I found these old school bootlegs at Easy Street Queen Anne tonight. I passed on purchasing all three but don’t think I didn’t give heavy consideration to adding them to my collection of Pearl Jam recordings. The record on the left, titled Five Alive, cost $15. It is live recordings from the band’s ‘93 and ‘94 tours. The tracklist wasn’t anything all too impressive.
The middle record, In Rock We Trust, cost $20 and I almost bought it just based on its cover alone. I love that pic of Stone and Jeff. The record is a boot of both of the band’s Bridge School shows from 1994. It includes “Bee Girl” and “Walking the Cow,” which is a Daniel Johnston cover. It also has ”Footsteps” and “Wash,” two of my favorite Pearl Jam songs.
The record on the right, New Songs, also cost $20 and I had a tough time passing it up. It’s a compiltion of live recordings of songs that were yet to be released when the bootleg was produced which was some time in 1993-ish. The main lure was “Fuck Me In The Brain,” a song that I didn’t know exisited until tonight. Turns out it’s a pretty rare track. I passed on the purchase because I couldn’t justify $20 for one song, especially when it’s available to watch on YouTube for free.