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Hardcore Pearl Jam fans unite! This podcast revisits some of the best live shows in Pearl Jam's 29 year history. From breaking down set lists to discussing hot band related topics, every episode features something new and exciting for every PJ fan!

Live On 4 Legs: The Live Pearl Jam Experience Randy Sobel & John Farrar

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Hardcore Pearl Jam fans unite! This podcast revisits some of the best live shows in Pearl Jam's 29 year history. From breaking down set lists to discussing hot band related topics, every episode features something new and exciting for every PJ fan!

    Episode 86: Wrigley Field - 7/19/13

    Episode 86: Wrigley Field - 7/19/13

    After a great conversation with Steven Hyden it's time to get down to business and cover the first Wrigley Field show in the lineage from 2013! Chris Buckley tags in as both he and Randy share experiences of travel, community, weather and merch in one of the biggest and most highly anticipated Pearl Jam events ever.

    The big story coming out of this day was obviously the 3 hour rain delay and how that factored in to both the band and the fans well being on the night. As the fans evacuated the field to spend 3 hours huddled together in a tunnel with limited access to food, water and, god help us, alcohol, the primary objective of the night of witnessing one of the most epic Pearl Jam performances ever was never in question. Even when the band halted after the first 7 songs, there was still an energy inside the friendly confines that no thunderstorm was gonna put a stop to.

    As for the set, they busted out some of their best efforts that night. Bringing out Mr. Cub Ernie Banks to play Cubs anthem All The Way was certainly a sight to behold. Versions of Corduroy, Release, Hold On, Chloe Dancer/Crown Of Thorns, Rearviewmirror, BUGS, and Mike's Eruption solo made for this to be a special night that we unfortunately have not been able to relive on soundboard quality bootlegs. That may be the biggest letdown from this show. Aside from that, nothing but magical moments as a kid from Evanston, Illinois' dream came true.

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    • 2 hrs 16 min
    Wrigley Field Month feat. Steven Hyden

    Wrigley Field Month feat. Steven Hyden

    Welcome to a month's long celebration of the band's five performances at Wrigley Field! Before we cover each individual show's setlist, we're inviting a special guest in from the either the music industry or the Pearl Jam community to tell their Wrigley stories. This week we have music journalist and host of the Rivals podcast Steven Hyden joining the show.

    Steven will talk about his experience at 2013 and how it reinvigorated his love for the band after not seeing them live for 15 years. We'll talk about the weather's effect on the day and how shows like this have lifted Pearl Jam into the conversation of one of the best American live bands in history. We'll get his thoughts on Gigaton and where he thinks it belongs among the 2020 album releases.

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    • 59 min
    Episode 85: Verona, IT - 6/20/00

    Episode 85: Verona, IT - 6/20/00

    Ciao! This week our Around The World series takes us to Verona, Italy where Pearl Jam performs in the historic Roman amphitheater the Verona Arena - a Colosseum that was built way back in 30 AD. We all remember the Immagine en Cornice DVD that documented all of the amazing scenery and culture of Italy, but it was actually back in 2000 where they played this incredible building for the first time.

    At a time where, unbeknownst to the band, they were about to hit a major career and life changing transition due to the Roskilde tragedy, this is a rare time in the Binaural era where they are feeling pretty upbeat and positive on stage. The Binaural tracks were continuing to hit their stride - Grievance and Insignificance being two that the allowed Ed to tap into something that brought the anger out of him, and Nothing As It Seems being played with Mike's original pedal brings a special kind of sound that makes the song feel like it's lifted into the atmosphere.

    This show had other great moments such as a 'f it' moment during Habit where a light was blinding Ed and they'd finish the song with a fury. The band was also doing something uncommon for the time in playing a full 31-song set, but the gap between the stage and the crowd left a little bit of the interaction feeling a bit empty.

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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Episode 84: Bonnaroo Festival - 6/14/08

    Episode 84: Bonnaroo Festival - 6/14/08

    We're back at the festival circuit this week! From Pinkpop 2000's incredibly speedy sprint of a set, we change the landscape a little by bringing in the jammy atmosphere from the 2008 Bonnaroo show. Joining us to share his experiences is patron and friend of the podcast Mike Packard who was one of 80,000 that waited hours to get to see the band play.

    The curation of this set list was next to perfect, you had your hit songs that you'd expect from any set, but versions of Better Man, Black and Porch hover round 10 minutes long with the latter including one of Ed's most impassioned speeches about making change. Along with hits and songs that give you energetic festival vibes, they busted a few songs out for the serious collectors. Lost Dog opener All Night makes it's first ever live appearance on this show, as well as a full version of W.M.A. that hadn't been performed in that fashion since 1995.

    We'll also get to talk about the Kanye West controversy that came out of this show. His elaborate stage construction that took 2 hours to rig added in with his narcissistic demeanor threatening the show promoter to put him on stage at a time where no one else was playing. So Pearl Jam took advantage of the timeslot and played for an hour longer than alotted. Kanye's response? Well, it was the beginning of a massive downward spiral that we hear at LO4L don't give a rats ass about!

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    • 1 hr 55 min
    Episode 83: Pinkpop 2000 - 6/12/00

    Episode 83: Pinkpop 2000 - 6/12/00

    This week we take a look back at one of the most popular and recognizable shows of the Binaural era from the 2000 Pinkpop Festival. It had been 8 years since the memorable 1992 Pinkpop show so the band knew the stakes were high to please 60,000+ fans in attendance. They channeled some of that raw energy from the height of the grunge era mixed in with the mature sound they developed after 6 albums produced and the outcome, as per usual, was pure grit and passion.

    In the 90-minute set, they bulldoze through 18 songs mixed with a variety of hits, rarities, new tracks as well as a decent sample size from the five prior albums. We'll talk about how Corduroy kick starting the show set the tone for the night introducing a set that had absolutely no lulls or dead spots. The Binaural songs were also played to perfection with the vigor and force that stemmed from the era. We get renditions of Rival and Insignificance that fueled political anger and a Light Years digging into the deepest of emotions.

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 82: Bern, CH - 9/13/06

    Episode 82: Bern, CH - 9/13/06

    #blacklivesmatter

    This episode covering the 2006 Bern, Switzerland show will not be publicized in any manner this week with due respect to the Black Lives Matter movement. It is here for archival purposes only.

    Here are some outlets where you can donate to help:

    National Bail Fund Network
    https://www.communityjusticeexchange.org/nbfn-directory

    Know Your Rights Camp
    https://www.knowyourrightscamp.com/

    The Equal Justice Initiative
    https://eji.org/

    • 1 hr 30 min

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