My Favorite Grunge Song: "Even Flow" Pearl Jam (1993)
By John Roberts
Los Angeles, California
July 1, 2016 10:50am CST
Born of Seattle's grunge scene, Pearl Jam was formed by lead singer Eddie Vedder, lead guitarist Mike McCready, rhythm guitarist Stone Gossard, bassist Jeff Ament and former drummer Dave Krusen. The band arrived on the heels of Nirvana and not only became top grunge band but also most successful American group of the 90s. PJ's debut album "Ten" was huge and second single "Even Flow" a major modern rock hit. The band is well known for political and social activism which is reflected in their music. With lyrics by Vedder, "Even Flow" is no exception being about the plight of a homeless man: "Freezin' rests his head on a pillow made of concrete." Vedder must be dismayed no one knows what the heck he is singing about without his explanation. Words are overshadowed by great hard rocking music and guitar solo and Vedder's distinct if sometimes incoherent voice. Pearl Jam owns the best trio of grunge songs in "Even Flow," "Jeremy" and "Daughter."
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