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Thursday, December 11, 2008

It's Self Pollution Baby!!!

The 1995 bootleg section has been updated with the 1/08/1995 broadcast of Self Pollution Radio. This was broadcast out of home owned by Vedder and inludes live performances by Pearl Jam (included here) as well songs played from records over the radio (not included). Also included in the download is are jam sessions rom Soundgarden and Mad Season! Enjoy!
audience: millions?set 1: Spin the Black Circle, Satan's Bed, Corduroy, Not for You, Immortality
set 2: jam, Last Exit, Blood, Tremor Christ, Porch, Indifference
notes: This radio broadcast originated from a home owned by Ed and was relayed to any radio stations wanting to carry it. This show consisted, not only of the two live PJ sets listed above, but also other live bands (Mad Season and Mudhoney), friends, phone calls and a few records. Ed announces that Jack Irons is now PJ's drummer.
Pearl Jam
Self Pollution Radio
KTS 398 Liberated Bootleg
Title : "Self Pollution"
Label : Kiss the Stone [KTS 398]
Venue : The Spot: Seattle, WA 1/8/95
Length : 69:29
Sound : A+
Tracks :
1. Spin The Black Circle
2. Satan's Bed
3. Corduroy
4. Not for You
5. Immortality
6. Last Exit
7. Blood
8. Tremor Christ
9. Porch
10. Indifference
11. Soundgarden jam session
12. Mad Season jam session

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Two more for '06

The 2006 bootleg section has been updated with the 7/16 and 7/18 San Francisco shows. Enjoy!

07/16/06 - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco CA, USA
opening act: Sonic Youth
Ed pre-set: Driftin'
set: Sometimes, Severed Hand, Whipping, Corduroy, World Wide Suicide, Animal, Marker in the Sand, Dissident, Even Flow, Army Reserve, Insignificance, In My Tree, Lukin, Garden, I Got Id, Inside Job, Rearviewmirror
first encore: Wasted Reprise, Come Back, Better Man, Life Wasted, The Amerikan in Me, Alive
second encore: Last Kiss, Big Wave, Blood, Leash, Fuckin' Up, Yellow Ledbetter

07/18/06 - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco CA, USA
opening act: Sonic Youth
Ed pre-set: I Am Mine
set: Release, Life Wasted, Severed Hand, Hail Hail, World Wide Suicide, Untitled, MFC, Red Mosquito, Unemployable, Sad, Light Years, Big Wave, Even Flow, Do The Evolution, In Hiding, Down, Present Tense, Why Go
first encore: Wasted Reprise, Man of the Hour, Crazy Mary, Comatose, Alive
second encore: Last Exit, State of Love and Trust, Leash, All Along the Watchtower, Yellow Ledbetter

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Camden II 1998!

Ok tried something a bit different this time around. I actually took the time to listen to this boot before making it available here. Not sure what it was exactly... but I really enjoyed this show. First off, any show that opens with "long Road" is a winner in my book. This was a great version of that great opener though. I always thought "Long Road" into Corduroy, to open a show, is just awesome too! This was just a really rocking show and to top it off they busted out "Push Me Pull Me"! One of only three times played EVER! I saw that it was on the setlist before listening to the show and wasn't really expecting it to be that great. I was dead wrong. I was AMAZING! Very, very cool song. So the Camden, 8/29/1998, show is now available in the 1998 bootleg section! This is definately a very good show. The sound is probably a strong B to A-. The Two Feet Thick notes are below.

08/29/98 - Blockbuster Music Entertainment Centre: Camden, NJ [120m]attendance: 25,000
support act: Mudhoney, Iggy Pop
soundcheck: no soundcheck today
set: Long Road, Corduroy, Brain of J, Red Mosquito, In Hiding, Animal, Given to Fly, Lukin, Wishlist, MFC, Not for You, Alive, Nothingman, State of Love and Trust, Present Tense, Hail Hail, Jeremy, Do the Evolution
enc 1: Dissident, Even Flow, Better Man/(Save It For Later), Push Me Pull Me, Rearviewmirror
enc 2: Last Kiss, Rockin' in the Free Worldnotes: Ed's voice seems to be much better tonight. After 'GTF,' he says, "Hello, we're band number three; we're very fond of bands one and two; but we've never written a song about band number two, but we did at least about a member of band number one," and they launch into 'Lukin'. During 'SoL&T,' Mike takes his shirt off. For 'Present Tense,' Ed comments that he's been thinking about it lately, it's kind of weird in the present tense, there's a lot of crazy crap going on, but we're gonna play it anyway. In 'Hail Hail,' Ed changes the words to, "You can only be as good as I'll let you ..." 'DTE' is totally mangled (rather hilariously); instead of going into "I'm a thief, I'm a liar," Ed starts the whole thing over again from the first verse, and it tends to disintegrate again, but they salvage it in the end. 'Save it for Later' is extremely extended, and goes straight into the first playing (other than a tag) of 'Push Me Pull Me'! At the end, he says, "Fuck, I forget the rest ..." and yep, he forgets the lyrics at the very end. Stone applauds Jeff and Ed at the end. Ed refers to a show PJ played at JC Dobbs, a local Philly club [7/12/91]: "It sure has been a nice couple of nights, are we in Philly or Jersey - where the fuck are we?! Philadelphia? (and everyone goes nuts) This is an old song, it was written before we played at Dobbs (crowd cheers). There were only 30 or so people there, so quit lying!" and then they play 'Better Man.' 'RITFW': "There's a thousand points of light for the east coast man, there's a kinder, gentler security man's hand." Mike finishes the song rolling around on his back, putting his guitar down and shaking it wildly.

Friday, December 5, 2008

San Fran I '06

The 2006 bootleg section has been updated with the first of a three night run in San Francisco, CA. Three exceptional shows form a great tour!

07/15/06 - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA, USA
opening act: Sonic Youth
Ed pre-set: Dead Man
set: Of the Girl, Go, World Wide Suicide, Save You, Severed Hand, Corduroy, Given To Fly, Unemployable, Sad, Gone, Not For You/(Modern Girl), State of Love and Trust, Gods' Dice, Present Tense, Comatose, Why Go, Do The Evolution
first encore: Even Flow, Parachutes, Footsteps, Once, Alive
second encore: Wasted Reprise, Life Wasted, Spin The Black Circle, Bu$hleaguer, Indifference, Rockin' In The Free World, Yellow Ledbetter/(Star-Spangled Banner)
TFT Notes: Pearl Jam opens their three-night stint in San Francisco with "Of the Girl", played for the first time since the 10/22/03 Benaroya Hall show. Ed greets the crowd before "Given To Fly", "Hello, hello San Francisco! Cheers, cheers... I'm gonna drink to you. It's been a number of years - I think the number is eight or something since we've played San Francisco proper - and you've sold out this venue three times which is more people than you could fit in the old Shoreline, so we're greatly appreciative of that, for your support. And I just thought we'd land the plane quickly so we could say that and now it's time to get it off the ground once again, this song's called 'Given To Fly.'" Song breakout time, and Ed introduces "Gods' Dice" which is played for the first time since Boston 2003: "Here's a number for whatever reason we haven't done it in years, we're gonna do it now." The floor arrangement at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium is general admission (no seats), and Ed sees an "I've Got A Feeling" sign, saying "Alright, you've got a feeling tonight, you've given us a feeling. Kille, can we just take a look at who we got here tonight for a second? (house lights up, cheers) Ya know, it's not every show that there's an open floor like this. In fact, it rarely happens these days for us. The fact that there's almost equal amounts of men and women on the front is testimony to the fact that you guys are taking good care of yourselves on the bottom. No one appreciates that more than we do. So thanks for taking care of one another." Ed then points out a special guest in the house, "it's my uncle, who's names Fred. Freddy. Freddy Vedder. I'm gonna see him after, I didn't see him before. (spotlight starts moving across the crowd) That him? Hey freddy. (light keeps moving, Ed giving instructions) Spotlight ... over left ... that way ... more, more, more, more ... down. (Big cheer and drum roll by Matt) We found him! (crowd then starts "Fred-dy" chant) No one deserves it more. I'm gonna dedicate this next song to him and his lovely woman", leading to "Parachutes". Before "Bu$hleaguer", Ed sings "Hey there Georgie boy / why do all the girls just pass you by / all you do is spread your wings / and you could fly away / the world would see a new Georgie boy". After "Indifference" Ed says that "it's been a pleasure playing not only a metropolitan city, but in the arts ... over the history of music and literature and education. To play here to this crowd, thank you so much."

Thursday, December 4, 2008

2006 Bootlegs!

Seven shows have been added to the 2006 bootleg section! These shows are available here in FLAC format only. They are also available in high quality MP3s on this thread over at "The Pit". I didn't want to take the time to convert these to MP3 when they are already available else where. Eventually, every show from the 2006 tour will be available here in FLAC format. Enjoy the shows!

