On October 22nd 1990 Mookie Blaylock (a.k.a. Pearl Jam) played their first show ever at the Off-Ramp Cafe in Seattle, Washington. Today you can relive this magic moment right here on In The Present Tense by downloading the show. Hard to imagine it's been 17 years that this band has been providing us with music that just inspires us everyday. Enjoy the show!
Pearl Jam (as Mookie Blaylock)
October 22, 1990 Off-Ramp Cafe Seattle, WA
Source: "Bridges: Epilogue" bootleg Size: 347 MB Length: 60:02
(Part 1: Mamasan Demos, September 1990)
(Part 2: Off-Ramp Cafe: 10/22/1990)
4. Even Flow (soundcheck)
9. Even Flow
(Part 3: Ten rough mix outtake 4/26/91)
Notes on the show from Two Feet Thick:
In the first week after their initial meeting, the members of the band that will become Pearl Jam play this show as "Mookie Blaylock." Jeff steps off the small stage to wander in the crowd a bit while playing during the soundcheck. 'Even Flow' is a very unusual, slow version. In fact, most of these songs sound very different and are slower versions, with 'Release,' 'Once' and 'Black' sporting different/early lyrics. 'Girl' hasn't appeared on a setlist since this show.