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Eddie Vedder's Big Hard Sun

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Coach  Carter made sure I had the MP3 of Eddie Vedder's solo song from the Into The Wild soundtrack.  As I was listening to it for the first time, I realized it wasn't an Eddie original but a song I had heard many times on local radio stations.  It was a cover, but for the life of me I couldn't name the original artist.

The song is called "Big Hard Sun" and a local band called Indio released it on their 1989 LP Big Harvest.  Indio isn't really a "them" but a guy named Gordon Peterson who hasn't been heard from since.  If you were listening to Toronto radio in the late 80s and early 90s, you'll recognize this tune.

Eddie does a nice job with it.  Sleater-Kinney's Corin Tucker fills in for Joni Mitchell on this version.  Listen to Ed Vedder's "Big Hard Sun" below.

Note: I've been told the player above disappears in IE.  It works fine with my Firefox.  If you can't see the player above, Teddy Vedder left a link in the comments that will let you stream the song.

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