quote:Originally posted by maccastheman
I just get so tired of Eddie Vedder whining about everything in life. I never really liked the Seattle scene. I just thought it was, well, fake.
I listed the Clash for a reason - no reunion tours to make a quick buck, etc. Vedder is a fake. That's one thing I agree with Oasis on. They nailed the Seattle scene on the head.
Again, you obviously haven't been following them in a long time. You keep talking about the "Seattle scene". Dude, that was over almost a decade ago. You're probably still hung up on Vedder interviews that you read back in 1994 or something. Believe me, I know where you're coming from. I got really turned off for a while there too. But then I read more and understood where they were coming from. Heck, Pearl Jam doesn't even do videos anymore because they don't want to be caught up in the FAKE MTV world. The main reason why you, (and a lot of other people), probably think Vedder is a fake and a whiner is because he got really freaked out when Pearl Jam got all this immediate attention. (People following him, hanging out in his bushes, etc.) That's why he withdrew so much from the public eye. Sure, it's easy to say "well just don't be a rock star." But they had no idea the impact it was gonna have on their lives. And you're not just going to stop making music which is your passion. Plus, Eddie Vedder wasn't just any rock star. He was pretty much looked up to like a god, and the "savior of his generation." That would freak ANYBODY out. It's not that Pearl Jam are anti-rock star....they are close friends with bands like The Who and The Stones, both of which they've played gigs with. And those two bands are DEFINITELY rock stars. You just have to understand where they're coming from. PJ works for their fans like they should. Why do you think they went to Congress and went through all that trouble to lower ticket prices with the whole Ticketmaster thing? It wasn't just for THEIR fans, it was for everybody. Believe me, man, I know what I'm talking about. I know about Pearl Jam, and the whole "Seattle scene" as you may call it, ALMOST as much as The Beatles. And I'm telling you, you've got it all wrong.