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Andrew Watt waited his entire life to produce Pearl Jam’s new album ‘Dark Matter’

demetriosdemetrios Canada Posts: 88,084
edited April 15 in The Porch
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/pearl-jam-dark-matter-album-songs-producer-andrew-watt-1235001102/

The Pearl Jam super fan, who was born the week the band formed in 1990, breaks down their new album track by track


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    kramerica4kramerica4 Posts: 275
    This is a fantastic interview!!!
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    RP112579RP112579 Tinley Park, IL Posts: 3,363
    "You don’t edit Mike McCready. You fuckin’ let him play. His eyes are closed. When he opens his eyes, we end the song." 
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    KwienekeKwieneke Indiana Posts: 1,284
    I love how much he loves the band on a personal level. so cool 
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    lastexitlondonlastexitlondon Posts: 12,153
    Great read totally engrossed 
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    PJammin'PJammin' Posts: 1,779
    edited April 15
    Loved it!
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    TJ25487TJ25487 Posts: 1,468
    Great interview! I was impressed with Andrew Watt on Ed's Earthling album and figured he could help them out with their next record. 
    It sounds like he was just what the band needed to make a great record. Come on Friday!

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    2-feign-reluctance2-feign-reluctance TigerTown, USA Posts: 23,178
    Can anyone post the article? I am getting blocked by a subscription paywall. 
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    Can anyone post the article? I am getting blocked by a subscription paywall. 
    Yes please, I got halfway through and then got blocked.  Thanks! 

    LOVE the insights into the creative process and Watt is a true fan.  He’s one of us! 
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    LukinFanLukinFan Florida Posts: 29,017
    Great read. Thanks for sharing. 
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    cmikeheltoncmikehelton Posts: 170
    Can anyone post the article? I am getting blocked by a subscription paywall. 
    Yes please, I got halfway through and then got blocked.  Thanks! 

    LOVE the insights into the creative process and Watt is a true fan.  He’s one of us! 
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    kmcmanuskmcmanus Posts: 655
    Can anyone post the article? I am getting blocked by a subscription paywall. 
    Psst: click “reader” version
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    kmcmanus said:
    Can anyone post the article? I am getting blocked by a subscription paywall. 
    Psst: click “reader” version
    THANKS 🙏 
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    syzygy523syzygy523 Posts: 26
    Great interview!! Thanks for posting!

    Also, an absolute Hall of Fame sentence from the writer of this piece :rofl:

    "Watt was too busy learning to crawl and eat solid food to appreciate their initial burst of success in the early Nineties, but he became a die-hard, obsessive fan as a teenager in the 2000s. "
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    spankyMPspankyMP NY to NC to NH Posts: 1,232
    Excellet! Some (not me) may criticize his production, but you can't deny his enthusiasm. Great read!
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    2-feign-reluctance2-feign-reluctance TigerTown, USA Posts: 23,178
    All good. The SPIN article was enough. 
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    CarryTheZeroCarryTheZero Posts: 2,223
    Awesome stuff. Loved the story about Stone listening to Matt and getting Dark Matter started. Sounds like they all had fun!
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    ddeschlerddeschler Posts: 634
    I've waited my whole life to hear this album.  Among other things.
    I've seen quite a few Pearl Jam shows.
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    kmcmanuskmcmanus Posts: 655
    spankyMP said:
    Excellet! Some (not me) may criticize his production, but you can't deny his enthusiasm. Great read!
    I’ll take inspired material with an iffy mix over iffy material with good production 100 times out of 100. 
    Also, based on past history we’ll probably get a BoB remix in 2031 or so anyway 
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    kmcmanus said:
    spankyMP said:
    Excellet! Some (not me) may criticize his production, but you can't deny his enthusiasm. Great read!
    I’ll take inspired material with an iffy mix over iffy material with good production 100 times out of 100. 
    Also, based on past history we’ll probably get a BoB remix in 2031 or so anyway 
    Crossing my fingers for a Tchad Blake remix lol
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    kmcmanuskmcmanus Posts: 655
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    The Avocado production is sacrilege. Only owned the 2017 remix so I didn't realize how bad the production was until I heard Inside Job on PJ Radio
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    kmcmanuskmcmanus Posts: 655
    Yeah but the Riot Act production was great. 
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    chrisr211977chrisr211977 Posts: 92
    edited April 15
    Agreed. Possibly best PJ production next to Yield Vitalogy Gigaton (yeah I'm being serious).
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    "That's a vibe" - Ryan Miller

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    Guster - 3/30/2024
    Guster - 8/11/2024
    Built to Spill - 9/1/2024
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    kmcmanuskmcmanus Posts: 655
    Of course I’m a weirdo who swears RA is a top
    4 PJ album so maybe I’m biased 😉
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    demetriosdemetrios Canada Posts: 88,084
    PJammin' said:
    Loved it!


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    bicyclejoebicyclejoe USA Posts: 1,177
    I love how he wore a different Pearl Jam t-shirt to the studio every day.
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    bicyclejoebicyclejoe USA Posts: 1,177
    Can anyone post the article? I am getting blocked by a subscription paywall. 
    I just posted it in another thread for folks who don’t have a subscription
    My Pearl Jam Road: 10/22/90 Seattle | 12/22/90 Seattle, Moore Theater | 9/29/92 Seattle, Magnusson Park, Drop in the Park | 9/5/93 The Gorge, with Neil Young and Blind Melon | 7/20/06 Portland, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall with Sleater-Kinney | 7/22/06 The Gorge, 10/21/06 Mountain View, Shoreline Ampitheatre, Bridge School Benefit | 9/21/09 Seattle | 9/22/09 Seattle | 9/26/09 Portland, OR | 7/14/2011 Eddie Vedder, Portland, OR | 11/29/13 Portland, OR
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    demetriosdemetrios Canada Posts: 88,084
    Can anyone post the article? I am getting blocked by a subscription paywall. 
    I just posted it in another thread for folks who don’t have a subscription

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