Pearl Jam "Rock Around Barack Tonight"

Stone Gossard and members of PJ spearheaded the recording of a new rendition of an old-school tune “Rock Around The Clock”, cleverly changing the lyrical content to “Rock Around Barack”.

Here’s what Stone has to say about the recording:

“Hello everyone. This is a track I’ve been thinking about for a while. Rock Around The Clock was the first mainstream rock and roll hit in 1955 and it had a transforming effect on American music. At that time, rock and rhythm and blues music was traditionally only played on black radio. I am, by no means, an expert on the history of rock & roll, but this was a big deal. The rhythm of rock music and its energy were so overwhelming that traditional barriers of race and culture broke down with an enormous crash. So here’s to new energy, rock and the breaking down of cultural barriers: Barack Around The Clock!”

Drums – Matt Cameron
Bass – Jeff Ament
Rock and Roll Piano – Boom Gaspar
Lead Guitar – Mike McCready
Vocals and Rhythm Guitar – Stone Gossard
Background Vocals – Barrett Jones

Recorded By Floyd Reitsma at Avast Classic
Mixed by Barrett Jones at his place.
Paid for by Stone

Full story here: http://tinyurl.com/2mz47m

Leave a comment

Filed under music

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s