Pearl Jam - Backspacer
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Release date: 18 September 2009
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- Gonna See My Friend
- Got Some
- The Fixer
- Johnny Guitar
- Just Breathe
- Amongst The Waves
- Unthought Known
- Speed Of Sound
- Force Of Nature
- The End
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Pearl Jam - Backspacer: Wikipedia Album Entry
The band released the album through its own label Monkeywrench Records in the United States and through Universal Music Group internationally.
Pearl Jam went back to producer Brendan O'Brien who they hadn't worked with since 1998's Yield. "At this point, I think we're willing to let somebody cut the songs up a little bit," says lead vocalist Eddie Vedder. "In the past, Brendan would say, 'It's a great song, but I think you should do it in a different key', and we'd say no. But now that we've heard Bruce [Springsteen] has listened to his suggestions, I think we will too." Bassist Jeff Ament said, "He brings a brutally honest approach to what he thinks is working and what isn't, and it really moves things along...We don't get weighted down with ideas that maybe aren't even that good. He's one of the few people outside of the band that we trust with our music, and we're really, really looking forward to making this record."
McCready said, "I'd sum it up as kind of a tight, concise, rock ’n’ roll record with kind of pop or maybe new wave elements to it...It’s a really quick record, but I like that element to it. I like the sparseness of the songs and the way that Brendan pulled us together and made us play as good as we could."
Backspacer has reached number 1 on Bilboard top 200.
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Do you want to hear something sad?
we are but victims of desire
I'm gonna shake this day
I wanna shake this day before I retire
Understand She's a Force of Nature
Contraband hiding deep inside her soul
Exercising her will to lose control
she lets go
Johnny Guitar Watson staring at me
riding on 3 wheels, a woman on his knee
With a leg under the red dress I wish I could see
further North the warmth of lovin' lingering
What used to be a house of cards
Has turned into a reservoir
Save the tears that were waterfalling
Let's go swim tonight, darling
Yeah, I been dreamin' of gettin' along
Now I'm awake, dreamin' keep it on keeping on
I catch a break, then a punch to the head
I smile big with a toothless grin, yeah
What were all those dreams we shared
those many years ago?
What were all those plans we made now
left beside the road?
Yesterdays, how quick they change
All lost and long gone now
It's hard to remember anything moving at the speed of sound
Moving with the speed of sound