Monday, March 16, 2009

cant tell who to thank for the link; either, tr, rob sheridan or meantambourine. all three? whoever it is, thanks for the heads up on this beautiful short film. check it.

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Anonymous said...

Very creative work, the situation takes place in the walls and streets of Buenos Aires Argentina, very creative town.That´s why you must come here Eric.

Saludos.

Bong hits for Jesus said...

Fascinating bit of filmwork there like life's evolution. A big thanks to the kind person who posted the porno for pyros link on the previous thread.

Anonymous said...

f-ing kick ass! What an articulaion. Thanks for sharing this. This is huge.

r&k
Mike

matt volpe said...

Eric,

Damn, this is amazing. I can't imagine the amount of extreme patience and effort went into creating something like this. Love the grapes turning into heads- people coming out people section. Fantastic, thanks for sharing.

Matt

Anonymous said...

I gotta say, the streetsweeper stuff is hot. 100 little curses is a knockout. Looking forward to the show.

Adrianne said...

I remember Rob posting that on his twitter. It's amazing! I love it.

<3
-AER

androgynous said...

peRi in a dresS or it wOn't b jaNes

Anonymous said...

dave stole the intro to Cream - 'I'm So Glad' (1966) and put it in the intro to 'Oceansize' haha. listen for yourselves and you will see, the only difference is the tempo to oceansize is slower. gotcha dave. now where did Cream steal it from? haha

4:20 said...

a new full length Jane's album exclusive vinyl release including acoustic bonus tracks with light ethnic percussion. thats all i'm wishing for.

matt volpe said...

Eric,

Have a great show tonight in Texas!

Best, Matt

Arnold said...

Good luck tonight bro, I can't make it to Austin but I look forward to watching/listening to footage of the show.
Best,
Arnold

Anonymous said...

I hope they do ~My Time~ that would kick ASS!

jssd said...

Shit the Porno for Pyros link is dead. Can someone please reup it? What did it sound like?

ningurl said...

glad you guys played three days but the set list hasn't changed much. perry must be voting out & overriding most of the good stuff like-
kettle whistle
obvious
my time
classic girl
of course
now i'm sure his thinking revolves around getting the greatest hits played so those who don't really follow the band as much can sing along but there are many of us who desire to hear more of the substance of janes and her deeper, more intimate side. three days was a good start please continue in this direction
thanx bye

Anonymous said...

Give em some time man to reherse its only been like 4-5 shows since they got back together. I wouldnt mind hearing some of those cuts too but it takes time to master them to absolute perfection.
JD

Anonymous said...

The Set list anyone?

Chris (C. Brian) said...

Be sure to download newly-released studio versions of "Whores" and "Chip Away".

Love the buzz and distortion of the bass on "Whores".

Anonymous said...

E--
Thanks for the new/old tunes on the sampler. I'm confused, what does rerecording old songs have to do with the future of Jane's. How many times you can one repackage the same merch.
Looking to the future...
rtp

Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...
The Set list anyone?"

Here ya go, Jane's Addiction SXSW greatest hits

Three Days
Ain't No Right
Whores
Standing In the Shower, Thinking
Ted, Just Admit It...
Been Caught Stealing
Had a Dad
Mountain Song
Ocean Size
Stop!

Man cow said...

The new version of Whores sounds really superb. Its funny listening to the entire free EP songs back to back, NIN and Janes have identical drum sounds, vocal efx and production values. You guys really like NIN huh? hehehe

Anonymous said...

thanks for the set list.

4:20 said...

Man cow,
while i agree with you they are similar. identical they are not. whores has a dirty, distorted, rawer mix than the nin new songs. there is some more reverb too which i like. when you utilize the same production team you are bound to get similar sounding results and thats what they were after. i couldn't be happier after all it was free. although seeing a lengthier EP on vinyl autographed would get me off even more
*firing up the hash pipe*

Anonymous said...

what i miss is the danger and freakiness of JA. Post 1991 JA, there is none :(

Anonymous said...

2009 JA feels very safe like rated G, safe for young eyes and ears

Anonymous said...

hypersonic made an interesting remix of chip away. the vocal sounds more like the orginial classic perry we all used to know and love. check it
http://remix.nin.com/play/mix?id=14998

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moonchild said...

