State of Love and Trust
The Playlist: Rage & Fury
Jason and Paul debut the first part of a new series entitled The Playlist. Each part will focus on one theme or mood. The guys will pick songs from across the catalog and can choose as many as they'd like as long as it fits within the confines of an EP (30min or less). This week's show focuses on anger. All that and the Lyric and Live Cut of the Week - ½ Full.
Backspacer - An Argument For...and Against
Jason and Paul channel their best Vinny Gambini and make powerful statements both for and against Backspacer. Is it good? Is it bad? Should it exist at all!? Somewhere therein lies the answer. All that and Lyric and Live Cut of the Week - Speed of Sound.
Best Album Deep Cuts: No Code - Riot Act
Jason and Paul dive deep into the middle era of Pearl Jam's catalog to unearth their top 5 deep cuts from No Code through Riot Act. There are a lot of songs to choose from arguably the band's most interesting era. What say you? All that and the Lyric and Live Cut of the Week - Breakerfall.
Re-Reliving Ohana (Encore Edition)
Jason and Paul celebrate their 75th episode by discussing weekend two down in Dana Point - and this time Paul was in attendance! A wonderful weekend of music from our favorite band with varied setlists spanning the catalog and a couple surprises thrown in. The guys break it all down including their Lyric and Live Cut of the Week - Lightning Bolt.
Reliving Ohana (Oh What a Feeling!)
Jason and Paul dig into the second live Pearl Jam show since Covid - Jason ventured to Dana Point for Ohana Festival and Paul grilled him on the experience. That and our Lyric and Live Cut of the Week - Get Right.
No Code: Legacy
Jason and Paul are joined once again by Stip from The Sky I Scrape / Red Mosquito to discuss the legacy of the songs of No Code. But first the guys react to the first live Pearl Jam concert in over three years from the Sea.Hear.Now festival. All that and the Lyric and Live Cut of the Week - Off He Goes.
No Code: Forging Through Conflict
Jason and Paul discuss the headspace and state of the band from which No Code was born. Intra band conflict as well as the Pearl Jam continuing to fight outside forces resulted in an album intentionally meant to divide. But where those songs came from is of great intrigue considering its polarity especially at the time. That and the Lyric and Live Cut of the Week - Habit.
No Code: Jack Irons Appreciation Thread
Jason and Paul pay tribute to the skinsman who should receive more credit than he does for his role in the band - Jack Irons. They discuss the pivotal moments in his career with Pearl Jam and prior to boot. Then they give their Over/Under picks for No Code. All that and the Lyric and Live Cut of the Week - Who You Are.
Ten: We're All Still Alive
Jason and Paul are joined again by Stip from The Sky I Scrape / Red Mosquito, this time, to discuss the quintessential Pearl Jam song. The history. The lyrical evolution. The music's impact. The arc of its importance to the audience and band as it navigates its ascendency to the aforementioned quintessential status, its banishment due to Roskilde, and its glorious return in a renewed sense of celebration. It's Alive.