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Hardcore Pearl Jam fans unite! This podcast revisits some of the best live shows in Pearl Jam's 30 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 30 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 194: Camden, NJ - 5/28/2006

    Episode 194: Camden, NJ - 5/28/2006

    With September right around the corner, we're back to covering cities that Pearl Jam will be visiting on tour this year! First stop is Camden, a city that the band had never planned to be in back in 2020, but it just so happens to be on of the most frequent venues that Pearl Jam has ever played. This show we're covering is the second night of the two show run in 2006.

    Lots of good performances to discuss here, from the brand new at the time Avocado tracks, Gone and Severed Hand are two that stand out from this one. Most of this set features songs with blazing speed such as Save You, Grievance and Whipping, but on the flip side the first encore was a complete change of pace bringing in the more emotional tracks such as Man Of The Hour, Black and the second all-time performance of Parachutes. But this show we'll also have a big finish on encore 2 as well!

    Tune in to check out the set, some discussion on Ed singing with The Strokes and a New Jersey tailgate fit for kings!

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    Donate - http://patreon.com/liveon4legs

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Pearl Jam 2022 Mid-Tour Analysis with Jonathan Cohen

    Pearl Jam 2022 Mid-Tour Analysis with Jonathan Cohen

    We're now approaching act three of Pearl Jam's slate of shows for the 2022 tour. There has been discussion about all that has happened - the great performances, the surprises and the unfortunate cancelations, but in this episode, we get the privilege to speak with Variety and SPIN contributor, as well as the author of PJ20, Jonathan Cohen. Cohen has had his eye on the band throughout the year giving him a unique perspective on the band's approach. We speak to him about the ins and outs of it all, as well as get a little information on what to possibly expect in September, as well as a little bit of info on how Pearl Jam has been proceeding with the new album they've been working in studio on. Great insight as always, lots to sink your teeth into!

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    Donate - http://patreon.com/liveon4legs

    • 51 min
    Episode 193: Saskatoon, SK, CA - 9/19/2011

    Episode 193: Saskatoon, SK, CA - 9/19/2011

    Moosejaw, Broadview, Moosamin too! We're running back to Saskatoon! After covering the 2005 show in Saskatchewan over a year and a half ago, just like The Guess Who, we're running back. This time thanks to a request from long time Patron, Danielle Tatlow, who lives up near those parts in a town of 350. We'll tell her story on this episode to prep you for the last show they've played up in these parts up north. While this song has a great mix of album representation and rare songs such as God's Dice, In My Tree, Untitled/MFC, In The Moonlight and more, it's primarily remembered for one big moment. In 2005, the band did a rough take on Running Back To Saskatoon by The Guess Who, and while the results pleased the locals, it did not go over smoothly. Take two, and yet again the rendition is filled with flubs and forgotten lyrics. Ed doesn't like how the performance went, so he invites a fan on stage to help them sing it and finally, the song gets played properly.

    We'll also talk about the 2011 tour and how it sometimes gets lost in the mix within the other tour years, especially 2005 which is a very similar, albeit longer Canadian leg.

    Visit The Concertpedia - http://liveon4legs.com

    Donate to the show - http://patreon.com/liveon4legs

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Episode 192: Telluride, CO - 7/9/2016

    Episode 192: Telluride, CO - 7/9/2016

    Red Rocks, Mansfield, Santa Barbara, The Gorge, Telluride... and now Amsterdam. These six shows have something special in common that no other Pearl Jam show can claim. The band walks out and takes a seat to start the show, warming up with a collection of slower tracks and easing into a set more than the typical night. In the beautiful, mountainous evening sky up in a ski resort town in Colorado, the band took their seats in a fantastic mood thanks to these surroundings and started the night with 10 tracks played acoustically. 

