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Friday, November 30, 2007

Hartford 1998

This show was a request from someone over on the Message Pit and I happened to stumble upon it in my never ending search for Pearl Jam shows. This one certainly sounds like an interesting show as far as the crowd and security guard interaction. Any way the show notes from Two Feet Thick are below with the details. Go get Hartford, 9/13/1998 in the 1998 bootleg section!!
support act: Ben Harper
capacity: 35,000 (although capacity is 30,000)
set: Corduroy, Animal, Hail Hail, Given to Fly, I Got Shit, Go, Dissident, Tremor Christ, Daughter, Jeremy, Even Flow, Faithfull, MFC, Spin the Black Circle, Wishlist, Do the Evolution
enc: Brain of J, Breath, RVM, Better Man, Alive, Porch
notes: The security staff at this venue are horrible and pepper spray is smelled during the show. Ed messes up the 'Even Flow' lyrics in the exact same place for the fourth straight performance, asking the crowd for the lyrics. 'Faithfull' intro: "The next song is about belief. Don't get a tattoo of a guy's face unless he's dead so he can't fuck up. I was really proud of that Clinton tattoo ... Everyone raise your middle finger and yell, 'Get on with it!.'" At the start of the encore, many people in the crowd raise "thank you" signs (the thank you for PJ playing 'Breath the previous night) and Ed says, "Ah, so you all were in New York?" and makes a joke about how all of the Connecticut people must be in the back of the venue. 'Breath' is introduced as "one we haven't played in a while but it sounded pretty good last night" and they seem to really enjoy playing it. During, 'Alive,' the show takes a dramatic turn when Ed notices asshole security fucking with someone in the crowd (who is holding up a flashlight?) and Ed grabs Eric Johnson's flashlight and puts it on the security staff, displeased. He tells everyone to go dance in the aisles, and everyone rushes forward. There is a crush toward the front that continues through 'Porch.'

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Charlotte, NC 1996

Ok here it is. Another update from the awesome No Code tour. This is Charlotte, NC from 10/04/1996!! Got get it in the 1996 bootleg section!!
set: Long Road, Last Exit, Animal, Spin the Black Circle, Hail Hail, In My Tree, Corduroy, Lukin, Not for You, Jeremy, Better Man, Red Mosquito, Black, State of Love and Trust, (MFC riffs), Habit, Rearviewmirror, Immortality, Alive, Porch
enc 1: Who You Are, Even Flow, Whipping, I Got Shit, Leaving Here, Daughter/(The Real Me)/(Noise of Carpet)/(The Real Me)
enc 2: Yellow Ledbetter
notes: With the election less than a month away, this show had a definite cause: Jesse Helm's going away party (it didn't work). Gloria Steinem spoke in an effort to get people to think and register to vote (Rock the Vote). Concerned about the barriers breaking, people getting crushed, and the fire marshall threatening to cancel the show, someone on the crew pleads with the crowd to back up and chill out. After the first song, Ed says, "... we're about 30 seconds from kicking in here and I just want to make sure that everybody watches their neighbor ... that everybody keeps up. Don't do too much of this spinning pit stuff or someone's going to get hurt, and that would suck." Then later: "...I would like the audience myself to just take two steps back. Can we all do that? On the count of three ... one, two..." (crowd steps back and cheers). Ed says something to the effect of, "I knew this was an intelligent crowd." The crowd does listen and the show continues without further problems. The mirrorball is set into motion during a cranked 'Better Man' and drops down midway through 'RVM.' Ed is into a lot of Townshend windmills and jumps and tags 'Habit' as "speaking as my own bad self." Brendan O'Brien helps out on bass on 'I Got Shit.'

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Two More Shows!!

Jumping back into the "Riot Act" and "Pearl Jam" tours with updates to both the 2003 bootleg section and the 2006 bootleg section!

