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Pearl Jam Curated An “Early Years of Grunge” Playlist

by Rob Slater on March 25, 2014

The members of Pearl Jam took the time to handpick some select tunes for an "Early Years of Grunge" playlist for Songza. While grunge will really never die (guitarist Stone Gossard never used that word anyway), the band put together some essential tracks for those looking to explore the origins of the genre or simply relive the days of acid-washed jeans and punk band t-shirts.

The band is currently off the road (and clearly bored if they're curating grunge playlists) but you can take a look at the full tracklist below and listen to the stream in the link above. Of course, the band seemed to stick to the early-90s Northwest factions, incorporating Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Brad, Green River, Mother Love Bone, Temple of The Dog, Soundgarden, Mudhoney, among others.

Of their own originals, PJ went with the deep cut "Breath," which is an interesting pick as the band mentioned in their Pearl Jam Twenty documentary that an early performance of that tune was responsible for bringing lead singer Eddie Vedder out of his shell, turning him into the powerhouse frontman he is today. Watch a clip of the tune from the 2010 MSG show where the rarity made it's first appearance of the year in the famed arena.

Early Years of Grunge Playlist (via Jeff Ament's Army):

Temple Of The Dog - Pushin' Forward Back
Afghan Whigs - Gentlemen
Melvins - Honey Bucket
Skin Yard - 1000 Smiling Knuckles
Temple Of The Dog - Your Savior
Malfunkshun - Until The Ocean
Mother Love Bone - Heartshine
Nirvana - About A Girl
Brad - My Fingers
Green River - Swallow My Pride
Mother Love Bone - Stardog Champion
Pigeonhed - Theme From Pigeonhed
Pearl Jam - Breath
Satchel - Mr. Pink
Tad - Grease Box
Love Battery - Confusion Au Go Go
Soundgarden - Rusty Cage
Mother Love Bone - Stardog Champion (repeat)
Pigeonhed - Cadillac
Green River - Searchin'
Brad - 20th Century
Wellwater Conspiracy - Sandy
Melvins - Honey Bucket (repeat)
Malfunkshun - Jezebel Woman
Temple Of The Dog - Your Savior
Alice In Chains - Sea Of Sorrow
Malfunkshun - Until The Ocean (repeat)
Seaweed - One Out Of Four
Alice In Chains - Got Me Wrong
Brad - My Fingers (repeat)
Nirvana - About A Girl (repeat)
Wellwater Conspiracy - The Ending
Malfunkshun - I Wanna Be Yo Daddy
Green River - Swallow My Pride (repeat)
Brad - Buttercup
Alice In Chains - We Die Young
Soundgarden - Room A Thousand Years Wide
Temple Of The Dog - Pushin' Forward Back (repeat)
Mother Love Bone - Heartshine (repeat)
Afghan Whigs - White Trash Party
Love Battery - Out Of Focus
Mudhoney - Good Enough
Deranged Diction - Pruning
Seaweed - Baggage
Green River - This Town
Pigeonhed - Theme From Pigeonhed (repeat)
Pigeonhed - Her
Afghan Whigs - Gentlemen (repeat)
Tad - Jinx
Melvins - Boris
Screaming Trees - Nearly Lost You
Screaming Trees - Bed Of Roses
Nirvana - Lithium
Love Battery - Between The Eyes
Temple Of The Dog - Hunger Strike
Nirvana - Silver (Single Version)
Soundgarden - Jesus Christ Pose
Melvins - Honey Bucket (repeat)
Seaweed - Card Tricks
Mark Lanegan - Where Did You Sleep Last Night?
Alice In Chains - Got Me Wrong (repeat)

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