Do it to celebrate the anniversaries of Ten and No Code. Would be perfect! HH Atlanta Posts: August edited August So great.
Fenway 2, First Encore! Jimmy Posts: Love the video. Stone is like, "sorry guys, I've tried, I just can't stay seated anymore".
JB Posts: Thanks for this one. HesCalledDyer Maryland Posts: 15, Jimmy said:. Qube Posts: This would be great Had no idea that this was a Christmas Single back in PorchgirlCO Colorado Posts: 1, I'll ride the wave where it takes me I am not even going and still want it played!
Such a rad version. Note: When you embed the widget in your site, it will match your site's styles CSS. This is just a preview! Cannot annotate a non-flat selection. Make sure your selection starts and ends within the same node. All News Daily Roundup. Album Reviews Song Reviews. Song Lyrics. Review: RIFF-it. RIFF-it good. I remember being in the halls and hearing it and I had actually had altercations with this kid in the past.
I was kind of a rebellious fifth-grader and I think we got in fights and stuff. So it's a bit about this kid named Jeremy and it's also a bit about a kid named Brian that I knew and I don't know I think it goes somewhere While the "Jeremy" single was released commercially to international markets in , the commercial single was not released in the United States until June 27, and was only available as a more expensive import version beforehand.
In Canada , the song reached the top 40 on the Canadian Singles Chart. It peaked at number 93 in Germany, reached the top 40 in New Zealand , and was a top ten success in Ireland. Chris True of AllMusic said that "Jeremy" "is where Pearl Jam mania galvanized and propelled the band past the 'Seattle sound' and into rock royalty. Deusner of Pitchfork said, "'Jeremy' is the most pat Freudian psychodrama on an album full of them. In July , Vedder became acquainted with photographer Chris Cuffaro.
Vedder suggested Cuffaro film a music video for the band. On Vedder's insistence, Epic gave Cuffaro permission to use any song off Ten. He chose "Jeremy", which was not intended to be released as a single at the time. Cuffaro raised the money by taking out a loan and selling all of his furniture and half his guitar collection. Cuffaro and his crew spent a day filming Schubert playing the part of Jeremy.
A revolving platform was rigged at the center of the set, and the members of the band climbed on it individually to give the illusion of the song being performed as a crew member spun the giant turntable by hand. Vedder appeared with black gaffer's tape around his biceps as a mourning band for the real Jeremy.
By the time Cuffaro finished his music video, Epic had warmed up to the idea of releasing "Jeremy" as a single. Music video director Mark Pellington was brought in to handle the project. Working with veteran editor Bruce Ashley, Pellington's high-budget video incorporated rapid-fire editing and juxtaposition of sound, still images, graphics and text elements with live action sequences to create a collage effect.
Some of the stock imagery was similar to the original video, but when it came to the band Pellington focused on Vedder. Vedder thus serves as the video's narrator. Ament said, "It was mostly Mark and Ed's vision. I know some of us were having a hard time with the movie-type video that Mark made, because our two previous videos were made live. Wilson died in at age 36 in a drowning accident in Puerto Rico.
The video premiered on August 1, ,  and quickly found its way into heavy rotation on MTV. Michele Romero of Entertainment Weekly described the music video as "an Afterschool Special from hell. Pellington stated, "I think that video tapped into something that has always been around and will always be around.
You're always going to have peer pressure, you're always going to have adolescent rage, you're always going to have dysfunctional families. He lives", and handed him the award. It really is what kept me alive, so this is kind of full circle. So to the power of music, thanks. In Pellington's video, Jeremy is played by Trevor Wilson. He is shown being alienated and taunted by classmates at school, running shirtless through a forest, and screaming at his parents at a dinner table.
Only Jeremy is shown moving in the video; all of the other characters depicted in the video are almost always frozen in a series of stationary tableaus. Shots of words depicting others' presumed descriptions of Jeremy—such as "problem", "peer", "harmless", and "bored"—frequently appear onscreen. Included are three biblical allusions: "the serpent was subtil", from Genesis , "the unclean spirit entered", from Mark , and " Genesis ", referencing the concept of original sin.
As the song becomes more dense and frenetic, Jeremy's behavior becomes increasingly agitated. Strobe lighting adds to the anxious atmosphere. Jeremy is shown standing, arms raised in a V as described in the lyrics at the beginning of the song , in front of a wall of billowing flames. Jeremy is later shown staring at the camera while wrapped in an American flag , surrounded by fire.
Jeremy then stands shirtless in an artificial forest surrounding by various drawings, becoming aggravated, breaking off a branch, and swinging it at various trees in anger, all the while the lights flashed around Jeremy's body.
The final scene of the video shows Jeremy striding into class shirtless, tossing an apple to the teacher, and standing before his classmates. He reaches down and draws back his arm as he takes a gun out of his pocket The gun only appears onscreen in the unedited version of the video. The edited version cuts to an extreme close-up of Jeremy's face as he puts the barrel of the gun in his mouth, closes his eyes, and pulls the trigger.
After a flash of light, the screen turns black. The next shot is a pan across the classroom, showing Jeremy's blood-spattered classmates, all completely still, recoiling in horror. The video ends on a shot of a dangling blackboard, on which all the harsh terms and phrases seen earlier had been scrawled. MTV restrictions on violent imagery prevented Pellington from showing Jeremy putting the gun in his mouth and pulling the trigger at the climax of the video.
Pellington himself dismisses this interpretation of the video. The idea is, that's his blood on them, and they're frozen at the moment of looking. In the MTV version of the video, there is a brief shot of Jeremy's classmates making a gesture that could be either the American Bellamy salute or the Hitler salute ; in the original cut of the video this scene is longer. The video is shot in such a way that the camera pan shows the alternate salute while traveling in the opposite direction After "Jeremy", Pearl Jam backed away from making music videos.
The prosecutors for the case said shooter, Barry Loukaitis , was influenced by the edited version of the music video. It is still available on the internet, on websites such as YouTube.
It can also occasionally be seen playing at Hard Rock Cafe locations. The video occasionally airs on MTV Classic. The video was included in MuchMusic 's list of the 12 most controversial videos.
The reason was because of the topic of suicide , and recent school shootings. The scene of Jeremy with the gun in his mouth was not shown. It was also included on VH1's countdown of the " Greatest Songs of the '90s" at number 11,  with several clips of the video shown, including part of the ending. The uncensored version of the video was shown as part of the retrospective "Pearl Jam Ten Revisited" on VH1 Classic in prior to the album's re-release, including the shot in which Jeremy puts the gun in his mouth.
The band had intended to perform the Dead Boys song " Sonic Reducer ", but MTV insisted that it play "Jeremy" since the song's music video was already in heavy rotation.