We had a visitor from Japan request several shows from the 2003 tour and today we are delivering one of those shows for your downloading pleasure. Mountain View, CA 6/01/2003 is now available and this looks like a sweet show!
Notes from Two Feet Thick:

preset: Throw Your Arms Around Me (Ed solo)
set: Long Road, Do The Evolution, Animal, Save You, Green Disease, Grievance, I Am Mine, You Are, Even Flow, Not For You, Corduroy, Habit, Daughter/(It Rains On Me), Thumbing My Way, Present Tense, 1/2 Full, Insignificance, Go
enc 1: Love Boat Captain, Elderly Woman, Better Man, Crazy Mary, Alive, Porch
enc 2: Know Your Rights, Bushleaguer, Fuckin' Up
notes: Ed offers a toast to those who participated in the February 15th protests prior to 'Grievance.' 'Not For You' is dedicated to Michael Powell (FCC chairman appointed by Bush and son of Colin Powell). 'It Rains On Me' (a Tom Waits song) is tagged on 'Daughter,' with Ed inviting the crowd to sing. He introduces 'Present Tense' as a rarely played song that starts out with just "me and Mike." The rest of the band is off stage and they gradually join in. Returning for the encore, Ed screams out, "All right everybody. Can I hear it for a Sunday night in San Francisco?!" in his best Steven Tyler scream. He mentions how the band thinks the energy seems a little low and it might be because it is a Sunday night but then takes personal blame for it. He speaks of how often they've played at Shoreline and jokes about waking up sweating after having dreams about Mike in the Village People outfit. He continues, "Unless Neil stops playing here, we'll never get to be the house band ... and I think we're coming back in October to play with Neil." He mentions that the Dixie Chicks will be there, too and there is a mix of cheers and boos. "Anybody who boos the Dixie Chicks ... you're a fucking pussy and I'll kick your ass." 'Crazy Mary' brings the energy level up, with a huge jam at the end (featuring dueling solos between Mike and Boom). An incredible 'Porch' features Mike wandering the stage, Ed running up the aisle to the 200 section and an interlude where Ed does some political speaking, including: "... music is a weapon of mass construction ... let's have a preemptive strike against another four shitty years." At the end of 'Fuckin' Up,' Mike goes to get another guitar but that's the end of the show.

Also added today to the 2006 bootleg section is night one of two in Boston on 5/24/2006. As usual Pearl Jam busts out some awesome shows in Beantown!!

set: Release, Severed Hand, World Wide Suicide, Corduroy, Animal, Red Mosquito, Love Boat Captain, Better Man, Unemployable, Even Flow, Sad, Wishlist, Gone, Green Disease, Down, Jeremy, Life Wasted, Why Go
first encore: Forever Young, Masters of War, Crazy Mary, Inside Job, Alive
second encore: Spin The Black Circle, Do The Evolution, Whipping, Rats, Comatose, Rockin' in the Free World
TFT Notes: Ed talks about how much they love the Boston crowd, and mentioned the seating snafu in Grand Rapids (some higher-number Ten Club members had better seats than lower-number members) and that they thought they got the seating right in Boston. Prior to "Unemployable", Ed dedicates the song to recent college graduates in the crowd; before "Even Flow" he tells the same graduates that "this song is gonna be your future". Ed and Jeff start the first encore with Bob Dylan's "Forever Young", followed by a full-band "Masters of War", performed in honor of Dylan's 65th birthday. Prior to "Forever Young", Ed says he doesn't mean to be cynical, and dedicates it to the college graduates as well. For "Do The Evolution", Ed and Jeff don orange T-shirts that read "Stone" in black upper and lower case letters (similar to how they are printed on Stone's guitar picks), and Ed changes the lyrics to "admire Stone". A raucous "Rockin' in the Free World" features Jeff jumping off amps and Ed rolling around on stage; toward songs end while Ed bashes on tambourines, Jeff and Mike play "pat-a-cake".
Enjoy the shows! Peace.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Portugal 1996!!

