Before Pearl Jam, there was Mookie Blaylock. And before bugs, whales, lost dogs, and the sheep on the cover of Vs., there was “Goat”. What divine inspiration led the nascent band to hit the “record” button on this unreleased gem? Ah, well, okay–“Goat” is an in-joke demo among Pearl Jam’s earliest demo recordings in 1990 (which included the equally rare Gladys Knight & the Pips cover “Daddy Could Swear, I Declare”). No one seems to know more about it than that, except that the line “She was an evil little goat goat goat” can lodge its sinister self into one’s brains a little too easily for comfort, goat goat goat. My favorite thing about the song however, is rhyming “Scandinavia” with “Dangerous”. Exquisite. Oh, and whoever’s doing the goat imitation. Goat goat goat.