Early Eddie Vedder Demos Released

Antiquiet has released about six early demos of Eddie Vedder's work. These demos are before Eddie joined PEARL JAM and even MOOKIE BLAYLOCK...which later became PEARL JAM.

The demos contain material recorded between 1988 and 1989. Some of the songs feature Vedder performing by himself, while others are recorded with BAD RADIO, the band that Vedder was playing with in San Diego before heading to Seattle to join the group that was first called 

My favorite has to be the Betterman demo. It's slightly different than the PEARL JAM version. The bass line for one is definitely different. The guitar tonality is different too. But the lyrics are exactly the same.

Any PEARL JAM fanatic knows that Eddie had a bunch of these songs just sitting around, but refused to bring them to the table. He wanted to create two albums of "PEARL JAM" music before bringing his material into the fray.

Betterman first shows up on Vitalogy (changed to Better Man) and has ruined Bob Wettner's childhood. His brother played Vitalogy and used to beat Bob Wettner at video games, woodworking, and whatever else Bob attempted. Bob hates that album...I personally love it.

This one is not for you Bob.

Head over to Antiquiet to download the demos for free or just stream them for fun. At least check out the Betterman demo.

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