06/26/06 - Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN, USA
opening for: Tom Petty
set: Last Exit, Life Wasted, Why Go, World Wide Suicide, Do The Evolution, Given To Fly, I Am Mine, Army Reserve, Even Flow, Better Man, Sad, Sleight of Hand, Daughter/(I Won't Back Down), Jeremy, Comatose, Alive, Rockin' in the Free World
TFT Notes: This show is the first of six shows in support of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. The first notes of "Last Exit" start with Ed exclaiming "Let's get it on!". "Do the Evolution" goes a little off course during the verses, and Ed sings "Admire me / Admire my home / Forgive me / It's my own fault". Ed references the first show of the PJ/Petty tour, "I know there's a few kind people who are dedicated to our group and they travel different places to see us. And that's what our group is gonna be doing for the next couple of weeks. We're gonna be travellin' around seeing Tom Petty and we're proud to be on the same stage and looking forward to this little trip here." "Given To Fly" is dedicated to "Tom and the Heartbreakers, thanks for taking us along for the ride." Ed previews "Army Reserve" with "It's hard to read the paper and it's hard to be an American without thinking about some of our fellow countrymen who are over dealing with an intense situation. As we're here enjoy ourselves, this goes out to them. These are the army reservists and soldiers over there doing what they can do." Ed later jokes "Just think if (Tom) was my dad, my name would be 'Eddie Petty' (crowd laughs). But I would have grown up in a really nice house, so I would have dealt with it I guess." With the crowd an equal share of Pearl Jam and Tom Petty fans, Ed plays the chords to "Better Man" more quietly than usual, asks the crowd to singalong, and the crowd sings the first verse and chorus just fine. The "Daughter" tag includes the chorus of Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down" repeated twice. Jeff starts to play the bass line to the "It's OK" tag, but the song quiets down to its end shortly thereafter. After "Alive", Ed wraps up the show prior to the final song, "You've been very kind. This is the first night of this experiment. So far we like the conclusion - the hypothesis was good, but.... thank you very much, each and every one of you. Thanks. And for us, we're one song away from relaxing and getting to go to a rock show ourselves, we can't wait. this is just a great great night, so thank you very much." Before starting "Rockin' in the Free World" though, Ed interjects and references the recent donation of $37 billion by Warren Buffett to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Energizing the crowd, he pleads with them to "say 'thank you' to that state of mind. How exciting to see rich guys being responsible and caring. It's 'sexy' is what it is. It's beautiful. Here's to Warren Buffett. We hope it spreads. This song's by a friend of Tom's, and a friend of ours." During the song, he changes the words "There's a billion points of light for the homeless man / finally a rich man with a gentle hand." Ed later joined Tom Petty during his set with vocals on "American Girl."

06/27/06 - Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN, USA
opening for: Tom Petty
set: (Interstellar Overdrive)/Corduroy, Severed Hand, Hail Hail, Love Boat Captain, World Wide Suicide, Marker in the Sand, Given To Fly, Even Flow, Light Years, Not For You, Elderly Woman..., Come Back, State of Love and Trust, Glorified G, Black, Life Wasted, Alive
TFT Notes: About one minute of Pink Floyd's "Interstellar Overdrive" starts the shows, leading directly into "Corduroy". Jeff adds the bass lines from Queen/Bowie's "Under Pressure" to the end of "Hail, Hail". Ed introduces Boom as the "Love Boat Captain" and modifies the lyrics to the common "let the show begin." Mike McCready's guitar goes out half-way through "Marker in the Sand". Following the song, Ed introduces "Mike McCready on guitar over there (pointing)" and finally Mike's guitar pops on, continuing "Alright, the guitar wasn't working but the guitar is now working. I was about to accuse the Heartbreakers of sabotage, but why am I so paranoid?" leading to "Given To Fly". "Light Years" is dedicated to Baseball Sportswriter, ESPN Analyist and Pearl Jam fan Peter Gammons, who was stricken with a brain aneurysm earlier in the day, "I know all his friends are sending out their energies to him and if I could get you as a collective to just send a bit more energy his way, out in the northeast, Peter this is for you, it's called 'Light Years'." "Not For You" includes the modified lines "Small my table, it now seats three / Oh, she's my payback, oh lucky me". The music for the "Modern Girl" tag is played for a few bars, but the lyrics are not sung. As it is Ed's habit to dedicate "Elderly Woman..." to small towns in the vicinity of the concert, this dedication is a little different, saying "If this is indeed the 'land of a thousand lakes', this is for lake number nine-hundred and ninety three." "Life Wasted" is tweaked a little with Ed imploring the crowd "don't let the sad song play." Ed thanks tonight's split PJ/Petty crowd again before "Alive", "Here's a toast to all our friends out there, here's a toast to all the friends of Tom Petty of which we include ourselves. Have a great rest of the evening, so glad we could be part of this." Ed later joined Tom Petty during his set with vocals on "The Waiting" (though, apparently his microphone was not on) and "American Girl."


07/06/06 - MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV, USA
opening act: Sonic Youth
Ed pre-set: Man of the Hour
set: Inside Job, Corduroy, World Wide Suicide, Grievance, Given To Fly, Marker in the Sand, Faithfull, Even Flow, Gone, Daughter, Green Disease, Rats, Garden, Parachutes, State of Love and Trust, Life Wasted, Do The Evolution
first encore: Little Sister, Elderly Woman..., Better Man, Black/(Come Back), Alive
second encore: Go, Comatose, Fortunate Son, Porch/(Dirty Frank)

07/07/06 - Cox Arena, San Diego, CA, USA
opening act: Sonic Youth
Ed pre-set: Soon Forget
set: Oceans, Severed Hand, Corduroy, Brain of J, World Wide Suicide, Love Boat Captain, Gone, Even Flow, Unemployable, Wasted Reprise, Better Man/(Save it for Later), Satan's Bed, Not For You/(Modern Girl), You Are, Inside Job, Life Wasted, Rearviewmirror
first encore: Long Road, Come Back, Elderly Woman..., Crazy Mary, Crown of Thorns, Alive
second encore: Last Kiss, Comatose, Leash, Big Wave, Rockin' in the Free World, Yellow Ledbetter
TFT Notes: During "Better Man", the crowd sings the first verse and chorus well enough to have Ed laud them with "That's fuckin beautiful, thank you so much." "Satan's Bed" is introduced as "a surf song in a way", continuing "Living in Seattle, all surf songs have to either have at least one thing: either waves, cars or the devil - or girls or the devil, or girls that are the devil - this one's the devil." The "Rearviewmirror" jam has Ed singing "Time heals the wounds that no one can see (3x) / I will forgive (2x) / we can all forgive." Ed starts the first encore with a long dialogue prior to "Long Road", detailing his relationship with Clayton E. Liggett (Ed's high school drama teacher and the inspiration for "Long Road") and explaining that this show's proceeds are going to benefit that theater. Ed continues to say that when he received a call with the news of Liggett's death, he escaped to a studio (during the Neil Young "Mirrorball" recording sessions) and just started hitting the opening D-chords of "Long Road" as if he was "trying to ring a bell to say that 'We lost one of the good ones'", and after "about eight minutes" the rest of the band just joined in without saying a word and the roots of the song were born. "Long Road" is dedicated to Liggett, and a powerful "Come Back" follows. "Elderly Woman..." is dedicated to "small towns" such as "Olivenhain, Chula Vista, Fallbrook" and "all you one-liquor-store kinda towns." After "Crazy Mary", Ed marvels at Mike's guitar working saying that "it's science ... but believe it or not but I just lit my cigarette off Mike McCready's amp." Closing the first encore, Stone Gossard is toasted as the one who wrote "the last one" ("Crown of Thorns") and "the next one" ("Alive"). Ed explains the risk he takes when mentioning past and future concerts, saying "the next gig's in Los Angeles, they've got their work cut out for them. You see what I do? I bad-mouth the crowd the night before (Ed earlier dissed Las Vegas mentioning his own health problems) and I'm bad-mouthing even the crowd we're gonna play for. But I promise to you - wine over my heart - I will never say nothing bad about you here tonight." "Big Wave" is the last song off of Pearl Jam to premiere, and Ed explains that "we were waiting until we got to the coast." Surfer Kelly Slater guests on "Rockin' in the Free World", and Ed mentions that Kelly took him out on waves "so big it put the future of our band in jeopardy."