Back again with another show from the No Code tour; 1996! This is the first of a two show romp in Portugal and is hailed as "a very on show"! Hail, Hail to the lucky ones who got to witness it. Now here, for all to hear, in all it's glory in the 1996 bootleg section is the Cascais, Portugal show 11/24/1996! Download it and play it load!! Enjoy!
Thanks to Two Feet Thick for the Notes:
11/24/96 - Dramatico: Cascais, Portugal [120m]
support act: The Fastbacks
pre-set: I Can't Explain, The Kids are Alright, My Generation, Young Man Blues (Not included in download)
set: Release, Last Exit, Animal, Hail Hail, Once, Dissident, In My Tree, Corduroy, Elderly Woman, Whipping, Habit, Off He Goes, Even Flow, Daughter/?, Jeremy, Portugal chant and jam, Present Tense, Black Red Yellow, Rearviewmirror, Alive
enc: Smile, Black, State of Love and Trust, Porch
notes: Ed (wearing a mask) plays three Who songs with Kurt and Mike from The Fastbacks, introduced as "The What." (This was actually their second appearance ... the first being the 11/5/96 Vera show.) Jeff (introduced as Ed's brother, "Willy What"), joins the group for 'Young Man Blues.' During The Fastbacks' set, Stone joins them for 'Mankind." Ed again does the fast speaking or nursery rhyme (whatever it is) like the Berlin show during 'Habit.' The crowd starts a very spirited Portugal chant, which PJ picks up on and turns into a cool jam. After 'Smile,' Ed acknowledges Stone for playing bass guitar, and thanks Stone's parents (who are at the show) for having Stone. During 'Porch,' Mike inserts a few of the Rolling Stones' 'Can You Hear Me Knocking' riffs into the jam, and Ed climbs the speakers and dives. The (excellent!) crowd goes wild and Ed emerges with his shirt ripped up in back. He pulls it off and tosses it to the crowd, drapes himself with a towel and that's it. A very on show!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Back With a 2006 Update!

Been a while since we had an update to the 2006 bootleg section so I figured it was time to continue to upload what will eventually be the complete 2006 tour! If you didn't already know both the complete European and Australian legs of the '06 tour are available now. I will try to have the North American tour completed within the next few weeks. Today we continue the journey with the 5/22/2006 show in Detroit! Enjoy!

05/22/06 - Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit, MI, USA
soundcheck: Alone, Breath, In Hiding, Breakerfall, You Are, Gone(acoustic), Garden, All or None, Faithfull (partial and out of order)
set: Long Road, Corduroy, World Wide Suicide, Severed Hand, Animal, Marker in the Sand, In Hiding, Even Flow, I Am Mine, Army Reserve, Insignificance, Garden, Wasted Reprise -> Life Wasted, State of Love and Trust, Come Back, Jeremy, Rearviewmirror
first encore: Man of the Hour, Elderly Woman..., Nothingman, Inside Job, Alive
second encore: Whipping, Do The Evolution, Comatose, Given To Fly, Why Go, Porch, Indifference, Kick Out The Jams, Yellow Ledbetter/(Star-Spangled Banner)
TFT Notes: Chris Chelios of the Detroit Red Wings was side stage, as Ed made numerous mentions of him, and even shared his wine with him during the latter portions of the show. During the "Alive" solo, Mike left the stage and ran through the crowd and up the aisles all the way up to the top of the lower level, then back down again without missing a beat. During "Comatose" Ed used a megaphone for the "High above..." bridge, then smashed it hard to the stage. Ed invites a woman onstage to do sign language for "Given to Fly" similar to 10/11/00 St. Louis, MO. Ed says that Detroit should've been given the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame because of its rich music history, and then proceeded to play "Kick out the Jams" by Detroit's MC5. "Yellow Ledbetter" ends with Mike playing the Star-Spangled Banner.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Welcome to Ireland 1996

Going back into the bootleg vault again today with another update to the 1996 bootleg section! Now available for your downloading delight is the Cork, Ireland show from 10/24/1996! Enjoy the show!

