October 7, 2013

Craft Your Pearl Jam: Day Two

Mind Your Manners

The first release off the newest Pearl Jam album is Mind Your Manners. It took a few listens for me to decide exactly what I thought about it. It's super fast tempo, which makes for great running music and has remnants of some of their earlier stuff; Spin the Black Circle, Brain of J. The song has a very punk hook.

According to Rolling Stone, "Some of the animated imagery recalls their 1998 "Do the Evolution" video, though "Mind Your Manners" alludes to tragedies like September 11th, global warming and Hurricane Sandy while Eddie Vedder expresses his frustrations, singing, "Tried my patience/Patience tried." 

These guys just get vedder and vedder uh, better and better. ha. Old joke.