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Eddie Vedder — Hard Sun
Album: Into The Wild
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Released: 2007
Length: 5:13
Plays (last 30 days): 3
When I walk beside her, I am the better man
When I look to leave her, I always stagger back again
Once I built an ivory tower so I could worship from above
When I climbed down to be set free, she took me in again

There's a big, a big hard sun
Beating on the big people
In the big hard world

When she comes to greet me, she is mercy at my feet
When I see her inner charm, she just throws it back at me
Once I dug an early grave to find a better land
She just smiled and laughed at me and took her blues back again

There's a big, a big hard sun
Beating on the big people
In the big hard world

There's a big, a big hard sun
Beating on the big people
In the big hard world

When I go to cross that river, she is comfort by my side
When I try to understand, she just opens up her hands

There's a big, a big hard sun
Beating on the big people
In the big hard world

Once I stood to lose her when I saw what I had done
Bound down and threw away the hours of her garden and her sun
So I tried to warn her, I turned to see her weep
Forty days and forty nights and it's still coming down on me

There's a big, a big hard sun
Beating on the big people
In the big hard world

There's a big, a big hard sun
Beating on the big people
In the big hard world

There's a big, a big hard sun
Beating on the big people
In the big hard world

There's a big, a big hard sun
Beating on the big people
In the big hard world

There's a big, a big hard sun
Beating on the big people
In the big hard world

There's a big, a big hard sun
Beating on the big people
In the big hard world

There's a big, a big hard sun
Beating on the big people
In the big hard world

There's a big, a big hard sun
Beating on the big people
In the big hard world
Comments (270)add comment
 PhoenixArtDj wrote:

I love the song, but I felt like the movie glorified the guy way too much. I call him a noble idiot. He thought too much of himself and his vision quest to see the value in the people life placed in front of him until it was ultimately too late. Tragic tale that is glorified in the movie. I am glad they took the bus out.
 
This is a perfect comment.  100% agree! Great soundtrack though. Wow! 
 niseywee wrote:
I live in Alaska and people hate this bus so much, and the whole story. They finally airlifted it out of the location because so many people have tried trying to get to that damn bus.  Like, you have this whole amazing wonderland to explore, but nah, let's go die trying to find a glorified hunk of metal in the middle of nowhere. 
 
You can die by grizzly attack or freezing to death or exposure in a million other places in Alaska BUT that damn bus and the whole story...
I prefer the original version by Indio, but this will do in a pinch.
Phasers on "repeat".

Snip!
 ace-marc wrote:
This is a good and honest version.
But please play the original, eh?
 

This version is much better. IMHO, of course...
 niseywee wrote:
I live in Alaska and people hate this bus so much, and the whole story. They finally airlifted it out of the location because so many people have tried trying to get to that damn bus.  Like, you have this whole amazing wonderland to explore, but nah, let's go die trying to find a glorified hunk of metal in the middle of nowhere. 
 
I love the song, but I felt like the movie glorified the guy way too much. I call him a noble idiot. He thought too much of himself and his vision quest to see the value in the people life placed in front of him until it was ultimately too late. Tragic tale that is glorified in the movie. I am glad they took the bus out.
This is a good and honest version.
But please play the original, eh?
I live in Alaska and people hate this bus so much, and the whole story. They finally airlifted it out of the location because so many people have tried trying to get to that damn bus.  Like, you have this whole amazing wonderland to explore, but nah, let's go die trying to find a glorified hunk of metal in the middle of nowhere. 
 Signwrtr61 wrote:
Album cover....that's a story unto itself! Reminds me of the true story of the teen boy who, in his early yrs, recalled a trip he'd taken to Alaska with his dad.  Left home (mid teens?) and went back. Wandered, doing migrant/odd jobs to earn what he needed.  Final return to his "home", a bus, much like seen on cover, is what imagination conjured up. The boy was listed as missing. Only thing ever found, were some bones, in the bus. Inconclusive, on what species. Good read!! Sad, but interesting. A few steps beyond my own "gypsy-like" earlier yrs!! Been thru/lived in E. half of states. Mostly, thumb in the air! Oh, those days....!! (Late 70's-thru 80's)
 
Really? It reminds you of that story? Wow. Someone should make that story into a book and even a movie. Maybe even it call it "Into the Wild"? Maybe, just spitballing here.
State of Alaska finally got the bus taken out a couple months ago.  Too many idiots trying to escape into the wild following after him.  Cost a lot of money to rescue them.  Some of them died.

