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Eddie Vedder May Have Written ‘Daughter’ in a Boulder Bathroom

While we normally don’t like to discuss bathroom habits, we’re going to take a moment to talk about the origins of one of the biggest Pearl Jam jams of all time — particularly, where it was written.

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Trending in music news this week: Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder reveals which Pearl Jam hit was written in a bathroom. OK, you have our attention. 

According to Alternative Nation, Vedder and Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard shared the story behind ‘Daughter’ at a show in New York last week, admitting that one of the band’s biggest all-time hits was written in a hotel bathroom.

“…we were staying in this little hotel in Boulder, where was it?… Oh, it was a Holiday Inn in Amherst?’ (Vedder asked Gossard.) “… And then we wrote [Daughter] in the bathroom, and then we played it on the bus late that night. The one thing about a Holiday Inn — the acoustics in the bathroom [are great]! And I thought about this: the thicker the towels are, it’s bad for the sound.” -Alternative Nation

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Alright, so there’s the story on how ‘Daughter’ was almost written in Boulder — and the reason why Holiday Inn bathrooms have such great acoustics — but, sounds like Vedder’s memory on the exact location could be a little foggy. 😉

You can ready the full story from Alternative Nation here.

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