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Check Out: Unreleased Mookie Blaylock (aka Pearl Jam) Demos

on July 20, 2011, 1:22pm

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We’re about two months shy of Pearl Jam‘s forthcoming 20th birthday bash, but the Seattle rockers refuse to wait. (Someone really needs to tell that it’s bad luck to celebrate early. Seriously.) As Antiquiet reports, fans can follow a new Twitter handle (@PearlJamTwenty) to receive tweets fully stocked with unreleased Pearl Jam goodies. What started with a few updates on the upcoming Cameron Crowe doc, Pearl Jam Twenty, has evolved into a brethren of unearthed material. On Monday, they issued out a .rar file containing original Mookie Blaylock demos. For those of you scratching your heads, Pearl Jam’s original name took after the NBA athlete, though they ended up changing it later on. (Trivia: Why do you think PJ titled their debut, Ten? Answer available here.) Anyways, here is a collection of artifacts that should appease even the most diehard fanatics. There are a couple of instrumental jams, some takes on oldies (i.e. “State of Love and Trust”), a wiry rendition of Alice in Chains’ “It Ain’t Like That”, and, the real bread winner, the faux grunge anthem that is Citizen Dick’s “Touch Me I’m Sick”, used brilliantly in Crowe’s Singles. What’s more, they even included an unreleased cover of Free’s “Wishing Well”. Hey, if they’re handing out rarities like these, even on a weekly basis, the wait ’til Labor Day weekend should be quite painless. And fast.

Pearl Jam 2011 Tour Dates:
09/03 – E. Troy, WI @ Alpine Valley Music Theatre
09/04 – E. Troy, WI @ Alpine Valley Music Theatre
09/07 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre *
09/11 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre *
09/12 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre *
09/14 – Ottawa, ON @ Scotiabank Place *
09/15 – Hamilton, ON @ Copps Coliseum *
09/17 – Winnipeg, ON @ MTS Centre *
09/19 – Saskatoon, SK @ Credit Union Centre *
09/21 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome *
09/23 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place *
09/24 – Vancouver, BC @ Pacific Coliseum *
11/04 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Morumbi
11/06 – Rio de Janeiro, BR @ Apotose
11/09 – Curitiba, BR @ Estadio Parana do Clube
11/11 – Porto Alergre, BR @ Zequinha
11/13 – Buenos Aires, AR @ Estadio Unico La Plata
11/16 – Santiago, CL @ Estadio Monumental
11/18 – Lima, PE @ Estadio San Marcos
11/20 – San Jose, CR @ Estadio Nacional
11/24 – Mexico City, MX @ Foro Sol

* = w/ Mudhoney

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