Tom Lanham
January 23, 1998 AT 05:00 AM EST

Given to Fly

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
genre
Rock

We gave it a B-

PEARL JAM ”Given to Fly” Deja vu? You can say that again. This latest PJ perambulator not only apes vintage Page/Plant latticework but also blatantly nicks the entire melody line from Led Zeppelin’s delicate ”Going to California.” The only difference? A clickety-clack martinet drumbeat and Eddie Vedder’s gargling garble. Still, the song builds into such an emotional crescendo that it almost shakes its historical shackles. Almost. B-

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