Looking over my list of Monday Melodies so far, I noticed I only included two songs from the ’90s so far, which surprises me since the ’90’s may be my favorite decade for music (It was a lot more versatile than other decades) before it all went to hell.
Although Pearl Jam was classified as “grunge” and came out of Seattle at the same time as Nirvana, Soundgarden, and Alice in Chains in the early ’90s, some grunge purists argue that Pearl Jam isn’t really grunge at all and really owes more to classic rock than to punk or grunge. I probably agree with that, but for me it’s not a problem, because I grew up listening to classic rock. On my local classic rock station, you can hear Pearl Jam played along with Led Zeppelin and the Stones. There was no one who could look crazier than Eddie Vedder on stage, but he sure could sing his butt off and there really aren’t any Pearl Jam songs I don’t like.
Betterman was released in 1994 (has it really been 22 years?!) and is one of their more well known songs. It’s not everyone’s favorite, but I love it. I actually like its pop-rock sound.