Thank you for putting up your tracks for remix, this was a fantastic idea.
Could you guys please provide the tracks to "My Time" on remix.nin.com?
I know exactly how to make a killer version of that song.
For you acid heads on this blog you will not be disappointed, trust me

mousetrap said...

The songsets Jane's are doing are ok for the $10 general admission but theres NO WAY IN HELL I'm gonna pay $100+ for decent seats when the band can't bother to play more than ten or eleven songs. Thats like $10.00 a song! I am not a fan of either of the two other acts on the bill. I'm gonna have to be content to watch youtube clips I guess.

Anonymous said...

the new version of whores sounds like Ministry, not Jane's Addiction or anything Zeppelinesque. those of you who hated Strays and Bob Ezrin are you happy now with moulder ross and reznor screwing it?

Anonymous said...

Here I lie in my hospital bed
Tell me, sister morphine, when are you coming round again?
Oh, I don't think I can wait that long
Oh you see that I'm not that strong

The scream of the ambulance is sounding in my ears
Tell me, sister morphine, how long have I been lying here?
What am I doing in this place?
Why does the doctor have no face?

Oh, I can't crawl across the floor
Ah, Can't you see, sister morphine, I'm trying to score.

Well it just goes to show
Things are not what they seem
Please, sister morphine, turn my nightmares into dreams.
Oh can't you see I'm fading fast?
And that this shot will be my last.

Sweet cousin cocaine, lay your cool cool hands on my head
Ah come on, sister morphine, you better make up my bed
'Cause you know and I know in the morning I'll be dead
You can sit around and you can watch all the
Clean white sheets stained red

J said...

The new recordings, while not perfect for me, are FAR superior to Ezrin's rock-radio generic crap production. We don't know how newly-written songs would be recorded anyways, or even IF they'd be recorded. Perry very recently said "I don't think so," when asked if we could expect a new album.

"Zeppelinesque"? Fuck Zeppelinesque. EZ has said in the past that he dislikes Led Zep anyways. Jane's is so much more than some "Zeppelinesque" classic rock thing, after all.

You'll have to get used to the fact that Eric, Dave, and Perry are all big fans of electronic music. (Don't know if Steve is)

There are elements I want to come back - psychedelia, post-punk and such, but we'll get what they give us, because as artists they need to do what they feel, or it'll be Strays all over again.

An interesting failure beats a middling, forced attempt to please. I'll take the risk of failure inherent in experimentation any day.

Just give me some passion and intelligence in whatever form it takes.

J said...

Ha! [i]EA[/i], not EZ! :^0

Eric Zavery?

Anonymous said...

Now I fucked up the code. I quit.

10011001011001 said...

here's the code you were looking for:

10011001011001-cpu-says-stop-overprocessing-the-music-trent-make-it-sound-organic-not-synthetic-or-program-will-self-destruct-rivet-boy-00100011100111-begin-memory-dump

jssd said...

Porno for Pyros link is dead. Can someone please reup it?

muthafucka's on fire said...

Hey moron the nin songs are dry and sound 90's ish. Whores doesn't sound like that thank god. They put lots of wet reverb and delay in it and made it sound phat muthafucka!

Anonymous said...

1996 Porno For Pyros Good God's Urge should be the model. It still sounds modern, natural and just the right balance of sonics and processing. Its a modern beautiful work of art

Anonymous said...

^Listning to that right now-----------------------> :>)
can tell when I'm dead inside
I stop thinking of God
I'm living in hell
I stop wishing
Wishing...
I stopped wishing
Wishing you well

kaleidoscopeeyes said...

The album is fantastic.

You can hear the emotion.

Anonymous said...

GGU doesn't sound like Jane's. Jane's is Jane's.

if you want GGU (very good album), then listen to Pete's amazing solo music, which has more in common with P4P. Maybe you've already done this, but I suggest starting with with "Soul Trigger." "Order of the Dragon" is rad too. Go to Peter's myspace and check out the new tune "The Truth Sacrifice."

www.myspace.com/peterdistefano

Anonymous said...

Whats good is if you're not happy with whateva they produce you can remix it yourself and edit out most of the undesirable courtesy of remix.nin thanks Trent!

Anonymous said...

Peter D. should borrow Perk and put an ad out for Perry soundalikes and continue with P4P cos Perry will never be returning to that band

OU812 said...

