Evolution Series: #10 “Rearviewmirror”

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Episode Release Date: September 7th, 2020

This is a re-release of the Patreon exclusive Evolution Series episode on Rearviewmirror to be distributed on all platforms. We have opened up the vault for all listeners for anyone who has wanted to join our Patreon, but has not pulled the trigger yet. This is exactly what’s in store. If you like this episode and want more, we have 16 more available through Patreon, which will soon include the release of Nothingman coming next week. To join for as low as $1 a month, head over to patreon.com/liveon4legs, or the Patreon app, or Liveon4legs.com and click the orange ‘become a Patron’ button to subscribe and enjoy the extra content! There’s plenty to go around!

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!

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