Saturday, August 22, 2009

Pearl Jam: Twenty Years Later

Yes, Pearl Jam has been around for twenty years!

I was front and center for the "grunge" movement of the early to mid 90's. Bands like Nirvana, Mudhoney, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, & Pearl Jam were leading the charge. Seattle Washington was on top of the music world.

As the 90's came to a close the music industry was changing and the "grunge" scene pretty much went by the way side. Pearl Jam managed to not only survive, but in the process built a militant fan base that continues to grow at a steady clip.

Pearl Jam has always done things different. From the packaging of Vitalogy & No Code to their live bootleg program, the band continues to march to their own beat. Heck, they even tried to take to down the Ticketmaster!

Fast forward almost twenty years and Pearl Jam continues to write their legacy. The band consistently puts out solid records, while maintaining a healthy touring schedule.They are one of the most prolific bands of my generation, and it appears they have no intention of slowing down or stopping for that matter. With no end in site, Pearl Jam will continue to be a kick ass rock n roll band!

Pearl Jam plays two shows at the United Center in Chicago on August 23 & 24. Check back for my review of the Monday night show.

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