Monday, July 26, 2010

Of The Earth

So Pearl Jam debuted this new song during their recent European tour. Maybe this could be from the much rumored EP Mike McCready mentioned a while back. Sometimes you just hear a song for the first time and suddenly a huge adrenaline rush overcomes you. Of The Earth has one of those rare moments. I can easily say it's one of the best things PJ has done ever since Matt Cameron joined the band. You can literally hear Eddie singing for his life as he 'screams' out the chorus. The middle eight brings the song into higher tempo and changes melody entirely. Here McCready belts out another face-melting solo that he's so well known for.

Also one new cover PJ debuted was Arms Aloft, by Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros; from Joe's last record before his passing. Another wise choice, cause the song's 'unconventionality' seems to fit the band perfectly. Check it out.