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You Are - what are your thoughts?

hrd2imgnhrd2imgn Southwest Burbs of ChicagoPosts: 4,478
Ohh Riot Act, ----->You Are
so listening with the cans on, the end is spectacular, the keys hidden amongst the vocals and guitar.  Love the guitar effect, has been one of my favorite riffs and sounds since the first listen.  Ed is at his best...man love this song
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  • CarryTheZeroCarryTheZero Posts: 503
    I agree! It’s a bit offbeat and that guitar riff/effect is great. Love Matt’s songs. So happy to hear this at MSG in ‘03.
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 6,145
    Fantastic song. Even better album. Definitely a favorite of @mcgruff10 as well. 
  • lastexitlondonlastexitlondon Posts: 7,974
    I love it. Its .my ring  tone
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    this song is meant to be called i got shit,itshould be called i got shit tickets-hartford 06 -
  • lastexitlondonlastexitlondon Posts: 7,974
    edited July 21
    bbiggs said:
    Fantastic song. Even better album. Definitely a favorite of @mcgruff10 as well. 
    Just waiting for mcG to show up too
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    astoria 06
    albany 06
    hartford 06
    reading 06
    barcelona 06
    paris 06
    wembley 07
    dusseldorf 07
    nijmegen 07

    this song is meant to be called i got shit,itshould be called i got shit tickets-hartford 06 -
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 25,641
    edited July 21
    Absolute worst song in the pj catalog.  :)
    Post edited by mcgruff10 on
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 28,235
    I enjoy it live but not on the album.
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 25,641
    I enjoy it live but not on the album.
    I don't enjoy it live or on the album. ;)
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • hrd2imgnhrd2imgn Southwest Burbs of ChicagoPosts: 4,478
    I love it. Its .my ring  tone
    Me too for many years 
  • hrd2imgnhrd2imgn Southwest Burbs of ChicagoPosts: 4,478
    Why the hate McGruff?  Curious 
  • 2-feign-reluctance2-feign-reluctance Posts: 19,442
    The band pushing towards the fringe of their music, LOVE IT. 
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  • MKSNYCMKSNYC NYCPosts: 217
    Big fan of this tune - a nice different sound/style
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 25,641
    hrd2imgn said:
    Why the hate McGruff?  Curious 
    I hate the music, I hate the lyrics, I hate the feel of the song.  Just not my cup of tea.  
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • cblock4lifecblock4life Posts: 529
    Love this song and I like ice in my wine😂
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 25,641
    Nothing wrong with a little ice in your wine!! :)
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • ddeschlerddeschler Posts: 238
    One of my favorites.  A bit psychedelic.  Love the guitar effects.
    I've seen quite a few Pearl Jam shows.
  • IndifferenceIndifference Posts: 2,424
    mcgruff10 said:
    Absolute worst song in the pj catalog.  :)

    I agree with this - I just don't like it.  Bathroom song live xD

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  • mfc2006mfc2006 PDX--->KCPosts: 34,141
    ddeschler said:
    One of my favorites.  A bit psychedelic.  Love the guitar effects.
    Same here.
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  • SleepJaredSleepJared Posts: 13
    As I get older, I tend to lean more toward the songs in PJ's catalog that don't sound like traditional PJ songs.  According to the book Pearl Jam Twenty, songwriter Matt Cameron said "I had gotten a new drum machine that allows you to make up patterns, and then they'll play whatever audio instrument you plug in" resulting in guitar outbursts fed through a drum machine.  

    I also think you can draw a line from this sort of studio experimentation to their first truly dance-rock song Dance Of The Clairvoyants years later that could easily be on a Strokes or Arcade Fire album.  PS: You Are sounded great live at ACL 2014 & is the 5th most listened-to Riot Act song on Spotify.
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  • cblock4lifecblock4life Posts: 529
    As I get older, I tend to lean more toward the songs in PJ's catalog that don't sound like traditional PJ songs.  According to the book Pearl Jam Twenty, songwriter Matt Cameron said "I had gotten a new drum machine that allows you to make up patterns, and then they'll play whatever audio instrument you plug in" resulting in guitar outbursts fed through a drum machine.  

    I also think you can draw a line from this sort of studio experimentation to their first truly dance-rock song Dance Of The Clairvoyants years later that could easily be on a Strokes or Arcade Fire album.  PS: You Are sounded great live at ACL 2014 & is the 5th most listened-to Riot Act song on Spotify.
    Agree 2014 ACL was great as was You Are and that avatar looks like Ed with Jay-Z at made in America(?). We’ve probably sat next to each other at one point or another! 
  • on2legson2legs The Jersey ShorePosts: 11,618
    I like it because it’s different.  I wouldn’t want to hear it every show, but once a tour would be great. 
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  • 2-feign-reluctance2-feign-reluctance Posts: 19,442
    And has Ed playing ukulele in the studio version! 
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  • FirstExitFirstExit Los AngelesPosts: 961
    This was like, everyone's favorite song on Riot Act when it came out. 
  • PJNBPJNB New BrunswickPosts: 9,262
    edited July 22
    FirstExit said:
    This was like, everyone's favorite song on Riot Act when it came out. 
    Interesting. I was not around the community then but would you compare it to the love Infallible had when Lightning Bolt was released?
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  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 25,641
    FirstExit said:
    This was like, everyone's favorite song on Riot Act when it came out. 
    I totally don’t remember that.  The crowd was pretty dead when they played it in ‘03.  (Saw it five times that year)
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 6,145
    Not even close to being the best song on Riot Act, but still a solid tune. I think it’s my 10th favorite track on the album which shows how much I like RA. 
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 25,387
    I like it.  Think it is cool, live, and I like some of the lyrics as well.

    Album has some snoozers and I don't think this is one of them.
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  • gibbitsgibbits Posts: 467
    I FUCKIN LOVE THIS TRACK!  
  • RP112579RP112579 Tinley Park, ILPosts: 3,221
    gibbits said:
    I FUCKIN LOVE THIS TRACK!  
    We found mcgruff's burner account.
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  • tino_11tino_11 Posts: 1,522
    I also enjoy it live better than on the album. London 1 2018 was a great version.
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  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 25,641
    RP112579 said:
    gibbits said:
    I FUCKIN LOVE THIS TRACK!  
    We found mcgruff's burner account.
    Ha ha.  That’s great!!
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
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