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wsimon74wsimon74 Posts: 494
Sounds like a mashup between RVM and Whipping. Love it!! 
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    MikeDigsMikeDigs Santa Monica, CA Posts: 365
    edited April 19
    This song rocks so hard.  I rank this one amongst the best in the whole catalog.  I can see this track fitting in on the Vitalogy album very nicely.
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    bnewman19bnewman19 Posts: 74
    It’s got a touch of RATM ‘guerrilla radio‘ about it around the 3 minute mark, a bit slower than Rage, but similar. 
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    VINNY GOOMBAVINNY GOOMBA Posts: 1,803
    It struck me this morning that this song actually kind of reminds me of "Go" a bit.  The intro, the gritty fuzzy bass, the fact that the verses are more spoken / rapped then sung, up-tempo, shredding solo, gets harder and crazier as it goes, ends powerfully.  Doesn't sound the same, but follows a similar formula.
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    SonicDubSonicDub Posts: 40
    Fantastic song. One of my favourites from the get go.
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    Jimmydean55Jimmydean55 Posts: 1,141
    “Don’t react, respond” Uh, isn’t responding a reaction?
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    VeddernarianVeddernarian Posts: 1,921
    A little touch of The Who's Athena.  React/Respond... She's A girl/She's a bomb...React/Respond... She's A girl/She's a bomb...React/Respond... She's A girl/She's a bomb...React/Respond... She's A girl/She's a bomb...

    Sorry, you can't unhear this.  BTW, I always thought it was She's A girl/She's a whore.  Until I read the lyrics.  So don't just complain about Ed's annunciation.  

    After saying all that, I totally am into React/Respond!  Great song.
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    ComeToTXComeToTX Austin Posts: 7,617
    Love the music but the lyrics are too repetitive. 
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    TinaETinaE Germany Posts: 1,301
    wsimon74 said:
    Sounds like a mashup between RVM and Whipping. Love it!! 
    Agree, definetely Whipping. I heard both songs back to back, it would be cool to hear it live.
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    GlowGirlGlowGirl New York, NY Posts: 10,044
    A little touch of The Who's Athena.  React/Respond... She's A girl/She's a bomb...React/Respond... She's A girl/She's a bomb...React/Respond... She's A girl/She's a bomb...React/Respond... She's A girl/She's a bomb...

    Sorry, you can't unhear this.  BTW, I always thought it was She's A girl/She's a whore.  Until I read the lyrics.  So don't just complain about Ed's annunciation.  

    After saying all that, I totally am into React/Respond!  Great song.
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    cincybearcatcincybearcat Posts: 16,135
    It struck me this morning that this song actually kind of reminds me of "Go" a bit.  The intro, the gritty fuzzy bass, the fact that the verses are more spoken / rapped then sung, up-tempo, shredding solo, gets harder and crazier as it goes, ends powerfully.  Doesn't sound the same, but follows a similar formula.
    I hears that same sound that reminded me of go as well
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    PJammer4lifePJammer4life Los Angeles Posts: 2,604
    Has yet to connect with me, but I get  Push Me Pull Me vibes…..
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    covered in blisscovered in bliss chi-caw-go Posts: 1,330
    “Don’t react, respond” Uh, isn’t responding a reaction?

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    Lost In OhioLost In Ohio Posts: 6,774
    “Don’t react, respond” Uh, isn’t responding a reaction?


    Remember in 2020 when the whole thing was about talking action and how "inaction is an action" and all that?

    Don't go on the defensive, but be proactive.

    Don't react, respond.

    That's how I hear it.
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    SpunkieSpunkie I come from downtown. Posts: 5,733
    I get Anonymous contexts off of these words because it tells us pause before we react in Alcoholics Anonymous literature and how we clear the wreckage of our past.
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    vedpunkvedpunk Posts: 839
    This song f’ing rocks!  🤘🏼
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    mcgruff10mcgruff10 New Jersey Posts: 27,960
    Zero chance Ed remembers all the words to this one lol
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    BrainofBGABrainofBGA Australia Posts: 3,993
    mcgruff10 said:
    Zero chance Ed remembers all the words to this one lol
    My thoughts exactly. Might be a tough to pull off, musically and lyrically. It might be one that gets played every now and again. There’s another 7-8 instant live classics on here they can play instead. Having said that I’d love to hear it!! And Ed, just use lyrics if you have to because this song rocks!!!! 
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    Jimmydean55Jimmydean55 Posts: 1,141
    “Don’t react, respond” Uh, isn’t responding a reaction?

    Interesting. Thanks for that. I was trying to make sense of it and that helps. 
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    BSullyBSully Indiana Posts: 1,075
    Right now, this song has floated to the top for me and is my current favorite on DM.
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    MikeDigsMikeDigs Santa Monica, CA Posts: 365
    edited April 21
    It's those driving drums, the soaring pre-chorus vocals + palm muted guitars, and the outro guitar solo shreds.  Hooks me every time.  This is a binge worthy track for sure.
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    MikeDigsMikeDigs Santa Monica, CA Posts: 365
    edited April 23
    This is a top 10 Pearl Jam song for me.  Binged on it several times.  Fuck.  This song is so amazing.
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    C-Wad84911C-Wad84911 Ohio Posts: 8
    This song kicks my ass.  Definitely a favorite from the album.
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    May 30thMay 30th Posts: 1,671
    Blasted the first eight songs in my car today and this song really is amazing!!!
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    Travels WithTravels With Posts: 560
    I absolutely LOVE this one. I do think Ed is harnessing the count from Sesame Street during his “don’t react, respond” yells later in the song, but it doesn’t take away from this song just flat out rocking!  Even makes it a little endearing. 
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    pdalowskypdalowsky Doncaster,UK Posts: 14,739
    Phenomenal track
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    beano.79beano.79 Posts: 697
    I absolutely LOVE this one. I do think Ed is harnessing the count from Sesame Street during his “don’t react, respond” yells later in the song, but it doesn’t take away from this song just flat out rocking!  Even makes it a little endearing. 
    Haha yea! The 2nd part of the final chorus 😬
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    D-RodD-Rod Hamilton, Ontario Posts: 1,813
    Reach/ Respond was the opening of the Oilers /Kings game and Ron mcLean Started the broadcast off by saying “ It doesn’t get Eddie Vedder then this” 
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    BF25394BF25394 Posts: 3,559
    Listening to this today, it struck me that it might be about Trump. I haven't thought too deeply about it yet, but this was my first listen to the album with the full lyrics in front of me since the CD arrived today.
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    halvhalv Posts: 691
    edited April 23
    Easily my favourite song on the album right now. 
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    tbergstbergs Posts: 9,291
    Really like Ed's cadence on the lyrics in the verses. Reminds me of that same kind of delivery he was doing on WES. He nails it and it keeps the song driving.
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