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Who wrote Society?

Restless SoulRestless Soul Posts: 806
edited December 2007 in The Porch
Sorry I know its a silly question but does anyone know who wrote this song? I know it was a cover by eddie on Into the Wild.

I just want to correct a writer who says that Eddie has a problem "whinging" because of this song but he didn't write it did he?

TIA!
"We have to change the concept of patriotism to one of “matriotism” — love of humanity that transcends war. A matriarch would never send her own children off to wars that kill other people’s children." Cindy Sheehan
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London, Wembley, 1996
London, Wembley, 18 June 2007
London, O2, 18 August 2009
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Milton Keynes Bowl, 11 July 2014
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  • upina2001upina2001 IndianaPosts: 763
    Society" written by Jerry Hannan

    9/22/96, 6/26/98, 8/17/98, 8/18/00, 8/20/00, 8/21/00, 4/18/03, 4/23/03, 6/22/03, 5/16/06, 8/5/07, 6/11/08, 6/12/08, 8/22/08(Ed Solo), 8/23/09, 5/6/10, 5/7/10, 7/19/2013, 10/1/2014, 4/26/2016, 8/20/2018, 9/4/2018

  • pjtaperpjtaper Posts: 3,020
    Did he just write the lyrics, or is there an OG society out there? If there is another version, a link would be AWESOME!
  • normnorm I'm always home. I'm uncool.Posts: 31,149
    jerry hannan wrote it specifically for the movie.....i read that somewhere i think....:)
  • upina2001 wrote:
    Society" written by Jerry Hannan
    thanks very much!
    "We have to change the concept of patriotism to one of “matriotism” — love of humanity that transcends war. A matriarch would never send her own children off to wars that kill other people’s children." Cindy Sheehan
    ---
    London, Brixton, 14 July 1993
    London, Wembley, 1996
    London, Wembley, 18 June 2007
    London, O2, 18 August 2009
    London, Hammersmith Apollo (Ed solo), 31 July 2012
    Milton Keynes Bowl, 11 July 2014
    London, Hammersmith Apollo (Ed solo), 06 June 2017
    London, O2, 18 June 2018
    London, O2, 17 July 2018
    Amsterdam, Afas Live (Ed solo), 09 June 2019
    Amsterdam, Afas Live (Ed solo), 10 June 2019



  • This is the article I was referring to btw:
    http://www.spiked-online.com/index.php?/site/article/4143/

    This is the comment I just sent:

    Hi,

    I just want to correct a point made by Patrick Hayes in his article: A back-packer's guide to eco-death, with regard to his reference to Eddie Vedder:
    "(A problem that the aging Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder, who performs the film soundtrack, remains afflicted with: the best he can do is whinge that ‘society you’re a crazy breed’.)"

    I'd like to just point out that Mr Vedder didn't actually write this song. It's a cover. The "whinging" lyrics were written by a Jerry Hannan.

    The comment made by Patrick Hayes in stating that "this is the best he can do" is totally insulting to Mr Vedder, who is one of the finest singers and lyricists around today, even if he is a tad underrated.

    Please pass my comments onto Mr Hayes.

    Best regards,


    PS: Mr Vedder is 42, hardly "aging" by anyone's standards!

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    lol
    "We have to change the concept of patriotism to one of “matriotism” — love of humanity that transcends war. A matriarch would never send her own children off to wars that kill other people’s children." Cindy Sheehan
    ---
    London, Brixton, 14 July 1993
    London, Wembley, 1996
    London, Wembley, 18 June 2007
    London, O2, 18 August 2009
    London, Hammersmith Apollo (Ed solo), 31 July 2012
    Milton Keynes Bowl, 11 July 2014
    London, Hammersmith Apollo (Ed solo), 06 June 2017
    London, O2, 18 June 2018
    London, O2, 17 July 2018
    Amsterdam, Afas Live (Ed solo), 09 June 2019
    Amsterdam, Afas Live (Ed solo), 10 June 2019



  • RJ10RJ10 Posts: 4
    Sorry I know its a silly question but does anyone know who wrote this song? I know it was a cover by eddie on Into the Wild.

    I just want to correct a writer who says that Eddie has a problem "whinging" because of this song but he didn't write it did he?

    TIA!

    It was a singer/songwriter called Jerry Hannan who wrote "Society"...you can read an interview with him here:

    http://www.thetruthmagazine.com/sceneread.html
    "It's funny when things change so much, it's all state of mind" - In Hiding
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