Today in 1990, Eddie Vedder flew to Seattle to play for the first time with Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready, and Dave Krusen.
“I remember when Ed first came to town, right before he got on the plane to come down he said, ‘When I get there, I want you to pick me up and I want to go straight to the practice studio, and I don’t want to fuck around. I just want to plug in the instruments and get at it. I don’t want to sightsee, and I don’t want to get anything to eat or whatever.’ And that’s what we did those first five or six days. We’d wake up, and we get a cup of coffee, and we’d go to the practice studio and play music….”
“Listening to that stuff and listening to how Brendan remixed it - it kept it kind of punchy and raw. It really made me have a lot more respect for Dave Krusen, who was our drummer on that record [Ten]. He was a really great drummer. He had a lot to do with how that record sounded. I don’t know if I ever gave him props; hopefully this remix will give him those props.”
-Jeff Ament on Dave Krusen in 2009 on the remixing of Ten