07/09/06 - The Forum, Inglewood, CA, USA
opening act: Sonic Youth
Ed pre-set: Porch
set: Release, World Wide Suicide, Corduroy, Do The Evolution, Given To Fly, Severed Hand, Jeremy, Gone, Even Flow, Unemployable, Wasted Reprise, Better Man, Whipping, Not For You/(Modern Girl), Inside Job, Life Wasted, Rearviewmirror
first encore: Elderly Woman..., Come Back, Here's to The State of Mississippi, Black, Crown of Thorns, Alive
second encore: Last Kiss, Comatose, Why Go, Big Wave, Baba O'Riley, Yellow Ledbetter

07/10/06 - The Forum, Inglewood, CA, USA
opening act: Sonic Youth
Ed pre-set: Walking The Cow
set: World Wide Suicide, Brain of J, Animal, Marker in the Sand, Severed Hand, Even Flow, MFC, I Got Id, Corduroy, Daughter/(Androgynous Mind)/(I Believe In Miracles)/(Blitzkrieg Bop), Sad, Garden, Down, (Baby Please Don't Go)/Go, Better Man/(Save it for Later), I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts, Porch
first encore: Man of the Hour, Off He Goes, Footsteps, Once, Alive
second encore: Big Wave, Comatose, State of Love And Trust, Leash, Rockin' in the Free World

07/13/06 - Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
opening act: Sonic Youth
Ed pre-set: You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
acoustic set: Oceans, Elderly Woman..., Low Light, Waiting on a Friend, Hard To Imagine, Daughter, Last Kiss, Come Back, Black, Crazy Mary
electric set: (Interstellar Overdrive)/Corduroy, Severed Hand, World Wide Suicide, Given To Fly, Marker in the Sand, Even Flow, Whipping, I Got Shit, U, Do The Evolution, Porch
first encore: Big Wave, Better Man, Comatose, Wasted Reprise, Life Wasted, Rockin' in the Free World, Yellow Ledbetter

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Camden I 1998

The 1998 bootleg section has been updated with the 8/28/1998 show in Camden, New Jersey. The first of a two night stint in the shit hole that is Camden. They do manage to put on some decent shows in this decrepit town though. This one is currently available in FLAC only. The MP3's should be available later today or tomorrow at the latest. Enjoy!

8/28/98 - Blockbuster Music Entertainment Centre: Camden, NJ [122m]attendance: 25,000
support act: Mudhoney, Iggy Pop
soundcheck: no soundcheck today due to Ed's voice
set: Release, Animal, Hail Hail, Given To Fly, Corduroy, MFC, I Got Shit, Even Flow, Jeremy, Daughter/(Suck You Dry)/(WMA), Off He Goes, Immortality, Rearviewmirror, Brain of J, Black, Better Man, Alive
enc 1: (Sweet Home Alabama), (Philadelphia Freedom), Hard to Imagine, Wishlist, Last Exit, Go, Leaving Here, Once, Elderly Woman
enc 2: Porch
notes: The 'Daughter' improv is Mudhoney's 'Suck You Dry and' Ed mentions he is glad to do 'WMA' because one of his favorite episodes of "Cops" happened in Philadelphia. After 'Immortality,' Ed says, "Mike McCready! Matt Cameron!" then he blows his nose and says, "Snot!" [Apparently, Ed's been a little sick.] Before they play 'HtI,' Ed comes out and says, "Fuck, it's been years. We'll play anything you want," and they bust into a few chords of Lynyrd Skynyrd's 'Sweet Home Alabama' (with Ed asking, "Isn't that what caused the Civil War?") and then a snippet of 'Philadelphia Freedom' by Elton John! 'Leaving Here' is dedicated it to a girl Ed met while walking around in his sports coat earlier. He said she knew what it was about and the rest of the crowd should just enjoy the song. After 'Once,' Ed says, "Sometimes it's fun to have the big speakers and the stage, because it can be fun to tell people to fuck off. But you guys don't deserve that, because you guys have been the best crowd that Iggy Pop's had - not in his life, and thanks for being polite to Mudhoney, they came all the way out from Seattle." [The crowd gave Iggy a standing ovation at the end of his set, a sensational performance of Chuck Berry's 'Johnny B. Goode.'] No 'DTE' tonight; 'Elderly Woman' is dedicated to "all the people that have a long way to drive to get back home after the show." Ed goes into a long tirade about the fucked up state of the world, how bad the news is, about all the bombings that've been going on and says the Liberty Bell is going to be the next terrorist bomb attack, leading to: "... the last thing I'm gonna say is 1, 2, 3, 4" and 'Porch' is next. 'Porch' lyrics are modified to, "I just need to say ..."

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Red Rocks II 1995

The 1995 bootleg section has been update with the 6/20/1995 show in Morrison, CO at the Red Rocks ampitheather! This is one of those legendary shows that every Pearl Jam fan should have in their collection. There is also a DVD of this show floating around that you want to try to get as well. If I get a chance maybe I'll upload that and make it available here. Never did a DVD on megaupload before but I think it could work. Anyway, this show is available in MP3 and FLAC as usual. Enjoy the show!

06/20/95 - Red Rocks Amphitheater: Morrison, CO [132m]
attendance: 9,000
support act: Bad Religion
set: Long Road, Jeremy (new), Ship Song, Footsteps, Falling Down, Better Man, Last Exit, Spin the Black Circle, Animal, Tremor Christ, Corduroy, Not for You, Go, State of Love and Trust, Daughter/(This Boy), Garden, I've Just Seen a Face (Ed solo), Alive, Whipping, Lukin, Rearviewmirror/Improv (Words Seem Out of Place), Elderly Woman, Blood
enc 1: Black, Porch, Immortality
enc 2: Indifference
notes: PJ performs their first six songs seated, experiencing some of the effects of the altitude and taking a different approach from the previous night. 'Ship Song' is by Nick Cave. They get frustrated being seated (Stone declares, "All right, "fuck the seats") and they dump the chairs as they launch into 'Last Exit.' The 'Falling Down' tune surfaces five years later, forming the melody for the song 'Distress' on The Rockfords album. 'RVM' is interrupted to break up a fight. ("What are you guys fighting for? This is a rock and roll concert.") PJ picks up the song right where they left off. A new, slower version of 'Jeremy' is premiered here. The impromptu 'I've Just Seen a Face,' a Beatles' tune, is sung by Ed a capella. 'This Boy' is a song by an LA band, That Dog. Ed's parting comment: "Thanks for coming up to the mountain with us."

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Back in business... 1994 Bootleg Update!

In The Present Tense is back to doing what we love! Sharing some live Pearl Jam. Hopefully you're all caught up on you downloads and ready for more. Starting it off right where we left off with a 1994 bootleg update. Now available in both FLAC and MP3 in the 1994 section:

03/17/94 - Elliot Hall: Purdue University: West Lafayette, IN [120m]
support act: Grant Lee Buffalo
set: Wash, Animal, Go, Why Go, Deep, Jeremy, Glorified G, Black, Blood, Dissident, State of Love and Trust, Even Flow, Tremor Christ, Daughter/(Improv), Alive, Rearviewmirror, Not for You, Garden, Leash, Porch
enc: Once, Rockin' in the Free World, Indifference
notes: PJ insisted on a large quantity of these tickets going to Purdue University students and TM only had approximately 1,000 for sale. With the show beginning late due to a bomb scare, PJ arrives on stage announcing that everyone is free to leave and get a refund. Ed is wearing war paint up and down his legs and his eyes are blackened like a raccoon. The 'Daughter' tag is the 'You're in My Body' improv. Halfway through the show, Ed says something like, "I don't know if you guys are feeling this, but we certainly are. Musically, this might be the best show we have ever played. Thank you." He also gives a speech about 'Dissident' - saying that date rape is terrible and explaining that a woman's word is sacred and the no means no and that's what a "holy no" is. An unbelievable show with great crowd interaction, nearly getting out of control when a huge group of people charge one of the aisles during 'RitFW.'

Friday, September 26, 2008

St. Louis I & II '94

The 1994 bootleg section has been updated with both of the St. Louis shows, 3/14/1994 and 3/15/1994. Both shows are available in both FLAC and MP3 formats. Setlist and show notes provided by Two Feet Thick are below. Enjoy the music!!
support act: The Frogs and Grant Lee Buffalo
set: Release, Go, Animal, Dissident, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, improv, Glorified G, Daughter/(Beginning to See the Light)/(WMA), Blood, jam, Breath, State of Love and Trust, Black, Alive
enc: Not For You, Rearviewmirror, Elderly Woman, Porch
notes: Ed joins The Frogs during their set for 'I Only Play for Money.' The improv is sung by Ed with very quiet music being played by the band, and is tagged with lyrics from The Beatles' somewhat obscure single, 'You Know My Name.' At one point, Ed's legs become so wrapped up in the mic cord that Jeff and Stone have to rescue him. Ed introduces 'Blood' as, "Spelled backwards, this song is doolb." The jam following 'Blood' is instrumental and 'Breath' is very different, ending with a cool jam. During 'Porch,' Ed marks up the band members' faces with a burnt cork.
support act: The Frogs
set: Why Go, Deep, Animal, Once, Rats, Blood, Glorified G, Daughter/(The Real Me), Alive, Go, Even Flow, Spin the Black Circle, Porch/Beginning to See the Light, Corduroy, Rearviewmirror, Black, Leash/Improv, I'm One, Baba O'Riley
notes: Ed joins The Frogs during their set: they start 'Jeremy' and Ed is lowered by a rope or cable onto the stage like he's flying, wearing the gold bat wings. He picks up a microphone and joins in. He also contributes to 'I Only Play for Money' and one other song, plus 'I'm One' (just Ed and Dennis).Lively, fun performance with Ed very animated and venturing to the edge of the stage to touch the audience as early as the second song. He does an airplane spin with one of the fans. 'Go' is dedicated to Kurt Cobain and 'Corduroy' is premiered. After assisting Dave on drums during 'Porch,' Ed gives one of the band's tall, white candles to the crowd, saying he wants to see how far back it will make it. To his enjoyment, the candle is passed to the back of the audience successfully while the band plays a snippet of the Velvet Underground's 'Beginning to See the Light.' Three Who songs are played tonight ('The Real Me', 'I'm One' and 'Baba O'Riley'). Cool show in a beautiful venue, which Ed acknowledges twice.

