Pearl Jam Share Unreleased Version of ‘Jeremy’ Video
To mark National Wear Orange Day, also known as National Gun Violence Awareness Day, takes place today (June 5), and Pearl Jam marked the occasion by going deep into their archives.
In 1992, the band released its upsetting, multiple-VMA-winning video for “Jeremy,” which was apparently only an edited version. In honor of National Wear Orange Day, Pearl Jam have shared the uncensored version of that clip which was previously unavailable in the U.S. due to TV censorship laws. We won’t spoil what’s made explicit in the new cut.
For the occasion, the band has also shared a revised version of their “Choices” t-shirt circa 1992 that originall read “9 out of 10 kids prefer Crayons to guns” on the back. The updated shirt now reads “10 out of 10 kids prefer Crayons to guns.”
Earlier this year, the band released their latest studio LP, Gigaton, one of our favorite albums of 2020 so far. Producer Josh Evans gave insight to the three-year process that went into the making of the album.
(1/3) In addition to the equity protests taking place around the country, today also marks National Wear Orange Day. The increase in gun violence since the debut of “Jeremy” is staggering. pic.twitter.com/xzdSFaw6gS
— Pearl Jam (@PearlJam) June 5, 2020
Watch the uncensored version of “Jeremy” below.