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#31 Diep

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 11:45 AM

I'll leave it to Doug's professional analysis, but if you listen to that type of music at all there should be at least half a dozen PJ songs you will be familiar with.

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 05:56 PM

QUOTE (BrianH @ Jan 4 2008, 11:04 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's amazing what you learn through new fangled technology.
My van has a radio that displays the station/performer/title.

Very seldom do I listen to music radio anymore because of all
the commercials, but last night, on the way to IKEA shocked.png
with the family, I did.

This song comes on and it is one that I've always liked.
Good beat, nice to rock out to.
Did not have a clue what the lyrics are or who performes it.

Then...I look at the display on the radio
Name of the song...Even Flow , OK interesting title
Then
NO WAY!!!!!!
Pearl Jam?!?!?!?!?

OK Doug, what eles am I missing here?
Besides Even Flow, what other Pearl Jam songs have been popular
forever??

When the song was over Kim shouts out from the back of the van
THAT'S THE GROUP DOUG LIKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just looked up the lyrics...kind of ...interesting.

Ya hooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!! frantics.gif

Well, first of all, Evenflow was one of the first big hits that Pearl Jam had off of Ten. And, as Diep mentioned, i'm sure you've heard plenty of their other songs on the radio.

Other songs to come off of Ten that were pretty big and are often played on the radio include Alive and Jeremy and Black...

Up until Yield came out in '98 PJ was pretty radio friendly but a lot of their newer stuff doesn't get played as much as they are becoming more known for their live act...

But other 'hits' include Daughter, Elderly Woman Behind A Counter In A Small Town, Dissident, Corduroy, Betterman and their version of Last Kiss was pretty big.

There are A LOT of lesser known songs that are really great to see live but aren't played on the radio as much (I'm afraid) that many hardcore fans know of.

When I first heard Ten when I was in Elementary school in '91/92 I, honestly, didn't really think much of Pearl Jam (I might of been to young to understand any of the songs)...I thought Ten was an alright cd...It wasn't until I saw PJ perform on the MTV Video Music Awards with Neil Young in '93 that I became hooked. I quickly came to appreciate and relate to many of the lyrics that Mr. Vedder writes and the rest of the band writes, too (and still do after more than 17 years in the business).

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 09:33 PM

QUOTE (andicamp @ Jan 3 2008, 08:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Remember the Rachels? I think they were the first instrumental band I ever loved.

Nice. I do have a soft spot for prog rock and that's a fine example.

BTW, I would also list Tortoise here as one great instrumental band.

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 09:57 PM

QUOTE (RickCurwen @ Jan 3 2008, 07:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Elton John's Funeral For A Friend ain't bad


I went to a funeral recently and this song was on my mind yesterday.
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Posted 04 January 2008 - 10:21 PM

QUOTE (figuresc8er @ Jan 4 2008, 09:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I went to a funeral recently and this song was on my mind yesterday.

Thirty odd years on and it still makes my hair stand on end when I hear it.

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 10:22 PM

QUOTE (RickCurwen @ Jan 4 2008, 10:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thirty odd years on and it still makes my hair stand on end when I hear it.


But it's an absolutely great song.

I've used it for a skating routine.
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Posted 04 January 2008 - 10:39 PM

QUOTE (figuresc8er @ Jan 4 2008, 10:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
But it's an absolutely great song.

I've used it for a skating routine.

Just Funeral for a Friend or Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding?
I would find it hard to listen to one without the other.

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 05:49 AM

QUOTE (RickCurwen @ Jan 4 2008, 10:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just Funeral for a Friend or Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding?
I would find it hard to listen to one without the other.


Just "Funeral for a Friend." They don't want vocals for the technical skating routines.
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Posted 05 January 2008 - 01:06 PM

QUOTE (figuresc8er @ Jan 5 2008, 05:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just "Funeral for a Friend." They don't want vocals for the technical skating routines.


... and 11 minutes 8 seconds for both might be a little too long. smile.png

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 02:19 PM

QUOTE (RickCurwen @ Jan 5 2008, 01:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
... and 11 minutes 8 seconds for both might be a little too long. smile.png


Skating for that long at the intensity that we skate at would be very hard to do.
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Posted 05 January 2008 - 07:54 PM

I need to switch out the CDs in my car... but this evening I happened to be listening to Spoon's Kill the Moonlight album. I've been a fan for a long time, and I'm not sure that I could pick a favorite album (Gimme Fiction and Girls Can Tell are also great). What I was struck with is that Spoon has put out something like 8 studio albums, and they are finally getting some of the recognition they deserve - even though I think Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga is one of the weakest albums they have put out.

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 07:54 AM

this is the joy of shuffle mode on my iPod...1800 songs...no repeats
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Posted 06 January 2008 - 03:34 PM

Best anti-war song in decades: "Devil's Arcade." Bruce Springsteen....
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Posted 06 January 2008 - 04:50 PM

One of the more unusual country titles I have ever heard of, by Vince Gill and the Infamous Cherry Bombs:

"Its hard to kiss the lips at night, that chew your ass out all day long"

I wish I had made it up, thats really the songs title as far as I know. When I get my house done and have a "moving in party" (who cares if I moved in months ago, its party time) I can play it.

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 06:18 PM

I was able to find a copy of a movie called Hype which is a documentary that was made in the mid-'90's that chronicled many of the great years that grunge was around in the Seattle music scene. I saw it when it first came out when I was in junior high and it made me smile watching it all over again and remembering those years.

There were many great bands featured in the movie like Soundgarden, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Mudhoney, The Melvins and The Fastbacks (just to name a few)... The movie does a really good job in catching a great moment in music history.




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