Friday, 18 March 2011

Free Music Friday #93: Pearl Jam... probably

I found this live Pearl Jam track through a Google search. The link took me straight to the download page but when I had a look about, I couldn't find a way into it from the Pearl Jam website.

The track is called Amongst The Waves and it is a belter. Go to the widget page, enter an email to join the mailing list and they'll send you a link to get the download. It is a live trtack and the band is sounding great. I especiall like the sound of Mr Vedder's voice. There's a Hammond organ providing a solid base and some understated, but nonetheless impressive, guitar solos that drive it along. And have I mentioned how good Eddie Vedder's voice sounds?

My problem is, I don't know why this widget doesn't appear to feature on their website, so I do not know how much longer it will be available. Is it left over from a previous promotion or is it a new freebie that has yet to feature?

To be on the safe side therefore, I thought I'd give you another free download just in case the Pearl Jam one disappears. So here is a live track from the Black Keys: I Got Mine. The Black Keys have featured in a Free Download Friday before (Free Music Friday #59: The Black Keys) where my description of them was "Two blokes with a guitar and a drum kit. An astonishing racket! . Well that description fits this track - with knobs on! I think this is the first live track of theirs I've heard and it's clear that the audio assault I've enjoyed on their albums is not the result of studio overdubs and the reaction of the audience (which can be heard through pretty much the whole of the track) suggests that this is a band (well duo...) that can put on a show. Well worth hearing live I suspect.

While you are downloading The Black Keys, have a look round the Glide Magazine site where there are twenty-five pages of downloads available! If you can't find something you like there, you are clearly not trying! Let me know what your favourites are.

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