Do not walk into the woods in Alaska if you don't know exactly what you are doing.
From Wiki:
Eddie Vedder covered the single "Hard Sun" for the Sean Penn movie Into the Wild. Peterson re-emerged into the public when he filed a lawsuit in December 2009 against Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, alleging infringement resulting from usage and alteration of "Hard Sun" without Peterson's permission, although Universal Music, Peterson's former label, granted permission.
Like the Indio version better.
Album cover....that's a story unto itself! Reminds me of the true story of the teen boy who, in his early yrs, recalled a trip he'd taken to Alaska with his dad.  Left home (mid teens?) and went back. Wandered, doing migrant/odd jobs to earn what he needed.  Final return to his "home", a bus, much like seen on cover, is what imagination conjured up. The boy was listed as missing. Only thing ever found, were some bones, in the bus. Inconclusive, on what species. Good read!! Sad, but interesting. A few steps beyond my own "gypsy-like" earlier yrs!! Been thru/lived in E. half of states. Mostly, thumb in the air! Oh, those days....!! (Late 70's-thru 80's)
Just took a peek on utube...there are a # of listings! But, I listened to Indio w/Eddie and, Indio,  both versions, IMO, are good, at best. I truly think that Eddie did it best, with what just played. Others just don't seem to "bring it", as well as Eddie himself. Again, just IMHO. Thnx, Bill & Rebecca!! Long live RP!!!!
I gotta admit it - every time I hear this version start, I go and listen to the original instead.
In the kitchen with the hood on, thought this was The Decemberists. Hot air in my head :)
Like them all though.
The book and the movie are both great... this song works very well.
Decent cover but Indio and the musicians who all contributed their skills to the original song not to mention an absolutely incredible album...... priceless. Like they all got together for a one time project and put their all into it. kinda like the last show of Dead Can Dance.
 natmutt wrote:
Man...If you don't get it than not really sure what you get.  jelgator wrote:

I guess I don't get it.    {#No}
 

 

More than you I'm sure
 sfyi2001 wrote:
I have it on good authority that Mr. Vedder was up ALL night writing this.
 
Vedder described the recording process as a "factory." He said, "I'd just sit in the chair, and they'd hand me a fretless bass, and they'd hand me a mandolin, and they'd take a second to do the rough mix, and then I'd write the vocal, and it was just quick."[4] On the recording sessions as a whole, Vedder stated, "It was like I kinda went into some weird space for a week or two, and then I woke up out of this daze, and it was done. I don't really remember it.

I bumped my already bumped 8 to a 9.....this one really reminds me of the feeling of the movie/story - I say Long Live RP!!
Man...If you don't get it than not really sure what you get.  jelgator wrote:

I guess I don't get it.    {#No}
 

Indio's original version - where is it?   (this is good, though).
 AbileneTexas wrote:

Agreed. I generally like Vedder's music.  Don't care for this song.  Goes on way to long.  
 
Didn't seem TOO long in the movie....this one's an 8 for me...Long Live RP!!
beijos do Brasil ;)
Appreciating that this is the only radio station not inundated with Christmas music (including my other favorites, wfmu and wwoz)
 buddy wrote:
One of the top artists in rock & roll doing whatever the hell he feels like doing whether you get it or not.
 
I guess I don't get it.    {#No}
Agreed.  The Indio version is good.  Hard/impossible to find?      dracdliw wrote:
Good....but not as good as the original from Indio.  Have only heard this version on RP.
 

Indio's album is kind of a lost classic from the late 80's - there's not really a bad track - some are outstanding. Yes, it's wordy and there are obvious influences and of course it has that late 80s sheen that seems a bit dated, but it should have made more of a splash. It also had a hell of a supporting cast. I got a copy from a friend of an A&R guy who told me that that the "artist" was difficult to work with and that A&M abandoned him.
Great song.  Eddie's version is good.  Can't seem to find the original version by Indio anywhere.  
So much for sarcasm, syfi. ;-)
 
I was just going to suggest that the original Indio version be put into rotation. Anything from that album, actually. Really good stuff!
 sfyi2001 wrote:
I have it on good authority that Mr. Vedder was up ALL night writing this.

