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Pearl Jam — Love Reign O'er Me
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This is a great cover IMO. 
I'm 51 and have been listening to the original since the 70s. 
Yes, i had the vinyl. I probably had the cassette. I certainly put it on mixed tapes. It's a great, great, great song.
This is a very good, straight forward, no reinterpretation cover.  
Jelani wrote:
Attachment to The Who wouldn't be irrational. Pearl Jam on the other hand....
call me irrational.
Uncoverable.
shayde wrote:
Well at least they didn't butcher it too bad. Not bad though. I wonder with these sorts of covers - they come so close to the original, they make folks like me happy they're not desroying it - but do they bring anything new to it?
Ditto. And I don't think they brought anything to the party - but I can imagine the fun they had playing it. I think that's why a lot of the whattheheckever covers out there exist - the band just wanted to play 'em.
First: only once in my life have I ever camped out overnight on a sidewalk to buy tickets to a concert, and that was for the Who. I LOVE the Who. I teach high school and have two Who posters up in my room (and another of Bob Dylan)
Second: A couple years ago one of my studnets, a great kid, mentioned he knew no classic rock. I burned him a CD and included the Who's version of this song. It became his favorite song. Good taste, that kid. Point being the Who appeal to people today as they did back when I was young in the '60's-'70's because they are fantastic musicians and songwriters.
Third: The Who are amazing.
Fourth: I like this loyal cover by Pearl Jam. I understand those of you who say it is just a cover with nothing new, but I like the loyalty and PJ's homage to a groundbreaking band and this song of angst. I guess there's nothing new to it, but the song is brilliant and hearing it again is always a pleasure.


Ouch.
biggeorge wrote:
terrible, sounds like he is going to tear a vocal cord. The rest of the band is rockin
I agree. The vocal is awful. He's trying way too hard!
Make it stop. NOW. :stop: Eddie Vedder would have been okay on this if he'd tried to sing it his own way. I might not have liked it much, but I wouldn't have hated it. But his attempt to impersonate the legendary Roger Daltrey falls far short - all he's doing is underlining how very far he is from Daltrey's league, IMO.
This just doesn't work for me. :stop:
work it, Eddie.
Son, you are not Roger Daltry
jagdriver wrote:
PJ took a terrific song by the Who and just trashed it. This can be elimniated from the RP rotation without missing anything, for sure. It's SO offensive to the ears that I even had to head over to the receiver and turn the volume all the way down for a few minutes, until I was sure there was no more of it. Yet I stomached the earlier Simon and Garfunkel (barf), so by comparison it must mean that this PJ cover is 100%, totally, unequivocably unlistenable.
Oh well, add it as another of your "1" ratings (nearly comprising a quarter of your scores) and maybe you'll feel a bit better. The only thing unlistenable in this case are your positivist rantings. :chillpill: everyone :good-vibes:
PJ took a terrific song by the Who and just trashed it. This can be elimniated from the RP rotation without missing anything, for sure.
Jelani wrote:
this sucks. nothing unique. not nearly the edge and passion of the original.If Vedder thinks he's some kind of Daltrey, or can even keep up he needs to re-examine himself.
You're right. Just a complete knock-off. If you don't have something new to say... Guess they couldn't get the rights to the original for the movie.
ChicoCyclist wrote:
Damn, chill out girl! Me thinks somebody has an irrational attachment to The Who.
Attachment to The Who wouldn't be irrational. Pearl Jam on the other hand....
Yes me think so too!! :P ChicoCyclist wrote:
Damn, chill out girl! Me thinks somebody has an irrational attachment to The Who.
zaknafein wrote:
This is realy missing something.
You are correct, the answer is Roger Daltry.
Roger Daltry can pull it off, 'fraid Eddie cannot though.
and yes typed Pearl *Ham*!! Because that's what I meant. You figure it out
sarahbean26 wrote:
This is very painful to listen to, the Who should never be f**cked with. It's ruined now!! Thank you!! Pearl Ham!! Thank You very f**cking much!
Damn, chill out girl! Me thinks somebody has an irrational attachment to The Who.
I feel so confused...conflicted. Not necessary. No more.
this sucks. nothing unique. not nearly the edge and passion of the original.If Vedder thinks he's some kind of Daltrey, or can even keep up he needs to re-examine himself.
25 comments in 3 minutes... this one is headed places. Possibly not good places, but it's headed there nonetheless.
This is very painful to listen to, the Who should never be f**cked with. It's ruined now!! Thank you!! Pearl Ham!! Thank You very f**cking much!
hippiechick wrote:
Eddy at the Karaoke bar.
:lol: Exactly.
If this was the original, I'd say "what a great song!" But as it is, with nothing new to add, it is merely another in a long line of "what is the point?" covers.
Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
Does this add anything to the original _at all_? Oh wait, Eddie's "quavery voice thing" just kicked in. OK, then.
same thought process here.
eskles wrote:
Love the Who and Pearl Jam, but for this cover, my question is Why?
Not Why, Who? :lol:
dexev wrote:
Noooooooooooooooooooooo!
nance wrote:
yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
:iamwithstupid:
I'm enjoying this.
Does this add anything to the original _at all_? Oh wait, Eddie's "quavery voice thing" just kicked in. OK, then.
Well at least they didn't butcher it too bad. Though it's hard to replace Pete Townsends' yell. Not bad though. I wonder with these sorts of covers - they come so close to the original, they make folks like me happy they're not desroying it - but do they bring anything new to it?
n4ku wrote:
I was too, but upon listening, I'm not sure they have 'made the song theirs'. The only real difference is the voice. I give it a six. For now.
Yeah. Eddie's straining kinda works, but kinda doesn't. Downgraded a bit, but I gave it a chance by starting at 8.
Damn, Vetter brings it on this one. Nice!
Have this one on vinyl. It rocks. Thanks for playing Pearl Jam. If you've seen them live, you know they still the greatest rock-n-roll band in the world. Up on that classic level with The Who, the Stones, Grateful Dead...
My first 2 ... at least the music is well done, otherwise it would have been my first 1.
terrible, sounds like he is going to tear a vocal cord. The rest of the band is rockin
No need for this to covered-sorry.
I was just thinking, as the song began, can Vedder bring the intensity and then he belted it out! Wow! Love Pearl Jam, love The Who... love this!
Love the Who and Peral Jam, but for this cover, my question is Why?
This is realy missing something.
"hmm, somethings differ-OH GOD THE HORROR"
I hate pointless covers. Please don't record anything that sounds almost exactly like the original. Pearl Jam AND The Who are shamed by this :(
UltraNurd wrote:
I am intrigued.
I was too, but upon listening, I'm not sure they have 'made the song theirs'. The only real difference is the voice. I give it a six. For now.
Eddy at the Karaoke bar.
UltraNurd wrote:
I am intrigued.
I am muting the sound. :puke:
yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
well, that's a shame.
Noooooooooooooooooooooo!
I am intrigued.