Pearl Jam Sucks

A little palate cleanser. This is an old article but I could not agree more. It is modestly relevant because the band is once more on tour and its odious, preening, self-important poser of a front man, Eddie Vedder is using every concert as an opportunity to spew hate for Trump and Republicans in general.

I generally love music from the 1990’s grunge and alt-rock era. Pearl Jam is the exception. I loathe them. They are the AOR “grunge” band. Their catalogue pails in comparison to the greats from that era: Nirvana, STP, Soundgarden, AiC , ect. Unfortunately, we have lost the original singers and front men of these bands to a combination of drugs and suicide, so we are left with…Eddie Vedder. Cobain, Weiland, Cornell and Staley were far more talented vocalists and song-writers, and were also far more charismatic. They are missed. I can’t wait for this bum to retire.


RIP Chris Cornell

As a huge grunge rock fan and amateur guitarist, I am saddened by the news of Soundgarden front man Chris Cornell’s passing Wednesday, possibly from suicide. Strangely, he and the recently reunited Soundgarden had just played a show in Detroit.

While not a fan of Cornell’s far-left activism, I am a big fan of Soundgarden and Cornell the artist. He was a powerful vocalist for a band known for its heavy sound, creativity and unique arrangements. These all combined to make them an original,¬†one-of-a-kind band. With his passing the grunge era has lost it’s four greatest vocalists and front men: he along with Kurt Cobain, Scott Weiland and Layne Staley defined the era for me and changed music forever.