First things first: if you haven’t watched the new hatchet vignette, do yourself a favor and go do it. Yes, of course it’s fun to watch EV throw a hatchet around like a jolly lumberjack, but more to the point, holy mother, that song is KICKASS. I’m really into MYM, and I am coming around to “Sirens”, but this one (it’s “Let the Records Play”) has me going batshit crazy with excitement about Lightning Bolt. TWO WEEKS and we, the luckiest damn people in the world, get a whole new record of new Pearl Jam songs. AHHHH! This one is so fun sounding – rollicking and bluesy and just fun – I can’t stand it. I’ve avoided the leaks thus far – I want to hear the record how they wanted us to hear it – but I am bursting right about now!
GO! This song is so rocking it makes me jump around every single time I hear it. This is a fantastic, pro-shot video. Thanks to the YouTube commenters who identified the show. Apparently they played two festivals in Nuremberg in June 2000. This one (Rock AM Ring on June 9), and also Rock Im Park (June 11) – I’ve posted a few amazing videos from that one as well.