Neil Young & Pearl Jam
First Appeared at The Music Box, June 1996, Volume 3, #4
Written by John Metzger
Merkin Ball is more along the lines of what Mirror Ball should have been, and it's too bad this EP has only has a pair of tunes on it. Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder picks up the vocals in this union with Neil Young. I Got Id is loud and raucous, and Young's guitar adds a powerful dimension to the song. Long Road is one of those slower Pearl Jam-style ballads, but it's fed through Neil Young's shredding process. Young plays organ on this one, giving it an eerie touch. ½
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1 Star: Pitiful
2 Stars: Listenable
3 Stars: Respectable
4 Stars: Excellent
5 Stars: Can't Live Without It!!
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