I wouldn't want PF to return to Porno For Pyros he would try and make it sound like Satellite Party and that would be abominable. Porno For Pyros, house beats, lousy songwriting and dancing wife don't mix

Anonymous said...

" Anonymous said...
hypersonic made an interesting remix of chip away. the vocal sounds more like the orginial classic perry we all used to know and love. check it
http://remix.nin.com/play/mix?id=14998"

The Banshee remix of Chip Away is pretty rad. I like hearing Perry having his balls yanked hard causing his voice to climb into the stratosphere. I'm not joking either I love this Banshee remix. Its going to replace the offical version in my listening rotation.

Anonymous said...

Hey Eric just reading "Whores"(Perry's Book) and the episode you mention a few posts before, about Perry jumping into a bar table and kicking everything around, well it´s mention on the book it was the Lingerie Club on october 1986.

The funny thing is that no one in the book knows why Perry did that!

So thanks for the story!

Downloaded the NINJA EP since "Whores" was never recorded properly in studio, I agree its sounds a little bit Like Ministry but I like that band so it's a killer version for me.

Banshee remix said...

The Banshee Chip away remix is harder to find on the nin site now so i uploaded it for anybody interested here: zshare.net/audio/57412381d0a2854d/

puppet master said...

With all the new "Green" awareness, earth consciousness, save the planet, gaia-mother stuff you would think JA would want to move towards the natural earthy tones in there musik. Aliens must've implanted microchips in their brains to prevent this

George D said...

Three Days!!!! Epic

Anonymous said...

everything was going fine until the SXSW concert when your vocalist decided to turn on the gay david lee roth antics. i was embarrassed and i'm not the only one http://xiola.org/bored/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=13258

Anonymous said...

Yeah 3 days was awesome

surfer punk said...

The more i think about it the more I see all signs pointing to this being a cash-in tour.
-Ticket prices high to the point of gouging,
-Less than one hour sets consisting of mostly top hits
-Big name headlining act/producer to reign in the masses and ensure publicity
-No new songs.
Eric I thought you railed against Jane's getting too big and not being in it for the cash and now it seems that's what you desire

diver slow said...

Chip away came out good but y the cruddy dirt noise mix of whores? Its unlistenable

Anonymous said...

What a bunch of whining drama queens you fans are.

The band has already explained the problem with the ticket prices in great detail. Besides that, there are already ticket prices as low as $7.66-$13.66:
http://xiola.org/bored/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=13273

If you don't want to pay these prices, I suggest you wait or a tour where Jane's headlines alone. There's no guarantee that this ill happen, but it's sure to cost much less if it does.

David Lee Roth? And you point to a interminable drama thread by a depressed middle-management internet poster? You really wanna get in this guy's corner (if you're not him already?) God help you.

surfer punk, remember that this is a business. Jane's can't just go out with no record label and afford to travel around the world playing shows. It doesn't work that way. NIN is a band with which Jane's shares great mutual respect and fandom, and with whom Jane's has toured before, in a big package called Lollapalooza which was designed to get publicity and make money. These guys didn't sign with Warner Brothers so that they could be street urchins just to play music for you.

As for set length, Jane's Addiction sets have always ben brief. Add to that the fact that these have all been WARM UP SHOWS. We don't know what length the NIN/JA shows will be, or what it will look like, or what songs they'll play. It simply hasn't happened yet.

They've been writing new songs. Eric very patiently explained how difficult that process was, as did Trent. They decided to tour to help them gel. They need to rehearse songs, and that takes TIME. They are adding songs each time they play; they just added THREE DAYS.

Perry has just said "Just to get some creative juice flowing- we went into the studio for about two weeks. We had the idea to re-record two tunes, just because they'd never been done officially in the studio. And we had some fun writing some new things. A handful that are close to finished, but not quite done." And "the idea is to introduce one or two songs into this touring cycle."

Anonymous said...

Ticket prices $7.66-$13.66? LOL! For what, to pay for parking lot a mile away and listen through the walls. Don't make me laugh, I already checked the price for seats in West Palm where you can actually see the band and let me tell you they ain't cheap!

And Eric how much did Trent Reznor charge you to mix those songs? I could've gotten the same results he did in about an hour with pro tools. I would've just loaded the entire mix with the overdrive effects patch set at 90% and clipped the meters into far into red because thats what it sounds like. Noise is not good art however which way you put it

Anonymous said...

