September 6, 1998 Thompson-Boling Arena – Knoxville, TN

Show Notes

After ‘Brain of J,’ Ed steps up and says, “I hate to say it, but you guys are kinda quiet,” but after the first encore he says, “I knew you guys would liven up.” He messes up the second verse in ‘Even Flow,’ forgets it completely and gets the next one right (with the crowd helping) and looks out and says, “Got that fucker right, didn’t I?” The ‘Habit’ line is along the lines of “speaking as a man who loves everyone regardless of race, creed, color or sexual preference.” After ‘MFC,’ Ed takes a swig of beer and a woman yells, “Hey, Ed! Gimme some of that beer,” prompting him to respond: “What? All I heard was ‘Hey, Ed. Gimme some of that either beer, pick or your dick’ … and I got lots of beer, lots of picks and only one dick … and I ain’t wasting it on a boring ass place like Knoxville.” After the next song, Ed singles her out and gives her his pick. Ed talks about how there isn’t much to do in Knoxville on a Saturday night. He says he watched SNL and masturbated. ‘My Heart Will Go On’ is the Celine Dion (Titanic theme) song (“near, far, wherever you are …) !!! During ‘Alive,’ Ed notices a fan a Cubs jersey and mouths “Cubbie fan?” The dude says “yeah” and Ed mouths “Atta boy.” During ‘RVM,’ Stone is dazed-looking during the jam, and Ed steps up and stares at his hands as he plays. Stone startles, noticing Ed and they both die laughing and Ed mouths “Rock on, son.” ‘Hard to Imagine’ is introduces as as song that probably “only 1 or 2 or 10 or 20″ people in the audience has heard before. Mike has difficulty with his typically long solo during ‘Black,’ so he cuts it short, looking frustrated. Ed introduces ‘Last Kiss’ by saying he used to think ‘Black’ was the saddest song he had ever heard until he heard ‘Last Kiss.’ Thompson-Boiling Arena is the home of the Univ. of TN basketball champions and Ed picks up on this, noting that “women kick ass in this building,” leading to ‘Leaving Here.’ All night PJ is in great spirits, with Ed fucking around with the crowd up front … lots of picks tossed out and spit flying. Mike seemed to have trouble with his sound as he cuts his solos down quite a bit, but still plays in fine form. Ed and Stone kept breaking guitar strings.

Notes provided by: Twofeetthick

Source 1

Pearl Jam
Thompson-Boling Arena
Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
September 6, 1998

Source: Sonic Studios DSM-6P w/ 3 way lo-cut, position unknown (most likely 80hz) > Sony WM-D6 (w/ Dolby B) > Maxell XL-IIS 100m master cassettes

Transfer: Denon 790R > Kenwood A-522 amplifier > Kenwood GE-622 Equalizer (ran flat) > .WAV @ 16 bit/44.1 kHz

Tracking: .WAV > Audacity 2.2.2 > xAct 2.45 (encode to FLAC level 8, align sectors, ffp)

Location: sec: 110 row: 30 seat: 9 (I was basically DFC, behind the board, in an empty section at the back of the floor, which was GREAT for ‘lack of crowd noise’)

setlist:

01. Long Road
02. Corduroy
03. Brain of J.
04. Given To Fly
05. Animal
06. Red Mosquito
07. Jeremy
08. Whipping
09. Wishlist
10. Lukin
11. Even Flow
12. Habit
13. MFC
14. Eddie talks
15. Present Tense
16. Daughter
17. Better Man
18. Alive
19. Go
20. Rearviewmirror
21. Do The Evolution
22. Hard To Imagine
23. Black
24. Last Kiss
25. encore break / crowd noise / Eddie talking
26. Leaving Here (The Who)

show notes:

well, we’re not going in order with these, but I did tape about 20 PJ shows between ’96 and ’00 (taped the first 10 I went to in ’00, but skipped taping the last 11 and just went to ‘have fun’)….and they will slowly trickle out over the next few months as well.

I just remember this as being a really big arena, and Eddie giving alms to the ‘women that own this place’ (paraphrased) before launching into a searing version of “Leaving Here”.

well, that, and showing up to my hotel at 3:30pm on a Sunday, and finding out “check in wasn’t until 4pm”, which was a PITA of immense proportions (not sure if UT had a home game the previous night or not)

anyhow, I believe this to have pretty shithot sound, so check out the samples and see if you agree!!!!

a big THANKS to dandrew for slapping this puppy together….and thanks to you folks for your interest.

I’ll just get back to fucking off, as it’s what I do!

—Dr. Deep ain’t leaving here, but he’s gonna GO!

Source 2

Pearl Jam
09-06-98
Thompson-Boling Arena
Knoxville, TN

Source: Sonic Studios (DSM-6S) -> PA-6LC -> Sony TCD-D100
Generation: DAT-M -> DAT(c) 48khz -> FLAC
Transfer: DA-20 -> Monster coax -> DiO 2496 -> Soundforge 6.0
(resample to 44.1) -> CDWave -> FLAC frontend -> FLAC

**Please do not distribute MP3’s of this recording.**

Disc I
01 Intro
02 Long Road
03 Corduroy
04 Brain of J
05 Given to Fly
06 Animal
07 Red Mosquito
08 Jeremy
09 Whipping
10 Wishlist
11 Lukin
12 Even Flow
13 Habit
14 MFC
15 Present Tense
16 Daughter/(My Heart Will Go On)/(Monkey Gone to Heaven)
17 Better Man
18 Alive

Disc II
01 Go
02 Rearviewmirror
03 Do the Evolution
04 Hard to Imagine
05 Black
06 Last Kiss
07 Leaving Here

 

Thanks to cps for the DAT.

Transfer by BLG
compiled on 12-02-04

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