Evolution Series: #10 “Rearviewmirror”
About the Episode
Episode Release Date: September 7th, 2020
It’s time to emancipate! In our 10th installment of our live song evolution series we’ll discuss the 11th most played song in the band’s catalog – Rearviewmirror!
We’ll talk about this song’s humble origins going from a little random jingle that Ed has in his pocket for some time to being Ed’s first major musical writing contribution to the band and it being a pivotal track for Vs.
The live evolution is interesting because of course it all begins with Dave A (who infamously throws his sticks at the end of the recording) and shows some struggle in the very early stages before this song revs its engine and finds its power.
We’ll talk in thorough detail about the Atlanta 94 and SNL versions that are among the best, the spacey and lengthy bridges that were started with Jack and polished by Matt and an absolutely epic version from Buenos Aires in 2005 that takes the song in so many different directions.
Don’t give thanks or apologize, just enjoy the episode!