Pearl Jam's 'Mind Your Manners' is a hard-hitting new single

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Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam performs during the Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam performs during the Bridge School Benefit concert in Mountain View, Calif. (Oct. 24, 2010) Photo Credit: AP

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REVIEW

It's a weird twist in Pearl Jam's career that Eddie Vedder and friends seem to be getting more ornery as they age. The band's hard-hitting new single "Mind Your Manners" (Monkeywrench/Universal) sounds more like the Dead Kennedys than "Jeremy" or "Daughter." "Now the truth is coming out," Vedder rages over traditional hard-core punk riffs ground out by Stone Gossard and Mike McCready. "They've taken your innocence and then they throw them on a burning fire." It makes you wonder what other surprises Pearl Jam has planned for the upcoming "Lightning Bolt" album.

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