Toronto Mike

Pearl Jam - Brother


I'm submitting a song for SLS21 consideration.  I'm submitting "Brother" by Pearl Jam.

I almost refused to submit "Brother" by Pearl Jam.  A few weeks ago, while listening to 102.1 here in Toronto, the deejay teased us by saying they'd play new Pearl Jam after the break. I stuck around, pretty excited to hear new Pearl Jam, and then they played "Brother."

I'm a pretty big Pearl Jam fan.  I've seen them live six times and I've been collection Pearl Jam bootlegs since Ten.  You can read my Pearl Jam primer here.

"Brother" is not new Pearl Jam.  Yes, it's getting an official release now that they're reissuing Ten, but "Brother" is almost twenty years old.  I first got my grubby mitts on a version of "Brother" with lyrics in the late 90s and I've been spinning that in MP3 format for over five years now.

It's not new, but it's new to many of you, and it's an awesome tune.  That's why I'm putting it on SLS21.... because it rocks.

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