10/24/96 - Millstreet Arena: Cork, Ireland [106m]
attendance: 3,000
support act: The Fastbacks
set: Sometimes, Last Exit, Spin the Black Circle, Hail Hail, Tremor Christ, In My Tree, Corduroy, Better Man, Not for You, Animal, Dissident, Daughter/(Bull in the Heather)/(WMA), Habit, Rearviewmirror, Jeremy, Alive, Porch
enc 1: I Got Shit, Lukin, Even Flow, Present Tense, Yellow Ledbetter
notes: This is a seemingly standard show, with little interaction or chat between the crowd and the band. Ed comments before 'Better Man' about how long the trip to Ireland was and how he felt like they were still at home with the rain, green terrain, great beer and good people. Stone gives a nod to Jack "on drums" at the end of 'Daughter.'

Just something I thought I should also mention. I just got around to listening to the 1995 Melbourne show (3/17/1995) and holy shit is that an awesome sounding boot. If you haven't downloaded that one yet I highly recommend that one. Could be one of the best sounding unofficial bootlegs I've ever heard. Not only that but the performance is tight too!! Peace!

Happy Thanksgiving for those celebrating today!! Remember how lucky and fortunate we are to be fans of the best band in the world! Enjoy the day with your family and remember to add music to your celebration!

Monday, November 19, 2007

More No Code and some U2 Support!

Two updates this morning. First a little show from 1993 in Verona, Italy in which the boys were supporting U2! I know, I know... U2 should be supporting Pearl Jam but hey U2 isn't that bad! Cool little show. Check it out in the 1993 bootleg section!

Also added, to the 1996 bootleg section, is another show from the fantastic No Code tour!! If oyu haven't downloaded anyof the No Code shows yet do yourself a favor and get on with it!! That's it for now. More shows on the way soon. As always... enjoy the music. That's what this little place is all about. Peace.

Show notes from Two Feet Thick:
10/01/96 - Marine Midland Arena: Buffalo, NY [120m]
attendance: 21,000
support act: The Fastbacks
set: Oceans, Last Exit, Hail Hail, Spin the Black Circle, Animal, Tremor Christ, In My Tree, Corduroy, Lukin, Better Man/(Save it for Later), Not for You, State of Love and Trust, Rats, Jeremy, Off He Goes, Footsteps, Whipping, Immortality, Alive, Porch
enc: Even Flow, Daughter, Blood/(Heaven)/(Fame), Present Tense, Yellow Ledbetter

notes: 'Oceans' hasn't opened a show since the final show of 1995. 'Rats' is started, paused (Ed notes, "OK, we haven't done this one for a while and we're gonna do it right") and the song is picked up again. Lyrical changes to 'Rats' include "drag the bones of the Grateful Dead." After a lyric flub at the start of 'Off He Goes,' Ed modifies the lyrics to "... I should relax." By request, 'Footsteps' is played for the first time this tour. A climactic 'Immortality' makes the smooth transition into 'Alive.' After a problematic 'Porch,' the song is restarted ... with Ed apologizing and saying he has a lot on his mind with the elections and all. During the 'Porch' jam, Ed pulls a kid up on stage who is wearing an old Who shirt and swaps shirts with him. The kid stage dives into the crowd but the shirt is instantly ripped off him by the audience. PJ immediately return after 'Porch,' with Ed commenting about a sign in the crowd reading "Don't delay" and launching into a version of 'Even Flow' with a cool jam. 'Blood' includes a handful of lines from 'Heaven' by the Talking Heads prior to the 'Fame' reference. A request that the crowd "listen to the words" is the lead in to a lovely 'Present Tense.' Great connection between PJ and the audience at this show.