 
The original artist was Indio in like 89 or 90.
I know it's only rock n' roll but I like it
One of the top artists in rock & roll doing whatever the hell he feels like doing whether you get it or not.
Yawn, lets move on. Soon.
I have it on good authority that Mr. Vedder was up ALL night writing this.
Ugh.
Super Song! Thank you Eddie {#Music}
 hayduke2 wrote:
super set DJ  much Joy, Thank you

 
: )

 

              I had the best seats in the house at Key Arena, Seattle for the Rolling Stones October 30th, 2005 -
 Stage right (Keith's side) - right up to the stage. Mick, and Keith, were just two feet away several times during the show.                  Sound was fantastic. Great show. Vedder sat ten rows back from us - said hi to him.



                             
 Canlistener wrote:
tedious

 
Agreed. I generally like Vedder's music.  Don't care for this song.  Goes on way to long.  
 Jota wrote:
This song went on about 6 minutes too long.

 
The entire song clocks in at 5:22.
 dracdliw wrote:
Good....but not as good as the original from Indio.  Have only heard this version on RP.
 
Just listened to the original—it might become my favorite. This is one of the few Eddie Vedder covers/songs I like...
tedious
This song went on about 6 minutes too long.
 dracdliw wrote:
Good....but not as good as the original from Indio.  Have only heard this version on RP.
 
Agreed! Indio's entire (and only) album is terrific.
Good....but not as good as the original from Indio.  Have only heard this version on RP.
Eddie's (and Corin from Sleater-Kinney) version is "Most Excellent"
So is the original, your right!
Indio - Hard Sun 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1tVvQUAcf4

jtomato wrote:
I heard this song first in 1989. It was on KZAP. By a band called Indio. I was never able to find the recording. Then Eddie did this version. It's very good, but i really like the original better. At least I'm thinking it was original b/c I didn't hear this until several years ago. But not 26

 


I heard this song first in 1989. It was on KZAP. By a band called Indio. I was never able to find the recording. Then Eddie did this version. It's very good, but i really like the original better. At least I'm thinking it was original b/c I didn't hear this until several years ago. But not 26
 BBoyes wrote:

What you said. When this came on I had to stop work and click over to the comments. Fabulous album. Hearing some of it here on RP made me go buy it. Great album to accompany jogging.

I really like the off-beat (I mean timing-wise) and syncopated (yes I think those can be distinct) percussion on this song and on the rest of the album. The power chord electric guitar which is strong yet secondary to the vocals and percussion is perfect here!

 
Just killer  
 greiffenstein wrote:
This song is one of those that reach into me and finds something very deep.  It is, like its title, big sounding, hard and clean in simple melody and instrumentation, and warms me like a sun.  This soundtrack completely changed how I look at Vedder.  His sound perfectly matched the movie, which was spectacular.  It was contemporary to the subject without being kitchy, yet it resonated into today and beyond, much like the story of  Christopher McCandless.

(btw I just listened to the original Indio version of the song.  It's practically identical to Vedder's version) 

 
What you said. When this came on I had to stop work and click over to the comments. Fabulous album. Hearing some of it here on RP made me go buy it. Great album to accompany jogging.

I really like the off-beat (I mean timing-wise) and syncopated (yes I think those can be distinct) percussion on this song and on the rest of the album. The power chord electric guitar which is strong yet secondary to the vocals and percussion is perfect here!
 schitfitz wrote:
I've always loved this song. Couldn't tell you why which makes it even better. Just something about it. Didn't see the movie. I do rural SAR and anything that may glorify reckless behavior kind of irritates me as it results in my brothers and sisters having to take unnecessary risks. Before anybody chimes in with that's what we get paid for we don't. Most don't realize that 80% of all Firefighting/Rescue in the U.S. is all volunteer.

 

As a trauma surgeon, I also dislike the glorification of recklessness.  Movies about idiots in fast cars and on crotch rockets never show what actually happens to the human body at 100+ MPH when it strikes a Big Hard Wall.  In this case, McCandless wasn't being reckless with anyone else but himself...well, no more reckless than any other outdoorsman.  Besides, the movie is a far deeper, more meaningful journey.  Really a beautiful movie about a beautiful mind.  (No rescue personel were injured in the making of that memory ;)  )  I strongly recommend it.
This song is one of those that reach into me and finds something very deep.  It is, like its title, big sounding, hard and clean in simple melody and instrumentation, and warms me like a sun.  This soundtrack completely changed how I look at Vedder.  His sound perfectly matched the movie, which was spectacular.  It was contemporary to the subject without being kitchy, yet it resonated into today and beyond, much like the story of  Christopher McCandless.

