Worst Pearl Jam song ever....

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  • rummyrummy Ontario, CanadaPosts: 2,895
    edited November 2018
    Not the worst song, but I'm so bored of Even Flow at almost every single bloody show.  Always skip it when it comes to bootlegs too

    I see what you're saying. I really want to embrace Even Flow - it's such an essential/important song in the band's history - but I just can't anymore. And even thought Alive, Better Man, Porch, Do The Evolution, and Corduroy seem to get the similar "overplayed" treatment, for whatever reason, I'm not tired of them (yet?).
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  • rummyrummy Ontario, CanadaPosts: 2,895
    I'm amazed how many songs people don't like. I can't say I have one song I don't dig up until the Cheeseball Trifecta on LB. Sure, I'll skip the "experimental" songs, but I don't really consider those songs, more interludes. But all of them have a purpose, and I think most of them hit the mark. 
    For me, it's more like Pilate is crap compared to Given To Fly or Evacuation doesn't hold a candle to NAIS (two examples). They are okay on their own but PJ has so many more songs that are better.
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  • vaggar99vaggar99 San Diego USAPosts: 3,190
    ^^^experimental songs usually don't deserve to make the list. 
  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 14,553
    I'm amazed how many songs people don't like. I can't say I have one song I don't dig up until the Cheeseball Trifecta on LB. Sure, I'll skip the "experimental" songs, but I don't really consider those songs, more interludes. But all of them have a purpose, and I think most of them hit the mark. 
    Agreed.  As mentioned, there are only 3 in the entire catalog I don't care for.  And one of those is just because it's shit live & ends almost every show. It's worn out it's welcome. I still rarely ever skip the other 2 when listening to the albums or bootlegs, and sometimes even sing along.  And I certainly don't take "piss breaks" for any of them.  But to only have 3 after 10 full albums, a double album full of b-sides & unreleased, and many other b-sides or one-off singles is pretty frickin impressive!  I can't say that about any other band.  Even my 2nd favorite band of all time - Rush - has full albums I don't care to listen to.
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,476
    rummy said:
    Mind your manners
    boring
    overplayed
    song just goes on and on
    It's certainly overrated/overplayed. I think Getaway is a much better tune.
    Agreed. Too bad they’ve never been able to get Getaway right in a live setting. I’m not sure why though? It’s a pretty straightforward song musically but it just doesn’t translate live at all. 
    Ed keeps singing Getwaway and it fucks up the band's timing. 
    I personally way prefer Mind Your Manners. I think it's probably the best song on that whole album. Getaway isn't the worst by any means, but I find it a little bit awkward.
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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 18,126
    PJ_Soul said:
    rummy said:
    Mind your manners
    boring
    overplayed
    song just goes on and on
    It's certainly overrated/overplayed. I think Getaway is a much better tune.
    Agreed. Too bad they’ve never been able to get Getaway right in a live setting. I’m not sure why though? It’s a pretty straightforward song musically but it just doesn’t translate live at all. 
    Ed keeps singing Getwaway and it fucks up the band's timing. 
    I personally way prefer Mind Your Manners. I think it's probably the best song on that whole album. Getaway isn't the worst by any means, but I find it a little bit awkward.
    my attempt at subtle humour. put LB in a car stereo, and Getaway comes up as Getwaway. 
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,476
    PJ_Soul said:
    rummy said:
    Mind your manners
    boring
    overplayed
    song just goes on and on
    It's certainly overrated/overplayed. I think Getaway is a much better tune.
    Agreed. Too bad they’ve never been able to get Getaway right in a live setting. I’m not sure why though? It’s a pretty straightforward song musically but it just doesn’t translate live at all. 
    Ed keeps singing Getwaway and it fucks up the band's timing. 
    I personally way prefer Mind Your Manners. I think it's probably the best song on that whole album. Getaway isn't the worst by any means, but I find it a little bit awkward.
    my attempt at subtle humour. put LB in a car stereo, and Getaway comes up as Getwaway. 
    I didn't even notice, lol, though i was aware of that little error. I do think Getaway sounds rough live, so...
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • rummyrummy Ontario, CanadaPosts: 2,895
    PJ_Soul said:
    rummy said:
    Mind your manners
    boring
    overplayed
    song just goes on and on
    It's certainly overrated/overplayed. I think Getaway is a much better tune.
    Agreed. Too bad they’ve never been able to get Getaway right in a live setting. I’m not sure why though? It’s a pretty straightforward song musically but it just doesn’t translate live at all. 
    Ed keeps singing Getwaway and it fucks up the band's timing. 
    I personally way prefer Mind Your Manners. I think it's probably the best song on that whole album. Getaway isn't the worst by any means, but I find it a little bit awkward.
    Both Getaway and Infallible suffer live (i.e., do not translate well). Lightning Bolt (the song), although indeed a bit cheesy, does better on stage - although it tends to take forever to end!
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,476
    rummy said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    rummy said:
    Mind your manners
    boring
    overplayed
    song just goes on and on
    It's certainly overrated/overplayed. I think Getaway is a much better tune.
    Agreed. Too bad they’ve never been able to get Getaway right in a live setting. I’m not sure why though? It’s a pretty straightforward song musically but it just doesn’t translate live at all. 
    Ed keeps singing Getwaway and it fucks up the band's timing. 
    I personally way prefer Mind Your Manners. I think it's probably the best song on that whole album. Getaway isn't the worst by any means, but I find it a little bit awkward.
    Both Getaway and Infallible suffer live (i.e., do not translate well). Lightning Bolt (the song), although indeed a bit cheesy, does better on stage - although it tends to take forever to end!
    I think LB is really good live... I don't mind the studio version either though. Infallible... I can't even remember if I heard it live or not. I do like it well enough on the album. It's not great, but it's catchy at least. I don't skip it.
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  • Future Days.   An Ed solo song, not a Pearl Jam song.   
  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 11,649
    The guitars sound terrible live in Getaway and strangely they play it differently than the album.
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,476
    edited November 2018
    Future Days.   An Ed solo song, not a Pearl Jam song.   
    Yes, this song is awful for me. The Casio keyboards in it especially. It wouldn't be any better as an EV solo though, for me.
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  • nycratsnycrats Posts: 1,288
    something about "hitchhiker" gives me the heebie jeebies, i just dont like the way the aesthetic of that song makes me feel.