^
Find another band or form of entertainment to fill your time.

Something you like.

Anonymous said...

For the record Jane's Addiction setlists have not always been brief are you on crack?
Go to Janesaddiction.org and click on tour section. They used to play aroundan average of 13-16 songs per set. Just several examples to sink your teeth into

02/04/1991
Universal City, CA
Up the Beach
Whores
Standing in the Shower Thinking
No One's Leaving
Ain't No Right
Three Days
Bobhaus
Pigs in Zen
Been Caught Stealing
Then She Did
Mountain Song
Stop
Of Course
Ocean Size
Jane Says
Chip Away

11/20/1990
The Ritz, New York, NY
Up the Beach
Whores
1%
No One's Leaving
Ain't No Right
Ted, Just Admit It
Had A Dad
Pigs in Zen
Been Caught Stealing
Three Days
Mountain Song
Stop
Summertime Rolls
Ocean Size

01/28/1989
The Leadmill, Sheffield, England
Up the Beach
Whores
1%
Idiots Rule
Ain't No Right
Ted, Just Admit It
Standing in the Shower Thinking
Bobhaus
Pigs in Zen
Summertime Rolls
Ocean Size
Mountain Song
Trip Away
Jane Says

12/31/1988
The Embassy Hotel Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

Pigs in Zen
1%
Idiots Rule
Had A Dad
Ain't No Right
Ted, Just Admit It
Standing in the Shower Thinking
Whores
LA Medley
Summertime Rolls
Thank You Boys
Ocean Size
Mountain Song
Happy New Year
Trip Away
Chip Away
Jane Says

Anna Lysis said...

Wwhy so glum?

Some of these recent complaints seem a little bit dramatic and alarmist.

Now, I was into Jane's back in the day. One of the shows I saw had a fairly long setlist, but that was in no way the norm. The average sets weren't especially long. I mean, if you want to talk about exceptions, why not mention what may have been the longest ever?:

Halloween 1990 - Henry Fonda Theater, Los Angeles, CA

1. Up The Beach
2. Whores
3. Had A Dad
4. No One's Leaving
5. Ain't No Right
6. Ted, Just Admit It...
7. Thank You Boys
8. Standing in the Shower...Thinking
9. Three Days
10. Been Caught Stealin'
11. Bobhaus
12. Pigs in Zen
13. Summertime Rolls
14. Stop!
15. Then She Did...
16. Mountain Song
17. Ocean Size
18. Jane Says
19. Ripple

Like I already said, these recent performances have been warm-up shows. These are not the tour shows. These guys are still practicing songs. Some need to be adapted to a lower key. This stuff takes time. Eric, for instance, hasn't played these songs for 18 years. They sound pretty goddamn sharp and tight.

There's no indication that Jane's won't play a somewhat longer set on the NIN/JA tour.

PF is on-record saying they've written new stuff and plan to play some on the NIN/JA tour.

Jane's has been adding songs to the set consistently, and I think we can expect that to continue. They just added Three Days, and they added Then She Did at the last show. They've also played songs that they'd mostly stopped playing, such as 1%, Trip Away, and No One's Leaving. Eric said right here that he wants to add "Obvious," and I bet stuff like "Summertime Rolls" will come out when summertime starts rolling.

In fact, let's take a look at what they've played. I may have missed something, but below are tunes that they've definitely played with the return of Eric. You'll see that it is most of their catalogue:

Up the Beach
Trip Away
Whores
1%
Ain't No Right
No One's Leaving
Pigs In Zen
Ted...Just Admit It
Oceansize
Had A Dad
Been Caught Stealin'
Jane Says
Mountain Song
Then She Did
Chip Away
Three Days

That leaves only these tunes from the original albums:

I Would For You
My Time
Summertime Rolls
Idiots Rule
Obvious
Of Course
Classic Girl

Only other stuff they played live more than a couple of times:

Kettle Whistle
L.A. Medley
Bobhaus

Cast-offs like Slowdivers, Maceo, City and Suffer Some were never really played beyond one or two shows.

I'd like to hear many of these unplayed songs too, and there's no reason to think that some of them will not be forthcoming. Let's just chill out and enjoy it as it slowly unfolds.

