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Pearl Jam reissued their 12x-platinum debut album, "Ten" this Monday (23rd of March, 2009), coming in four different packages with options for the fan, super-fan, obsessive.
Loaded with extras, each version of the release features a remastered copy of the original album along with a remix by the band's recent go-to producer Brendan O'Brien, which features six previously unreleased songs -- early versions of "Breath" and "State of Love and Trust," "Brother," "Just a Girl," "Evil Little Goat" and "2,000 Mile Blues." Additional goodies include a previously unreleased DVD of the band's 1992 MTV Unplugged performance, an LP of Pearl Jam's 1992 "Drop in the Park" concert, and a replica of the fabled "Momma-Son" demo cassette with early takes of "Alive," "Once," and "Footstep."
The Super Deluxe Edition -- a veritable Pearl Jam treasure chest featuring the two-disc set, DVD, four LPs, replica cassette, and Eddie Vedder composition notebook. The reissue kicks off a two-year re-release campaign that will culminate in the band's 20th anniversary in 2011.
"Ten" was our bombastic introduction to Pearl Jam, a big brave hearted album full of huge stadium filling chorus' and gigantic riffs, unlike Nirvana's fuzzing, anger and navel gazing, Vedder's intricate personal dark chacterisations eventually offered a defiant cry of hope into the fearful world of the early 90s. Maybe it strayed into the AOR for many grunge kids of the time but you can't deny that "Ten" is an album jam packed with tunes(Jeremy, Even Flow, Oceans, Alive) outsider, loner characters are coloured in by Vedder's humungous roars and unstoppable rhythms. Kurt Cobain decried Pearl Jam's brand of stadium rock, but time has proven kinder, showing why Pearl Jam are a band that have stood the test of time, producing a consistant body of work and forging a niche for their ethical concerns.
We've been sent a interview with three key members of Pearl Jam: Stone Gossard(guitarist), Jeff Ament(bassist), Matt Cameron(drummer) it finds them discussing Seattle, Grunge, Green River, Mother Love Bone, Ten, and the longevity of Pearl Jam. Turn up to Ten and Enjoy!
Time for a TWEE/C86 revival!
With a scream of lo-fi-laden feedback, a clunk of Mo Tucker drums, a sashay of shiny tambourines, and the laments of a heartbroken gentle-soul voice all rife in music again, it seems the time has come for a C86/twee indie revival proper. In the last couple of years London club nights such asTwee as F*ck, Spiral Scratch, and The Beat Hotel have put on shows featuring bands that clap, dance, sing harmonies, sing in cutesy voices, bang drums as if for the first time, and turn the ‘tremelo’ effects to maximum. From the My Bloody Valentine and Pastels loving The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, to the Jesus and Mary Chain clatter of The Manhattan Love Suicides and Crystal Stilts, to the sunny bright ‘ba-ba’-laden My Sad Captains, to the Orange Juice borrowings of Hatcham Social, and not forgetting the ultimate in the new wave of fey pop bands, Los Campesinos!
It’s cool to wear your heart on your sleeve again (and compliment it with a heart patterned dress and hairclips), dress like Amelia Fletcher, and rejoice in being bookish or geeky or awkward or lonely. GIITTV faves The Pains of Being Pure at Heart cite albums by Rocketship and The Pastels as the best of all time, suddenly The Field Mice, Another Sunny Day, etc all have populated Myspace pages, and Camera Obscura and The Vaselines have made comebacks. But, who are all these bands? Let GIITTV’s deputy editor Miss Fliss be your guide…
Here at GIITTV zine we've decided to team up with CHAMBER an ace night of alternative/progressive/new wave/dark music based in London. In the coming months we'll be announcing some exciting line ups, some superb competitions and the chance for your band to appear at one of the CHAMBER nights.
The first CHAMBER in association with http://www.GODISINTHETVZINE.co.uk night, comes on Sunday 19th April 2009 at the Legion on Old Street in London. Featuring the following acts:
Vile Imbeciles + Jon Jones & The Beatniks Movement + Deathray Trebuchay + Micron Sixty Three + Akira + Demontre+ DJ King Chinchilla. It's 7pm until Midnight and £5 Entry.
We've got a PAIR of tickets to give away simply tell us the venue where the event will be held and send your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 7rd of April.
My Festival year 09
GIITTV's unsigned sub Owain previews Festivals including Green man, the greast escape, beachdown, square festival and End of the Road.
MANICS RELEASE NEW ALBUM DETAILS
IS THE TWEE/C86 REVIVAL ON?
NICK CAVE, GRACE JONES, AND PSBs play LATITUDE
PETE DOHERTY HAS HE FINALLY LOST IT?
PETER, BJORN AND JOHN/FIRST AID KIT -LIVE
LILLIES ON MARS
DETROIT SOCIAL CLUB
BONNIE PRINCE BILLY