Friday, November 16, 2007

1998 Update!!

The 1998 bootleg section has been updated with Mansfield, Mass. show form 9/16/1998!! This is night two of two... will have night one available for download in the next day or so.This includes Ed's preset of "Throw Your Arms Around Me". Enjoy!!

These are the notes from Two Feet Thick:
set: Throw Your Arms Around Me (Ed solo before Ben Harper); Release, Brain of J, Hail Hail, Given to Fly, Dissident, MFC, Corduroy, Wishlist, Even Flow, Faithfull, Spin the Black Circle, I Got Shit, Improv/Habit, Off He Goes, Present Tense, Black, Do the Evolution, Porch
enc 1: Go, State of Love and Trust, Better Man/(Save It for Later), Rearviewmirror, Alive
enc 2: Last Kiss
notes: An amazing show with Ed's emotions all over the place. Ed takes the stage prior to Ben Harper's set, plays the riff to 'Wishlist' saying, "I wish I was Ben Harper" before playing 'Throw Your Arms Around Me.' Opening music to PJ's set is 'Aye Davanita' and *not* 'The Color Red!' 'GTF' and Dissident are extremely emotional; it appears as though Ed is crying, and as a result, he flubs a few words. Before 'MFC' he says he had to compose himself before going on. Before 'Even Flow,' he comments, "It's take no prisoners time;" he gets the words right and laughs about it. The 'Habit' saying is "Speaking as a someone who pahked the cah at the Gahden," (a reference to the Boston Garden) delivered with an exaggerated Boston accent. Before "Present Tense,' Ed says he was reading this thing in the hotel room, and he wanted to see if it said anything about the concert coming up, and he pretends like he's reading this pamphlet, and says: "As yet another summer of drunken musical orgies comes to a close at the Great Woods Amphitheatre ... Pearl Jam and Ben Harper: sold out, SUCKER ..." During 'Porch' Ed comes into the crowd, telling people not to pull on him. Right before 'Go' he says, "It's coming to a close ... if this was my summer, this is what I'd be thinking." Some idiot is throwing quarters at Ed and he launches into a huge tirade (rightfully so) and then catches himself ("Ahh, that felt good.")
(664k)--> 'Last Kiss' is started and stopped, with Ed noting, "They've got it now ... same drums though." The show is closed with, "Have a nice millenium; until next time." This is one of the finest shows of 1998, with excellent versions of songs and the band in great spirits. As is often typical, the second show at the same venue is the best!

Two Boots From 1995

These will be added to a new 1995 section when I get a chance but wanted to get these out there since they were a special request. These are for Graham from across the pond in Ireland. Both excellent shows with great sound quality!! Soldier Field Chicago, IL 1995 and Melbourne, Australia 3/17/1995. Enjoy the shows!! Peace.

Soldier Field 7/11/1995:

Show notes from Two Feet Thick:
07/11/95 - Soldier Field: Chicago, IL [155m]
attendance: 47,000
support act: Otis Rush and Bad Religion
set: Release, Go, Last Exit, Spin the Black Circle, Tremor Christ, Corduroy, Whipping, I Got Shit, Dissident, Even Flow, Improv/Sick o' Pussies, Deep, Jeremy, Glorified G, Daughter/(This Boy)/(The Real Me)/(W.M.A.)/(ABitW-II), Animal, Habit, Jam/Lukin, Not for You, Little Wing (teaser), Elderly Woman, Immortality, Alive, Porch
enc 1: Everyday People, Let My Love Open the Door, Better Man, Rearviewmirror, Black, Blood
enc 2: Yellow Ledbetter
notes: First night Monkeywrench broadcast the show through the radio. The crowd is pumped, with people crowd surfing even during Otis Rush's set. Cool 'Tommy' riff after 'Lukin.' 'Black' lyrics are altered from "sun" to "moon" and Ed gestures to the full moon above the stadium. He jokes, "There's some fancy people in the skybox ... they're blinking to us, sending us a message up there." The crowd boos and he tells them not to get angry: "... you know life has a way of working itself out, you know? Think about this for a sec, right? These are the rich, fancy people, right? They got all the luxury, right? Looks to me, like they're the farthest ones away from the stage and they're behind a fuckin' window ... you hang in the trenches long enough, it pays off ..." Ed destroys his black Telecaster featuring the "skateboarding is not a crime" bumpersticker, smashing it against his mic stand. Producer Brendan O'Brien joins the band on keyboard for a surprising 'Everyday People' (a Sly and the Family Stone song) and then 'Let My Love Open the Door.' First lightning and later, fireworks, filled the sky this night. Amazing setlist and long performance with the pressure on in an intimidating venue.

