Saturday, May 18, 2013

Recommended Reading - Pearl Jam 20

In 2011 Pearl Jam celebrated their 20th anniversary as one of America's greatest rock and roll bands. To celebrate their triumph, they released a "Best of" album, documentary and book. The book, Pearl Jam 20, is a timeline of events from how the band formed, began, wrote their songs, stories from the road, and dealt with every issue handed to them over the years. The book, which reads like a documentary rather than a narrative, breaks down a day-by-day account of what went on within the band. It features the band members - past and present, label personnel, friends and family, and a forward by Cameron Crowe. So much can happen over 20 years and Pearl Jam's story is no walk in the park, this explains everything one would ever want to know.