posted on Aug, 19 2018 @ 09:31 AM
I believe this was recorded as a tribute to Andrew Wood, lead singer of Mother Love Bone, who tragically died of an overdose. Mother Love Bone were
being tipped as the next big thing to come out of Seattle, and all the local bands looked up to them. A couple of the Pearl Jam band members and Chris
Cornell were very good friends with him and his death hit them hard, in fact they stopped playing for several months. I don't think Eddie knew him as
such as Eddie came from out of State(?) and was a newcomer to the band when they were looking for a new singer. In fact I don't think Pearl Jam
existed at that point, the first few gigs with Eddie on vocals they went by the name of Mookie Blaylok (I think?!).
But you're right, Eddie and Chris are/were awesome front men and this is a great song and a great tribute. Thanks for posting OP.