Pearl Jam on Google Video
Remember back in the mid 1990’s to 2002 when Pearl Jam did not make videos and then shocked the world with the Todd McFarland animated Do The Evolution video which made up for all of those lost years when fans actually had to use their imagination to give vision to the music instead of having that vision served to them via MTV?
Well, Pearl Jam has Done the Evolution again with their new video release for Life Wasted, available for download via Google Video and released under a Creative Commons license.
The Creative Commons license allows for non-commercial usage of the video, such as posting on blogs or trading online.
As for embedding the video on blogs which serve advertising, I’m not sure if that goes against the grain of the license or not. Watch the Pearl Jam video for Life Wasted, courtesy of BMG Music, Creative Commons, and Google Video.
My take on Pearl Jam’s Life Wasted?
The sound is a nice balance of the last 15 years (oh my God, I can’t believe I just wrote that) of the band’s music, set to a strong rolling skin beat by ex-Sound Garden drummer Matt Cameron and some nice Stone Gossard & Mike McCready riffs and solos reminiscent of the grunge era, 10, Yield and some of McCready’s work with Mad Season.
Eddie Vedder is still proving to be the premier front man in Rock & Roll and it’s quite refreshing to hear some new rock being pumped out by people around my age in today’s hip-hop / drama glam influenced radio dial.
The video is a bit disturbing, proving to be an odd mix of visions of Hell which recall the Tool videos of the mid 90’s, Apocalypse Now, bad horror films, and the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch – espcially Triptych of Garden of Earthly Delights (which has disturbed me since childhood).