If we can't afford seats up-front, luckily we live in an age when audio and video flow instantly and freely. We're guaranteed to see and hear at least parts of every show for no charge at all. If Jane's keep having a good time (and they look like they're having a better time than they ever did back in the day), we will hopefully see something like a Jane's theatre tour in 2009-2010.

I think it's great. If some people aren't into it, that's completely cool too. You can't please everyone. Such is life.

I hope you have a fun summer, no matter what you do.

Raintree said...

To be fair to both sides i've been lurking here for a while and alot of the posts i've read sound like older fans who are/were expecting something mellower and psychedelic or maybe acoustic based. I honestly don't think that is going to happen with Eric. The way I understand he sees Janes as being a massive wall of sound. No prettiness and thats the way he likes it so its understanable he would want the producer they got. If you don't like what they're doing now just listen to the old stuff and even some of Strays is acoustic groovin and mellow like the stoners like to hear.

Anonymous said...

From the New York Times:

"there was the Rock the Rabbit party, sponsored by Playboy and complete with tail-wearing (and –baring) bunnies, free-flowing booze, an out-of-the-way location and a rumored-about “surprise” guest, Jane’s Addiction. The reunited group took the stage around 1:30 a.m. and did a tight, lively, and, for Austin this week, long set."

rodneyblogz said...

http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/serpentine-edge09/leroi_vid.html

Anonymous said...

^
eh, I'm one of the old timers who helped keep the dream alive for all these years through forums and spreading the word. PERKINS IS THE ONLY ONE LEFT WITH ANY KIND OF INSTRUMENTAL CREDIBILITY. He has never dabbled in the electronic shit. If they should start putting these gay ass synth drum loops in the new songs I am done with this band. Its over. Satellite Party shot a big hole in it by there bastardizing covers of Jane's. My last thread of hope was that Avery could take them back to somewhere around 1986-1987 when the music was pure. Now I'm not sure this will happen. Anxiously waiting their next move....

Jasper said...

Hey man, Jane's HAS been playing in old school style, layin' it down HARD.

If you're upset about the production on Whores, I'd get over it, because according to recent quotes from Dave and Perry, there is no album coming, just one or two songs that might be played live. So we can all forget about Jane's being a shiny new creative unit, and either rock out to the old-school stylings, or not.

At least we now have a clear picture of what's going on, and we can take it or leave it.

I am a realist, and I understand that these gentlemen want to make some money. I totally support that, and I think rocking out is a much better way of making money than most other ways. However, I had hoped that we could enjoy Jane's both as a profitable touring act, and as a new creative entity. By that I mean new music - an album or albums.

So, it's bittersweet, but mostly sweet. How tremendous to see Eric out there, and these guys truly rocking out once again. The original split was a huge psychic wound to some of us for whom Jane's was a reflection and celebration of our own lives. It felt absolutely wrong. The feeling of having that rift mended is so profoundly wonderful. There's magic in it. It's a glorious, cathartic thing.

So here's to celebrating Eric's return, laying it down like an absolute monster. Incredible. The band sounds tighter and tighter. These guys are in fighting shape. And in the back of my mind, I haven't given up hope that these men, in some lucid moment, can find enough common ground to assemble a real set of new tunes with the spirit of adventure and artistic creativity that the real Jane's always embodied.

Hope springs eternal.

Anonymous said...

You're damn right about that they are nailing it live 100%. If they would bring back the freakiness a little it be be an even bigger plus

Anonymous said...

freakinness: makeup + androgyny + drug references

Anonymous said...

but sadly Rozz Williams isn't around anymore so Perry doesn't have anyone to copycat

Jared said...

if Perry was trying to copy Rozz Williams in 2009, that would be even more ridiculous than Satellite Party

moonchild said...

After NME I got really excited about the prospect of EA back in the band. The first question that ran through my mind was "How would it sound?"
I immediately thought of the best Polar Bear song, "Zulu". I imagined Perry's voice singing over the clever clean spunky rhythm guitar and bass that drives the song. I thought of a different drum beat underneath it. A drumbeat Perkins would dream up complete with all his personal touches and signature sounds.
This got me really excited because there was a new version of Zulu running through my head. I thought wow this would be really really good if Jane's Addiction did something along those lines with EA taking the lead. Others might disagree.
Time will tell.

bangoskank said...

anna lysis and jasper, agree and agreed. just got tix to Deer Creek (great midwest venue, jerry garcia's favorite summer venue) and pine knob and am totally stoked and counting days. Can I get in another plug for Obvious and Bobhaus, I guess I can.

