Future of Pearl Jam, in a positive light

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  • theebradnesstheebradness Quincy, IL originally from Weymouth, MAPosts: 144
    PB11041 said:
    PB11041 said:
    Alternatively, they could play some of their own material more frequently, and some of their own materially less frequently.

    Other than journalistic laziness, I've never understood how the bands live approach got tied to the Grateful Dead.  They are more akin to a mix of the Who and Bruce Springsteen, the dead did it all much differently than Pearl Jam.  The Grateful Dead only took off when Garcia went into a coma. 
    Not sure what you mean about the Dead not taking off only when Garcia went into a coma? Bob recorded and played solo gigs all the time, and the Jerry Garcia Band played tons of shows. 

    Regardless, I think Pearl Jam has been incredibly gracious and consistent. Much more than other bands that have been around as long as them. They should celebrate all of their creative output, like how they cover Mother Love Bone or Temple tunes. 
    I don't know how to be any more clear about this, the Grateful dead toured in 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, hiatus but still played a few shows in 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986 still played 40+ shows year Garcia went into coma, 1987 comeback and play 83 shows, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995  - they averaged around 65-85 shows a year, other than 1975 they were on the road for a minimum of 40+ dates a year.


    That bold part is what was confusing. They didn't only "take off" when Garcia went into a coma, they also pursued solo careers, like how Jeff and Mike are releasing solo stuff or guesting on other artists work. 

    I love all the positive responses to this!! I hope the new album makes forward progress and keeps the boys invigorated to keep playing. 
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  • treestrees Columbus OHIOPosts: 800
    I see the guys kind of on the same tier as the Grateful Dead: rabid fans, changing sets, progressive ideals. What if they start incorporating the works of the various members solo output in the PJ show? Like how the Dead played Jerry and Bob's solo stuff. That might inject some life in Jeff, Stone and Mike's energy so they don't feel like they have to wait for King Vedder to get around to the new album. 
    Love this ideal of them doing side projects bands at shows Didn't Brad open for Pearljam in seattle in202???


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  • NewJPageNewJPage Posts: 2,690
    trees said:
    I see the guys kind of on the same tier as the Grateful Dead: rabid fans, changing sets, progressive ideals. What if they start incorporating the works of the various members solo output in the PJ show? Like how the Dead played Jerry and Bob's solo stuff. That might inject some life in Jeff, Stone and Mike's energy so they don't feel like they have to wait for King Vedder to get around to the new album. 
    Love this ideal of them doing side projects bands at shows Didn't Brad open for Pearljam in seattle in202???
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