Ingat film “Singles” (Cameron Crowe; 1992), film pionir genre Gen-X movie (yang kemudian diikuti oleh “Reality Bites”, “Threesome”) yang turut melambungkan nama Pearl Jam ke dalam mainstream (kabarnya saat shooting film itu, nama mereka masih “Mookie Blaylock”). Cameron Crowe bahkan mengklaim bahwa film ini turut menginspirasikan lahirnya serial “Friends”.
Berikut ada artikel di TwoFeetThick tentang cast “Singles”, ke mana mereka sekarang? Tentu saja dalam cast tersebut termasuk band fiktif “Citizen Dick” (beranggotakan member Pearl Jam: Eddie Vedder (drummer), Jeff Ament (bassist) & Stone Gossard (guitarist) di samping Matt Dillon sebagai vokalis).
Bagi gw personally, film “Singles” adalah film yg turut mewarnai usia 20-something gw juga, membuka wawasan gw tentang grunge, dan Pearl Jam tentunya.
Pearl Jam’s Ten was a slow starter, floundering on the U.S. sales charts before it finally exploded one day shy of its first birthday. The steady pace eventually paid off for Pearl Jam, whose debut permanently altered rock ‘n’ roll. On Tuesday, (March 24), Ten is being re-released, 18 years after it’s debut. It’s sold a remarkable 12 million copies, making it not only one of the most successful debuts in history, but also one of the biggest alternative rock albums.
There are many stories surrounding the album, including Victoria at the outset of the band’s career.
A FEW miles from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in the district of Georgetown is a huge converted warehouse in an anonymous industrial neighbourhood.
It looks an unlikely location for a world-famous band, but for any Pearl Jam fan walking inside, it’s like entering Aladdin’s cave.
It’s the band’s HQ, rehearsal space and merchandise hub and impressively has all the stage sets, band memorabilia and instruments used throughout their 19-year history.
And the full guided tour offers more treats. The late Johnny Ramone’s baseball card and photo collection — he and singer Eddie Vedder were close friends — is on show near a skateboard ramp and an enormous baseball cage plus pitching machine.
Polaroid photos on display show Kings Of Leon in full baseball gear, ready to take a hit as a ball is spat out at 50mph.
Upstairs in the warehouse apartment — a place to crash if rehearsals extend into the night — Eddie is celebrating.
We meet on the day of Barack Obama’s inauguration and for Eddie, who was so central to the Vote For Change campaign, which urged people to choose John Kerry over George Bush in the 2004 presidential election campaign, it’s an extra special day.
“Let’s not even have his face anywhere on show,” he says with a beaming smile, as he turns over a copy of Rolling Stone magazine which features Bush glaring out from the cover.
“I’ve just watched him fly off to Texas on television. Finally we have got rid of him. I don’t ever want to see him again.”
Whoa, Pearl Jam goes mobile through Ring Back Tone!
Ini kayaknya yang dibilang massive campaign of their back-catalog.
Awalnya Ten (package) re-released. Lalu Ten dirilis di Rock Band. Lalu sekarang Ten dirilis di Ring Back tone Verizon Wireless!
Bayangin semua album back-catalognya ditreatment kayak gini!
PJ’s going to be big!
“Got me a big wave, ride me a big wave, got me a big wave!”
In the coming year, there is also much to look forward to on the recording front, including major releases by U2, Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam.
In one of the biggest album rollouts in memory, U2 is making its upcoming “No Line on the Horizon” available in five versions, among them a $96 box set with 60-page hardcover book, as well as a poster and DVD of the new Anton Corbijn film about U2.
U2 (members Bono, left, and The Edge are pictured) is making its upcoming “No Line on the Horizon” album available in five versions.
Also available the first week of March are a standard CD, a double-vinyl package, a digi-pack version in folded sleeve (with 36-page booklet, poster and the Corbijn film as a download; $35.98), and a magazine version (with a CD enclosed in a 60-page, soft-cover magazine-style book and downloadable Corbijn film; $49.98).
Dulu pernah dibahas EV bikin lagu soundtrack untuk film dokumenter “Body of War” (tentang serdadu perang Irak yang lumpuh, namanya Tomas Young), judulnya “No More” & “Long Nights”. Lagu “No More” dibawainPJ EV di Lollapalooza, bareng Ben Harper. EV juga akan perform lagu tersebut di Premier film “Body of War” di Toronto Film Festival (cuplikan artikel di bawah; dari sini). Di website “Body of War” ada videowawancara percakapan EV dan Tomas Young , klik di link yang ada. Trailer “Body of War.
BTW Tomas Young kok mirip Matt Cameron ya? salam Jammers! *semogaguecepetnontonPJintheflesh!*