Anonymous said...

Made a rag pile of my shiny clothes
Gonna warm my bones
I got silence on my radio
Let the air waves flow
For I'm sleeping under strange strange skies
Just another mad mad day on the road
My dreams are fading down the railway line
I'm just about a moonlight mile down the road

Anonymous said...

wHo haS tTe biGGest pEnis?
dav-e, eric, perky or peri

lhr said...

EA-

When will the rest of the Janes Addiction site be up?

peace

Anonymous said...

hey Eric, what did Perry say about that Porno For Pyros tape? any chance it will come to light?

Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...
wHo haS tTe biGGest pEnis?
dav-e, eric, perky or peri"

Perry Farrell. In his own words, a song he wrote about himself, "Dog star" is very telling

Yeah, me bling so bright me light up the dog on' night up (Oh, hear me out!)
I'm right up there with the brightest- hung like a giant

lets make a deal said...

ea- i can get you into pj harveys show tonight but you'd have to promise to play 'white rabbit' by jefferon airplane, next JA gig

Anonymous said...

lhr - are you ready yet?

miss maceo said...

Whoa! Eric A. taking heat on his own blog. Didn't expect this. Just a few months ago it was a lovefest here.

Anonymous said...

hey EA,
Perry said in a rolling stone interview:

"“When we were recording, I guess a couple of the guys were listening to Radiohead’s new song which has an odd jaggedness to it. That’s kind of attractive and interesting,"

I was wondering what you guys were listening to?

-kt

Anonymous said...

lhr are you hot?

head radio said...

So I hear Radiohead is the new prototype for the Janes entity. Thats a little better than NIN. Why didn't you ask them to produce your musik?

Anonymous said...

raintree said...
"No prettiness and thats the way he likes it so its understanable he would want the producer they got."

Help Wanted is atmospheric. Its beautiful and dark. You can't say Avery doesn't like that. Its just one song wait and see what else they do. They have the final authority. They can tell Mr Reznor to make it sound however they wish. They can sound like a garage band or Floydian or 70's funk or anything they choose to emulate. Modern studios can work magic

nameless said...

'So we started out with the idea of maybe write something with a jagged time signature, like 5/7 or something'

Why not record something like 3 versions of the same song. One version with an odd time signature(a la radiohead), one with the funky beat and one tribal. The Stones and the Beatles used to work that way. It makes sense if your going to release them song by song instead of a full length album. This way everyone in the band can have their say and the fans can pick and choose which version they like best.

For example

Track1 Laughing Beats(avery/navarro) odd time version
Track2 Laughing Beats(farrell) funky version
Track3 Laughing Beats(perkins) tribal version

Anonymous said...

radiohead was a huge influence on polar bear/Eric avery as well as portishead

Anonymous said...

E,
Think all this excitment about the band touring and making music(remixes) it´s great! good and bad comments come with the turf.

But that means people are paying LOTS of attention to what the result is going to be, I know its not going to be STRAYS.

The punk rocker/Joy Division/Dark music moods bass player is back.

Anonymous said...

if each band member would concentrate on there own insruments then there wouldn't be a problem. let steve decide the beat let eric concentrate on making cool bass lines let dave nconcentrate on guitar textures and let perry concentrate on vocal melodies. its dumb if perry or eric or dave comes and tells steve what to play, let him decide the foundation let him decide the time signature and drum groove for godsakes

Anonymous said...

Eric and Jane's Addiction can do what the hell they want!

any artist who plays to his gallery is done!

only dead fish swim upsteam.

Arnold said...

I wonder maybe if Perk wrote that as a joke?

Anonymous said...

This speculation...man, it's silly. Wait for the fucking song. You'll be lucky if you ever hear it, the way these guys operate!

Eric, I just paid a hefty sum to see you guys. Now that I am a patron of the real Jane's Addiction once again, please make some new music that's artsy and weird and beautiful.

Perry just said: "The young groups here today at SXSW, they need to come up with a nice body of work so when they go out and play a 70-minute set, everyone knows all of those songs,” he says. “But the older cats, people love the songs, you don’t have time for nine new songs. People don’t have time for nine new songs on a record, either. I look for a hot new single. In our case, Jane’s Addiction has our set."

