Saturday, 01 December 2007
K L Poore
Here's the deal, about 15 minutes prior to a show Eddie Vedder scans
the audience, gets a vibe and goes back and writes a set list. I
imagine it wasn't too difficult to work up a winning set for this show,
after all it's a huge outdoor festival and people are there to RAWK,
but what he gives the audience at Live at Lollapalooza 2007 puts on
full display what the hardcore fans of the band already know. Pearl Jam
is one of the greatest live bands ever.
It's not just that they come out and jackhammer you into a sweet rock
'n roll frenzy by opening with “Why Go,” “Corduroy,” “Save You” and “Do
the Evolution” (any two of which, when played consecutively, threaten
to set the sky on fire), but they follow that spine-shifting onslaught
with the largely acoustic “Elderly Woman Behind a Counter in a Small
Town” and make ...