(btw I just listened to the original Indio version of the song.  It's practically identical to Vedder's version) 
Song like this push to stop work...
 cervera wrote:
Dearest  Eddie Vedder,
His sound engineer just HAD to pan the drummer's floor-tom all the way to the right...
This song just gets me out of balance when I hear with in-ear phones.

For any of you sound engineers/recorders / artists out there reading this: never fully pan a bass element. our hearing system is not built for stereophonic hearing in low frequencies and it messes with the brain when fully isolated to one, as happens in this sont using air-tight earphones. 

 
omg!
 cervera wrote:
Dearest  Eddie Vedder,
His sound engineer just HAD to pan the drummer's floor-tom all the way to the right...
This song just gets me out of balance when I hear with in-ear phones.

For any of you sound engineers/recorders / artists out there reading this: never fully pan a bass element. our hearing system is not built for stereophonic hearing in low frequencies and it messes with the brain when fully isolated to one, as happens in this sont using air-tight earphones. 

 
That's nothing new or unusual. Get used to it, because if you had an audio system (with speakers) with good separation and soundstaging/imaging, you'd have heard panning like that in many recordings for decades now.
Dearest  Eddie Vedder,
His sound engineer just HAD to pan the drummer's floor-tom all the way to the right...
This song just gets me out of balance when I hear with in-ear phones.

For any of you sound engineers/recorders / artists out there reading this: never fully pan a bass element. our hearing system is not built for stereophonic hearing in low frequencies and it messes with the brain when fully isolated to one, as happens in this sont using air-tight earphones. 
Great song.  Why is the Indio version impossible to find?  
What's that? 

There's a big, a big hard sun
Beating on the big people
In the big hard world
There's a big, a big hard sun
Beating on the big people
In the big hard world
There's a big, a big hard sun
Beating on the big people
In the big hard world
There's a big, a big hard sun
Beating on the big people
In the big hard world
There's a big, a big hard sun
Beating on the big people
In the big hard world
There's a big, a big hard sun
Beating on the big people
In the big hard world
There's a big, a big hard sun
Beating on the big people
In the big hard world
There's a big, a big hard sun
Beating on the big people
In the big hard world

Thanks for the reminder.. . . . . . .
FILM     = 9
ALBUM = 8 
I loved the Indio original in the 80's(?) early 90s(?)... recorded it onto a casette tape from a friend who had it on casette tape. We called that a tape-to-tape-tape-taper.
I've always loved this song. Couldn't tell you why which makes it even better. Just something about it. Didn't see the movie. I do rural SAR and anything that may glorify reckless behavior kind of irritates me as it results in my brothers and sisters having to take unnecessary risks. Before anybody chimes in with that's what we get paid for we don't. Most don't realize that 80% of all Firefighting/Rescue in the U.S. is all volunteer.
most excellent song, tragic story in the movie
 kingfish2004 wrote:
This really has to be one of his best works.  Never cared for the other band but this is excellent and I can see better why the other group was so popular

{#Meditate}{#Sunny}{#Sunny}

 

 
Not HIS work. Not this song, which is very good, of course.
 
Thank you RP and listeners: after listening to another song of this soudtrack (Long Nights, that is a 10!) I decided to get this movie and discovered an AMAZING story, incredible movie, and one of the best soundtracks composed for a film.
Great soundtrack ...
This really has to be one of his best works.  Never cared for the other band but this is excellent and I can see better why the other group was so popular

{#Meditate}{#Sunny}{#Sunny}

 
Really depressing.
Nice job Eddie
 Lazarus wrote:


interesting...  I like this Vedder version a lot...
 

 
I didn't initially like Eddie's choice to allow that wash of guitar to take over at the end. I found it a little too garagy. But, really, it is the sonic equivalent of the sun beating down on you.

I like this version a lot more now that it's taken the place of the original in my consciousness. Fun to play along with, too.
 cosmiclint wrote:

I agree, Eddie and the rest of Pearl Jam are great song writers, however this song was written by Gordon Peterson, who performed under the name Indio. The original version was a fairly big hit in Canada in the late 80s. I've stated earlier in this thread my opinion that Eddie stuck fairly close to the Indio version.

In 2009, Peterson filed suit against Vedder, alleging changes made to the lyrics amounted to copyright infringement, and Universal music, alleging they had licensed his song to Vedder without permission.
 

interesting...  I like this Vedder version a lot...
 
super set DJ  much Joy, Thank you
just watched the movie
blown away


(...is within)
Posted: Apr 24, 2013 - 06:52
 

 Misterfixit wrote:
Listening to this album whilst installed a Ununtu SMB Server system.  Thinking about the lyrics and what is tells me about my fellow mankind.  Just thinkin', not sayin' ..

