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  • JT167846JT167846 Posts: 178
    Seeing the band 200 times I'm weirded out about. Going to a PJ gig is possibly my favourite thing in the world to do-I've done it nine times in seven countries and I treasure every chance I get-and would have seen a lot more. However 200? I reckon I'd lose the enjoyment of it especially after having seen pretty much every song I'd love to see and getting a buzzkill if I didn't see a white whale.

    Backspacer is my favourite album since Yield and Amongst The Waves blew me away as much as any old stuff if not more.

    When Matt Chamberlain replaced Matt Cameron for the Soundgarden tour I was thinking I'd kinda prefer him staying with Soundgarden and Dave Krusen playing with Pearl Jam again instead-the Jack Irons stuff would sound better with his backbeat.
    Stars are suns to other people.

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  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 18,970
    Milestone said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    Using any of the following phrases is really really lame:
    1. Uncle Neil (you aren’t in the band and he isn’t your uncle.)

    This is kind of in line with saying "We won the division this year" but the person is not a member of a pro sports team.  They are a fan. 

    Isn’t that something Pearl Jam calls them?  If you are a fan can’t you just say “I like Neil young”?
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • MilestoneMilestone Posts: 1,099
    mcgruff10 said:
    Milestone said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    Using any of the following phrases is really really lame:
    1. Uncle Neil (you aren’t in the band and he isn’t your uncle.)

    This is kind of in line with saying "We won the division this year" but the person is not a member of a pro sports team.  They are a fan. 

    Isn’t that something Pearl Jam calls them?  If you are a fan can’t you just say “I like Neil young”?
    I was agreeing with you....and supporting your argument.
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  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 18,970
    edited October 2018
    Milestone said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    Milestone said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    Using any of the following phrases is really really lame:
    1. Uncle Neil (you aren’t in the band and he isn’t your uncle.)

    This is kind of in line with saying "We won the division this year" but the person is not a member of a pro sports team.  They are a fan. 

    Isn’t that something Pearl Jam calls them?  If you are a fan can’t you just say “I like Neil young”?
    I was agreeing with you....and supporting your argument.
    Shoot my bad.  I misunderstood you lol. 
    I have the same complaint too. 
    Correct statement: the Yankees were awesome last night. 
    Incorrect: we were awesome last night against the a’s.
    Post edited by mcgruff10 on
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • mcgruff10 said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    I m not sure if I ever mentioned this but I despise “you are”.  
    One of the highlights of this tour. Amazing.
     one of the highlights of wrigley 2 for me was that it wasn’t played. 

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  • MilestoneMilestone Posts: 1,099
    edited October 2018
    mcgruff10 said:
    Milestone said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    Milestone said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    Using any of the following phrases is really really lame:
    1. Uncle Neil (you aren’t in the band and he isn’t your uncle.)

    This is kind of in line with saying "We won the division this year" but the person is not a member of a pro sports team.  They are a fan. 

    Isn’t that something Pearl Jam calls them?  If you are a fan can’t you just say “I like Neil young”?
    I was agreeing with you....and supporting your argument.
    Shoot my bad.  I misunderstood you lol. 
    I have the same complaint too. 
    Correct statement: the Yankees were awesome last night. 
    Incorrect: we were awesome last night against the a’s.
    Exactly! 
    I'm pretty sure that Ed says "We" when talking about the Cubs.  But then again, he's friends with half the team, the manager, the GM, the owners, groundskeeper... so maybe he can get away with it.  lol.
    Post edited by Milestone on
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  • RS151862RS151862 Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 2,131
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  • Oceans is a terrible opener. Every other song they open with is better.
    Sirens is a great song.
    Ten is probably their 3rd, maybe 4th best record.
    Backspacer is almost unlistenable, but Lightning Bolt is pretty damn good.
    Most grunge/90's Seattle music is garbage.
    I'd rather not go see PJ than sit in the stand at a stadium.
    Waiting more than 10 minutes for merch is a waste of time.
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  • They should have sets that focus on the music over the vocals.   A 3 hour set of

    Inside Job, long form Rearviewmirror, SRV version Little Wing (ie no vocals, just Mike), etc. would be awesome.   

    And it it would save Ed’s choice for the next night of “shorts” filled with Lukin, Blood, Leash,etc.  

