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Legacy Podcast: Pearl Jam

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Ten Code is a 10 part series with the inside story of Pearl Jam’s debut album TEN as told by the band. Each piece includes band member interviews and a clip of a previously unreleased bonus track from the expanded TEN reissue.




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Mad Season 4

Our Mad Season episodes conclude with Mike and Barrett remembering their other late bandmember, bassist John Baker Saunders. He and McCready met at rehab, but sadly overdosed in 1999. They then finish the piece by detailing how Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees) came to add his signature howl to "Locomotive" and two other unfinished instrumentals for the new release.

Duration: 00:07:33

Mad Season 3

Mad Season's classic riff from "I Don't Know Anything" kicks off episode 3, setting the dark tone that leads into Barrett Martin's discussion of Layne Staley's demons.

Duration: 00:06:10

Mad Season 1

The four part Mad Season podcast hosted by Matt Pinfield tells the story of this Seattle supergroup and their one album, Above. Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), Barrett Martin (Streaming Trees) and the late Layne Staley (Alice in Chains) describe how McCready's rehab stint with late bassist Jon Baker Saunders inspired this acclaimed side project.

Duration: 00:05:35

Pearl Jam Vs. + Vitalogy 10


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Pearl Jam Vs. + Vitalogy 5: Nothingman

Brendan O'Brien and Jeff Ament are back to reflect on how much the Vs. & Vitology recording sessions bled into each other, leading to two albums within a year of each other. The featured track is the "Nothingman" demo on the new Vitalogy reissue. Host: Matt Cord (WMMR Philadelphia). Producer: Joyride Media.

Pearl Jam Vs. + Vitalogy 4 – Better Man

Jonathan Cohen and Brendan O'Brien talk about the more personal direction Eddie took with lyrics on Vs. & Vitalogy. A great example is "Better Man," heard here as a demo, backed only by guitar and organ. Host: Matt Cord (WMMR - Philadelphia). Producer: Joyride Media.

Pearl Jam Vs. + Vitalogy 3 – Crazy Mary

Our third Pearl Jam Vs + Vitalogy podcast features "Crazy Mary," originally from the Victoria Williams tribute album, Sweet Relief. Journalist Jonathan Cohen and Ten Club fanclub manager, Tim Bierman, setup the track by discussing the band's philanthropic activities. Host - Matt Cord (WMMR - Philadelphia). Producer - Joyride Media.

Pearl Jam Vs. + Vitalogy 2 – Cready Stomp

Jeff Ament and producer Brendan O'Brien look back on the frantic 1994 Vs. recording sessions. Journalist Jonathan Cohen introduces the "Cready Stomp" instrumental outtake included on the new reissue. Host - Matt Cord (WMMR - Philadelphia). Producer - Joyride Media.

Pearl Jam Vs + Vitalogy 1 – Hold On

The popular Pearl Jam - Ten Code podcast series returns with an acoustic take on "Hold On" - the first of 10 previously unreleased tracks featured from the expanded "Vs. + Vitalogy" reissues in stores on 3/29. Jeff Ament, producer Brendan O'Brien and Mudhoney's Mark Arm talk about the the pressure on Pearl Jam to follow-up "Ten." Host - Matt Cord (WMMR - Philadelphia). Producer - Joyride Media.