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Pearl Jam's Mike McCready celebrates Infinite Color & Sound with new playlist

USA TODAY
Mike McCready of Pearl Jam in 2014.

Infinite Color & Sound is a music and art collaboration between Pearl Jam's Mike McCready and artist Kate Neckel featuring original music written by the duo, and follows its New York City debut Thursday with an appearance at the See. Hear. Now. music festival in Asbury Park, New Jersey, this weekend. 

To celebrate the debut of their new project, McCready curated a playlist for USA TODAY that inspires him to create his own art. 

"Oh! Sweet Nuthin'" – Velvet Underground

The Velvet Underground encapsulates my fascination with New York music and the desolate beauty of the city and its people. 

"Sway"  – Rolling Stones

My favorite Rolling Stones song, which is a song about love and balance in an uncertain world. 

"Badlands" – Thunderpussy

Because it totally rocks, just as they do! 

"Trash" – New York Dolls

Love the style and attitude from the streets of New York. 

"Sheena Is A Punk Rocker" – Ramones

Such a great example of New York punk rock attitude and energy! 

"Tumbling Dice" – Rolling Stones

I've collected dice in a bowl for many years, and Kate Neckel and I started gluing some on mannequins and guitars during our Infinite Color & Sound project. 

"Insider" – Tom Petty

When someone just needs to chill out or feel sad...the harmonies can break a heart!  

"Sweet Jane" – Velvet Underground

The lyric "Suitcase in my hand..." is great. Neckel and I would always play this album and talk about New York City and taking Infinite Color & Sound to the city. 

"The Singer Not The Song" – Rolling Stones

Such a weird tuning, maybe even slightly out of tune...this one sticks with you and loops around. 

"Just Like A Woman" – Bob Dylan

Dylan, specifically this song, is great to listen to on a cloudy Seattle day when you’re painting or drawing on a mannequin.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Pearl Jam's Mike McCready celebrates 'Color & Sound' with new playlist