8. Rearviewmirror - Pearl Jam
For all the success that came with the grunge explosion of the early '90s, none of it seemed to sit all that well with Pearl Jam. While many of the band members were just happy that people were enjoying their music, the sudden rush of attention led to internal disagreements in the group and Eddie Vedder trying to minimize the weight of his celebrity. Whereas most musicians leave their emotions at the door when recording, that anger came out in spades at the end of Rearviewmirror.
When cutting the tune in a posh studio in California, drummer Dave Abbruzzese was getting no feedback from any of his bandmates as to whether the drum track was coming together. Seeing how this was Eddie's song and Abbruzzese was the one with the most stars in his eyes, it didn't really help matters when Vedder kept pestering him to make it as perfect as possible.
Though we did end up getting the take that the guys wanted, you can hear the aftermath right at the end of the song. Just before all the faders are pulled down, you can hear Dave get frustrated and hurl his drumsticks at the wall, which made for a more ominous conclusion to this song about internal destruction. While this song may be in the rearview nowadays, it's hard to forget the scars that came with getting there.