Friday, September 19, 2008

3/13/94

The 1994 bootleg section has been updated with the March 13th show in Chicago! The show is available in both FLAC and MP3. Two Feet Thick notes are provided below:

03/13/94 - New Regal Theater: Chicago, IL [140m]
attendance: 2,500
support act: The Frogs, Magic Slim and the Teardrops
set: Oceans, Go, Last Exit, Once, Even Flow, Rats, State of Love and Trust, Breath, Glorified G, Daughter/(You're in My Body improv)/(WMA), Animal, Not for You, Elderly Woman, Alive, Improv (I'm All Alone), Spin the Black Circle
enc 1: Hard to Imagine, Yellow Ledbetter, Rearviewmirror, Alone, Black/instrumental jam/Porch/(Tearing)
enc 2: Angel
notes: Ed joins The Frogs in 'I Only Play for Money.' Suffering from a cold and clutching a Kleenex box, he advises, "Don't drink when you're sick ... and don't get sick when you drink. Advice for the kids." He introduces 'Animal' as it being about Jeff "taking on the Chicago Bulls." During 'Porch,' he climbs up to the balcony (of this ornate old theater and takes a flying leap. The crowd seems to instantly envelop him, then back away a little bit and he's laying on the floor in the aisle completely limp. The is jamming along not even really watching, but when he doesn't immediately get up, Jeff gets a really concerned look on his face and scans the crowd for a sign of Ed. Eventually, two security guys go into the crowd and grab Ed, who is still limp, and literally drag him back to the stage, depositing him in a pile behind the mic stand. Everyone is going nuts and after about 60 tense seconds of Ed laying in a heap, he begins to move, swaying to the groove. He gets to his knees grooving; unsteadily to his feet, grooving, hair a pulsating mass. And them wham! "Hear my name, take a good look," and the capacity crowd literally roars in unison. As an encore, he returns on a skateboard with Dave, who accompanies him on guitar on the rarely played 'Angel,' closing the show.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Bootleg Update!

The 1994 bootleg section has been updated with the 3/7 Denver show and the 3/9 Pensacola show. Both shows are available in FLAC and MP3 formats! Enjoy!!

attendance: 2,000
support act: The Frogs
set: Oceans, Go, Animal, Breath, Why Go, Blood, Garden, Not for You, Rearviewmirror, Why Go, Jeremy, Alive, (Sick o' Pussies)/Porch/(WMA), Spin the Black Circle, Glorified G, Daughter/(Rats)/(jam), Street Fightin' Man, Rockin' in the Free World, Indifference
notes: 'Spin the Black Circle' and 'Not for You' premier. During 'Blood,' Jeff jumps on top of Dave's kickdrum. Ed gives a short speech before 'Not for You' hinting that he wrote it after receiving mail from a convicted rapist saying how great the band was, and he talks briefly about David Gunn before 'Alive.' Mike smashes his guitar after 'Porch.' A mean version of 'Rats' follows 'Daughter.' Stone(?) notes, "We've never played this one in its entirety, but we're gonna try tonight," leading to a 11+ minute cover/jam of 'Street Fightin' Man.' Ed picks up some sticks during the end and drums a bit. Reportedly, Stone's baggy shorts fall and remain at his ankles as he's shredding rhythms. Mike is facing Stone, just ripping. Ed comes from the side and proceeds to wrap Mike in duct tape from his knees down. They continue to jam and Mike decides to lie down on the stage while a roadie pulls Mike's pants down. Mike goes after Jeff, lifting him off the ground via his BVD waistband. Ed dons a Bill Clinton mask!
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attendance: 8,000
support act: L7 and Follow For Now
set: I Won't Back Down, Go, Animal, Even Flow, Dissident, State of Love and Trust, Glorified G, Daughter/(WMA), Blood, Why Go, Jeremy, Black, Alive
enc 1: David Gunn Jr. speech, Rearviewmirror, Elderly Woman, Porch/(Tearing)

enc 2: Indifference
notes: PJ reportedly received death threats prior to this performance. Ed starts the show off with a solo cover of Tom Petty's 'I Won't Back Down,' commenting "You know why we're here." Ed discusses pro-choice a bit, ending with, "... all these men trying to control women's bodies are really beginning to piss me off ... they're not in touch with what's real. Well, I'm fucking mean and I'm ugly and my name is reality." This benefit occurred one day prior to the one-year anniversary of the day Dr. David Gunn was shot outside a women's clinic. His son spoke: "You all have the voice. We are the majority. We have the power to take our country back (and to defeat those who) want to take our choices away from us."

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Denver 1994

The 1994 bootleg section has been updated with the first show from that tour in Denver, CO on 3/06/1994!

03/06/94 - Paramount Theater: Denver, CO
attendance: 2,000
support act: The Frogs
set: Indifference, Animal, Even Flow, Dissident, Why Go, Deep, Glorified G, Daughter/(Satan's Bed), Rats, State of Love and Trust, Improv, Blood, Go, Black, Alive, Improv, Spin the Black Circle, Rearviewmirror, Elderly Woman, Rockin' in the Free World

This is the first of a series of 1994 bootleg updates that will be hitting the site in the near future. The sound quality of this one is not the greatest in the world but if you're a collector like I am you have to have it anyway. This is one of the best tours the band has ever done and there are many special moments from these shows. This show is available in both FLAC and 320kbps MP3s!! Enjoy!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Bridge '92 Links

Added the Bridge School 1992 links to the Bridge School Collection page! The show is available in both FLAC and 320kbps MP3s! More on the way soon!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Been a while...

So it's been quite a while since we've had an update here on ITPT. Have been doing a little maintenance and getting some things organized on my new 1 TB external hard drive and to be honest just flat out needed a break from uploading shows. Today however we're back in the swing of things with a whole new page for you to visit, download, and enjoy.

ITPT is pleased to make available "The Pearl Jam Bridge School Collection" all on one nicely organized page. Here you will find each of the bands performances, through the years, at the annual Bridge School Benefit at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California. There have been some really amazing performances by the band at this event and now you can easily find them all.

Visit the Pearl Jam Bridge School Collection page to get the shows you want. Each of the shows is available in both FLAC and MP3 (320kbps). Enjoy the shows and consider making a donation to the Bridge School to support a worthy cause. Links are provided on the download page.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

MSG2, Mansfield I, and Hartford Lossless!

The 2008 bootleg section has been updated with the lossless formats for the previously posted shows at MSG, Hartford, and Masnfield! The MSG show is in SHN format the other two are in FLAC. I may convert the SHN files to FLAC as usual but haven't had time!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Mansfield MP3s are up!

The 2008 bootleg section has been updated with the Mansfield show on 6/28/2008! This is one of two audience recordings I've found of this show. Not sure which is the better recording yet. After I listen to both I may update the link to the better of the two. This show is available in MP3 only at the moment. I'll get FLAC links up soon I hope. Enjoy!

2008-06-28
Mansfield
Massachusetts
Tweeter Center


Set 1
Hard To Imagine, Why Go, Hail Hail, Comatose, Low Light, Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town, Corduroy, Faithfull, Off He Goes, Given To Fly, Down, I'm Open, I Got Id, Even Flow, Do The Evolution, Once, Rearviewmirror
Encore 1
Love Reign O'er Me, Come Back, Insignificance, Black, Better Man(Save it for Later)
Encore 2
No More, State Of Love And Trust, Alive

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

MSG and Hartford '08!!

