Pearl Jam MTV Unplugged Sony Legacy Fuck, I hate Pearl Jam. Eddie Vedder with his weapons-grade laryngitis – making enough bad music himself but having undue influence on the awful Nu-Metal Years where the Creeds and Stainds of that world gargled marbles and spat out cliches. Bleurgh!
Pearl Jam, Vs. (1993) You know I’ve thought about buying this record a lot – I never could quite bring myself to go through with it. Loved it at the time. Even loved Pearl Jam for a bit. Got over that real quick – but in recently revisiting just what it is I love about […]
He’s played on a few records, and hooked up with some interesting and talented players (he’s even been hired and fired by Axl Rose) but the truth is I haven’t followed Abbruzzese’s work all that closely. The truth is I only care about one record that he made. And the timing of it (his timing […]
With the news that Pearl Jam is (sadly) returning from a pleasant, but clearly not long enough, hiatus – there’s a new album and an American tour – I thought I’d look at the band’s debut album and why I can’t listen to it. Possibly a stretch even considering this a classic, but the flannelette […]
John Murry The Graceless Age Rubyworks/Bucketfull of Brains The full-length debut from John Murry, The Graceless Age, is a stunner. It’ll be one of the albums of the year for me. I’m sure of that. Sold, instantly, I knew it had something from the vital first seconds of the first track, it’s continued to reward. […]