PEARL JAM First Week Demos 10/23/90

pjFirst Week Demos 10/23/90
Blazing Live Studio Renditions

It’s not fair to call these demos. In reality, this is a set of full-blown rehearsals, capturing Pearl Jam live in the studio with guns a-blazing. Beyond that, I can’t tell you much about these tapes – who produced them? first week of what? why aren’t they everywhere? who cares? Fans will enjoy the sheer exuberance, while even casual listeners should appreciate how fully formed these guys were right out of the box (regardless of which week it was). Personally, I like the guitars.

Even Flow (5:01)
Once (3:11)
Breath (5:48)
Release (5:02)
Just A Girl (4:47)
Goat (cut off) (1:40)
Alive (5:39)
Alone (3:17)
Oceans (2:47)
Black (5:13)
Improv (3:09)
Weird A (Animal – Instrumental) (1:03)
Daddy Could Swear, I Declare (4:32)



  • Keanu Reeves
    August 12, 2009 - 04:26 | Permalink

    These dudes sound like my Eddie Vedder jam tape, Mr. Willard. Wicked.

  • Emile
    August 12, 2009 - 08:01 | Permalink

    Mate – thank you so much for this! – burned it and played it on my way to see Pearl Jam last night at Shepherds Bush – awesome gig and a great way to get in the mood – thanks again and keep up the good work! E

  • Don from Oregon
    August 13, 2009 - 04:59 | Permalink

    Hi Willard
    I think they are called the "first week demos" because it was the first week that Eddie actually got the chance to hang out for a long period of time. before that, they had been in talks, and recording over each others demos's in various parts of the country. This would be a few months after "Mother Love Bone" had broken up(After Andrew Wood's departure from this mortal coil). but right before the soundtrack to "Singles", and before they did a short tour(that I happened to attend) where they were caliing themselves "Mookie Blaylock" (named after the US baseball dude)
    which was really a road test of the 1st LP plus the collaborations on "Singles", and some stuff from the "Temple of the Dog" project, as well a few covers. I think "I can't Explain" was one of them… those were the days. My band got to open for alot of those guys at the Satyricon. Nobody was popular then, and there were some really lame gigs, but there was free, cheap shitty beer and I got to Smoke crappy pot with alot of Sub_Pop and Portland dudes where we all got hammered and talked shmack each other….God I miss those days…

  • Anonymous
    August 13, 2009 - 14:40 | Permalink

    Mookie Blaylock was a basketball player–not baseball player (the New Jersey Nets?)–no big deal though.

  • Capt. Willard
    August 13, 2009 - 15:09 | Permalink

    Thanks for the background, Don. Yeah, I thought Mookie was a baseball player, too (turns out that's Mookie Wilson). We're confusing our Mookies.

    August 18, 2009 - 14:46 | Permalink

    Actually Mookie Blaylock played for the Atlanta Hawks and was later traded to the Golden State Warriors.

  • Anonymous
    August 22, 2009 - 22:18 | Permalink

    Actually, he was drafted by the New Jersey Nets and began his career in NJ. He later was traded to Atlanta, etc… Sheesh!

  • Capt. Willard
    November 6, 2009 - 14:25 | Permalink

    Search HERE

  • Tone and Wave
    November 9, 2009 - 07:16 | Permalink

    Confusing Our Mookies

    …now there's a good name for a band

  • November 6, 2015 - 03:12 | Permalink

    I agree with keanu reeves.

  • November 6, 2015 - 03:24 | Permalink

    I believe what exactly what keanu reeves said in that phrase that he said that time about pearl jams livive album back in nineteen ninety.

  • November 6, 2015 - 03:26 | Permalink

    I did

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