_Soul on
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • SuziemaySuziemay Posts: 11,153

    Suziemay said:

    Release into Oceans last year for my birthday show in Detroit. MIND BLOWN.

    Now THAT is a birthday gift!

    It was wonderful, and that was only the beginning!

    Oceans is up there with Release for me in terms of songs I will never ever ever get sick of listening to. Never ever.
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