Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Top Ten Pearl Jam Performances of 2020, #3


Spending months under stay-at-home orders in 2020 really wore us down.  After watching Tiger King from one end to the other, we started feeling bad for ourselves.  Enter Jeff Ament and John Wicks (of Fitz and the Tantrums).  They brought us the Buzzcocks cover that fit the moment flawlessly, Sitting Around at Home
"This Buzzcocks’ tune (written by Steve Diggle) has entered my brain every bored moment I’ve had since 1979. Different Kind of Tension is a great existential pandemic listen. Recorded with my crosstown brother John Wicks, crushing the drum kit in his basement". - Jeff
Later, the song was pressed onto a vinyl 7" with Something Real from the compilation, Good Music to Avert the Collapse of American Democracy, Volume 2, where Jeff and John were now calling themselves Deaf Charlie