Friday, January 14, 2011

Alive: 50th Greatest Riff in Rock 'N Roll

According to, Pearl Jam just barely makes the cut with Alive.

Stone Gossard came up with the opening riff for grunge's biggest anthem while he was in Seattle's legendary Mother Love Bone with fellow future Pearl Jam member Jeff Ament. The demo, originally called 'Dollar Short,' eventually made its way into the hands of a part-time gas station attendant named Eddie Vedder. The rest, as they say, is history.