Pearl Jam's Vs.: 33 1/3

Autor Clint Brownlee
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 8 apr 2021
Vs. is the sound of a band on fire. The same confluence of talent, passion, timing, and fate that made "grunge" the world's soundtrack also lit a short fuse beneath Pearl Jam. The band combusted between late 1992 and mid-1994, the span during which they planned, recorded, and supported their sophomore record. The spotlight, the pressure, the pace-it all nearly turned the thriving act to ash.Eddie Vedder, the reluctant public face of the band, responded by lashing out lyrically. Jeff Ament, Mike McCready, and Stone Gossard, who beheld success with varying degrees of anxious satisfaction, attacked their instruments in solidarity. Dave Abbruzzese welcomed the rock-star lifestyle, and left his mark on the record with more than just potent percussion.Vs. roils with fury-and at times, gently steams-over the trappings of fame, human faults, and societal injustice. The record is a thrashing testament to Pearl Jam's urgent creativity and greater-good interests, and the band's logistical calculations behind it drew a career-defining line in the sand. It promised the world that Pearl Jam would neither burn out nor fade away. This book weaves research, little-known details, and band members' memories into a definitive account of how Vs. set them on a path toward enduring integrity and relevance.
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ISBN-13: 9781501355301
ISBN-10: 1501355309
Pagini: 160
Dimensiuni: 121 x 165 x 14 mm
Greutate: 0.16 kg
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Bloomsbury Academic
Seria 33 1/3

Locul publicării:New York, United States


Although Pearl Jam's history has been documented by Cameron Crowe (Pearl Jam Twenty) and by the band itself (in the book of the same same), no previous work has focused on Vs., or demonstrated how that sophomore album presaged all that the band would do and become in the records, tours, and decades to follow.

Notă biografică

Clint Brownlee is a copywriter, sometime music journalist, and would-be novelist. He has lived in the Seattle area for over two decades and written for Seattle Weekly, Sound Magazine, Northwest Music Scene, Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber, and other outlets. His '90s hair is history, but he still wears flannel every day.


Introduction: My Generation Loved Their Town BAND VS. FAME1. Grunge Glory & Growing Pains2. Vedder Under Pressure BAND VS. WORLD3. Five Against One: "Go" / "Leash"4 Seeds of Activism: "Animal" / "Rats" / "Daughter" / "Dissident" / "W.M.A."5. Taking (and Throwing) Punches: "Blood" / "Indifference" BAND VS. SELF6. The Once and Future Producer: "Rearviewmirror" / "Better Man" / "Crazy Mary"7. Rhythm and Blues: "Glorified G" BAND VS. FUTURE8. Not Changing at All: "Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town"9. The Means to Make Amends Thanks Notes


[Pearl Jam's Vs.] reminds the reader of the genius of the album. Those of a certain age will be taken back to their youth in its revisiting. And it brings to light some facts one might have missed or not been privy to at the time, creating a fuller, more perspective-full view of the album looking back.