    All of the shows mentioned above have a few things in common. They've been to go to spot for the band to break out debuts, rarities or songs that went completely into hiding. Take Angel for example. A Dave Abbruzzese song that was released as an A-side on the 1994 fan club Xmas Singles that had only been played four prior times in their history. Not once since 1994. It took them a record setting 699 times in between shows before they'd play it again at this show! Also, for all of the Into The Wild fans, Society was debuted directly after Angel and it was one of two performances of it in their history. Later in the show, we'd receive another Xmas Single rarity from 2008, Santa Cruz, which lyrics were changed to fit their current location.

    A great show with lots of memorable speeches from Ed, and a cameo from a young woman standing stage side who wanted her 15 second of fame. Joining us to tell her stories is Horizon Leg Patron Jenni Gee!

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    Donate - http://patreon.com/liveon4legs

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Episode 191: Heineken Open'er Festival, Gdynia, POL - 7/1/2010

    Episode 191: Heineken Open'er Festival, Gdynia, POL - 7/1/2010

    After a memorable show in Krakow on the 2022 European tour, we're set to go back to Poland to cover the Heineken Open'er Festival show from 2010. The show was a day after the Berlin show from that year, which had a touching tribute to the Roskilde victims being the 10th anniversary of the tragedy. That theme was on their minds at this show as Ed has to deal with some early crowd rambunctiousness that he had nearly no patience for.

    This was in the middle of touring for Backspacer, so we'll be able to catch up on songs from that album for the first time in about 6 months. This is including The Fixer, where we try to make sense of the recent infatuation that blew us away after it was crossed off a setlist earlier in this tour. Great versions of Hail, Hail, Even Flow, Amongst The Waves and Rearviewmirror are all discussed, but perhaps most importantly, we get a version of Just Breathe with bass! 

    Joining us to tell her story is our Patron Anita Stelmasiuk who had a long journey before making it to her first show. Get to hear her stories about joining the Ten Club at an early age, the challenges she faced in order to get to this show and some of the moments that impacted her that night.

    Visit the Concertpedia - http://liveon4legs.com

    Donate - http://patreon.com/liveon4legs

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Episode 190: Mudfest, Gimli, MB, CAN - 8/14/1993

    Episode 190: Mudfest, Gimli, MB, CAN - 8/14/1993

    This show has been on our radar for quite a while and we're happy to finally get it out to you in this episode! In the summer of 1993 prior to the release of Vs., Pearl Jam was doing some touring opening up for U2 and Neil Young getting at most around 45-60 minutes of set time. That was until they hit the middle of the prairies in Manitoba, Canada to headline Sunfest. However, nobody knows this show under that name. This show has properly been dubbed, Mudfest. A rainy evening up in Gimli caused for slippery conditions and a misty drizzle that followed the band around the whole night. But the legend of the show doesn't end there. We got a racous, inebriated Eddie Vedder at his absolute best firing up the crowd and letting his voice growl and shred the entire night. The early performances of six Vs. songs are eye opening, especially Go, Animal and Indifference, which had the same show closing vibe that we are known to see nowadays.

    Come for the mud, stay for the belittling of SetlistFm.

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    Donate to the Show - http://patreon.com/liveon4legs

    • 1 hr 33 min

Customer Reviews

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58 Ratings

Steve from Buffalo ,

Best PJ Pod

Congratulation to Randy and John for their hard work and the impact they have had on the Pearl Jam fan community. Randy is a hard worker, great guy, and a loving father. His dedication to the band and spreading the joy that comes from listening to them and seeing them live is infectious. This podcast is a must listen for Pearl Jam diehards, casual fans, or someone going to a show this tour as a tag along. There is something for everyone. Congratulations again, guys. Keep doing your thing.

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Tremendous Pearl Jam Podcast

Excellent review of live shows from all eras of Pearl Jam. The shows Randy & John put together for Patreon are interesting and unique. The guys are amazing in how much great content they put out on a consistent basis.

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Great Pod. Better Work Ethic

Just like Pearl Jam, these guys put in the time!

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