10 Videos: Nostalgia for early 90s Pearl Jam.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Mar 3, 2011
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“Life is, like, so much to live, and we don’t know how long we’re gonna be here.

“When you’re out in the desert, you can’t believe the amount of stars. We’ve sent mechanisms out there, and they haven’t found anything. They’ve found different colors of sand, and rings and gases, but nobody’s shown me anything that makes me feel secure in what happens afterward. All I really believe in is this fucking moment, like right now.”


Bonus read:

Eddie Vedder vs. Positivity.

Ah, the sounds of his voice, high, low, forceful, tender, cracking…sounds seared not into my memory but, yes, my heart, only 16, the sound of a new kind of music that broke the back of the Reagan-era pop that so many of us had become inured to.

When long hair was a statement, flannel wasn’t ironic, revolution was grassroots and real and innocent and stupid…ah, the early 90s. When the M in MTV meant music. When espresso was a new thing, and hanging in cafes was new, too.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVmq9dq6Nsg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-j31YoEeRU

The below all from 1992 MTV Unplugged, apparently previously unreleased. Favorite moment right at the beginning how he begins it at 20 with a nyahhhh shake of his head:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60HrwY_CsiQ&feature=fvst http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBo4toLuO80&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RplekNNkF90&feature=related


Okay, the official classics how we remember ’em:

Predating Columbine, murder and confusion:

It’s not a TV studio, Josh, turn these fucking lights out! Plus, best/most famous mosh pit sequence ever?


http://www.youtube.com/user/PearljamVEVO#p/u/7/4WOk7UNAvOw http://www.youtube.com/user/PearljamVEVO#p/u/8/qM0zINtulhM

Bonus, Bob Dylan’s Masters of War with Ben Harper:

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan:

Ah, back when we were young, gorgeous, insecure and crazy:

“There’s no thinkin’ that takes place outside of what’s happening right then, right in the moment…it actually effects the passage of time?”


Crazy, man.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


9 Responses to “10 Videos: Nostalgia for early 90s Pearl Jam.”

  1. elephantjournal says:

    via http://www.facebook.com/elephantjournal : Added that main pic for the 90s ladies:

    Lesley Nichole Anderson And we appreciate that!

    Tanya: Fabulous, and this is coming from over the pond…..keep going with the nostalgia, stp, aic, soundgarden…

    Kathy L Outstanding. Thank you!!

    Shelly S Love me some Pearl Jam!

    Rick Gilbert after the week I've had, I could use some early '90s nostalgia–thanks very much for this. nice to see PJ has retained a bit of integrity over the years, too. and what about Matt Cameron? to go from drumming for Soundgarden over to Pearl Jam–he leads a charmed life, to be sure!

  2. Catherine says:

    I was at that 90s Lollapalooza tour when PJ and Soundgarden were part of it.
    Ah-may-zing. Thanks for this.

    Waylon, might I suggest you do a "U2 in the 90s" post next (or I gladly will)? There are a ton of us who loved their creative loopiness in that decade.

    Keep up the great work.

  3. robin ellen lucas says:

    sweet version of 'oceans'…

  4. luckyelevens says:

    Ah beautiful!

  5. Juliet says:

    Young, gorgeous, insecure and crazy…..as he jumps into the sea…of audience. I've only seen wild ocean of feet staggering at live outdoor Beastie Boys. Nice video.

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  8. Kim says:

    Oh, Eddie Vedder… my first love.