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Pearl Jam photo by Ros O'Gorman

Pearl Jam photo by Ros O'Gorman

Pearl Jam Gives Adelaide The Who, Hunters, MC5 and Floyd

by Paul Cashmere on February 2, 2014

in Live,News

Pearl Jam gave Adelaide four covers on their never-ending setlist at Big Day Out on Friday.

Hunters & Collectors ‘Throw Your Arms Around Me’ (also performed in Sydney) made the Adelaide set as did MC5’s ‘Kick Out The Jams’ (also played in Melbourne).

Pink Floyd’s ‘Mother’ also got a run in Adelaide. Pearl Jam have long been including ‘Another Brick In The Wall’, also a Floyd The Wall classic, as part of the outro to ‘Daughter’.

The Who ‘Baby O’Reilly’ was played for the 135th time at a Pearl Jam show. The only other act to perform ‘Baby O’Reilly’ more than Pearl Jam is The Who. Other band’s that perform the song in concert include Mr Big (44 times), The Gaslight Anthem (37 times) and Dropkick Murphys (19 times). Bon Jovi have also played it six times and it has also been performed live twice by Nirvana and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

The rarest played song in the Adelaide set was ‘My Father’s Son’ from the new album ‘Lightning Bolt’. Pearl Jam have only performed the song three times previously. This was the first time it was played in any of the prior Big Day Out sets.

View Ros O’Gorman’s Pearl Jam gallery from the Melbourne Big Day Out.

Pearl Jam Big Day Out Adelaide setlist for January 31, 2014

Why Go (from Ten, 1991)
Do The Evolution (from Yield, 1998)
Corduroy (from Vitology, 1994)
Mind Your Manners (from Lightning Bolt, 2013)
Blood (from Vs, 1993)
Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town (from Vs, 1993)
Got Some (from Backspacer, 2009)
My Father’s Son (from Lightning Bolt, 2013)
Even Flow (from Ten, 1991)
Sirens (from Lightning Bolt, 2013)
Daughter (from Vs, 1993)
Given To Fly (from Yield, 1998)
World Wide Suicide (from Pearl Jam, 2006)
Once (from Ten, 1991)
Red Mosquito (from No Code, 1996)
Better Man (from Vitology, 1994)

Throw Your Arms Around Me (Hunters & Collectors cover)
Mother (Pink Floyd cover)
Jeremy (from Ten, 1991)
Lukin (from No Code, 1996)
Porch (from Ten, 1991)

Alive (from Ten, 1991)
Kick Out The Jams (MC5 cover)
Baby O’Reilly (The Who cover)
Yellow Ledbetter (from Lost Dogs, 2003)

Pearl Jam will perform their final Australian show today at Big Day Out Perth.

Eddie Vedder will start his solo tour in Perth later this week.

Eddie Vedder solo dates

February 7 and 8, Perth, Riverside Theatre
February 11, Sydney, State Theatre
February 13, Sydney, Opera House
February 16 and 18, Melbourne, Palais Theatre
February 22 and 23, Brisbane, QPAC

Pearl Jam Throw Your Arms Around Me At BDO Sydney

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