Friday Night Video – Pearl Jam’s “Alive”

Pearl Jam released a bunch of different packages of a re-issued version of Ten this week. In honor of the release let’s take a look at one of the videos that launched that album into mainstream culture, “Alive”:

“Alive” was the band’s first single. Though it didn’t chart terribly well it did establish Pearl Jam as an up-and-coming band. The video was shot at a live show in August of 1991. Since it uses the audio from that performance it differs from the album and single versions (most notably in the guitar solo). Though it doesn’t sound quite as good as the album version, the video does show the force of Pearl Jam’s live shows, something that’s continued over almost 20 years.