Melbourne, 3/17/1995:

Show notes from Two Feet Thick:
03/17/95 - Flinders Park Tennis Centre: Melbourne, Australia [128m]
attendance: 10,000
support act: The Meanies
set: Release, Last Exit, Spin the Black Circle, Tremor Christ, Corduroy, Not for You/Lukin, Animal, Glorified G, Daughter/(Stuff and Nonsense), State of Love and Trust, Why Go, Jeremy, Whipping, Immortality/Rearviewmirror, Alive, Black, Blood, Porch
enc: Go, Even Flow, Better Man, Improv (Words Seem Out of Place), Indifference, Rockin' in the Free World
notes: This show was broadcast on the Australian radio station, JJJ. Ed remarks: "It's not just us tonight, we're on the radio. I just thought I'd warn you, you know, if you, if you're s'posed to be at your friend's house spending the night, you weren't allowed to come, don't get your voice on the radio, we don't want you to get in trouble. Ah fuck it, get in trouble!" Later he says, "Fine bunch of mutants we got here We're all mutants up here, too." 'Jeremy' and 'Even Flow' are both sporting a new intros. Ed notes the full moon: "It's really too bad they couldn't open the roof in this place cuz there's a fuckin full moon out there that we're missing ... so if someone's out there listening to us in their car, stick your head out the window.. at home, go to the windows. Things happen in a full moon, good things, bad things, things happen." Ed gives his list of N.W. words/phrases. Reference is made to the poor security the previous night ("... we got the guys from last night the fuck outta here"). Ed acknowledges his wife, Beth: "She's back home, so it's not as if she's going to hear this on the radio, but it's me and Beth's 129 month anniversary today. And I'm going to sing the first line of this famous New Zealand song. This is for her. 'I've got you, and that's all I want.' [sings a couple bars of the Split Enz, 'I Got You']. That's for her. This one's for you." (leading to 'Better Man'). Dave Grohl joins PJ for 'RitFW.'

Friday, November 9, 2007

Miami 1994

The 1994 bootleg section was updated today with the Miami show from 3/28. Haven't had an update to the '94 page in a while but this is certainly a good one. "Release" to open the show and "Indifference" to close it out! Lot's of good stuff in between as always! Enjoy.

These are the notes from Two Feet Thick:
Beneath a full moon, this crowd at an outdoor park in downtown Miami became unruly, breaking through a metal fence. Ed practices crowd control: "We're all in one big boat tonight ... don't let it go down." He dedicates 'Even Flow' to some homeless people under a bridge nearby. Later, Dave (!) pulls a troublemaker from the crowd when prompted by Ed saying, "One of you guys up front is hitting people. This guy right here ... get him out. Pull him out. We don't wanna see him anymore. How can we accomplish a lot by showing these people who think we're all a bunch of fucking losers and we don't have a life, that we can get along? Scare the shit out of them and make them think this generation might actually accomplish something." 'Not for You' is dedicated to "all those fuckers who were charging more than $18 for your fucking ticket." A rain storm breaks out at the start of 'Garden.' King's X joins PJ for 'RitFW.'

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Two New Bootlegs!!

