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Jane's Addiction Thread.....

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I love them, have been a fan since middle school, and I'm seeing them when they come to town.

I do think they have a great deal in common with LZ because they have both a folk and a hard rock sound.

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^ Agreed. I love the power chords and riffs Navarro puts out, along with the great percussion and bass, plus they have such great stage presence. You never know what you are going to get when Perry plays live!

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That sucks! The story is not correct, Atlanta was the 3rd show (W. Palm, Tampa, Atl.). They did all look and sound like they had their sh!t together. I am still in Jane's listening mode "three days" after the show. Been listening to them all day. I can't believe they would postpone the other dates - too much $ invested in the tour. Get well soon Perry!! :peace:

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Great show Sat. night in Tampa. NIN's website had Jane's listed as support, but they actually headlined and closed the show. They opened with Three Days, Whores, Ain't No Right and Pigs In Zen. They played only songs from Nothing Shocking and Ritual... Played all of their favorites: Been Caught Stealing, Mountain Song, Standing In The Shower Thinking, Ocean Size, etc. Encore was Stop and Jane's Says. Dave Navarro was amazing and Perry was, well, Perry. His voice didn't seem as strong as on their last tour - but he is still an amazing frontman. Great to hear the original four together again. I don't know if they are flipping the headline part of the show, but it would be very difficult to come out after the energy and set list that Jane's put out.

What show are you going to Wolfman?

I saw the same tour in Phoenix front-row center. With Tom Morello's new band. Loved both bands. I was surprised that NIN was opening. I discovered both bands in very dramatic fashion the same winter of 1992.

In The Light since 1972.

Trampled Under Foot. My life with Led Zeppelin.

http://petedelorean.tumblr.com/

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I thought Wolfman said it very well in the beginning - that the original Jane's in concert was a "mind-blowing, unearthly experience." I saw them at the first Lollapalooza in '91. The whole show was amazing, but I remember Mountain Song in particular. It was transcendental. Jane's was such an important band to so many people who were young adults at the time...they made a very emotional connection with artists, especially...they hit on something about the nature of beauty and pain.

I was hesitant to pick up a long-dormant thread, but Wes bravely stepped forward to do the honors.

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Actually it was 'the body electric' who brought the thread back...

Since my last post in here, I saw them again at the HOB back in May. Another fantastic show - even better than '09. Perry sounded as strong as ever! Great set list with a little from every release. Had some 'actors' on the stage for "Ted, just admit it..." - similar to the Porno For Pyros shows back in the 90's. I will see Jane's anytime they come around! :yesnod:

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Stand corrected...^

Yeah, I stand corrected, too. I remember the "actors" you're referring to on the first Porno For Pyros tour. I loved that debut album, but the show had a very dark vibe, as I recall, in part due to the actors. I seem to remember a kind of simulated self-mutilation segment and it kind of bothered me. But then I saw the next tour, too - God's Good Urge, right? - and it was such a beautiful positive vibe. I totally understand that some people find Perry annoying, but I really believe he has a rare magic about him

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Agree about Perry's magic. This scene was like a postitution scene with the two dancers (one of which is Perry's wife) being taken away to above the amps by that clown character from the PFP days - specifically the Woodstock '94 set. There is a murder scene, using shadows and debris being thrown about. Very Perry, that's for sure!

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Agree about Perry's magic. This scene was like a postitution scene with the two dancers (one of which is Perry's wife) being taken away to above the amps by that clown character from the PFP days - specifically the Woodstock '94 set. There is a murder scene, using shadows and debris being thrown about. Very Perry, that's for sure!

I checked your profile to see your age, and sure enough you're right around there with me - I'm 44. I'm sure you understand what I was saying about Jane's emotional connection with some of our generation. The weird thing about Jane's music is that I can't listen to it very often now - not because I don't appreciate it now, because if anything I appreciate it more - but it brings me right back to that time, which was a time of incredible emotional tumult...and Jane's Addiction was the soundtrack to that. I don't want to revisit that too often, or with the intensity that the music is capable of adding. Don't mean to get maudlin - and I gotta run in a minute, anyway, so I promise I won't subject you to tales of young adult angst. But I really do think Jane's was the only band that ever picked up Led Zeppelin's torch in any major way.

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Here is a pretty good boot of Ted from the Terminal 5 show. I couldn’t find anything pro shot on you tube. I haven’t seen Jane’s since the Kettle Whistle show at The Garden, so it’s been a while….I have seen a live show on Direct TV during the Strays tour, and it sounded like Perry had lost his voice. But this show at Terminal 5 has proven me wrong, I totally agree w/ Walter Perry’s voice as good as it has ever been.

I’ve only seen a few Jane’s Shows and a few Porno for Pyro shows, but it’s always been akin to a religious experience to myself and the crowd. It’s a very communal thing to experience a Jane’s Addiction show, I should have gone to their recent Dallas show this summer, you just never know when they will tour.

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^ I was at both of the Hammerstein Ballroom Halloween shows, the band was astonishing ……. At that point Eric was not on bass, it was Flea, but he fit right in……. A very moving experience….also, there was hot chicks everywhere!

