These colder, wetter mornings are making it hard to get up.
Luckily, I’ve been waking up hard my whole life.
Matured ridiculously fast, and hasn’t aged a day. Happy Birthday to the man with ‘The Hack’, Taylor Knox.
That’s what I tell all the girls.
Must be daylight savings time again. Kelly winding the clock back to 12.
10 things you may not have known about Pearl Jam:
1. Jeff Ament and Stone Gossard were in a band with Mudhoney’s founders. In the mid-’80s, Pearl Jam’s founding bassist and guitarist were in Green River — one of Seattle’s first grunge bands — with Mark Arm and Steve Turner, who went on to form Mudhoney.
2. The first three songs Eddie Vedder recorded for Pearl Jam were part of a mini-opera. Aft…er Eddie Vedder was given a tape of the band’s demos, he wrote a handful of songs and recorded vocals for three of them — including ‘Alive’ — which he referred to as the ‘Momma-Son’ mini-opera.
3. They were originally named after a basketball player. Before they settled on Pearl Jam, the group was calling itself Mookie Blaylock, named after the New Jersey Nets All-Star. The band’s debut album, ‘Ten,’ was titled after Blaylock’s jersey number.
4. They’d gone through three drummers between the recording and release of ‘Ten’. Pearl Jam’s debut album was recorded in March and April 1991. Before it was released in August, they had already had three drummers: Dave Krusen, Matt Chamerblain and Dave Abbruzzese.
5. Kurt Cobain despised them. After ‘Ten’ became a hit, Nirvana’s frontman called Pearl Jam sellouts, claiming that it wasn’t a real indie-rock record because of all the guitar solos that were on it. Cobain and Vedder eventually became friends.
6. They played a fictional version of themselves in a movie. In Cameron Crowe’s 1992 movie ‘Singles’ — a romantic comedy set among Seattle’s burgeoning music scene — pre-fame Ament, Gossard and Vedder played a band named Citizen Dick.
7. ‘Vitalogy’ was released on vinyl two weeks before it came out on CD. The band’s crucial third album came out on old-fashioned vinyl on Nov. 22, 1994. Two weeks later, it was released on the more popular CD and cassette formats. Spin the black circle, indeed.
8. They backed Neil Young on an album but didn’t get credit. Pearl Jam were Neil Young’s backing band on his 1995 album ‘Mirror Ball.’ But because of legal reasons, they couldn’t be identified as such and settled for individual credits in the album’s sleeve notes.
9. Their highest-charting song is a cover originally issued to their fan club. In 1998, the group recorded a cover of J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers’ 1964 No. 2 hit ‘Last Kiss’ for its annual Christmas fan-club single. Eventually released to the public, it ended up reaching No. 2.
10. They released 72 live albums in 2000 and 2001. Pearl Jam recorded and released every concert they played in support of 2000’s ‘Binaural.’ By 2001, there were 72 of them. Several hit the chart, with the band’s Nov. 6, 2001, gig in Seattle making it to No. 98.
(From ‘We Love Rock Music.’ on Facebook)
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This is from the 1978 documentary “Punk: The Early Years,” which also had interviews with Marc Bolan (of T-Rex) and Poly Styrene, and I believe, Siouxsie Sioux. I should know, because I had it on DVD
Also, check out the badass black punk chick in the last photo (standing in front of the stage). Imagine being a black punk chick in the 1970s.
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