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.”
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).