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Pearl Jam Caricature 1992, shown here with Dave Abbruzzese age 24, Stone Gossard age 26, Eddie Vedder age 28, Mike McCready age 26 and Jeff Ament age 29.
Pearl Jam is an American rock band formed in 1990 in Seattle, Washington. Formed after the demise of Gossard and Ament’s previous band, Mother Love Bone, Pearl Jam broke into the mainstream with its debut album, Ten, in 1991. One of the key bands in the grunge movement of the early 1990s, its members often shunned popular music industry practices such as making music videos or giving interviews.
After the demise of Mother Love Bone, Gossard started practicing with fellow Seattle guitarist Mike McCready, whose band, Shadow, had broken up; McCready in turn encouraged Gossard to reconnect with Ament.
After practicing for a while, the trio sent out a five-song demo tape in order to find a singer and a drummer. They gave former Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Jack Irons the demo to see if he would be interested in joining the band and to distribute the demo to anyone he felt might fit the lead vocal position. Irons passed on the invitation but gave the demo to his basketball friend, San Diego, California singer Eddie Vedder.
Vedder sent the tape with his vocals back to the three Seattle musicians, who were impressed enough to fly Vedder up to Seattle for an audition. Within a week, Vedder had joined the band.
With the addition of Dave Krusen on drums, the band took the name Mookie Blaylock, in reference to the then-active basketball player Mookie Blaylock. Mookie Blaylock soon signed to Epic Records and renamed themselves Pearl Jam.
Ament and McCready explained that Ament came up with “pearl”, and that the band later settled on “Pearl Jam” after attending a concert by Neil Young, in which he extended his songs as improvisations of 15–20 minutes in length.
In 1991, Abbruzzese joined the group as drummer and played the rest of Pearl Jam’s live shows supporting “Ten”.
The band has produced ten studio albums with hits such as: “Black”, “Alive”, “Yellow Ledbetter”, “Jeremy”, “Given To Fly”, “RearViewMirror”, “Even Flow”, “State Of Love And Trust”, “Better Man”, “Daughter”, “Corduroy”, “Just Breathe” and “Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town”.
While Nirvana had brought grunge to the mainstream in the early 1990s with “Nevermind”, Pearl Jam’s debut “Ten” outsold it in the United States, and the band became “the most popular American rock & roll band of the ’90s” according to AllMusic.
By 2018, Pearl Jam had sold more than 85 million albums worldwide.
Pearl Jam was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 7, 2017, in its first year of eligibility.
All prints are produced using Giclee printing process which is used for archival art reproduction. This process uses fade-resistant archival pigment-based ink which lasts over 100 years. All prints are printed on 310GSM, Luxurious mould-made, 100% cotton rag Archival Certified watercolor paper.
Archival Conservation Mat is included with your purchase. Mat is a high quality, 4 ply (1/16″) surround mat. These frame mats are acid-free & Lignin-free made with 100% virgin alpha-cellulose surface, core and backing papers. So your caricature with mat will fit into a standard comparable frame either “20” x 24″ or “16” x 20″ depending on the print size, (frame not included). Price also includes a Backer Board.
32″ x 40″ stretch canvas print is produced by Giclee printing process and are hand stretched over heavy duty American made white pine. The canvas print is varnished twice after printing. The canvas prints are ready to hang (complete with hanging wire).
|Dimensions||16 × 20 × .25 in|
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