Listen to Unearthed Pearl Jam and Smashing Pumpkins Tracks

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David Bevan WRITTEN BY
David Bevan

Two previously unreleased recordings from two surviving alt-rock titans hit the web over the holiday. The first to surface was "Chinese," a Stone Gossard-penned Pearl Jam demo from 1991 that Pearl Jam 20 writer/director Cameron Crowe premiered on Peej's Sirius/XM radio station just after Christmas. It features the most new age-y Eddie Vedder vocal this (or any) side of "Arc."

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Then there's "Have Faithe, Be Merrie" an acoustic, barely there Christmas ditty from Billy Corgan that the Smashing Pumpkins Record Club shared yesterday. It's a gentle reminder to seek out those recently released vinyl reissues of both Gish and Siamese Dream (via Consequence of Sound).

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