Two more audience recordings from the 2008 tour have been added to the 2008 bootleg section! MSG 6/25/08 and Hartford 6/27/08! Both are up in MP3 only at the moment. I'll get the FLAC links up as soon as I can. Enjoy!
2008-06-25
New York
New York
Madison Square Garden
Set 1
Release, World Wide Suicide, Severed Hand, Corduroy, All Night, Cropduster, Garden, Marker In The Sand, I'm Open, Wishlist, State Of Love And Trust, Even Flow, Who You Are, Rats, Given To Fly, Do The Evolution, Go
Encore 1
Inside Job, W.M.A., Lukin, I Believe In Miracles, Better Man(Save it for Later), Rearviewmirror
Encore 2
No More, Last Kiss, Why Go, Black Diamond, Alive, Yellow Ledbetter

2008-06-27
Hartford
Connecticut
Dodge Music Center

Set 1
Can't Keep, Breakerfall, Last Exit, Gods' Dice, All Night, Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town, Sad, Brain Of J., Big Wave, In Hiding, Not For You(Modern Girl), Daughter(Another Brick In The Wall), Why Go, Jeremy, Gone, Immortality, Porch
Encore 1
Garden, Better Man, Even Flow, Comatose, Leash, Blood(Atomic Dog)
Encore 2
Smile, Do The Evolution, Alive, Fuckin' Up, Yellow Ledbetter(Little Wing)

Columbia MP3 Link Updated

The link for the 6/16 Columbia show was pointing to a few of the FLAC files for the same show. That has been corrected. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Monday, June 30, 2008

SC FLAC

The FLAC links are up for the Columbia show! Just to clarify this is the audience recording not the official bootleg which is available at www.pearljam.com. Enjoy!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Columbia!!

The 2008 bootleg section has been updated with the Columbia, SC show! This one is currently available in MP3 only. Something went wrong with the FLAC uploads so have to up them again. Enjoy the MP3s for now!

Columbia, South Carolina Colonial Center 6/16/2008:

Set 1
Can't Keep, Why Go, All Night, Hail Hail, Sad, Severed Hand, Red Mosquito, I Am Mine, Even Flow, Off He Goes, Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town, Present Tense, Whipping, I Got Id, Army Reserve, Glorified G, Do The Evolution
Encore 1
Inside Job, Given To Fly, Education, W.M.A., Better Man, Save You, Porch
Encore 2
No More, Footsteps, Alive
Encore 3
Indifference

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

2008 update!

Another audience recording has surfaced for Pearl Jam's 2008 tour. The 2008 section has been updated with the June 12th performance from Tampa Florida. Another sweet set including gems like "Present Tense", "Down", and "Nothingman"!! As I've menitoned before this tour is really something special. I was lucky enough to attend both Camden shows and was completely blown away! I add a more detailed review in the near future! The Tampa show is available in both FLAC and MP3s at 320!! Enjoy!

June 12, 2008 St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, FL
Main Set: Sometimes, Corduroy, Why Go, Severed Hand, Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town, Marker In The Sand, Light Years, Down, Wishlist, Given To Fly, Daughter (Blitzkrieg Bop tag), Even Flow, Present Tense, Insignificance, Better Man, Do The Evolution
Encore 1: Nothingman, Black, Life Wasted, Porch
Encore 2: You've Got To Hide Your Love Away (Ed solo), Alive, Yellow Ledbetter (with Star Spangled Banner)

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Bonnaroo now available!!

Links to the instant classic from the Bonnaroo Music Festival are up and ready to download! Visit the 2008 bootleg section to get it in FLAC or 320kbps MP3s!! Enjoy!

June 14, 2008 - Bonnaroo Festival, Manchester, TN, U.S.A.
Set List: Hard to Imagine, Corduroy, All Night, Why Go, Small Town, Down, Who You Are, Severed Hand, 1/2 Full, Animal, Even Flow, Daughter/Blitzkrieg Pop, Gone, Love Reign O'er Me (Townshend), Do The Evolution, Rearviewmirror
Encore 1: W.M.A., Better Man/Save It For Later (Roger Charlery, Andy Cox, Everett Morton, David Steele, Dave Wakeling), Black, Life Wasted, Mary (Williams), Porch
Encore 2: No More, Release, Alive, All Along the Watchtower (Dylan)

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

2008 Bootlegs!!

As you all surely know Pearl Jam has begun their short East coast tour but man has it created a frenzy in the Pearl Jam community. They're droppin' bombs of rare tracks all over the place and it's making of quite a special little tour!! The Bonnaroo festival will probably go down as one of the most surprising shows in the bands history! Not only did they play for three hours but they dropped songs like "All Night", "WMA", and opened the monster set with "Hard to Imagine"!! Fortunately for everyone the band is releasing all of the shows through their bootleg program which you can pre-order at the official Pearl Jam page. Just go to the goods section.

The cool thing is, thanks to some amazing people taping these shows, you don't have to wait for the official bootleg to arrive at your door step. Audience recordings of the first show of the tour in West Palm Beach and the amazing performance at Bonnaroo have surfaced and will be made available here. In fact the West Palm Beach show is available now in the new 2008 bootlegs section!! That show is available in both FLAC and MP3s. The MP3 files were converted from the FLAC files at 320 kbps using dbpoweramp.

The Bonnaroo show is being uploaded to Megupload as I type and will be available in the same formats as West Palm. I am hoping to have those links up later today!!

Enjoy the shows! This is shaping up to be one hell of a tour. Who knows what they in store for Camden and MSG. I'll be at both Camden shows so hoping for something special there.

06/11/08 - Cruzan Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FL
soundcheck: Who You Are, Light Years, Blood, Present Tense, Save You
set:Oceans, Severed Hand, Save You, Gods' Dice, Given to Fly, Faithfull, Unemployable, Sad, Dissident, Who You Are, Even Flow, Low Light, Gone, Grievance, Glorified G, Do The Evolution, Why Go
first encore: Inside Job, Better Man, Comatose, Rearviewmirror
second encore: Rains On Me, No More, Alive, Yellow Ledbetter

Friday, June 13, 2008

Wetlands '91!

The 1991 bootleg section has been updated with show at the Wetlands Preserve in New York on 7/17/1991! Enjoy.

07/17/91 - Wetlands Preserve: New York, NY [60m]
set: Wash, Once, Even Flow, Alive, State of Love and Trust, Black, Why Go, Garden, Porch, Alone, Breath
notes: Matt Chamberlain on drums. Relaxed, fun performance. 'State of Love and Trust' is a bit different version.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Philly '91!

The 1991 bootleg section has been updated with the show at JC Dobbs in Philadelphia on 7/12/1991! Nice little set in the early days. Must have been amazing to see "Breath" and "Alone" in such a tiny place. Enjoy the show!

07/12/91 - JC Dobbs: Philadelphia, PA [45m]
support act: Carnival of Souls and Mellow Vibe
set: Wash, Once, Even Flow, State of Love and Trust, Alive, Oceans, Jeremy, Why Go, Porch, Alone, Breath
notes: Ed thanks the opening bands and makes a reference to Mother Love Bone playing there in the past. 'State of Love and Trust' and 'Oceans' are played live for the first (documented) time.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Oakland 1997

The 1997 bootleg section has been updated with the 7/15 show in Oakland, CA. This is one of the four shows that PJ performed in support of the Rolling Stones! Not a big year for touring for Pearl Jam but a few solid shows! These will all be up eventually. Enjoy!

11/15/97 - Oakland Stadium: Oakland, CA [60m]
supporting: The Rolling Stones
soundcheck: Go, Daughter/(unknown tag), Long Road
set: Long Road, Last Exit, Animal, Hail Hail, Even Flow, Jeremy, Brain of J, Daughter/(Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying), Corduroy, Wish List, Better Man, Do the Evolution, Alive, Yellow Ledbetter
notes: The band is much more confident and taking more "chances" tonight. Stone is back to his marching and Ed a lot happier, loose and talking more ... moving up to the front of the stage. Ed changes the 'Animal' lyrics to "I'd rather be with an English boy." After 'Even Flow,' Ed makes a mini anti-war political speech and talks about about how this show is the first time he can smell cigars from the crowd. 'Brain of J' rocks! Ed brings out the maracas during 'Daughter.' PJ doesn't have a lot of room to move around on the stage. It is blocked off ... they seem to have less room to move than the Letterman show last year. Still, an even better performance than last night :)

Saturday, June 7, 2008

1993 Update!

The 1993 bootleg section has been updated with 7/10/1993 performance in Slane, Ireland. The show is available in both MP3 and FLAC formats. Enjoy!

07/10/93 - Slane Castle: Slane, Ireland [52m]
attendance: 30,000
supporting: Van Morrison and Neil Young
set: Why Go, Jeremy, Even Flow, Rearviewmirror, Elderly Woman, Once, Glorified G, Daughter, Alive, Porch, Baba O'Riley
notes: Some of the PJ guys join Neil's band for 'Rockin' in the Free World' during his set.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Alice In Chains '92

The Other Bootlegs section has been updated with an amazing soundboard recording of AIC in Seattle on 12/20/1992!! The sound is outstanding! I hope you enjoy it as much as I am. This really brought back some great memories for me hearing these songs again. "Sickman" put me right back in the pit from when I saw them in 1993 at Lolla. It was just sick!! Enjoy!

