ffrankwhite Posted July 29, 2007 Share Posted July 29, 2007 (edited) i never given them a shot (heard Ten, REALLY liked it) but i will. just find it funny how some people can give Pearl Jam their dues without mentioning Nirvana in the same breath. like Pearl Jams standing in relation to Nirvana has got something to do with their talent as a band.Why should Nirvana be mentioned in the same breath (and I love them too)? They broke within a few months of each other, and while being part of the same general scene probably sped up the process for them, they don't owe their success to it. They were a classic American rock band with a marketable sound and a photogenic singer. And they were that fairly rare combination of commercial and respectable. With or without the success of Nevermind, they would have done just fine.im not saying they should i just find they regularly are. i actually misspelt my original post, what i mean was...theres one response here and i find this quite regularly that people, in commending Pearl Jam feel this need to do so at the expense of Nirvana, as in "they're much better than Nirvana" and i was just wondering why that was and if in fact they are better than Nirvana (which i cant say cuz i've only heard the one Pearl Jam album) whats with this weird thing that Pearl Jam fans have that they need to comment/mention Pearl Jam in relation to their standing to Nirvana? i understand, there was this almost-rivalry thing going on insofar as they were both bands that broke really big at roughly the same time but...that time was quite a while ago, surely (and i dont know) Pearl Jam released enough matierial this many years later for people to be able to commend them on the basis of their output alone which many do but im refering to the few who dont, instead opting to use a pearl jam appreciation thread or conversation or whatever as an appropriate channel to convey their disgust at Nirvana. i never said anything vaguely close to them owing anything to nirvana, if you read back my first post in the first sentence where i say can, exchange that for a cant Edited July 29, 2007 by ffrankwhite Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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