Please. We need new material, and not just one or two scraps. You guys have a flawless catalogue, yes, but it's not very deep. Please don't worry about the music living up to the legend, just throw some crazy shit around and see what sticks. Give us some some experimentation and chaos and art, and you WILL have a following.

Jane's is like Frankenstein right now. It's ALIVE! It's up and walking around, and it's scary and powerful. That's amazing, but soon we need something more akin to the sexy vampire to reveal itself.

some divers whistle qoutes said...

For those who might be interested on how the band used write songs here are various quotes that give some insight on how these used to do it in the good olde daze

And from Guitar World, 11/97...
Dave: Most of those (early) bass lines came out of jams. Eric would lock into something and then just stay there. And me and Steve and Perry would do a zillion things around it. Most of those songs were written for the bass lines.

Stephen Perkins wrote the drums and percussion to the songs. As with Dave, most of the songs had already been written prior to his joining the group. But Steve's creative drumming made the songs into the classics they are.

Eric once said, "The songs on the first two records were written by jamming, and many of the tunes started from a bass line. But Ritual was written mostly by Perry--it just came down that way, because we've been spending a lot less time in the same room together. He'd come in with a basic chord progression, humming the riffs. Then we'd get a bass line, then David would work the guitar over it. A song may be going in a certain direction, but a mistake can happen, and we'll say, 'Wait--that works better.'"

"We do different kinds of collaborations all the time," Perry said in late 1988. "A lot of the time I'll come in with something I've worked out on a guitar and I'll give it to Dave. And he'll take that and do something that a real guitarist would do to it. I frame it out and then the guys will come in and work on it. Sometimes it'll change, sometimes it won't. It's never cut and dry like, 'Here's the song. This is how you play it.'"

In '96, Dave told Phil Hayes, "...We would jam a lot in Jane's Addiction, and Perry would have the mike and be going for it the whole time, makin' shit up off of the top of his head, screaming, yelling, singing his heart out, writing poetry on the spot during rehearsals. That was another element to inspire all of us."


http://members.cox.net/g12241/songs/intro.html

Fashionably Risque said...

Some humor for you drama-queens

"The next phase in the reunited Janes Addiction 2009 there is to be 5th member, a keyboardist to permanently join.
He will be responsible for assorted pre-recorded samples and techno wizardy as well as back up vocals during the NINJA tour.
On the command of industrial rock god Trent Reznor, he will become a centerpiece of the band's reinvented sound and evolution into an industrial, trip hop electronica band.
Jane's Addiction will gradually reshape and rewrite the older songs to fit the new mold.
The plan is to eventually sack longtime drummer Perkins as they will have no need for his services once the keyboardist is accepted by the fanbase.
Just as Satellite Party has no use for a live drummer, neither will Janes Addiction.
In this hi tech age, the standard rock rules are discarded.
Acoustical drummers are going the way of the dinosaur as computers have replaced the need for their craft.
More money can be funneled into other areas instead of a veteran drummer's high salary allowance like more hi-tech software, keyboards and looping programs, lightshows and costumes.
The old fans will at first reject this new evolution vehemently.
But it won't take long, the band reasons, for them to get onboard and embrace the reinvented Janes.
They will delight in how close they sound to nine inch nails, ministry, portishead and the thievery corporation, having shed there previous identity.
This will take the band to even greater heights as MTV, NME, Rolling Stone and Spin pundits will be amazed and astonished by the brillance and innovation on display."
~Risque

Anonymous said...

Anyone have the full three days video up yet from Austin?
I saw a short clip and it sounded excellent but I need the full song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6BCWFR-ul4

Anonymous said...

Flower child Perry, please come back to us we miss u
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h292/hydro75grl/ja-10.jpg

Anonymous said...

Who said fuck Led Zeppelin? You might as well have said fuck Jane's Addiction and Bauhaus they would not be what they are without Zep. Just listened to Led Zeppelin -How Many More Times- and the slow mid part Bauhaus(daniel ash) ripped off in Hollow Hills. I can point to many other other examples. Now I'm not sayin Zep isn't guilty of plagarism they are but they were very influential to Jane's. Perry recently said if there was any guitar player in the whole world he would like to work with he said Jimmy Page. Eric has admitted the music's kewl but said Robert Plant's lyrics about demons and wizards were stupid. So there you go.

fh22 said...