Alice in Chains
Seattle Center
Seattle, WA 12/20/92SBD > DATM > CDR > EAC > dEDIT > mdwACT > SHN
1. Junkhead
2. Put You Down
3. It Ain't Like That
4. Love, Hate Love
5. God Smack
6. Sickman
7. Bleed The Freak
8. Dirt
9. Sweet Home Alabama (tease)
10. Man In The Box
11. Dam That River
12. We Die Young
13. Them Bones
14. (another tease)
15. Hate To Feel
16. Angry Chair
17. Rooster

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

MP3 added for St.Pete's!!

Added 320kbps MP3s for the 3/29/94 show in St. Petersburg, FL! 1994 bootleg section. Have a sweet surprise on the way for the non-Pearl Jam section. Soundboard recording of one of the other great Seattle bands of the 90's! And of course there's always more PJ in the works.

Here's to the land...

...you've torn out the heart of!!!!

I just love this performance from Story Tellers. Perhaps we'll be adding Obama or McCain to the lyrics in '09 when we're lobbing missiles into Iran and ruining another country that poses absolutely no threat to us. Enjoy the music. Enjoy the message.

Monday, June 2, 2008

VFC Update!

The 2004 bootleg section has been updated with both MP3 and FLAC verisons of the 10/08/2004 show in Kissimmee! Enjoy! More on the way!

10/08/04 - Silver Spurs Arena: Kissimmee, FL (Vote for Change Tour)
attendance: approx 8,000
support act: Gob Roberts, Death Cab for Cutie
Ed's pre-set: Trouble, You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
set: Last Exit, Animal, Save You, American In Me, Even Flow, 1/2 Full, Given To Fly, Wishlist, In My Tree, Timeless Melody, Rearviewmirror
enc 1 (acoustic): Lukin, I Am Mine, Nothingman, Last Kiss, Black
enc 2: jazz improv/toaster improv, Corduroy, Do The Evolution, Better Man/(Save It For Later), Daughter/(Blitzkrieg Bop), I Believe In Miracles, The New World (w/Tim Robbins), Fortunate Son, Alive
enc 3: Rockin' In The Free World, Yellow Ledbetter
notes: High energy show, ripping through the first four songs and Ed joking several times about how they would play as long as Bruce. Vacant security. Ed changes the lyrics of the second verse of 'Even Flow' relative to Bush and then forgets the following lyrics and blames it on Bush. Praise to Mike for the 'EF' solo and then Ed has Mike kick off '1/2 Full.' The first verse of 'Wishlist' is messed up, starting "I wish I was the singer ..." and he laughs it away to start over, screw up again and admit it at the end of the verse. The improv ending includes language about Ed wanting to be president and Cheney to be VP so Ed can shout "get the fuck out." Ed introduces Ben Gibbard from Death Cab to play a "Las song" ('Timeless Melody'), leaving the crowd a bit clueless. The acoustic set begins with Ed talking about how they will play some songs not heard often, romantic love songs and then they rip into 'Lukin.' Ed is still sick, sipping tea (and wine) and blowing his nose. During 'Black,' he walks to the side and takes Susan Sarandon's hand to dance. The improvs are just the band noodling/goofing around. 'DTE' includes "I'm the first man to poop my pants," and he demonstratively pulls up his pants. The 'SIFL' tag includes asking the crowd numerous times if they are going to vote followed by "don't let me downnnn!" 'I Believe In Miracles' is dedicated to Johnny Ramone since it would have been his birthday. During 'Alive' the house lights come on, to be turned off and turned back on for the final encore. Both opening bands plus Tim Robbins' son participate in 'RITFW.'

Friday, May 30, 2008

1993 Update!

Now available in the 1993 bootleg section is the 6/28/1993 in Stockholm, Sweden. Enjoy the show! It's available in both FLAC and MP3!

06/28/93 - Sjöhistoriska Museet: Stockholm, Sweden [57m]
attendance: 15,000
supporting: Neil Young
set: Animal, Go, Rearviewmirror, Elderly Woman, Why Go, Jeremy, Black, Alive, Sonic Reducer, Porch/(Tearing)
enc: Daughter/(Tonight's the Night)
notes: At this outdoor show, Ed references how the last time they played Stockholm someone (an American) was backstage stealing their stuff. He references how Americans do these kind of things and to be careful; they can even bomb your country. PJ's set ends with the audience picking up the 'Tonight's the Night' vocal and the band listening to the audience sing in unison. After Neil's set, a light flashes from the side of the stage and one of the speakers 30 feet up is smoking and catches on fire. With the roadies fighting the flames, Neil returns for the encore, unaware of the fire, and comments on how they haven't played the next song for a long time so ... "Let's bring out Pearl Jam to do it." Then Neil and Pearl Jam perform a thunderous, blistering version of "Rocking in the Free World" together--an exciting ending to a somewhat lackluster PJ performance.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Two Years Ago Today!

Two years ago today I was at this location rockin' out with my bro to Pearl Jam!! My brother turned me on to this amazing band way back in the day and it's been something that's kept us close over the years. We've been to two shows together and hopefully a third coming up in a few weeks at this same location. Really looking forward to both shows at Camden on June 19th and 20th! Will be interesting to see what the boys bust out for this tour. "Drop the Leash" was sick back in '06! Hoping to hear a few openers that I haven't seen live including "Long Road" and "Release". One or the other or both would be amazing. Would like to hear "Hard to Imagine" too. Have really been loving that song lately.

The good news is they have stated they'll be releasing official bootlegs again for this tour but they have not given any details on the format. Hopefully they'll go with CDs but downloads would be cool too. However they choose to do it would be just fine with me. This does raise a question though... what format would you prefer? Take a minutes to answer in our poll to the right. If you're going to any shows this spring have a great time. More bootlegs will be posted here very soon!

Friday, May 23, 2008

'94 Boston Trilogy...

The 1994 bootleg section has been updated with the 4/11 show in Boston, MA!! Throughout Pearl Jam's history Boston has been one of the hot spots for great shows and great sets of shows in a single year. '94 was amazing! 2003 also comes to mind! Enjoy the show!

04/11/94 - Boston Garden: Boston, MA [120m]
attendance: 12,000
support act: Mudhoney
set: Release, Rearviewmirror, Whipping, Go, Animal, Dissident, State of Love and Trust, Breath, Blood, Daughter/(Hey Hey, My My), Why Go, Hold On improv/Jeremy, Even Flow, Black, Alive, Porch/(Tearing), Rats, Immortality, Corduroy, Garden, Leash
enc: Rockin' in the Free World, Happy Trails, Indifference
notes: 'Breath' virtually disappeared from setlists for years after this show. 'Immortality' premieres here, featuring very different lyrics than later (or "officially released") versions. Ed smashes a hole in the stage with the mic stand and exits through it ending 'Blood.' Matt Lukin of Mudhoney joins PJ for 'RitFW' and returns for a very drunk, a capella 'Happy Trails,' intro'ed as a "... song for John Candy, 'cause we all know he was a big, fat bastard. But we love him."

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Augusta '96

The 1996 bootleg section has been updated with both FLAC and MP3 links for the 9/26 show in Augusta, Maine. Enjoy the show!
09/26/96 - Civic Center: Augusta, ME [115m]
support act: The Fastbacks
soundcheck: Off He Goes, Garden (several versions), Present Tense, Better Man/Save it for Later jam, I Can't Explain, Let My Love Open the Door, Last Exit
set: Sometimes, Hail Hail, Animal, Spin the Black Circle, Tremor Christ, In My Tree, Lukin, Not for You, Better Man/(Save it for Later), Corduroy, Jeremy, Red Mosquito, State of Love and Trust, Black, Habit, Rearviewmirror, Alive
enc 1: Who You Are, Even Flow, Daughter/(Noise of Carpet), Blood/(Fame), Leaving Here
enc 2: Patriot
notes: The English Beat's 'Save it for Later' snippet tossed into 'Better Man' sound great! Ed pays homage to Josh Ling during a quiet part of 'State:' "I recognize you. You were in the front row just the other night. I recognize you ... how you doin'?" :) In a reference to the lunar eclipse, Ed says, "It's happening right now. I just wanna rip the roof off this place." He get the crowd to yell three times, laughs and launches into 'Habit.' 'RVM' features the slow beginning. Toward the end of 'Alive,' Dennis Rodman takes the stage and , where Ed completes the song. Prior to the 'Noise of Carpet' outro, Ed utters the words, "black red yellow." After 'Blood,' Ed retrieves a shirt tossed onstage, saying "Hey look, plaid, grunge; it's purple." The Fastbacks help PJ with 'Leaving Here,' singing backup vocals and Ed expressing hope that the "boys up front will pay attention to the lyrics." 'Patriot' is performed solo by Ed, accompanying himself on guitar with the rest of the band watching from the side of the stage.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Seattle FLAC and Boulder MP3

The FLAC dowload links have bee added for the 2/05/1995 show in Seattle. Also added MP3s for the 5/05/1992 show in Boulder, Co.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Seattle '95

The 1995 bootleg section has been updated with MP3s of the 2/5/1995 show at the Moore Theater in Seattle. FLAC format will be up soon. Enjoy.

