Video of the Day” “Mind Your Manners” by Pearl Jam

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Video of the Day” “Mind Your Manners” by Pearl Jam

Pearl Jam is back after an extended hiatus, one they apparently used to recharge their musical batteries. The first release off the upcoming October 15th release, Lightning Bolt, is a classic, guitar-driven punk jam interrupted twice by an unnecessary vocal-driven refrain/bridge. It’s one of the best songs they’ve released in years, and the only thing that keeps it from being one of their all-time greats are those vocal-driven interludes that drop the temperature just as the inferno is about to start raging out of control. If only they’d gone straight into the guitar riff/solo, it would be a barn-burner for the generations.

Even so, it’s still a worthy entry into their overall catalogue, and a welcome one at this stage of their career that is sure to be fantastic in a live setting.

 

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Behrnsie has a love for music that dare not speak its name. He attends many shows and can often be found counting out the beats for no discernible reason. He played alto saxophone in his middle school jazz band, where he was best known for infuriating his instructor when it was revealed that he played everything by ear, and could not in fact read music. He takes great pride that this is the same talent/affliction that got Tori Amos kicked out of the Peabody Academy. He does not live in his parents’ basement….except during the holidays.