Remember when I caught grief about spending $140 on a reissue of my favorite band’s debut album? In case you forgot, I also talked about it here. Well it just occurred to me that I never reviewed Pearl Jam’s Super Deluxe Edition of Ten.
It rocks for the 3 LPs(viva la vinyl). It rocks for the remixed CD. It rocks for all the collectible stuff! But my favorite part of it so far has been the DVD of Pearl Jam Unplugged.
That performance probably is what made me such a die hard fan. I know the Nirvana appearance on Unplugged was more noteworthy, but I always thought Pearl Jam’s was the best ever.
Watching it instantly takes me back to my teen years (which when looking back, weren’t as bad as I thought they were). I’m a sucker for nostalgia, so for that alone it was worth the $140.
Back in college a hobby/obsession of mine was tracking down Pearl Jam bootlegs or concert videos. I have a whole shelf of them. They were usually very poor quality, but every once in a while there would be a diamond in the rough.
They were also about $40 each.
So when I think about all the money I spent on my collection, $140 is nothing. Of course that was before I had a mortgage or kids. It was also when I’d be so excited for a new Pearl Jam album to come out that I’d be waiting in line at a midnight opening. Ah the glory days…
Enough reminiscing, there are plenty of memories to be made today!
For those of you hiding in a cave, Conan O’Brian recently took over The Tonight Show from Jay Leno. His first musical guest, Pearl Jam! In case you went to bed early, check it out:
It’s going to be a banner year for Pearl Jam. A new album will come out this fall, (which you will be able to find at Target…can’t wait for the commercial), probably more TV appearances, and of course there will be a tour to follow (there is a mini-tour this summer).
I can’t wait.
So now that you know what I’m looking forward too, how about you share what you’re anticipating? Should be a fun list.
Until next time,