Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Announcement coming soon from the Ten Club:
In a message posted on the official Pearl Jam message pit fanclub members have been advised to update their memberships and personal information in anticipation of an announcesment to come later this week. This has caused quite the buzz on the Pit with speculation of a mini tour, and Ed solo tour, a release of the the Vic show on vinyl among other crazy, whacked out ideas! So, if you are a member you may want to update your info or renew your membership. This could all just be about the annual holiday single but I for one am not taking any chances. While I hope it's a tour of some kind I am guessing that it is some sort of bootleg (CD, DVD, Vinyl...) that will be offered only to fanclub members. If it's a limited vinyl release of the Vic be ready for a frenzy like you've never seen before!! Remember Benaroya!!
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A little birdy dropped by to say it's a good time of the year to make sure your Ten Club memberships and addresses are up to date...by the end of the week.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Pearl Jam (as Mookie Blaylock)
October 22, 1990Off-Ramp Cafe
Source: "Bridges: Epilogue" bootleg
Size: 347 MBLength: 60:02
(Part 1: Mamasan Demos, September 1990)
(Part 2: Off-Ramp Cafe: 10/22/1990)
4. Even Flow (soundcheck)
9. Even Flow
(Part 3: Ten rough mix outtake 4/26/91)
Notes on the show from Two Feet Thick:
In the first week after their initial meeting, the members of the band that will become Pearl Jam play this show as "Mookie Blaylock." Jeff steps off the small stage to wander in the crowd a bit while playing during the soundcheck. 'Even Flow' is a very unusual, slow version. In fact, most of these songs sound very different and are slower versions, with 'Release,' 'Once' and 'Black' sporting different/early lyrics. 'Girl' hasn't appeared on a setlist since this show.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
This was a request from Holden, a visitor to In The Present Tense! This looks like a good show. I can't wait to listen to it myself. Any show that opens with "Release" is bound to be good! Go to the 2003 bootleg section to get this one!
Some notes from Two Feet Thick:
A lovely day turned to dark skies, lightning and a torrential downpour starting during Idlewild's set. During the set change, the first row of seats is flooded with water pouring from the upper sections. Mike comes out and tosses several shirts out to the crowd. The stage is mopped, equipment is covered and the band prepares to play as the downpour turns to steady rain and the lightning becomes less threatening. Opening with 'Release,' singing, "Oh, dear Dad, can you see us now? I am myself, like you somehow." (A large streak of lightning flashes across the sky). Ed says, "Hi, Dad." A rather powerful moment, helping fuel the rest of the "short, but sweet" set as the crowd sings the words in the rain. The setlist is rapid and somewhat different, seemingly constructed specifically for the circumstances, (such as 'Whipping': "Don't need a raincoat YOU'RE already wet!").
Also added to the 2000 bootleg section is Paris 6/08. This one brought you by Jaymz69, another visitor/contributor to the site! Thanks for the links Jaymz69! Yet another show I haven't had the pleasure of listening to yet so here are some notes from Two Feet Thick on this one:
Before 'Pilate,' a fan on the barricade gives Ed a harmonica and he plays a second of 'Footsteps' on it and says, "I just got a musical instrument as a gift either from the people of France or that guy right there. Is this something that you all pitched in for? Either way I'm very moved. Thank you very much." (Ed had given his harmonica to a fan in Cardiff right after playing 'Smile'.) After a particularly hardcore 'Rearviewmirror,' Mike grabs his guitar (an orange-red Strat) by the fretboard with both hands and smashes it to bits gleefully. He even jumps up and down on it. He throws the strap and whammy bar out to the crowd and hands a chunk of the body to someone on the barricade. Returning for the encore, Ed steps on a skateboard and makes a round on stage. "Merci beaucoup! A toast," he says and throws some wine over his head. "Let's play some more." Before 'Once," Ed thanks The Vandals and then starts to say, "the other people I really want to thank ... what's that?" Some people are screaming something to Ed that he couldn't seem to understand. He replies with "Fuck you!" The crowd cheers! He continues, "Everyone in this whole first three rows getting their heads knocked to shit all night and they have been so fucking tough. Everyone give them a big applause. SURVIVORS!" After 'Black,' Ed introduces each member of Pearl Jam in French ("Monseur Mike McCready," etc) to loud cheers and then says, "And I'm Madame Bovary." He intro's 'Fuckin' Up' with, "This is a good one to raise your arms and middle fingers and feel like you're number one." For the finale, Ed and Mike stay on stage, the others left and returned to do 'YL.'
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
The Berlin show is considered a classic among many in the PJ community. It opens with an amazing performance of "Long Road" and just leads to a great performance. The sound quality is also very good since it was broadcast on the radio! Personally, I'm really enjoying the 1996 shows. "No Code" is my favorite album and these shows are filled many gems from that masterpiece!!
Friday, October 12, 2007
More bootleg downloads are currently in the works. I was a bit tired of uploading all of those 2006 shows so I've taken a few days to do some downloading of my own. I have acquired a couple of very good Tool bootlegs that I will be sharing soon in the other bootlegs section. The sound quality is very, very good on both of those.
I've also grabbed a couple of Pearl Jam shows. One from 1996 in Toledo, Ohio that sounds great! A strong version of "In My Tree"! Also got the 2005 House of Blues show in Chicago that they did with Robert Plant to benefit Hurricane Katrina victims. Haven't had a chance to listen to that one yet but it looks pretty good.
You also may have noticed that I've added a tag-board on the right side of the page so you can let me know what you think of the site or make a request or bitch and moan if that's what you feel like doing. I look for to the feedback of some of my visitors. I'll also get back to uploading the 2006 tour soon so keep checking back for new downloads.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
There are some exceptional shows on this leg of the tour! Of course I encourage you to collect them all but I really enjoy Torino, which includes the entire "Pearl Jam" album played beginning to end straight through, and Dublin which includes one of my favorite "Lost Dogs", "Education"!!
So check out some of the these shows and let me know what you think. I'd like to post some visitor reviews of some of these for others to read. Send e-mail to email@example.com or leave a comment!! Thanks and enjoy the music!
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
London, UK 5/30/2000 (Thanks jaymz69!)
Columbus, OH 8/21/2000
Jones Beach, NY 8/25/2000
This Jones Beach show is one of my favorites from 2000. Great version of "In My Tree"! "Present Tense" is also played which holds a special place in my heart in case you haven't noticed. Lots of No Code on this performance which is never a bad thing. "In Hiding" is also excellent!
The following shows are ready for download in the 2006 bootleg section:
I honestly haven't listened to any of these shows yet so if you listen to them and feel like writing a review, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll post on the site!
Enjoy the music. Peace.