02/05/95 - Moore Theater: Seattle, WA (Fan Club show) [100m]
attendance: 1,400
set: Jack Irons chant/Last Exit, Spin the Black Circle, Tremor Christ, Corduroy/Not for You, Animal, W.M.A., Lukin, Glorified G, Daughter, Rearviewmirror, Immortality, Blood
enc 1: Satan's Bed, Black, Porch, Garden, Go
enc 2: Better Man, Let My Love Open the Door
notes: Free tickets were mailed to Ten Club members and PJ appeared as the "Piss Bottle Men." Ed speaks of how they just got their vaccinations for the Asian tour, and, while speaking of "pains in the ass," says about the "jumping thing" (moshing and stagediving) that they are "beyond that now." 'Lukin' premiers at this show. A riff from 'Baba O'Riley' is played to open 'RVM.' 'Immortality's' ending is long, lingering and soft. They pause after a ripping 'Go' for Ed to note, "So this is what the fan club looks like ..." 'Let My Love Open the Door,' a Pete Townshend cover, is played for the first time live by the whole band.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Boston I 1994

The 1994 bootleg section has been updated with the first of three nights in Boston. The show is available in both FLAC and 320kbps MP3s. The Boston shows in 1994 definately had a different feel to them. Kurt Cobain had killed himself on April 5th. Pearl Jam played a show in Fairfax, VA on the 8th, the day Kurt's body was discovered and then three intense shows in Boston followed. His death was clearly on their minds. Excellent shows. Enjoy. Night 2 will be up soon to complete the trilogy.

04/10/94 - Boston Garden: Boston, MA [110m]
attendance: 12,000
support act: Mudhoney
set: Release, Go, Animal, Dissident, Why Go, Deep, Jeremy, Glorified G, (Sweet Emotion)/Daughter/(Hey Hey, My My)/(WMA), State of Love and Trust, Garden, Blood, Black, Alive, Porch
enc 1: Once, Rearviewmirror, Not for You
enc 2: Elderly Woman, Leash, Yellow Ledbetter
notes: Tickets are absolutely impossible to get to this show, particularly with the speculation that PJ will cancel to return to Seattle for a memorial for Kurt. 'Release' opens again, in total darkness. Ed brings up the lights to personally thanks two "girls" in the audience for standing up and dancing during Mudhoney's set. 'Glorified G' is dedicated to James Brady. Members of Aerosmith are in attendance, thus the tribute snippet of 'Sweet Emotion.' Ed comments on PJ's continued sadness about Kurt: "Hey,... I gotta admit, we got a lot on our minds. It is tough to play. I personally felt we shouldn't play at all. It is really very odd, it's just like that empty feeling. It is all right to fade away and not to burn out." 'Blood' is dedicated to Kurt. As an intro to 'Black' Ed sings a few lines from 'Stuff and Nonsense.' Ed starts off the encore by saying, "... you guys are actually almost making me happy tonight," and brings his brother, Brian out later to have the audience say hello.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Camden II 2003!!

The 2003 bootleg section has been updated with night 2 from Camdump New Jersey!! This one is available in both FLAC and MP3 versions. MP3s were converted at 320kbps. This was a super rockin' show. One of my favorite bootlegs. Always pisses me off that I didn't go but night one was great too. I missed "In My Tree"!! Oh well maybe this year! Enjoy the boot!

07/06/03 - Tweeter Center: Camden, NJ (Philadelphia, PA)
support act: Buzzcocks
preset: The Kids Are Alright (Ed solo)
set: Of The Girl, Breakerfall, Hail Hail, Save You, Grievance, Dissident, Immortality, I Am Mine, Get Right, Even Flow, In My Tree, Lukin/Not For You, Nothingman, You Are, Whipping, Porch enc 1: Jeremy, Elderly Woman, Better Man/(Save It For Later), Daughter/(War), Alive
enc 2: Do The Evolution, Fuckin' Up, Rockin' In The Free World
notes: The Buzzcocks' get an encore and Ed joins them for 'Why Can't I Touch It?' After the mellow opener, they rip through the next songs with no chat until after 'Save You,' when Ed refers to the crowd as "people of mass construction" and says the only fireworks will be the ones on the stage. 'Even Flow' is very long and avoids some of the sound quality problems that seemed to plague Mike's solo during Saturday's show. Ed speaks of freedom and how playing guitar like Mike is freedom. 'Porch' is excellent with Mike tearing it up. At the start of the encore, Ed asks how people are holding up and comments that the encore will be "all request," and the first two songs are played with dedications - 'Jeremy' is for Peter. The crowd waving their arms up and screaming the "hello!" part are so loud that Ed steps back in surprise, saying "Jesus Christ" softly. During 'Daughter,' Ed dons the Bush mask, dances to the beat and then busts out his best moonwalk across center stage. He changes the lyrics to "the bombs fall down" and then gets the 'War' chant going. Ed comments about high proportions of Riot Act sales in the Philly area, leading to a blistering 'DTE' (with lyrics changed to "this land WAS free") and 'Fuckin' Up.' (hmmmm) Steve from the Buzzcocks plays Ed's SG for 'RITFW.' Excellent show.

A hint at what's next:

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Link Fix and MP3 Addition

Made a repair to the FLAC3 link for Noblesville 1998. Thanks to Jeremy for pointing hat problem out!

Also added MP3s at 320kbps for the Noblesville show. Enjoy! Go to the 1998 bootleg section to get them.

Friday, April 25, 2008

A Few Updates!!

Updated the 1996 bootlegs section with 320kbps MP3s for Randall's Island I. The following shows are available in both FLAC and 320kbps MP3s in their respective bootleg sections!

The 1992 bootleg section has been updated with the 11/01/92 performance at the Bridge School Benefit! Some really good stuff in this little show including "Angel" and "I Am A Patriot"!! Two Feet Thick Notes:

11/01/92 - Shoreline Amphitheatre: Mountain View, CA (Bridge School Benefit) (acoustic) [35m]
attendance: 18,000
set: Footsteps, Jeremy, Black, Alive, Daughter, Angel, I Am a Patriot
notes: This benefit for the Bridge School, a program for communicative and educational development of severely physically challenged non-speaking children, also featured Neil Young, Elton John, James Taylor, Shawn Colvin and Sammy Hagar. PJ plays revised versions of 'Jeremy' and 'Black,' premiers 'Daughter' and performs Steven Van Zandt's 'I Am a Patriot.' 'Angel' is particularly sweet and has only been played live once before.

Also updated the 2003 bootleg section with the firt of the three Mansfield, Mass shows! If you get these three shows you pretty much have everything you could ever want from the Riot Act tour! The last of the three is also available and night two will be available in the very near future. Enjoy the shows!!
07/02/03 - Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts: Mansfield (Boston), MA
support act: Buzzcocks
preset: Dead Man (Ed solo)
set: Oceans, Go, Hail Hail, Save You, Deep, Get Right, Dissident, I Am Mine, Even Flow, Help Help, Immortality, In My Tree, Light Years, Evacuation, Whipping, Grievance, Present Tense, Porch
enc 1: Thumbing My Way, Elderly Woman, Smile, State Of Love And Trust, Leaving Here
enc 2: Soon Forget, Bushleaguer, Fuckin' Up
notes: 'Oceans' is gorgeous, taking many by surprise and Ed's voice is strong. Ed states that the band has a plan: "... we've worked up about 70 songs for this tour. We thought we would play three nights without repeating a song and get to every song ... we're actually playing about 105 ... this would put it at about 35 songs a night." Intense staredown between Mike and Ed during the 'Even Flow' solo, almost as if Ed is daring him to keep soloing, which he does for what seems forever. After 'Grievance,' Ed speaks about free speech and the government is cloaking themselves in the flag. He talks about Celine Dion and how she is still under the control of Sony Music etc, comparing her to a robot and that they put too much "ego chip" in her. Then, in reference to his own spitting, he says the reason she doesn't spit is because "I heard she swallows." After a lovely rendition of 'Present Tense,' Ed has a young fan count the "1,2,3,4" opening to 'Porch.' 'Thumbing My Way,' 'Elderly Woman' and 'Smile' are played by request. 'Bushleaguer' gets a rather chilly, confused reception. Ed using the mask, French kisses it and tosses it into the crowd. 'Fuckin' Up' is extended by a couple of minutes, with Mike soloing and the rest of the band jamming with huge smiles on their faces. The venue's 11 pm curfew made for a quick, tight show (although they did go a bit past 11). Great show with the band loving the crowd.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

7/14/1993

The 1993 bootleg section has been updated with the Brixton Academy show in London, UK on 7/14/1993! This show is available in both FLAC and Mp3s at 320kbps! Enjoy!

