Hear “The Fixer” Tonight!

by Kathy Davis on July 14, 2009

Kat doesn’t say much else in this Message Pit post, but she doesn’t need to:

Catch “The Fixer” the new single from Pearl Jam on tonight’s broadcast of the MLB All Star Game on Fox, 8pm ET

HOME RUN!  So tune in to the Major League Baseball All-Star baseball game on your local Fox channel tonight, 8 Eastern, 5 Pacific and you will be able to hear PJ’s new single “The Fixer”…what smart exposure!

There will be a webcast of the game, perhaps available here.

Thanks BKS for once again hitting it out of the park.

UPDATE:  Alan Cross at ExploreMusic.com had a listen to The “Fixer”, and had this to say:

The Obama Administration has done wonders for Eddie Vedder’s mood.  He sounds…happy.  I mean, Beach Boys happy. The new Pearl Jam single, “The Fixer,” can only be described as a windows down, radio up summer drivin’ song.  The first fifteen seconds sounds like a cousin to “Worldwide Suicide,” but then it shifts into this, er, joyful gear where Eddie seems positively gleeful. 
The chorus (“If I could get it back again/Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah”) is singalong stuff, right down to the piano (!?!  At least I think it’s a piano.  Or it could be some kind of tightly-strung steel-stringed instrument) and the cowbell. 
Yes, Pearl Jam has added more cowbell.By the time the song faded away after two minutes and fifty-five seconds, I was initially left with a “What the hell was THAT?” feeling.  It’s still Pearl Jam—but an optimistic, post-Dubya one. “The Fixer” will be released to radio on Monday.  The album, Backspacer, is scheduled for September 21 (but that could change).





Kathy Davis ( Twitter: @CrookedArm23 )
A Bay-Area based entrepreneur, co-editor Kathy conceives and writes her share of TFT’s articles and sections. She was co-editor/co-founder of one of the first Pearl Jam fanzines "Footsteps" (1992-1997). Kathy’s first Pearl Jam show was at the Bridge School Benefit on November 1, 1992.

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