Pearl Jam Descriptive Essay by devilsdelusion

Pearl Jam
An examination of the history, sociological and cultural significance of the band, Pearl Jam.
# 113846 | 3,240 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2000 | CA
Published on May 14, 2009 in Music Studies (Contemporary) , Music Studies (Composers)

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This paper examines the history and development of the band, Pearl Jam. It discusses the band members and their musical influences and their musical and visual style. The paper then examines the band's sociological and cultural significance during the 1990s when they were established and discusses a couple of songs which illustrate crucial aspects of their works. The paper contains an annotated bibliography.

Table of Contents:
The band
Sociological and Cultural Siginificance
Fashion and Visual Style
Two Essential Songs by Them

From the Paper:

"Undoubtedly, Pearl Jam is one of the most successful bands of the 1990's. They write complex songs, both musically and lyrically which appeal to a large audience around the world. They have the musicianship of heavy metal and progressive rock bands from the 1970s while they maintain the anti-corporate and "speak your mind" mentality of the 1980 punk bands. Since the commencement of the their career , they have fought hard to vice what is important to them through their music. Pearl Jam's music will continue to reach people even after they cease to exist as a band."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "Pearl Jam: Life Signs" Hit Parader by Brent Fuller.
  • "HYPE!" a film by Doug Pray. Shelvey and Pray Productions 1996.
  • "I'm Not Your Fucking Messiah" by Allan Jones. Melody Maker Magazine May 21, 1994.
  • "Blood on the Tracks" by James Rotondi. Guitar Player. January1994.
  • "He Didn't Ask For All This" by Robert Hillburn LA Times. May 1st ,1994.

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