It’s time to sort the true Pearl Jam superfans from the casuals: using the metric of how many of the 186 official concert recordings released through the grunge titans’ new ‘Deep‘ hub they manage to listen to.

The band have launched the hub as part of their Ten Club online fanclub, with 5,404 individual live tracks across the sets. Which could be overwhelming, which is why there are tools to search for shows by category, and playlists zeroing in on the band’s favourite tracks for individual cities and years, as well as political songs, covers and collections aimed at new fans. There is also a ‘custom setlist generator’ feature where fans can type in their name and birthday to get a “custom setlist generated in Eddie Vedder’s instantly recognisable handwriting” along with other fans’ descriptions of the official bootlegs.

It sounds like good fan service to us, not to mention being a handy selling point for the Ten Club, which costs $20 or $40 a year in its ‘digital’ and ‘analog’ tiers.

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Stuart Dredge

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