Thu, 24 July 2008
The music for this episode comes once again from Bonnaroo 2008 which was just too jam packed with great performances to be contained in one episode. This time I will be playing songs from the Saturday night headliner concert featuring Pearl Jam in their Bonnaroo debut.
There is no doubt that Pearl Jam was more than due to join the amazing group of musicians that have played Bonnaroo. Not only are they a great band but they have also been a champion of the live music scene since their early days. Back in 1994 they went head to head against the mighty Ticketmaster in response to inflated service charges. In addition to this they have provided their fans with a huge collection of live music content through the Pearl Jam Official Bootlegs series. These bootlegs have captured almost every single show the band has played since 2000.
The recording that I will be playing is not the official bootleg but Pearl Jam’s taping policy is kind enough to allow for unofficial recordings as well. Interesting to note on this recording is that taper makes note that some of his equipment was confiscated at a Doobie Brothers show and had to borrow gear from other tapers at Bonnaroo. That pretty much sums up the scene at Bonnaroo, great music and great people coming together. I hope you enjoy the tunes.
Follow the link below to listen to the full concert
Pearl Jam - Manchester, TN - 06/14/08
Pearl Jam Official Bonnaroo 2008 Bootleg
1) Hard To Imagine
4) Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town
6) Severed Hand
7) 1/2 Full
9) Better Man
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Other 2008 Bonnarooo downloads can be found here.