Going old school today with two boots added to two new bootleg sections!! The 1991 bootleg section has been updated with a little show from Hollywood, CA on 10/6/1991 in which PJ was the opener for Alice in Chains and Soundgarden. Funny that Pearl Jam is the only one still left standing. OK so AIC is still in existence but seriously it's not AIC without Layne Staley!

Show notes from Two Feet Thick:
attendance: 4,000
set: Wash, Once, Even Flow, Alive, Jeremy, Why Go, Porch
notes: Ed comments that it was "a year ago tomorrow" since he met the band. This showcase gig (a 5th anniversary party for RIP Magazine) also featured Spinal Tap, Alice in Chains, Screaming Jets, Soundgarden and Thunder. A "special surprise guest" (rumored to be Metallica) was supposed to play, but it was announced that there was a mix up but the night wasn't over and, "... so the Seattle theme continues ... ladies and gentlemen, Temple of the Dog!" Now the crowd has dwindled to only 500 people, but three songs are performed: 'Hunger Strike,' 'Reach Down' and 'Pushin' Forward Back.'

The other boot added today is the famous "Shoe the Shoeless" show in Indio, CA on 11/5/1993. You've heard the stories now live it with a fine peace of audio history!! Hope you enjoy the shows. More stuff, old and new, on the way!! Peace.

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Show notes from Two Feet Thick:
attendance: 25,000
support act: Weapon of Choice, Eleven and American Music Club
soundcheck: Wash, Alone, Yellow Ledbetter
set: Release, Go, Animal, Why Go, Deep, Jeremy, Glorified G, Daughter/Improv (It's Time to Realign Your Body with Your Mind), Alive, Rearviewmirror, Improv (Thank You), Blood, Rats, Once, Porch/(Tearing), Fuck Me in the Brain
enc: Sonic Reducer, Even Flow, Indifference, Baba O'Riley
notes: This show, originally planned for the LA area, was problematic with respect to parking and cold temperatures. The unruly crowd was moshing in line during the soundcheck and to PA music! Before PJ started, a roadie sang a hysterical rendition of 'Copa Cabana.' The audience is launching shoes at the stage even before and during the opening acts. In fact, during Eleven's set, a shoe hits Jack Iron's bass drum, he stops the song and says that if he finds out who threw it he would make him pay for the damages (quite pissed). Finally, PJ hits the stage, with the audience behaving outrageously. Prior to 'Deep,' Ed remarks, "Kill your local rapist, but torture him first, then serve him to your enemy for dinner." Later: "The first guy I met today gave me this book and asked if I wanted to know the secret for living forever." Tossing it into the crowd, he says, "Why the fuck would I want to live forever?" During 'Porch,' Ed invites the audience to spit at him. The agitated crowd, continuing to throw stuff onto the stage, leads Ed to comment that "... me and Jeff are going to the front gate and when you exit, we are going to beat the shit out of every barefoot person here" and "... throw a gun so I can shoot you." The band eventually plays from behind their amps so they won't be hit by the flying shoes. This audience was awful. The recording of 'Blood' from this show is released on the 'Daughter' single. 'Fuck Me in the Brain' was released later on the third fan club single (as 'Ramblings'). The guys deserve a medal for playing this long and this well despite the rowdy crowd.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Boulder, CO 05/05/1992

Found this fantastic bootleg to add to the collection today! I actually burned this one to disc and listened to some of it on the way to work tonight and the sound is pretty darn good! It's always nice to go back to some of these old shows and hear how things used to be. I was a huge fan even in the early days but for whatever reason never went to see them until the '03 tour! Must have been amazing to see them in one of these small venues just going completely nuts!!


