BULL IN THE HEATHER
   
Originally Released on:

EXPERIMENTAL JET SET, TRASH AND NO STAR

also appears on:

  • Bull in the Heather single
  • Tibetan Freedom Concert video (live '96)
  • Corporate Ghost DVD
  • Hits Are For Squares
  • Battery Park NYC July 4th 2008

  • Grinder
  • From Rock to R&B
  • MCA Canada CD Compilation #9
  • CMJ New Music #10
  • Insanity
  • TOTAL DRIVETIME
  • SINNER'S DAY 11
  • BIG LOVE
  • HAUTE MUSIQUE NOVA
  • INDIE ANTHEMS

Line-up:
Thurston - guitar
Kim - bass/vocals
Lee - guitar
Steve - drums/percussion

Lyrics   status: confirmed

Ten, twenty, thirty, forty
Tell me that you wanna hold me
Tell me that you wanna bore me
Tell me that you gotta show me
Tell me that you need to slowly
Tell me that you're burning for me
Tell me that you can't afford me
Time to tell your dirty story
Time turning over and over
Time turning four leaf clover

Betting on the bull in the heather

Ten, twenty, thirty, forty
Tell me that you wanna scold me
Tell me that you adore me
Tell me that you're famous for me
Tell me that you're gonna score me
Tell me that you gotta show me
Tell me that you need to sorely
Time to tell your love story
Time turning over and over
Time turning four leaf clover

Betting on the bull in the heather

Track length: 3:04

First Known Performance: 06/05/93
Last Known Performance:  10/09/10

NOTES:

  • The first single from Experimental Jet Set.
  • The video features a rather pregnant Kim, the interpretive dancing of Kathleen Hanna, formerly of Bikini Kill (now of Julie Ruin/Le Tigre), and Thurston feeding a banana to a horse.
  • Performed on the Late Show w/ David Letterman on May 17th, 1994. Kim was also very pregnant for this appearance.
  • Unfortunately the only Jet Set song performed since 1996.
  • One of the earliest songs written for Jet Set, debuted at the 6/5/93 Knitting Factory show. In 1993, the song was performed as it appears on the album, with Thurston's harmonic intro. On all subsequent live versions, he just strums behind the bridge for the intro.
  • Generally paired w/ Starfield Road in concert (circa '95/96).
  • During some performances of "Daughter", Pearl Jam have added a Bull in the Heather "tag", where Eddie sings the lyrics overtop the extended outro. Another common tag is "Androgynous Mind".
  • Early rough mixes of Jet Set songs surfaced on the internet in 2003. This mix of "Bull" features a different vocal take and more of Lee's guitar going into the 2nd verse (which is muted on the record).

ALTERNATE VERSIONS:

  • On "Battery Park NYC July 4th 2008" - LIVE - ?

    Recorded live on 07/04/08 in NYC, NY @ Battery Park.