Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament: My Favorite Songs of 2017

From Grizzly Bear to Gord Downie and the Lemon Twigs, the bassist breaks down his favorite tunes from last year

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The U-Men, "Shoot 'Em Down"

Sub Pop just released the whole catalog of U-Men songs in one beautiful package and "Shoot 'Em Down" is my favorite of the bunch. Takes me back to their insanely entertaining shows at the Metropolis, Ground Zero and Graven Image, the heyday of Seattle music for some of us. U-Men had one of my favorite rhythm sections in Jim [Tilman] and Charlie [Ryan]. With the dynamic Tom Price guitars and maybe the most charismatic frontman to come out of Seattle, John Bigley, they influenced and inspired every band that saw them.

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