1996 (Reprise Records)
Produced by Paul Westerberg; Co-produced by Lou Giordano (3 tracks produced by Brendan O’Brien and Paul Westerberg)
These Are The Days | Century | Love Untold | Ain’t Got Me | You’ve Had It With You | MamaDaddyDid | Hide n’ Seekin’ | Once Around The Weekend | Trumpet Clip | Angels Walk | Good Day | Time Flies Tomorrow
According to an interview in Rolling Stone, the death of Bob Stinson in February 1995 prompted Paul to get serious about recording the next record and he ended up in Atlanta, recording with Pearl Jam producer Brendan O’Brien. That collaboration didn’t pan out, and Paul recorded the rest of the record in L.A., co-producing it with Lou Giordano. In an interview with Alan Paul for Guitar World, Paul discussed “Eventually”, among many other things – it’s quite a good interview in which Paul shares his secret dream in life:
GW: What do you think is your greatest strength as a guitarist? WESTERBERG: My understanding of yet inability to play the blues. I approach my rock and roll or pop music the way someone else would approach blues. I try to keep it as bare, simple and real to life as possible. Because my true desire, my dream in life—which I have never before revealed—is to be the greatest blues guitar player in the world. There, I said it.
- “Make Your Own Kind of Music” Available as a flexi-disc from The Bob or as a bonus track on the Japanese Eventually CD.
- “Eventually” was originally released on CD but in 2014 was released on 180 gram vinyl by Runt.
A Lot Of Songs – Not For Sale
1996 (Reprise Records)
This double-cassette promotional release is a pretty rare item. My recollection is that some were given away via a contest on AOL and that’s where I got mine. It’s Paul and band live at The Troubador in West Hollywood on 9/17/96 during the “Eventually” tour. And according to the cover, it’s “101.9 minutes (approximately) of paradise (kind of).”
Waiting for Somebody | World Class Fad | Valentine | Once Around the Weekend | Mannequin Shop | These Are The Days | Kiss Me on the Bus | I Will Dare | Stain Yer Blood | Ain’t Got Me | Century | They’re Blind | Achin’ to Be | MommaDaddyDid | Black-Eyed Susan | Nobody | Here Comes a Regular | Waitress in the Sky | Merry Go Round | Angels Walk | Love Untold | Talent Show | Can’t Hardly Wait | Color Me Impressed | Alex Chilton | Little Mascara | Swingin’ Party | Androgynous | I’m in Trouble | IOU