Jon GitchoffEddie Vedder with Pearl Jam at the Scottrade Center last year.2011 is a year of reflection for generation Xers. It's been twenty years since Nirvana released Nevermind and Eddie Vedder moved to Seattle to front Mookie Blaylock, the band that would become Pearl Jam.
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After Pearl Jam opened its first St. Louis show since 2004 with the moody No Code album cut "Sometimes," vocalist Eddie Vedder bellowed, "In the immortal words of Marvin Gaye - let's get it on!" Cue "Corduroy," just one of many snarled rockers the quintet unleashed during a two-hour-plus set.
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Not gonna lie: Pearl Jam's Ten was a very influential record for me. I believe it arrived at my house in the same Columbia House shipment as Nirvana's Nevermind, R.E.M.'s Out of Time and Eponymous, an Andrew Lloyd Webber collection and Genesis' We Can't Dance. (Hi, 1993, what's up?) So I was not-so- ... More >>