(cut'n'paste from https://africanhistory.about.com/od/glossaryu/g/Ubuntu.htm) 
 


Ubuntu is a Nguni word which has no direct translation into English, but is used to describe a particular African worldview in which people can only find fulfilment through interacting with other people. Thus is represents a spirit of kinship across both race and creed which united mankind to a common purpose.

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has said "Ubuntu is very difficult to render into a Western language…It is to say. 'My humanity is caught up, is inextricably bound up, in what is yours'…"

 

Incredible Biblical references in here. Surprising to me.
 Misterfixit wrote:
Listening to this album whilst installed a Ununtu SMB Server system.  Thinking about the lyrics and what is tells me about my fellow mankind.  Just thinkin', not sayin' ..

(cut'n'paste from https://africanhistory.about.com/od/glossaryu/g/Ubuntu.htm) 


Ubuntu is a Nguni word which has no direct translation into English, but is used to describe a particular African worldview in which people can only find fulfilment through interacting with other people. Thus is represents a spirit of kinship across both race and creed which united mankind to a common purpose.

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has said "Ubuntu is very difficult to render into a Western language…It is to say. 'My humanity is caught up, is inextricably bound up, in what is yours'…"




This version is fine, but the original has such a warm sound by comparison, and I think it has Joni Mitchell singing back up. 
Love the song, Love the Film, Love Eddie Vedder.
Listening to this album whilst installed a Ununtu SMB Server system.  Thinking about the lyrics and what is tells me about my fellow mankind.  Just thinkin', not sayin' ..
 WonderLizard wrote:
For a long time I considered Vedder some stud with pipes that Pearl Jam hired 'cos they need a stud vocalist. Turns out he's also a songwriter of no mean talent. Great song.
 
I agree, Eddie and the rest of Pearl Jam are great song writers, however this song was written by Gordon Peterson, who performed under the name Indio. The original version was a fairly big hit in Canada in the late 80s. I've stated earlier in this thread my opinion that Eddie stuck fairly close to the Indio version.

In 2009, Peterson filed suit against Vedder, alleging changes made to the lyrics amounted to copyright infringement, and Universal music, alleging they had licensed his song to Vedder without permission.
 lattalo wrote:
Saw this movie this weekend, had mixed emotions. It was a very well done movie, but I found it very sad. Alex Supertramp had some major issues that he needed help with, he was running to get away from the pain his parents had caused him. I think he died because he didn't understand how easy it is to die in the wilderness, not because he wanted to. When I was younger I would have a totally different opinion of this guy, but with age does come a little wisdom(thank God). The music in the movie was fantastic, however and the movie is well worth watching.
 
thanks for the spoiler alert, dude
Epic song in the context of a movie soundtrack

but just to listen to?  Needs to be about a minute shorter.  As in cut out the last minute.
For a long time I considered Vedder some stud with pipes that Pearl Jam hired 'cos they need a stud vocalist. Turns out he's also a songwriter of no mean talent. Great song.
 wingfinger wrote:

Great cover.  I highly recommend the Krakauer book on which the movie was based.  The true tale is both an inspiration and a warning.

 
Also recommend Krakauer's Into Thin Air about an ill-fated Everest expedition. Chilling (NPI) and difficult to put down.
Great album and movie!
Godlike!
This entire soundtrack is great.
 Johnny_Wave wrote:
Nobody in my hotel room can stand this song.  A solid 2
 
Vegas sounds better. Ya'll dance some more, Rometuma!
I love the song! I lonve the movie!!! Great!!
Nobody in my hotel room can stand this song.  A solid 2


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

 
I love.
I am detecting a Sun leitmotif.
Okay, four sun-themed tunes in a row. Is it raining in RP-land?
 lily34 wrote:
i love this song, and i hate pearl jam.
go figure. 
 
This version is so faithful to the original, I would say you like this song because it's an Indigo song.

BTW, appropriate song to play on a weekend that Earth is getting hammered by hot plasma ejections from the Sun.
This is a great CD.
I think he is saying "big hearted sun"   
i love this song, and i hate pearl jam.
go figure. 
 More_Cowbell wrote:
I am not sure but isnt the sun more hot than hard?
 

