Pearl Jam fans discussed Pearl Jam vs. Motley Crue in a new Ten Club board topic, with a Tommy Lee remark about Pearl Jam being revealed.
NM70698 posted, “I can’t back Eddie on this one. He could have made his point without name-checking Motley Crue. He got on his high horse about supporting women and not objectifying them, then fired an unprovoked shot at Motley just to pump himself up. I found it off putting, but then adding the comment about Guns N Roses was ridiculous. I guess he wanted to make sure Duff didn’t take offense at his remarks, but it makes you wonder if Ed ever even owned Appetite for Destruction. The GNR lyrics are way, WAY more misogynistic and objectifying of women than anything Motley Crue ever put out.”
Ledbetterman10 responded, “Yeah I feel the same way. Here’s Eddie’s quote….
“I’d end up being at shows that I wouldn’t have chosen to go to — bands that monopolized late-’80s MTV. The metal bands that — I’m trying to be nice — I despised. “Girls, Girls, Girls” and Mötley Crüe: [expletive] you. I hated it. I hated how it made the fellas look. I hated how it made the women look. It felt so vacuous. Guns N’ Roses came out and, thank God, at least had some teeth.”
He could’ve just said ‘metal bands that I wasn’t really into’ rather than saying ‘despised.’
And when he says he hated how it made the women look, he sounds like some lame feminist, as well as pretty judgmental. I’m sure the women in those videos and at those shows were all about it, misogyny and all. I bet if you told the women that were dancing in the Girls Girls Girls video that Eddie Vedder (or anybody) hated the way the video made them look, they’d probably respond ‘It made me look hot’ or something to that effect.
There’s a video that I saw on YouTube years ago that I can’t find now (maybe it’s not there anymore), but it would’ve fit this topic. It was an MTV News segment on a mid-90’s Crue concert. During the show, a girl sitting on a guy’s shoulders whips out her t*ts. Tommy Lee points her out and says in his microphone ‘Well you don’t see THAT at a Pearl Jam concert!’
Well Tommy, I have, in fact, seen t*ts at a Pearl Jam concert. And Eddie proceeded to insult her ‘mosquito bites.'”