But this wasn't a true collaboration. The Pearl Jam singer duetted with Young on the track, but was relegated to background vocals elsewhere. Still, the raw, live feel of the record and the camaraderie between Young and Pearl Jam was reinforced by the decision to include some of the studio chatter between songs. For all the heavy themes in the lyrics, there's even a bit of levity at the midway point on "Downtown.
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The Archives Vol. Hitchhiker Paradox Homegrown. Ten Vs. Merkin Ball. Authority control MBRG : e46d-d42b-3da6cc81ccfdb. At the start of the record, he can be heard instructing them: "No tuning, nothing," and the take of "I'm the Ocean" is an obvious run-through that became a master take. But Pearl Jam is not Crazy Horse ; in place of the latter's primitive, non-swinging sound, the former boasts spirited rhythms and dense guitar interplay that Young makes excellent use of in a series of songs built out of simple, melodic riffs.
Those songs come mostly in pairs: "Song X" and "Act of Love," the first two tracks, both seem to be about abortion, especially in its religious aspect, each containing a reference to "the holy war"; "What Happened Yesterday" and "Fallen Angel" are song fragments on which Young plays the pump organ; and "Downtown" and "Peace and Love" find Young addressing the musical and philosophical concerns of hippies and contain name-checks of Jimi Hendrix , John Lennon , and Led Zeppelin. The songs also share highly imagistic lyrics that are allusive and frequently just obscure.
Such subject matter is not new for Young , and Mirror Ball is typically uneven. But it is always interesting musically, suggesting that he has found another catch-up that works. Probably due to the commercial power of Pearl Jam , the album became Young 's highest-charting record since Harvest 23 years earlier, though it had a relatively short chart life.
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