One of my good pals from work,Robbo who reads my blog(atta boy) and drops down some comments now and than posted on my R.E.M review how I missed the boat when Pearl Jam showed up to Tbay back in 2005 and to be honest I kick myself! I should have went but shit I dropped the ball and like I have told Robbo I kind of moved on from PJ after Vitalogy,Nuthin personal PJ Peeps of the world but hey it happens ….
What dawned on me when Robbo mentioned the name Pearl Jam was the great track The Fixer was and is! It’s one of my faves …
Let me guzzle back a bottle of Vino out of Vedders Stash and tell Ya about this fantastic track!
So my Pearl Jam collection consists of Ten(da!),Vitalogy and Backspacer(2010)and that was due to the strength of the single The Fixer!
Eddie Vedder/Mike McCready/Stone Gossard and Matt Chamberlain wrote this snappy kicker of a track and after I heard it I preordered Backspacer off of iTunes and man I was hooked!
The Fixer kicks off with guitar/drums off the hop and boom here’s Eddie singing ‘Yeah Yeah Yeah,hey hey,when’s something’s dark,let me shed a little light on it,when something’s cold,let me put a little fire on it..
Actually my favourite line of the song is when Vedders sings “If your looking for something strong ,just add Scotch to it’ hahaha…Eddie doesn’t sing that line in The Fixer I just added that line to see if Tbone was paying attention!
Man these lyrics are Brillant ..effective to the point and friggin catchy! Dig the quick time changes,the kinda solo at the end is Gold ,Love the sound of this record produced by Brendan OBrien He keeps it raw,live like,just like the band showed up plugged in and rocked this little bitch of a number in one take!
Kudos to PJ for stepping up and walloping me outside the noggin with a great rock track! Get it if you don’t have it…. and Crank It!