05/05/92 - Glenn Miller Ballroom, University of Colorado: Boulder, CO [90m]
attendance: 1,450
soundcheck: Even Flow, Release
set: Oceans, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Black, State of Love and Trust, (I'm Not Crazy)/Once, Improv/Porch, Suggestion, Garden, Leash, Rockin' in the Free World

Enjoy the show!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Vedder leads Hollywood crowd "Into the Wild"

Article from LA Times:
The soundtrack for "Into the Wild" has been commonly referred to as the "first solo album" from Pearl Jam's frontman Eddie Vedder.
But the work that Vedder crafted to accompany the Sean Penn film, based on Jon Krakauer's best-selling book, is less a representation of Vedder as it is an attempt from the veteran rocker to get inside the mind of a young adult.
Vedder's take at a sort of concept album was clear at a private performance in a theater lobby re-dressed as an intimate club on the Paramount Pictures lot in Los Angeles on Friday evening (Nov. 2).
Before launching into the delicate, hesitating rebellion of the mandolin-driven "Rise," Vedder looked to Emile Hirsch, who stars in the film as twenty-something Christopher McCandless.
"Emile assisted a lot in writhing this song," he said. "Just because I was staring at his face for hours on end."
Reflecting one man's oftentimes idealistic revolution, some of Vedder's songs for "Into the Wild" are only 60-seconds in length, capturing brief snapshots of an impulsive and romantic mind.
His short but effective six-song set directly followed a star-studded screening of the film. In this setting Vedder's work came off as an extension of the movie, written almost as outtakes from the main character's journal entries.
Vedder declared it was the first time he had performed "Into the Wild" songs for an audience. Following an introduction from Penn, Vedder said, "It's nice that the dad's around when the kids are born," referencing how his songs are meant to directly complement Penn's directorial work.
"Guaranteed" and "Society" do this best. The two "Into the Wild" songs could have a life detached from the film. The melodically circular finger-picking of "Guaranteed" glides along like a cool breeze on an easy interstate drive. "I like this verse," Vedder said, before singing, "Wind in my hair, I feel part of everywhere."
"Society" takes a stronger point-of-view. It's fluttering verses build to a more forceful, rebellious chorus. Seated on a folding chair, Vedder tempered the solitary anthem with lighter, more hopeful guitar notes at its midpoint.
Vedder then further lightened the mood by moving away from the songs of "Into the Wild," pulling out fan-club single "Drifting."
Before starting the song, he praised the appreciative Hollywood crowd, which included the likes of Ringo Starr, Oscar-winning composer Herbie Hancock ("'Round Midnight"), Winona Ryder (pictured, with Penn), Emilio Estevez and Mark Ruffalo.
"Thank you for being so respectful," Vedder said.
"It's not like the audience who comes to see our band," he joked. "This is very nice."
Vedder closed his set with a cover of the Beatles' "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away," which he had recorded for another Penn film, "I Am Sam."
"There's probably at least one other person besides [Penn] who knows it," Vedder said.
When he introduced Vedder, Penn asked the crowd to refrain from taking cell phone pictures, and described Vedder as the type of man every guy wants to be, and every woman wants to be with.
Penn then embraced Vedder and declared, "This is the man I want to be."

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Another Leg Complete!!

The final two official shows from Pearl Jam's 2006 Pacific journey have been added to the 2006 bootleg section completing that leg of the tour. Added today were Perth 11/25 and Honolulu 12/02!! Both excellent looking shows! I've really got to get around to listening to some of these myself!!

I case you haven't visited the official Pearl Jam page lately a new piece of merchandise has been added for your buying pleasure. After several days of speculation it's been announced that a book detailing Pearl Jam's tour posters has been released. Looks like a pretty cool book but it will cost $50.00 and if you want the artist autographed addition be prepared to shell out $200.00. No not signed by the band... signed by the artists who designed the posters!

Hope you are all enjoying the music provided on this site. I will continue to upload the rest of the 2006 tour but have been gathering quite of few shows from the early days and will be throwing those in the mix as well.

Many of you may already know this but the creators of the fabulous site The Army Reserve have created a new site called Shut Your Mouth! that I would advise you all check out as well. See the links section to go there!