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  • How has "Whale Song" not been mentioned?
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,476
    I kind like Whale Song. I like the tone of Jack Iron's voice. And I like whales.
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  • JammalamboJammalambo Posts: 1,183
    The guitars sound terrible live in Getaway and strangely they play it differently than the album.
    I never understood why on live shows they don't play that guitar intro slightly palm-muted like on the record. That thing is so easy to play, and it would sound a lot better that way, but they manage to still fuck it up somehow, really strange indeed. And then maybe too much words to remember for Eddie.
  • vaggar99vaggar99 San Diego USAPosts: 3,190
    The guitars sound terrible live in Getaway and strangely they play it differently than the album.
    I never understood why on live shows they don't play that guitar intro slightly palm-muted like on the record. That thing is so easy to play, and it would sound a lot better that way, but they manage to still fuck it up somehow, really strange indeed. And then maybe too much words to remember for Eddie.
    lack of rehearsal maybe?
  • treestrees Columbus OHIOPosts: 832
    I love every fucking song they have 


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  • trees said:
    I love every fucking song they have 
    That seems like a borderline obsessive point of view. 
  • vaggar99vaggar99 San Diego USAPosts: 3,190
    "i love every fucking song they have" is rumored to be the next song they have.
  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,GreecePosts: 12,676
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  • D-RodD-Rod Posts: 295
    rummy said:
    Let me sleep, it’s Christmas time.
    Especially when it's performed in May (Toronto 2016) or August (Seattle 2018)!
    And August ( Chicago 2016).  3 times is more then enough 
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  • NamiNami NewfoundlandPosts: 5,724
    edited December 2018
    PJ version - SBM, fuck its painful
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  • rummyrummy Ontario, CanadaPosts: 2,895
    Nami said:
    PJ version - SBM, fuck its painful
    I stumbled across this podcast from about a year ago...
    https://www.nationalreview.com/podcasts/political-beats/pearl-jam/
    ...and they (or at least one of them) was singing their praises of this song - and how the last three albums are better than Binaural and Riot Act.
    I think I've become a PJ snob and just can support these points of view.
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  • I've never been a fan of listening to Low Light, but it's really fun to play on acoustic. Same with Pilate and Porch. Asides from those, I can't say that there's any PJ songs that I particularly dislike. Just depends on what mood I'm in. The nice thing about this band is that their discography is so diverse that you can find pretty much any tune for any mood.
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  • rummyrummy Ontario, CanadaPosts: 2,895
    I've never been a fan of listening to Low Light, but it's really fun to play on acoustic. Same with Pilate and Porch. Asides from those, I can't say that there's any PJ songs that I particularly dislike. Just depends on what mood I'm in. The nice thing about this band is that their discography is so diverse that you can find pretty much any tune for any mood.
    It's only been recently that I've been able to appreciate Low Light.
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  • rummy said:
    I've never been a fan of listening to Low Light, but it's really fun to play on acoustic. Same with Pilate and Porch. Asides from those, I can't say that there's any PJ songs that I particularly dislike. Just depends on what mood I'm in. The nice thing about this band is that their discography is so diverse that you can find pretty much any tune for any mood.
    It's only been recently that I've been able to appreciate Low Light.
    Only after i heard it live. Album version feels dull
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  • rummyrummy Ontario, CanadaPosts: 2,895
    rummy said:
    I've never been a fan of listening to Low Light, but it's really fun to play on acoustic. Same with Pilate and Porch. Asides from those, I can't say that there's any PJ songs that I particularly dislike. Just depends on what mood I'm in. The nice thing about this band is that their discography is so diverse that you can find pretty much any tune for any mood.
    It's only been recently that I've been able to appreciate Low Light.
    Only after i heard it live. Album version feels dull
    That must be it. The "seeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee" at the end (for example, Edmonton 2011) really makes it.
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  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 11,649
    Lowlight became my favorite Pearl Jam song after Yield came out.  It and I Got Shit fight for the title for me.
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