Welcome to In The Present Tense!------------------------------Celebrating 20 Years of Pearl Jam

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


On October 22nd 1990 Mookie Blaylock (a.k.a. Pearl Jam) played their first show ever at the Off-Ramp Cafe in Seattle, Washington. Today you can relive this magic moment right here on In The Present Tense by downloading the show. Hard to imagine it's been 17 years that this band has been providing us with music that just inspires us everyday. Enjoy the show!

Pearl Jam (as Mookie Blaylock)
October 22, 1990Off-Ramp Cafe
Seattle, WA
Source: "Bridges: Epilogue" bootleg
Size: 347 MBLength: 60:02
(Part 1: Mamasan Demos, September 1990)
1. Alive
2. Once
3. Footsteps
(Part 2: Off-Ramp Cafe: 10/22/1990)
4. Even Flow (soundcheck)
5. Release
6. Alone
7. Alive
8. Once
9. Even Flow
10. Black
11. Breath
12. Girl
(Part 3: Ten rough mix outtake 4/26/91)
13. Brother

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=PA2R88VL FLAC1
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=8AYPZO7L FLAC2
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=DLVM8SXU FLAC3

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.

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