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Wish I was ocean size

They cannot move you

No one tries

No one pulls you

Out from your hole

Like a tooth aching a jawbone

I was made with a heart of stone

To be broken

With one hard blow

We seen the ocean

Brake on the shore

Come together with no harm done

It ain't easy living...

I want to be

As deep

As the ocean

Mother ocean

Some people tell me

Home is in the sky

In the sky lives a spy

I want to be more like the ocean

No talking

All action....

No talking

All action...

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She said

Do you think you could

And I said

Yeah

In a second

I'm sitting by a waterfall and when the people jump in

They hold their nose and kiss these walls

Granite walls

Water-polished walls

Just don't ever want to move from this spot

You can sit here for so long!

There's a slide

Suislide

You can live or die

Going down

Going down

Go down!

Boy came to the side

I said

"you want to go down that slide?"

He said

"no man

Hey you got a joint to sell me?"

We just smoked one

We got a roach we said

"I'll smoke the roach!"

But first go down that slide man

Go on down

Go on down

Go on down!

I'm sitting by a waterfall...

Could bear to watch the people slip and fall

You know the plants on the rocks are crazy

Thinking that they could start a life

On the spiral walls of a waterfall!

Slow divers?

Their view is spectacular!

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Happy 30th Birthday to "Nothing's Shocking" ! Released on August 23, 1988 Jane's Addiction's major-label debut was highly anticipated by us underground freaks in Los Angeles. I don't think the band's profile had expanded that much yet outside of Southern California but for those of us lucky enough to discover the band in 1986, "Nothing's Shocking" was the culmination of those early years playing the Scream club and warehouse parties in the middle of nowhere and the final repudiation of the Sunset Strip hair-metal scene.

You couldn't walk down Melrose Ave. without hearing "Nothing's Shocking" blasting out of the shops.

After seeing the media comically try to suggest every crappy hair-metal band under the sun was the second-coming of Led Zeppelin (Kingdome Come, anyone?), Jane's Addiction was the first band since the end of Led Zeppelin in 1980 to really show they had an affinity for what made Led Zeppelin unique. They didn't just ape their sound a la Whitesnake and Kingdome Clone and the Cult. No, Jane's saw that Led Zeppelin was more than just metal, more than crashing riffs and pounding drums and cock-rock. Just as Led Zeppelin took various existing forms (blues, folk, rock, world music) and created their own stew, Jane's melded the strands of Led Zeppelin, punk rock, and funk into their own sound. They understood the dynamics, the funky weirdness, the female energy intertwined with the macho poses that made Led Zeppelin 's music singularly cinematic, orgasmic and magical...timeless.

That is what separated Jane's Addiction from all the other pretenders to Led Zeppelin's throne. Much like Led Zeppelin, a Jane's Addiction concert had a ritualistic, almost creepy-scary-sexual voodoo vibe...It changed your molecular structure. Shamanistic is a term that is overused in music but prime Jane's Addiction definitely had that aura.

Goddamn...those years from 1986 to 1991 were magical times in L.A.

Those opening bass notes to the album still give me goose bumps. Crank it loud!

The soundtrack to many a summer.

 

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^ Must’ve been an amazing time period with all the great bands out on The Strip back then. 

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14 hours ago, Strider said:

Jane's Addiction was the first band since the end of Led Zeppelin in 1980 to really show they had an affinity for what made Led Zeppelin unique. They didn't just ape their sound a la Whitesnake and Kingdome Clone and the Cult. No, Jane's saw that Led Zeppelin was more than just metal, more than crashing riffs and pounding drums and cock-rock. Just as Led Zeppelin took various existing forms (blues, folk, rock, world music) and created their own stew, Jane's melded the strands of Led Zeppelin, punk rock, and funk into their own sound. They understood the dynamics, the funky weirdness, the female energy intertwined with the macho poses that made Led Zeppelin 's music singularly cinematic, orgasmic and magical...timeless. That is what separated Jane's Addiction from all the other pretenders to Led Zeppelin's throne. Much like Led Zeppelin, a Jane's Addiction concert had a ritualistic, almost creepy-scary-sexual voodoo vibe...It changed your molecular structure. Shamanistic is a term that is overused in music but prime Jane's Addiction definitely had that aura.

This - absolutely. A perfect distillation of Jane's and the reasons why they possessed that same magical 'otherness' that straight-up Zeppelin imitators never even vaguely approximate. 
I saw Jane's at Sheffield Leadmill at the end of January 1989 and they totally stormed it. If I said that they carried a half-feral Zeppelin vibe, with a 1000 volts up its arse,
but with post-punk, funk, tribal and psych elements instead of the blues, it'd be an accurate enough description - but it wouldn't convey even half of it. 
All these years later, I'm honestly not sure if I can articulate the impact of them opening with Up The Beach and Whores, and then into 1%, but when Strider says 'it changed your molecular structure',
I know exactly what he means. All the stuff you've heard about early Jane's gigs being surging, mythic, oceanic, shamanic and flat-out fucking mesmerising? It's all true.
You knew right away that this was something special, something completely beyond the norm. I've never seen another band have that effect.
To be in the presence of that in a small club like the Leadmill? I was right - I really don't have the words... 

Edited by Brigante

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