Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Jimmy Chamberlin's Triumphant Return (Live, 1999)

"I Am One" may have been written by Billy Corgan and James Iha, but it definitely BELONGS to Mr. Jimmy Chamberlin!

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Pearl Jam "Bushleaguer" (Live, 2006)

Pearl Jam + Keyboardist Boom Gaspar = Six Pack Rock Band. Check out their performance of "Bu$hleaguer" from two different angles, at the same Prague 2006 show.

Google Video Angle:

Youtube Angle:

How does he do it? How do they do it?

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Dynamic Duos

The White Stripes, 2005:

The Black Keys, 2005:

Friday, July 27, 2007

The Five-Piece Rock Band

Pearl Jam, 1998:

Radiohead, 1998:

Guns N' Roses, 1987:

Aerosmith, 1976:

The Rolling Stones, 1965:

Thursday, July 26, 2007

The Rock Quartet

The Beatles, 1968:

Cheap Trick, 1979:

Smashing Pumpkins, 1990:

Weezer, 2001:

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The Power Trio

According to Wikipedia, "The power trio is a rock and roll band format popularized in the 1960s. The traditional power trio has a lineup of guitar, bass and drums, leaving out the rhythm guitar or keyboard often featured in other rock music. In more recent years, the term has become generally applied to any sort of three-person band." For example...

The Jimi Hendrix Experience, 1967:

The Police, 1978:

Nirvana, 1989:

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Friday, July 20, 2007

Tool "Ænema"

See you down in Arizona Bay.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

"I Won't Back Down"

Eddie Vedder's live cover:

Tom Petty's original:

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Van Halen "Eruption" (Live)

The album Van Halen I sounds best on vinyl.

Monday, July 16, 2007

"Even Flow" and a Bottle of Wine

Young Eddie Vedder's so angry...

...and fortysomething Ed's so cool...

...possible reason?


Sunday, July 15, 2007

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


It was a year. The Society of Gloves can't wait for Pearl Jam to return to Los Angeles.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Live Earth 7/7/07

1. United States

2. Bullet with Butterfly Wings

3. Tarantula

4. Today

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Stevie Nicks "Free Fallin'" (Tom Petty Cover)

In our pre-Society days, my brother and I actually saw a (pre-Fleetwood Mac reunion) Stevie Nicks rehearsal. A dear friend of ours knew the guitarist...access, you know. Yadda, yadda, yadda...I've since mythologized what happened that night. But if (true) memory serves me, she played this Tom Petty cover during the "set."

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Ask a Pumpkin...

If you're on Youtube (we're not), you can directly ask JC/BC, the Halfing Pumpkins, Zwan Zwei, etc. pretty much anything via Youtube video:

Friday, July 06, 2007

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

"Hunger Strike"

1990: Temple of the Dog (Jeff Ament, Matt Cameron, Chris Cornell, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready, and Ed Vedder):

2003: Pearl Jam (Ament, Cameron, Gossard, McCready, and Vedder) with Chris Cornell:

2006: Pearl Jam without Cornell (but with the guy from Wolfmother):

2007: Chris Cornell without the rest of them:

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Pearl Jam "Yellow Ledbetter"???

There's no official lyric sheet for "Yellow Ledbetter," and the words aren't published. Plus, Ed tends to change up the ramblings from time to time.

The funny thing is, it's a sing-a-long at concerts:

Monday, July 02, 2007