Can’t Deny Me – Pearl Jam

 

There’s a new Pearl Jam single. It’s new. It’s Pearl Jam. It’s out right now for you and I and all the boys and girls to enjoy. There is a new Pearl Jam single. New. Pearl. Jam. NEWPEARLJAM!

Can’t Deny Me is a 2 minutes and 44 second act of defiance, of support for the righteous and an anthem for those currently at the rough end of the old corrupt swamp of outmoded 20th century hangovers.

Is it about the Kids Vs. Guns debate? The timing of its release sure looks like an act of solidarity.

Is it voicing support for the #MeToo movement? Just look at the sleeve. I’d say that’s a given.

Is it taking a knee for the minority players who man the fields of the stadiums Pearl Jam require when it’s time to take their band on tour? It’s Pearl Jam. You know they love their sports, you know they support the exploited and you know they’re right.

Is it railing against the current US administration and the evil done in the name of the many by a self-serving few who are selling wolf tickets to the dispossessed while they hoover up their rights, their funds and their futures while simultaeously palming them off with lies dressed up as Alternative Facts? I fucking hope so.

There’s a new Pearl Jam single. It’s a Leash, Brain of J, Satan’s Bed, Sonic Reducer of a song. It’s too pissed off for epic solos or lilting melody. It’s a beat, a clang and a holler. And it’s punk as fuck.

11 thoughts on “Can’t Deny Me – Pearl Jam

  1. I’ve been playing this constantly all week. I’ve been waiting on something like this from them for too long; it’s easily the best thing Pearl Jam have done in about 15 years. Genuinely visceral, guitars bite, Eddie sounds great… first time I’ve been excited about new Pearl Jam sounds in a very long time.

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    1. He’s really having it in that clip right? I love how they have not gone soft on us. Still got a good raging voice when required. And just in case anyone wanted to shout ‘more cowbell’ he has that covered too.

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  2. You have just made my week by letting me know about this!

    “It’s a Leash, Brain of J, Satan’s Bed, Sonic Reducer of a song. It’s too pissed off for epic solos or lilting melody. It’s a beat, a clang and a holler. And it’s punk as fuck.” = Nailed it!

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  3. Punk as fuck, and you’re right. I’ve been away from these pages for a couple of days ago, so I’m just seeing this. I hadn’t heard the song until earlier today, and the first thing I thought was that I was going to take a page out of your book and do a post on it. I still may, because I expanded the thought to include this and the other new song on YooTube, “Obey the Law of the Heart.” Despite, it’s new Pearl Jam; that’s enough. Their previous two albums were my favorites send Yield, Lightning proving to be one of my favorites of their whole catalog. Can’t wait for the new one and a date near us. Thanks for posting this.

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