Eddie’s cover of “Sugar Mountain” ♡♡♡
“Sugar Mountain” is a song by Canadian folk rock singer and composer Neil Young. Young composed the song on his 19th birthday in 1964, and its lyrics are reminiscences about his youth in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This version is from an Ed pre-set before the 8/21/09 show in Toronto, Canada.
Eddie Vedder - “Naked Eye”
There was a strange time — call it 1994 — when Roger Daltrey grew his hair long again in a misguided attempt to recapture youth in at least look, where he was going on tours called “Daltrey Sings Townshend” where he was really just singing Who songs with a new band, and Pete Townshend was convinced he’d never play electric guitar on stage again.
Around this time, Daltrey played Carnegie Hall on his 50th birthday, and had young disciple Eddie Vedder open up two shows, Feb. 22 and 23, 1994. Vedder picked three and four gems from the Townshend catalog, respectively, for each night. On the second night, he played “Naked Eye” for an audience who weren’t quite sold on Vedder before he played, but certainly seemed to be afterwards.
In my heyday of bootleg collecting, moments like these are what kept me going back for more. Sometimes, those moments pop up as reminders via the random swings of iTunes. This, obviously, is one of those.