Monday, August 06, 2007

PJ Rock Lollapalooza To The Core

Main Set:
Why Go?, Corduroy, Save You, Do The Evolution, Small Town, Severed Hand, Education, Even Flow, Given To Fly, Worldwide Suicide, Don't Go BP Amaco Improv, Lukin, Not For You, Daughter/(ABITW pt. 2), State Of Love And Trust, Wasted Reprise, Alive

Encore 1:
Betterman/(Save It For Later), Crazy Mary, Life Wasted, Rearviewmirror

Encore 2:
No More (w/ Ben Harper), RITFW (w/ Ben Harper, US Soldiers)

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Rolling Stone Review:
Pearl Jam brings the festival full circle. Fifteen years ago, the quintet played a daytime slot on the second Lollapalooza while they were on their way to temporarily becoming the biggest band in the world. Now, in their only major North American concert appearance of the year, the Seattle crew is digging deep into a rich back catalog as belles of the ball.

“There’s a deep amount of meaning that comes with playing this stage tonight,” reveals Eddie Vedder, regaling the crowd with tales of his youth spent in the north suburb of Evanston.

Tonight, the always dependable Pearl Jam are on fire. “Corduroy,” “Do the Evolution,” and “Given to Fly” lead the parade of hits while “Why Go?” “State of Love and Trust,” “Rearviewmirror” and “Worldwide Suicide” provide clenched-teeth release. Select covers — Victoria Williams’ “Crazy Mary” and Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall Pt. 2” included — please the faithful.

Bassist Jeff Ament and guitarist Stone Gossard face-off and challenge another, and Vedder assumes his typical fight-the-good-fight stance, railing against petroleum company BP Amoco, which is planning to dump toxic chemicals into Lake Michigan under the guise of expansion. Pearl Jam even slapped together a brief punk-ish ditty, “Don’t Go to BP Amoco,” to spread the message. “Evenflow” meanders into a jam before detouring into a Matt Cameron drum solo, which, coincidentally, coincides with fireworks exploding in the background over the Field Museum.

Strangely, it works as if exactly to plan, and makes sense for where Pearl Jam are now at in their career — and for what Lollapalooza currently represents as a festival.

1 comment:

Wen! said...

The link doesn't work anymore xD