Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready gave an interview to Classic Rock and revealed the thing he did not like about the song ‘Even Flow.’
Formed in 1990, Pearl Jam is a rock band that highly contributed to the grunge movement. They are considered among the most influential bands of the 1990s, and Pearl Jam is still active in the rock scene, as they are touring and producing new music.
In 1991, Pearl Jam released their debut album ‘Ten,’ which became one of the highest-selling rock albums ever. Additionally, the album stayed on the Billboard 200 chart for almost five years and was certified 13x Platinum. Today, ‘Ten’ is still Pearl Jam’s most commercially successful album.
‘Even Flow’ was the second single from the debut album ‘Ten.’ The song’s lyrics were written by vocalist Eddie Vedder and the music was composed by guitarist Stone Gossard. In an interview by Classic Rock, Pearl Jam’s guitarist Mike McCready recalled the time they produced the song. When the interviewer asked him if there were anything he would change about the song, Mike Cready revealed that he always wanted to do a better solo.
In the interview, Mike McCready revealed what he would change about ‘Even Flow’:
“I’ve always wanted to do a better ‘Even Flow’ solo than the one that’s on there. I shouldn’t say that, because I think some people like it the way it is.
Although when we’re playing it live, I always want to do it better. But I don’t think there are any other aspects I would have changed on that record. I mean, it was a dream come true.”
You can watch the official video of ‘Even Flow’ by Pearl Jam below.