Pearl Jam - "Not For You" Video

It’s nowhere near their best or most popular song, but in a lot of ways, the Vitalogy cut “Not For You” is the most characteristic Pearl Jam song. Here was the band, at or near the peak of its popularity, putting together a compellingly feral hard-rock stomp about how they wanted vast chunks of their fanbase to just stop paying attention to them — and they made it catchy enough to get stuck in those unwanted fans’ heads. Those were complicated times.

In conjunction with his new Pearl Jam Twenty documentary, director Cameron Crowe has now put together a new video for “Not For You,” and there’s a lot of archival stage footage in there. That makes this the first Pearl Jam video in many moods, even if it is just an old song with old footage. Watch it at IMDB.

Comments (4)
  1. Watched the doc on PBS this weekend…was a great reminder of the good PJ days and how it took a perfect storm of events to create this band. I lost most interest in the band after the Vitalogy era but there’s no denying the impact those first few albums had on me and the music landscape.
    BTW – does anyone actually use the word “alternative” as a genre descriptor anymore? I know I don’t…

  2. I still say alternative, as opposed to not mainstream.

    I agree about the doco though, i thought it was great and i was surprised at just how well documented their history is

  3. PJ20 was amazing, although not unlike their actual career it got much less interesting after Vitalogy…

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