Thursday, March 08, 2007

Pearl Jam

I was listening to some tunes on Pandora (great free personalized radio btw), and happened upon some old Pearl Jam songs. It brought back memories of how I loved this band in elementary/high school. Actually, it was my favourite rock band back then. I never wore the grunge attire which included flannel shirts, long hair, and jeans. But I dug the music.

I bought their first album, "Ten," at a pawn shop in Whalley when I was 12 years old. Since then I've collected 6 including the first album. But I stopped buying their albums with my last one, "Binaural" in 2000. That's when I entered my Christian rock bands buying phase which lasted for a couple of years. But I have since returned to buying music that really speaks to who I am which includes mostly secular but also have praise and worship thrown in there.

Today, I picked up Pearl Jam's greatist hits from 1991-2003 album. It includes some remixed tracks and quite a few songs from "Vs." that I enjoy but don't have the album. Man, grunge used to be huge: Alice in Chains, Nirvana, Soundgarden, and of course, Pearl Jam, and it's pretty amazing they all came from Seattle, just 2.5 hours away by car.

I enjoy listening to underground hip hop and I actually went to a show last Sunday night with my best bud. The show was Lyrics Born and the Coup which featured live bands. I love instruments and there are times I just love to rock out. Pearl Jam is definitely the band that rocks my socks off. I'm glad I've rediscovered them.

What was your favourite band in your elementary/high school days?



Anonymous Anonymous said...

john kim here. I'd have to say Raffi or Sharon, Lois and Bram. "Baby Beluga" was crazy awesome. Shreddin man. But the king had to be Fred Penner. I heard he was a frontman for Def Leopard once...but he turned it down to do "The Cat came back."

10:41 PM, March 10, 2007  
Blogger PakG1 said...


I liked Ace of Base.

11:27 AM, March 16, 2007  

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