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CoreyとMylesが語るPearl Jam

似たようなタイトルが続きますが(笑)ちょっと前に見かけていたのでご紹介します。

ARTISTdirect.comで、いろんな俳優さんやミュージシャンにパール・ジャムの影響力について聞いたそうです。それがこの記事。

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その中にCorey TaylorとMyles Kennedyのコメントがあったので引用します。
英文そのまんまで失礼しまーす(^_^;)

Corey Taylor of Slipknot & Stone Sour

It was on Ten. I've got to say that Ten is their best record to be honest—and not because of the singles. It's because of the songs in between like "Why Go" and "Porch", which is a great fucking jam. Before "Black" became a weird "non-single" single, there's "Black". "Release" is so gorgeous. That song will break me down and make me fucking cry like that. "Garden" is an amazing song. "Once" is incredible. I could basically quote the entire album. That transition of "Oceans" into "Porch" is very cool. However, I will say the best Pearl Jam song is "State of Love and Trust" from the Singles soundtrack. The way those chords play out and the way he plays those chords is so righteous. That's fucking rock 'n' roll.


Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge

The first time I heard Pearl Jam I was actually watching MTV. The music video for "Alive" came out. I remember hearing about Mother Love Bone. It was one of those bands my friends would talk about when they'd go over to Seattle. Pearl Jam had such a fascinating story. It was all happening, and then Andrew Wood died. Then, they found this surfer guy Eddie Vedder from San Diego. The rest is history. It's a pretty incredible story. Ten and Vs. are amazing records, and Eddie is such a phenomenal frontman. I have a lot of respect for those guys. It's funny. Growing up in Spokane, I'd hear rumblings about the grunge scene. I remember a demo circulating with Alice In Chains' "Queen of the Rodeo", which was really cool. Personally, I rediscovered it later. You can't help but look at that movement with reverence and appreciation. It was one of the most important movements as far as American rock 'n' roll goes.


ええと、ちょっと突っ込んでいいですか?Myles、何故にAlice In Chainsの話題まで出す(笑)
彼の口から"Queen of the Rodeo"なんてメジャーじゃない曲名を聞けるのは逆にうれしいですけどね。

書いてあるとおり、彼が育った地は、グランジムーブメントが起きたシアトルと同じワシントン州にある、スポケーンという都市です。1969年生まれの彼は、ムーブメントを巻き起こしたバンドのメンバー達よりちょっとだけ若い世代です。当然その頃はムーブメントを知っていて影響力もあったようですが、彼自身はその流れには乗らず、独自の音楽性を追求していったみたいです。何故なら、彼がその頃やっていた音楽はフュージョンみたいな感じだったので。実は彼はすごく意外な経歴を持ってる人です。これからちょこちょこ紹介していこうと思います。

実は今日はMylesの誕生日です。
Happy Birthday Myles!!

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