Pearl Jam share uncensored version of their previously banned ‘Jeremy’ video
To mark what is ‘National Wear Orange Day’, Pearl Jam have shared an uncensored edit of ‘Jeremy’ video.
The even, which is also commonly known as National Gun Violence Awareness Day, has seen the band dip back into the Pearl Jam archives to uncover some rare material.
“In addition to the equity protests taking place around the country, today also marks National Wear Orange Day. The increase in gun violence since the debut of ‘Jeremy’ is staggering,” the band said in a statement posted to social media while announcing the news.
“We have released the uncensored version of the video which was unavailable in 1992 with TV censorship laws,” they added.
The song, which was written by Eddie Vedder and Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament, was first released in the early ’90s as the third single from the band’s critically acclaimed debut album Ten. “It came from a small paragraph in a paper which means you kill yourself and you make a big old sacrifice and try to get your revenge. That all you’re gonna end up with is a paragraph in a newspaper,” Vedder once said of the tracks’ orirings.
“Sixty-four degrees and cloudy in a suburban neighbourhood,” he added.” That’s the beginning of the video and that’s the same thing in the end; it does nothing… nothing changes. The world goes on and you’re gone. The best revenge is to live on and prove yourself. Be stronger than those people. And then you can come back.
While the song rose to popularity because of its music video directed by Mark Pellington which was regularly screened on MTV. However, the original music video for ‘Jeremy’ was directed and produced by Chris Cuffaro but was rejected both by MTV and Epic Records due to its violent imagery.