Former Pearl Jam Drummer Plays ‘No Code’ Classic


The former Pearl Jam drummer Jack Irons recently took to his Instagram account and posted a video clip of a drumming session where he was seen playing In My Tree, which is from Pearl Jam’s 1996 album, ‘No Code’. It was recently revealed that Dave Grohl replaced a Pearl Jam member while working on an album.

Jack Irons reflects on the creation of ‘In My Tree’ song

In the caption of the post, Jack Irons talked about his experience of creating the music of the drum for the song. He noted that studio creation and revealed the unusual set up of the drums during the session.

Here is what he wrote in the caption:

“In My Tree was a studio creation very sound dependent..unusual drum set up, different rooms and multi kit tracking really influenced how it came to be rather than a performance or drumming to a song.. thanks to the Beatles Get Back movie and being re-inspired by the sound of towels on drums I was able to capture a sound that could work for a home recreation…a little ad-libing of parts and spicing up of the recording..”

No Code is the fourth studio album by Pearl Jam. The music on the record was more diverse than what the band had done on previous releases as the album had a blend of elements of garage rock and worldbeat.

No Code had debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, making it Pearl Jam’s third consecutive number one album. However, it left some section of the band’s fanbase dissatisfied and it quickly fell down the charts.

It was also noted that critical reviews were mixed, with praise to the musical variety but criticism to the album’s inconsistency. The album became the first Pearl Jam album to not reach multi-platinum status, receiving a single platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in the United States.


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