Pearl Jam has covered “Rockin’ in the Free World” by Neil Young, “Love, Reign O’er Me” by The Who, and even “Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Elvis Presley. Now, the group can tack on a Pink Floyd classic.
Eddie Vedder et al. broke into “Comfortably Numb” during the group’s Wednesday concert in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Their rendition was faithful and didn’t significantly deviate from the original version on Pink Floyd’s The Wall‘s, out nearly 36 years ago.
It was the first time Pearl Jam covered the song, though Vedder sang it during a 2012 Hurricane Sandy benefit concert; the frontman joined Pink Floyd founding member Roger Waters at Madison Square Garden.
See Pearl Jam’s cover below, featuring guitarist Mike McCready’s dynamic take on Gilmour’s solo.