Pearl Jam Twenty

Author: Pearl Jam,Cameron Crowe

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439169373

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 9638


Published to commemorate the influential band's twentieth anniversary, an illustrated portrait covers their achievements while sharing reproductions of rare archival memorabilia, personal photos, and tour notes.

Pearl Jam's Vs.

Author: Clint Brownlee

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501355317

Category: Music

Page: 160

View: 1552


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.

Pearl Jam FAQ

Author: Bernard M. Corbett,Thomas Edward Harkins

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1617136603

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 8793


(FAQ). Pearl Jam FAQ is what the British refer to as a "spanner," covering the entire arc of the band's career, from their pre-Pearl Jam days to the present. Each chapter explores a different aspect of Pearl Jam's fascinating history. You will read about the members' successes, failures, and tragedies in earlier bands. You will learn the band's origin story and the unusual manner in which they came up with a name. We will go inside the studio and analyze each of their albums in turn. We will hit the road with the band as Pearl Jam sets out to conquer Seattle, the West Coast of the United States, and then the entire world. We will watch as Pearl Jam adapts to an ever-changing media landscape where MTV, not radio, is the major power broker. You will revel in their battles with Ticketmaster and learn about the roots of their socio-political activism. In short, you will experience Pearl Jam in every imaginable context: on CD, on vinyl, on the radio, on television, on film, in videos, onstage, backstage, on the road, in the air, and at home. Written by Pearl Jam enthusiasts, Pearl Jam FAQ presents a must-have text for band devotees to devour.

Pearl Jam and Philosophy

Author: Stefano Marino,Andrea Schembari

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501362798

Category: Music

Page: 280

View: 4818


The first scholarly discussion on the band, Pearl Jam and Philosophy examines both the songs (music and lyrics) and the activities (live performances, political commitments) of one of the most celebrated and charismatic rock bands of the last 30 years. The book investigates the philosophical aspects of their music at various levels: existential, spiritual, ethical, political, metaphysical and aesthetic. This philosophical interpretation is also dependent on the application of textual and poetic analysis: the interdisciplinary volume puts philosophical aspects of the band's lyrics in close dialogue with 19th- and 20th-century European and American poetry. Through this widespread philosophical examination, the book further looks into the band's immense popularity and commercial success, their deeply loyal fanbase and genuine sense of community surrounding their music, and the pivotal place the band holds within popular music and contemporary culture.

100 Things Pearl Jam Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

Author: Greg Prato

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1641250224

Category: Music

Page: 272

View: 6126


Few music groups have been able to sustain a fan base as passionate and dedicated as that of Pearl Jam, and this entertaining guide rewards those fans with everything they need to know about the band in a one-of-a-kind format. Packed with history, trivia, lists, little-known facts, and must-do activities that every Pearl Jam fan should undertake, it ranks each item from one to 100, providing an indispensable, engaging road map for devotees old and new.

Grunge Seattle

Author: Justin Henderson

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1467148857

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 9040


Chronicling the intertwined lives of members of core grunge bands, Justin Henderson reveals the origins and inspirations of the grunge music movement. Illustrating the dramatic and emotional tensions that arose between the various players, he describes the collisions between personalities and egos, artists and corporations, suburbs and cities, obscurity and fame. The book is also a unique guide to the key locations in the grunge story, exploring the cafes, apartments, and studios where members of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Mudhoney, and Alice in Chains practiced and played. A new chapter explores the continuing influence of Grunge on music today.