We thought you might enjoy a few flyers from Citizen Dick’s shows at the Vogue and RKCNDY and a Cliff Poncier T-shirt special…
Here’s the front cover of the upcoming 7″ for Citizen Dick’s “Touch Me, I’m Sick”. This Record Store Day exclusive is a single-sided 7” with an etching on the b-side. All the RSD releases on tap for April 18th can be found at the official Record Store Day site.
Happy Saturday. Thought it might be fun to look back on Cameron’s Pearl Jam 1993 cover story for Rolling Stone. It was the band’s first real in-depth interview just as Vs. was making its debut. There’s an even longer version that we might share one day, but for now, check out the published version.
Five Against the World
Pearl Jam emerge from the strange daze of superstardom with a new album full of rage and warrior soul.
There are two Eddie Vedders. One is quiet, shy, barely audible when he speaks. Loving and loved in return. The other is tortured, a bitter realist, a man capable of pointing out injustice and waging that war on the home front, inside himself. On a warm and windy late-spring day in San Rafael, California, it’s easy to see which Eddie Vedder is shooting baskets outside the Site, the recording studio where Pearl Jam are finishing their second album. It is tortured Eddie, the one with the deep crease between his eyebrows.
“Your shot,” calls Jeff Ament, the group’s bassist. He bounces the ball to Vedder, who takes a long outside jumper. It rattles into the basket and rolls away. By the time Ament retrieves the ball, Vedder has already disappeared into the studio. His mind is on a new song, “Rearviewmirror.” This is the last day of recording at the Site, and the track’s fate hangs in the balance. It’s a song about suicide… but it’s too “catchy.”
Greg here. Since I live in Seattle and with today marking Singles 20th anniversary, I thought it would be fun to take a look at some of the filming locations and how they look now. I’ve included stills from the movie along with recent pictures that I’ve taken. It’s crazy how many locations are gone or completely changed, while others have stood the test of time. We hope you enjoy Part 1 of this trip down memory lane.
Tidbit: The fountain was created out of styrofoam for the film and the building is only two stories, so there’s not actually an elevator. In reality, Cliff’s apartment was in the laundry room and storage area (located in the basement of the apartment complex).
Cameron shares some of his favorite concert set lists in the December 2011 issue of Filter magazine. He discusses the reasons for each inclusion along with the actual scan of the set list. Selections include Pearl Jam, Joni Mitchell, U2, Eddie Vedder, Simon and Garfunkel and My Morning Jacket. You can check out the full article in the Journalism section.
Cameron and the members of Pearl Jam shared their favorite rock documentaries with Reuters as part of the Pearl Jam Twenty press at the Toronto International Film Festival back in September. Here’s their picks:
Can I do two? Okay, Gimme Shelter and Don’t Look Back. Gimme Shelter, because it’s just amazing, on-the-fly film-making and Don’t Look Back because it just captures the white-hot heat of somebody like Bob Dylan, who’s exploding and there are cameras and microphones everywhere.
The Kids are Alright and Last Waltz. It reminded of the time I got caught smoking pot and got grounded for a week in the summer. And it wasn’t that bad, because all I did was listen to Last Waltz for 18 hours a day.
I saw Jimi plays Berkley and Jimi Hendrix (film). Those two films kind of blew my mind as a teen. And I also remember watching Freddie and his friends, about Freddie Mercury’s home life. It had nothing to do with the band Queen, just how Mercury was as a person. It was mind-blowingly cool.
There was a documentary that came out three or four years ago called American Hardcore. That was sort of the music that I learned to play and to see the footage of some of the Detroit bands and the Boston bands was pretty amazing.
Spinal Tap has got to be in there too. It really is something that affected me hugely.
I would say one life changing film was Woodstock. My first concept of a rock singer ever was probably Roger Daltrey at Woodstock doing his thing. And Hendrix, of course his version of The Star Spangled Banner was the one that went into my soul and I grabbed it, grabbed it and I ran with it.
Please chime in! What are your favorite rock documentaries?
Now that most of you have seen Pearl Jam Twenty, I thought it was a good time to share the Toronto International Film Festival press conference with you. This footage is courtesy of Now magazine. My videos didn’t turn out nearly this good. It’s presented in four parts and does contain spoilers from the film. I’ve also transcribed the press conference, if you’d like to read it, you can here.