Pearl Jam paid tribute to Wet Leg at a recent show in New York with a brief cover of the English indie-rock newcomer’s debut single Lounge chair.
The gig, which took place on September 11 at Madison Square Garden, saw the grunge rock legends incorporate the hit into their performance of their 1993 track The girl.
Their interpretation of lounge chair was a surprising addition to the night; even if the 2022 track is a viral hit, it doesn’t particularly suit the brooding, gritty grunge of your quintessential show Pearl Jam. Hear vocalist Eddie Vedder repeat the lyrics of the chorus’On the lounge chair‘ in its trailing trademark looks pretty weird too. Fortunately, the cover was short.
Watch footage filmed by Pearl Jam fans lounge chair below:
In the same set, Pearl Jam played covers of Prince’s purple rainMother Love Bone’s Chloe Dancer and dead boys Sonic reducerthe last of which was made in tribute to the first responders of the tragedy of September 11, the date of which coincided with the performance of the evening.
Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith was also brought on stage to perform Neil Young’s 1989 classic. Rockin’ in the free world.
Eddie Vedder and company. are currently in the midst of a North American tour in support of their 11th studio album, 2020 gigaton.