07/14/93 - Brixton Academy: London, England [105m]
attendance: 6,426
support act: Tribe After Tribe
set: Release, Even Flow (song stopped), Blood, Animal, Why Go, Deep, Jeremy, Rearviewmirror, Beast of Burden/(Suck You Dry), Alive, Black, Go, Daughter/(W.M.A.), Porch/(Tearing), Once, Garden, Blues Jam/State of Love and Trust
enc 1: Leash, Fuckin' Up, Sonic Reducer
enc 2: Indifference
notes: 'Even Flow' is stopped until someone in the crowd who is down gets back up. Ed starts counting the people in front to see if everyone is all right. The Rolling Stones' 'Beast of Burden' is covered briefly, with the lyrics modified to "... all I want from you is to make love to me" with Ed clarifying that those are just lyrics and they don't really mean it. A little bluesy jam leads to 'Sonic Reducer' 654k)-->The encore is introed as "Here are some Journey songs for you" as a review of the previous Finsbury Park show compared PJ to Journey. A solid show.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Wembley II 1996!

The 1996 bootleg section has been updated with the second night in London! This show is available in both FLAC and 320 kbps MP3s. Enjoy the show! The Two Feet Thick notes are below:

10/29/96 - Wembley Arena: London, England [110m]
attendance: 11,000
support act: The Fastbacks
set: Release, Last Exit, Animal, Hail Hail, Go, Tremor Christ, Sometimes, In My Tree, Corduroy, Better Man, Even Flow, Daughter/(Suck You Dry)/(Bull in the Heather), Footsteps, Jeremy, Lukin, Rearviewmirror, Immortality, Alive
enc 1: Habit, I Got Shit, Once, State of Love and Trust, Present Tense
enc 2: Smile, Yellow Ledbetter
notes: Apparently even a better show than the previous night in London, with PJ in good form, a good mood, a good setlist and a good crowd--opening with 'Release' in total darkness. Jeff and Ed are super on 'Footsteps' and 'Rearviewmirror' is lively. Later, Ed notes, "As far as I'm concerned, you've got a new reputation as good listeners; and this is one that we'd like to kinda share with you intimately" leading to 'Present Tense.' 'Smile' is played for a second time on this tour, and Ed jokes, "Last night we attempted to play this song ... about half way through, one of us messed up really bad. So tonight, we are going to attempt to play it perfectly, just for you. The sentiment in the song also applies." It is a very pretty version and he tosses his harmonica to the crowd at the end. Mike is sounding great, going wild during 'Corduroy' and 'Yellow Ledbetter' solos. Ed's concluding comments: "It's gonna be a while but we'll see you again ... London was one of the first places to kinda make Seattle kinda something interesting ... something you would listen to. Of course, now they trash us, but we don't give a fuck. You guys are great. Thank you."

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

More VFC!

Another show from the VFC tour has been added to the 2004 bootleg section!! This is the Asheville show in North Carolina from 10/06/2004. Enjoy the show!

attendance: approx 7,500
support act: Gob Roberts, Death Cab for Cutie
set: Sometimes, Grievance, Corduroy, Hail Hail, Once, Dissident, Even Flow, Daughter/(Blitzkrieg Bop), MFC, U, Not For You, Blood
enc 1 (acoustic): Long Road, Elderly Woman, Sleight Of Hand, Crazy Mary
enc 2: Brain Of J, Do The Evolution, Smile, The New World (w/Tim Robbins), Baba O'Riley
notes: Ed is really sick throughout the show, which explains the lack of a preset solo (along with late arrival to the venue). He's constantly blowing his nose and sipping tea between songs. Very poor security at this venue (lots of drunk idiots down front that pushed their way to the front without having proper tickets) and crap being thrown on stage. 'Blitzkrieg Bop' is tagged on 'Daughter,' with a "hey, ho, let's vote" chant. A verse is omitted from 'MFC.' The uke was brought out for the acoustic set but not used. Boom doesn't make his appearance until the acoustic set, inviting a warm welcome from the crowd. Mike goes up by Boom for an extended jam on 'Crazy Mary.' During 'DTE,' Ed completely skips over the 'hallelujah' part leaving Jeff going up to the mic then looking surprised. After the song, Mike just shrugs his shoulders and laughs, while Jeff goes back to the mic to do his part that was skipped over. During 'Smile,' Stone puts on a plastic nose that somebody threw on stage, getting some good laughs from the guys. Tim Robbins comes out for 'The New World' and throws a bouquet of flowers to the crowd. 'Soon Forget,' 'Masters Of War,' 'Glorified G,' and 'Indifference' were on the setlist but not played.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

No Code Tour Update!!

The 1996 bootleg section has been updated with the 10/28/1996 show at Wembley Arena in the UK!! I just never get sick of these No Code tour bootlegs! Hope you enjoy it.

Two Feet Thick notes:
10/28/96 - Wembley Arena: London, England [115m]
attendance: 11,000
support act: The Fastbacks
set: Oceans, Last Exit, Animal, Spin the Black Circle, Hail Hail, Dissident, In My Tree, Corduroy, Elderly Woman, Not for You, Even Flow, Daughter/(Androgynous Mind), Jeremy, State of Love and Trust, Sometimes, Rearviewmirror, Immortality, Alive, Blood, Porch
enc: Off He Goes, Better Man, Whipping, Smile, Leaving Here
notes: The show begins with Ed stepping to the mic and saying, "The waiting drove me mad. This song's called 'Oceans.'" Ed is nursing his throat a bit, drinking tea between songs, but having to stretch a lot to hit notes. Ed leads into "In My Tree" with, "So far this feels nice and cozy. This ain't bad at all." 'Even Flow' features a cool little guitar intro and Mike's solo is brilliant! Jeff says "Lemme just say this is the most fun we've had in London before." Ed follows with a talk about how he was watching a TV show about how London dealt with sewage problems back in the 1600s, " ... the point being, you've had a lot of shit here for a long, long time--and just finally you're dealing with it." 'Blood' is a short, but very intense version. Introduced as " ... a request that came up from the front ... ," 'Smile' is played live before an audience for the first time.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Berkeley is Gone

Sorry folks but the Berkeley links have been deleted by Megaupload presumably at the request of 10c.

More Pearl Jam on the way soon!

Peace. Music.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Vedder Berkeley '08!!

The Vedder 2008 bootleg section has been created and updated with Ed's performance at Berkeley on 4/07/08!! I wish I could comment on the quality but I haven't even listen myself yet. Enjoy and get it fast because I'm not sure how long it will be around!

April 7, 2008 Zellerbach Theatre, Berkeley, California:
Set List (unconfirmed):
Walking The Cow, Around The Bend, I am Mine, Dead Man, I'm Open, Man of the Hour, Setting Forth, Guaranteed, No Ceiling, Far Behind, Rise, Millworker, Goodbye, Satellite, Drifting, You've Got to Hide Your Love Away, Here's to the State, Trouble, If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out, Parting Ways, Forever Young, Porch
1st encore: Society, Growin' Up, Lukin, No More, Arc
2nd encore: Hard Sun

Windy City '94

The 1994 bootleg section has been update with the 3/10/1994 performance at Chicago Stadium!! "Release" seems to be a usual opener in Chicago doesn't it. Pretty lucky in my opinion. "I Won't Back Down" a Tom Petty cover is played as well as the super punk rocker "Sonic Reducer"!! Good show... enjoy!
attendance: 13,000
support act: The Frogs and Urge Overkill
set: Release, Animal, Go, Even Flow, Dissident, Empire Carpet song/State of Love and Trust, Why Go, Jeremy, Glorified G, Daughter/(The Real Me), Not for You, Rearviewmirror, Blood, Alive,/improv/Porch, Garden, Happy Birthday (Jeff), Spin the Black Circle, Black, Tremor Christ, Footsteps, Rockin' in the Free World, I Won't Back Down, Leash, Sonic Reducer, Indifference
notes: Ed joins The Frogs in a cover of The Who's 'See Me Feel Me' wearing an elaborate silver robe. The Empire Carpet song is an old, local carpet store jingle which Ed sings as evidence that he's really from Chicago. It is Jeff's birthday and the obligatory cake and food fight are evidenced after Stone leads the crowd in singing 'Happy Birthday,' with pieces of Jeff's birthday cake and candles tossed to the audience. Jeff is wearing Chicago Bulls #23 (Michael Jordan) basketball trunks. A fun night and show.