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Escucha varias demos de un primerizo Eddie Vedder

Escucha varias demos de un primerizo Eddie Vedder

‘New’ Pre-Pearl Jam Eddie Vedder Demos Discovered


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Antiquiet ha colgado (y también permite descargarlas) 13 demos de Eddie Vedder de antes de la formación de Pearl Jam.

Es posible que los fans más acérrimos de la banda de Seattle conocieran algunos de los temas -grabados entre 1988 y 1989- del vocalista mientras que otros tomaron forma con su banda anterior a Pearl Jam, Bad Radio.

Sin embargo, lo que presenta ahora Antiquiet tiene mejor sonido e incluye algunos temas no oídos anteriormente. Procede de un cassette que Vedder grabó para un compañero de trabajo a finales de 1989 y principios de 1990.

Entre las curiosidades hallamos un cover del “Something Inside So Strong” de Kenny Rogers con un Vedder haciendo un falsete, y otro cover del “Wonderful World” de Sam Cooke.

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From 1988 to 1989, future Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder recorded a few four-song demo tapes that are fairly well-known among the hardcore fans. The earliest tapes were solo recordings, and the latter ones came out of recording sessions with his pre-PJ San Diego band Bad Radio. These recordings have made their way over the years, as some of the old cheap tapes that Vedder would buy in bulk made it into the hands of collectors with the tools to digitize them.

In addition to a group of originals (which included a very early version of Betterman), the tapes in circulation also included a somber cover of Bruce Springsteen’s One Step Up, an early indicator of Vedder’s fondness for The Boss.

It’s been a long time since anything “new” has surfaced, but Antiquiet recently came into possession of a direct copy of a tape that Eddie dubbed for a co-worker at his old job at San Diego Petroleum, somewhere in range of late 1989 or early 1990. On it we found thirteen tracks, including a couple entirely “new” recordings (to the PJ fanbase at least), a few familiar ones, and most substantially, far more listenable dubs of both 1989 Bad Radio demos.

In addition to cleaner-sounding recordings than anything we’ve heard before, other gems on the tape worth mentioning are a falsetto-laden karaoke-machine cover of Something Inside So Strong, a track made famous by Kenny Rogers, as well as a brief, lighthearted cover of Sam Cooke’s Wonderful World. Fans seeing I’m Alive on the tracklist shouldn’t confuse the boisterous and rather comical track with Pearl Jam’s signature single Alive, as this particular song takes issue with rap music and profound lyrical expectations rather than an Oedipal tale of a fatherless child.

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