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Pearl Jam Twenty - documentary

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Pearl Jam Twenty: A documentary directed by American filmmaker and author Cameron Crowe marking the 20th anniversary of the American rock band Pearl Jam. As well as capturing the band perform in 2011, the film also looks into the early days of the group to build a picture of how they became one of the most successful rock bands of all time.

 

Pearl Jam Formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990. Since the beginning four members have been consistent; Eddie Vedder (Vocals), Mike McCready (lead guitar), Stone Gossard (rhythm guitar) and Jeff Ament (bass). In 1998 drummer Matt Cameron from Soundgarden joined too (their original drummer was Jack Irons).

 

The band became popular relatively quickly as their debut album "Ten" (The docs name lends itself to this) was a huge commercial success, for it contained a number of classics which were subsequently released as singles: "Alive", "Even Flow", "Oceans" and "Jeremy". One of the keys to its success was because it was released when the grunge movement was really starting to become mainstream thanks to bands such as Smashing Pumpkins and Nirvana. This Pearl Jam documentary touches on how they rose to the top of this movement.

 

BTW. One song you may not have heard of is "Better Man". A great example of the diversity that Pearl Jam has to offer.

Category
Biography, Music

Presenter
Cameron Crowe
Year
2011
Watch time
01:59:00

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