Episode 38 is here! The wheel has graced us with Vitalogy, the 1994 5x platinum album from Pearl Jam. Oh, Peter Townsend, how you saved my life! Rick are you there?
Vitalogy is the third studio album by American rock band Pearl Jam, released on November 22, 1994, on Epic Records. Pearl Jam wrote and recorded b while touring behind its previous album Vs. (1993). The music on the record is more diverse than previous releases, and consisted of aggressive rock songs, ballads, and other stylistic elements, making it Pearl Jam‘s most experimental album at that period. Considered a departure from the grunge sound of the band’s first two albums, the record focuses more on punk rock and hardcore styles in its production.
Dave Abbruzzese – drums (except on “Hey Foxymophandlemama, That’s Me” and “Satan’s Bed”), bass guitar and tremolo guitar on “Aye Davanita”
Jeff Ament – bass guitar, vocals, double bass, black-and-white photography
Stone Gossard – guitar, vocals, mellotron
Jack Irons – drums on “Hey Foxymophandlemama, That’s Me”
Mike McCready – guitar, slide guitar
Eddie Vedder – vocals, guitar, accordion on “Bugs”; credited as “e.v.” for book concept, theory of Vitalogy, typist
Barry Ament – layout
John Burton, Caram Costanzo, Karl Heilbron, Adam Kasper, Kevin Scott, Trina Shoemaker – assistance
Nick DiDia – engineering
Brett Eliason – recording/mixing on “Hey Foxymophandlemama, That’s Me”
Lance Mercer – 8-Baby photo
Brendan O’Brien – production, piano, pipe organ, Hammond organ, recording
Pearl Jam – production
Jimmy Shoaf – drums on “Satan’s Bed”
Joel Zimmerman – art direction
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