    Night 1 -12 songs 
    night 2 - 47.5 songs
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  • pashapasamanpashapasaman Posts: 490
    edited October 2018
    They should retire porch and jeremy
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  • buck502000buck502000 Birthplace of GIBSON guitarPosts: 8,452
    Bruce Springsteen is a clown
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  • MilestoneMilestone Posts: 1,099
    Bruce Springsteen is a clown


    Which kind?
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  • MilestoneMilestone Posts: 1,099

    The original lightning bolt logo will always be the best.
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  • evenflow82evenflow82 Posts: 3,498
    Jack Irons seems confused and provides no spark whatsoever when he played live with PJ. 
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  • MedozKMedozK TennesseePosts: 7,162
    mcgruff10 said:
    Using any of the following phrases is really really lame:
    1. Uncle Neil (you aren’t in the band and he isn’t your uncle.)
    2. Jamily 
    3. It doesn’t get “Eddie Vedder” than this. (No, no and no.)
    May I add one...it's a Benaroya Hall  .... not a Benny!!!
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 3,311
    I’d be content not hearing Porch live anymore. 
  • MalrothMalroth broken down chevroletPosts: 1,878
    I don't care about any of this.
    (I like the pictures)
    The worst of times..they don't phase me,
    even if I look and act really crazy.
  • DiscopijDiscopij Posts: 257
    Love this ... first time i've read the entire contents of a thread this long in a very long time.

    - Off He Goes is twice as long as it needs to be ... people totally are tuned out by the time it's over when played live
    - I love unique covers ... Rebel Rebel and Taillights Fade were great this year and I'd much rather hear something like that than a mediocre cut from Binaural or Riot Act for the 4th time (hello Insignificance and I Am Mine)
    - Down sucks ... and Sirens is great
    - I am all for the band taking time to promote their causes even though i am indifferent to many of them

  • KN219077KN219077 MontanaPosts: 394
    edited October 2018
    The ending run of songs at pearl jam shows are formulaic and overdone
  • MilestoneMilestone Posts: 1,099
    KN219077 said:
    The ending run of songs at pearl jam shows are formulaic and overdone
    They have to be, when your lead singer just drank 2 bottles of wine. 
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  • I was at the Toledo '04 VFC show where Neil, Frampton, and the Lord knows who else showed up. I hated it from that point on.

  • DiscopijDiscopij Posts: 257
    KN219077 said:
    The ending run of songs at pearl jam shows are formulaic and overdone
    I don’t think that’s unpopular 
  • mrk2mrk2 FinlandPosts: 1,236
    Stone is the best guitar player in the band. Not to mention the best songwriter.
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  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,GreecePosts: 12,598
    Beatles are garbage..
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  • dimitrispearljamdimitrispearljam NINUNINOPROPosts: 136,263
    - Of The Earth is one of PJs best songsson
    - Can’t Deny Me is awesome live
    - I love the outdoor shows
    - Don’t like Jeremy or Dissident
    - Ole is an ok song. Can’t understand the way people trash it. 
    - I can’t stand Dave Matthews Bands music. Just terrible. 
    - I have always thought Dave A drumming was just ok 
    - I love when PJ do covers and don’t want less of them 
    - Binaural for me is one of PJs best albums. 
    I disagree only at DMB comment and about jeremy and dissident, i dont like wishlist and just breathe live   
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  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 20,885
    edited October 2018
    1) Leatherman is a real gem.
    2) PJ's Pentalogy (Leatherman / Better Man / Nothingman / Dead Man / Man of the Hour) can make any single concert a truly unique experience.
    3) I really want to hear Leatherman II.
    Post edited by Pap on
    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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  • Foriginal SinForiginal Sin Scottsdale, AZ Posts: 1,046
    edited October 2018
    -- I, too, prefer outdoor shows.
    -- Of the Earth is a decent song, but easily the most overrated and overhyped of the band's catalog.
    -- Other songs I don't quite understand all the love for - Black, Marker in the Sand, The End
    -- I wish Yellow Ledbetter would be retired forever
    -- Songs most hate/don't care for but I enjoy - The Fixer, Ole, My Father's Son, Just Breathe, Sleeping By Myself, Can't Deny Me
    -- Dave A isn't as relevant as people think
    -- Backspacer and Lightning Bolt are underappreciated
    -- Covers are awesome
    -- Nirvana (aside from Nevermind), Soundgarden (aside from Superunknown), Mudhoney, & Sleater-Kinney make hardly any music I want to listen to
    I'll also add:
    -- Nine Inch Nails original version of Hurt is 999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999x better than Johnny Cash's cover!
    Saw Trent play Hurt last month in PHX. Amazing song, but you have way too many 9s. It may be better period. But as a non Cash person, when Trent ended the show with this song, I instantly thought Cash (and the show was better than a lot of PJ shows I’ve been to)
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  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 13,296
    edited October 2018
    - I think it's weird Eddie doing some songs entirely solo at PJ gigs - like he's Neil Young or something.... why not have the full band on the songs. Is it they who need a longer break?!
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  • SP145555SP145555 CardiffPosts: 35
    Too many covers? London bootleg arrived today, 3 covers in a 3 hour set, 30+ songs. I am more than happy with that ratio. Being a metal head, I have seen bands like Marilyn Manson play a 45 minute set at festivals and still put 2 or 3 covers in. Now thats inexcusable.
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