As an early 20 something, I was first starting to get into music in the late 80s and early 90s, about the time of grunge. I remember Pearl Jam always being one of my first favorite, modern day bands (I got into Zeppelin and The Doors, and Beatles before grunge). I listened to them from middle school to college and even now. I always wanted to say my playing was influenced by people like Chris Squire and Geddy Lee, but really my lines, now that I think of it, are very Jeff Ament like rythms and patterns. Intersting, because I never thought of Jeff as an influence, but he had been influencing me subconsciuosly (sp). Anyone else have these kinds of revelations??