The Home Shows – Pearl Jam
It’s the summer of 90’s rock.
First up, Pearl Jam – the Home Shows. These tickets were tough to get, but I was lucky enough to score 2 for each show in Seattle. And most importantly, the shows benefit the homeless issue in Seattle. (See this article about the shows from the Seattle Times.) It’s so awesome that the band is doing this to shine a light on the cause.
The first time I fell in love with PJ was 1992, when I was a freshman in college. The movie Singles was released right as I entered into UW, and my roommate and I were hooked. We must have listened to that soundtrack hundreds of times. :) Not only was that the soundtrack of my fall quater, PJ’s Ten album was heard from every frat house down greek row. I haven’t seen them since their last Seattle show, and so I was pretty excited to go and enjoy their music once again.
The band did not disappoint. Three hours of music and community. It was an amazing night, with an incredible turnout.
The Set List:
- Why Go
- Brain of J.
- Interstellar Overdrive – (Pink Floyd cover)
- In Hiding
- Even Flow
- Missing – (Chris Cornell cover, live debut by PJ)
- Daughter – (with “W.M.A” and “It’s Ok” tags)
- I’m Open
- Unthought Known
- Can’t Deny Me
- Do the Evolution
- I Won’t Back Down – (Tom Petty cover, EV solo)
- Thin Air
- Better Man – (with “Save It for Later” by English Beat tag)
- All or None
- Crown of Thorns – (Mother Love Bone cover)
- Kick Out the Jams – (MC5 cover, with Kim Thayil)
- Spin the Black Circle
- Rearviewmirror – (with “Fernando” (ABBA)… more )
- Crazy Mary – (Victoria Williams cover)
- Search and Destroy – (Iggy and The Stooges cover) (With Kim Thayil, Steve Turner, and Mark Arm)
- Sonic Reducer – (Dead Boys cover) (With Kim Thayil, Steve Turner, and Mark Arm)
- Baba O’Riley – (The Who cover)
- Yellow Ledbetter