Hard on the eyes, maybe?
Beautiful movie!
Beautiful soundtrack!
A must seen! And hear!
 lily34 wrote:
i can't believe i'm going to say this.
i like this song.
a lot.
 
Me too, R. I think it really helps to see the movie, as the soundtrack really helps make the film very powerful.

Normally not much on EV. Can't get into his vocal style.  I really got into this song though.
 sirdroseph wrote:


I feel ya! If someone that could sing sang it, it would be totally awesome!{#Lol}
 
"if someone that could sing sang it," ~ ?
 Maybe I missed something & you are referring to something else because Eddie Vedder has a great voice. I don't know what you're on about.

Great tune, good film. EV was the perfect audio accompnayment for this good but tragic film. Emile Hirsh's character was the noble idiot; too proud and smart to love anybody until it was too late. Rock on RP!
 lily34 wrote:


i still feel the same way. still hard for me to believe.
 

I feel ya! If someone that could sing sang it, it would be totally awesome!{#Lol}
Awesome.  I just picked up my ticket for EV's solo tour this summer and he's been closing with this one.  Can't wait.

PS:  I love it that everytime a PJ or Ed song comes on, people love to start comments with "I'm no Pearl Jam fan, but..." right before they praise the song. 
like it!!
Have not seen the movie, but I *highly recommend* the book. Krakauer is a superb writer who really does an exceptionally thorough job researching his subjects.  Outstanding.
 woodchuk wrote:

This is well said.  I will add this: the theme about "shared happiness" has a practical side: having a traveling companion would have probably saved his life...

Adventurers usually travel in pairs...take a lesson from Alpine climbers.
By the way, I really like this song!!
 

also something as simple as a map. he was not far from a village and could have walked there had he known it was there.

the whole cd is very beautiful
 horstman wrote:


And the warning is this : If you are going to be an adventurist, be more like a boy scout and less like a free spirit. There are second chances in nature, but rarely third chances.
 
This is well said.  I will add this: the theme about "shared happiness" has a practical side: having a traveling companion would have probably saved his life...

Adventurers usually travel in pairs...take a lesson from Alpine climbers.
By the way, I really like this song!!


 lily34 wrote:
i can't believe i'm going to say this.
i like this song.
a lot.
 

i still feel the same way. still hard for me to believe.
 smokey420 wrote:
I agree Indio did this better
 


I agree
This album cover is very reminiscent of Bob Dylan's Freewheelin' album...anyone else get the same vibe? Not really into Vedder's voice...but appreciate the effort.

 
 vandal wrote:

Hmmm. . . "weak and sort of ploddy" . . . apparently you haven't seen them live. . .
 

{#Shhh} with the exception of their latest cd, pearl jam are "masters of melody" IMHO. check out "immortality" or "fatal" as 2 examples (among a host of others) {#Whistle}
 wingfinger wrote:

Great cover.  I highly recommend the Krakauer book on which the movie was based.  The true tale is both an inspiration and a warning.


 

And the warning is this : If you are going to be an adventurist, be more like a boy scout and less like a free spirit. There are second chances in nature, but rarely third chances.
I'm not a Pearl Jam fan by any means, but when I first heard this song, I just cranked up the radio and closed my eyes. And then I learn that it's not an original by Pearl Jam, but is Eddie Vedder without the band.  And now, having read a lot of posts about this song and artist, I've learned about a band called Indio, and I fully intend to explore their music, since if this one song is any indication of their talent, they're worth a LOT more airplay and fanfare.

Great cover.  I highly recommend the Krakauer book on which the movie was based.  The true tale is both an inspiration and a warning.


Intense movie... Eddie fits the bill perfectly for the soundtrack, but I prefer some of his other tunes from the album.


 david1045 wrote:

Here's the problem...Pearl Jam is great, but their songs are often weak and sort of ploddy. With a few exceptions most Pearl Jam songs exist without much melody. But Eddie Vedder nails this one. It is way more interesting than anything he has done with Pearl Jam since the 90s.


 
Hmmm. . . "weak and sort of ploddy" . . . apparently you haven't seen them live. . .


Incredible song. Wow.

I'd like to hear the original as well.
 david1045 wrote:

Here's the problem...Pearl Jam is great, but their songs are often weak and sort of ploddy. With a few exceptions most Pearl Jam songs exist without much melody. But Eddie Vedder nails this one. It is way more interesting than anything he has done with Pearl Jam since the 90s.


 
If their songs are weak and ploddy, what's so great about Pearl Jam?

I agree Indio did this better