The song was inspired by the suicide of 15 year old Jeremy Wade Delle, who shot himself in front of classmates at Richardson High School in Texas in January 1991. The track appeared on the band’s debut album and was released as a single the following year.
However, the original Mark Pellington-directed video wasn’t allowed to be broadcast in the US due to the country’s TV censorship laws – with the band releasing the uncensored version for National Gun Violence Awareness Day.
Pearl Jam say: “The increase in gun violence since the debut of Jeremy is staggering. We have released the uncensored version of the video which was unavailable in 1992 with TV censorship laws.
“We have also released an updated Choices shirt with all proceeds to support organisations working to prevent gun violence. We can prevent gun deaths whether mass shootings, deaths of despair, law enforcement, or accidental.”
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- Pearl Jam - Vitalogy - UK - CD album - £9.99, $14.09, €11.59 (New Item) (arrived 10-May-2021 11:23)on May 18, 2021 at 8:25 am
PEARL JAM Vitalogy (1994 UK 14-track CD, the third album from the Eddie Vedder-led US outfit. Includes the singles Spin The Black Circle & Not For You, housed in a super gold embossed book style digipack with integral booklet - a very cool designfor a very cool album!)
- Pearl Jam - I Am Mine - US - CD single - £8.00, $11.28, €9.28 (New Item) (arrived 27-Apr-2021 17:05)on May 18, 2021 at 8:25 am
PEARL JAM I Am Mine (2002 US 2-track CD single which also includes the track Down, digipak picture sleeve)
- Pearl Jam - Nothing As It Seems - Jade Green vinyl - UK - 7" vinyl - £25.00, $35.25, €29.00 (New Item) (arrived 27-Apr-2021 16:53)on May 18, 2021 at 8:25 am
PEARL JAM Nothing As It Seems (2000 UK limited edition 7" single pressed on Jade Green Vinyl, also including the exclusive track Insignificance, with an individually numbered picture insert and housed in ahype stickered clear PVC sleeve)
- Pearl Jam - Olympic Platinum - US - 7" vinyl - £45.00, $63.45, €52.20 (New Item) (arrived 27-Apr-2021 16:54)on May 18, 2021 at 8:25 am
PEARL JAM Olympic Platinum (Scarce 1996 US fan-club only 2-track Epic label 7" vinyl single with stars and stripes labels, also includes Smile - recorded live in Barcelona, Spain in 1996, housed in a unique die-cut picture sleeve ES79358)
- Pearl Jam - Crown Of Thorns + Booklet - US - 7" vinyl - £95.00, $133.95, €110.20 (New Item) (arrived 27-Apr-2021 16:57)on May 18, 2021 at 8:25 am
PEARL JAM Crown Of Thorns (2000 US wide centred vinyl 7" issued as a 'Ten Club X-mas single', recorded live at the MGM Arena in Las Vegas and also includes 'Canthelpfallinginloveagain', housed within the unique custom illustrated card picture sleeve complete with the booklet ZSS-16450)