Live at Easy Street

Here's a good reason why cool bricks-and-mortar record shops still matter: seven songs cut live and hot in front of fans and customers at Easy Street Records in Pearl Jam's hometown of Seattle, then released through indie stores and priced to move. "Lukin" zooms by in forty-eight seconds, and "Porch" comes with a bizarre reggae-like intro that quickly blows up into prolonged mad-guitar howl. There is also a hat trick of covers from the golden age of California hardcore: the Avengers' "American in Me"; "Bleed for Me," by the Dead Kennedys; and a loving stomp through X's "New World," with guest vocals by X-man John Doe.

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