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Le Classique: Pearl Jam

The Seattle band of Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament and Matt Cameron are at long last back in Barcelona after their last visit, more than a decade ago, in 2006. The classic grunge band, who celebrated 25 years together in 2015 have released 10 albums, selling more than 85 million copies, and have become members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Big stuff ahead of their much-anticipated return, this time in the Palau Sant Jordi.

And expectations are high: first, because over the last decade they have relaunched their career with a trilogy of inspired, energetic and impeccable albums – ‘Pearl Jam’ (2006) ‘Backspacer’ (2009) and ‘Lightning Bolt’ (2013) – casting them as a mature band and dismissing any accusations of a decline or a comeback; second, because at first Barcelona wasn’t a stop on this European tour, and the surviving heroes of grunge are one of the most popular bands in the country. Today at Palau Sant Jordi.

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Wolfmother’s victory

Hard rock band Wolfmother‘s 2005 self-titled album went gold in the USA and triple platinum in their native Australia, and it also won a Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance. Their awaited fourth album, ‘Victorious’ (2015) is an electrifying testament to the depth of the talent of Andrew Stockdale, the band’s writer, singer and guitarist. Recorded in the legendary Henson Studios in Los Angeles with Grammy winning producer Brendan O’Brien (Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Bruce Springsteen), the album’s songs are provocative, ingenious and powerful. Tonight in sala Apolo.

Les versions d’il Dottore: Pearl Jam "Last Kiss"

El passat dilluns, el nostre cirurgià de les versions, Il Dottore, ens presentà la versió de Last Kiss que va realitzar la banda americana de l’era del grunge, Pearl Jam.
 
La cançó original fou inspirada en uns fets reals. L’autor, Wayne Cochran, s’inspirà en una notícia que parlava d’un accident a Geòrgia on varen morir quatre adolescents. La conductora, Janet Klark  li anava a donar un petó al seu novio quan es va despistar, provocant un accident que provocà el fatal desenllaç. El sobrevivent, un noi, descriu durant tota la cançó els darrers instants amb la seva estimada i com ha d’actuar perquè es pugui retrobar aviat amb ella en el cel.
L’any 1964, J. Frank Wilson, un noi que estava fent el servei militar a una base aèrea, gravà aquest single i va tenir més èxit que la cançó original. L’any 1999, quan fomentava el gènere grunge, la banda d’Eddie Vedder va decidir gravar aquesta cançó per recaptar cèntims per les víctimes de la guerra dels balcans, i van recaptar la increïble quantitat de 10 milions de dòlars, i van arribar al Nº2 de les llistes al seu país i al nº1 a Austràlia. En definitiva, tot un èxit.