Thursday, August 26, 2010

Indie,Folk,Rock and Alternative: Eddie Vedder

The poster boy of Alternative Rock became famous in the 1990s as Pearl Jam's lead singer. His baritone vocal style is somewhat similar to Jim Morrisson's which makes him quiet appealing to Grunge fans.
Pearl jams most successful songs till date has to be Jeremy. May be its the "story telling lyrics" or the tendency to relate to a troubled soul, that make it so popular, but I love the video and the story behind it.

 Once, when asked about the song, Vedder explained:
It came from a small paragraph in a paper which means you kill yourself and you make a big old sacrifice and try to get your revenge. That all you're gonna end up with is a paragraph in a newspaper. Sixty-three degrees and cloudy in a suburban neighborhood. That's the beginning of the video and that's the same thing is that in the end, it does nothing … nothing changes. The world goes on and you're gone. The best revenge is to live on and prove yourself. Be stronger than those people. And then you can come back. 

Another popular song of their's is Alive.

Now what most people don't know is that Eddie Vedder also has a very prolific solo career too. He has written and recorded songs for the movie "Into The Wild", the song Guaranteed won him a Golden Globe Award in 2008.

The most popular song from the movie and my personal favourite is a cover of the song Hard Sun originally created by Indio.

But their is this one song that truly captures the spirit of the movie Society.

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