Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A-Z Challenge: Nothing As It Seems

I've covered several of my favorite bands / artists...Pink Floyd, Grateful Dead, Billy Joel, Eric Clapton....here's one more: Pearl Jam.

"Nothing As It Seems" is a great song to hear live.  It's deep blusey guitar drives it, not fast, but powerful.  There's a nice dramatic build in the middle that splashed down into the resolving verses.  It's tight music with a dynamic flow.  But there's something else that pulls me in, and it's Eddie Vedder's voice.

Eddie Vedder has a tone and a sense of pitch and flow that's very unique.  He's instantly recognizable, and one thing I really like a out Pearl Jam is that they are not afraid to genre-hop.  I'll admin that this introduces a few songs into their catalogue that I'm not as fond of, but it expands the soundscape and keeps it from being repetitive or boring.

My favorite Pearl Jam song is "Black" and I'll close this post with my favorite line: 

I know someday you'll have a beautiful life
I know you'll be a star
In somebody else's sky...
Why can't it be mine?

3 comments:

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Visiting from the A to Z Blog Challenge.

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Visiting from the A to Z Blog Challenge.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I remember when they first came out but otherwise haven't listened to them in years.