Will Obama have to take a stand on the drug war?
(www.whitehouse.gov/OpenForQuestions/)

"What are your plans for the failing, "War on Drugs", thats sucking money from tax payers and putting non-violent people in prison longer than the violent criminals?"

What I think now is: Is this just some PR accident? I mean, the press will not let him go without adressing this question. He called for it. Or was this strategically set up to make him comfortable to say: "look, the people want me to change something here"?

Anonymous said...

Come out from the shadows lhr i have something for you

Anonymous said...

lhr

I want you to smell my finger, it's been up my ass for a very long time

Anonymous said...

Eric, do you smoke cigarettes?

Anonymous said...

You & Dave are about the same age but...

www.marilynmanson.com said...

For the industrial freaks amongst you, Marilyn Manson is gearing up for the release of his new album The High End Low following a two year absence.

Marilyn has teamed with Twiggy Ramirez (for the first time in close to a decade), plus keyboardist Chris Vrenna, and dummer Ginger Fish on this latest album. It will blow out any Jane's Addiction album as well as the best Nine Inch Nails has to offer.

Anonymous said...

lhr

this poem is for you, does it remind you of something?

I'm walking on the edge
and darkness licks my naked skin
I'm dreaming things I'm not supposed to dream about
it's no sin

My brains on fire, and the smoke will drown my closing eyes
All I can see is people eating up their hateful lives
There is no life worth living when you can't explore the mind
And all the losing souls will stay behind remaining blind

Anonymous said...

janes are soooooo prolific. since nme nearly 1 year ago there is nothing to show. lol

Respect said...

Respect.

R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

Please learn to have some respect and basic human decency, people.

An opinion, even a strong opinion, can be expressed in a reasonable, respectful manner.

Anonymous said...

Hey guys,
Come on over and hang with us sometime @ www.peterdistefanoscircle.org
click on message board. Seeya!

bangoskank said...

marilyn manson, that's the guy with the eyes right....yeah my little brother liked him a few years back when he was going through his adolescent identity issues. Loved him in that Michael Moore flick, music sucks but what can you say. I'll put my money on Jane's, and really liked NIN's new stuff with actual instruments.

Anonymous said...

"moonchild said...

I immediately thought of the best Polar Bear song, "Zulu".

Zulu is amazing but have you heard the unreleased pb song called 'ordinary'? Its a fabulous stripped down acoustic song. I wouldn't mind hearing more like this!

Anonymous said...

I realy like LEADER from the Chewing Gum EP... there's a version on a 12" of that song thats even better.

Anonymous said...

Ordinary is kind of like a cure or joy division. Throw the nine inch nails in the trash where they belong.

Anonymous said...

NIN have some decent tunes but Trent can't write lyrics worth shit.

"I wanna fuck you like an animal"

How profound

Anonymous said...

didn't Perry Farrell used to do an 8-ball in 1 night?

lhr said...

Anonymous-

...yeah that very original poem or whatever its supposed to be reminds me of a giant piece of horse shit baking in the sun. great work..keep it up.

Also; there's no doubt about it...by now your fingers caught your ass herps.
mission accomplished..

Anonymous said...

lhr

No herps here, just the sweet smell of warm ass, you know you are curious, come on now, flex those nostrils

disenfranchised said...

Am I the only one desiring Ritual de lo Habitual part II?

Am I the only one who could care less about them incorporating elements of the current trends i.e. nu-metal, electro-metal, trance-metal, hip hop-metal to try and sound cutting-edge?

Am I the only one who believes they are smart enough not to need a producer for new songs?

Am I the only one who wants them to bring back instruments like violin(of course) and piano(obvious) and use nonconvential percussion instruments?

Am I the only one who believes most of them care very little about our concerns?

pouty jane

Management said...

Dear Sir,
Thank you for your order for
JA-19109, Jane's Addiction "Ritual Habitual pt 2".
Please know this item has been backordered for approximately 17 years. This item is a special order and incurs a service fee of 1.2 million dollars for studio production costs and elite songwriting. We have deducted a downpayment of 25% to hold this for you. We will notify you once this item arrives. Approximate wait time could exceed 5 years. As always we thank you for your business.
~Jane's Addiction Management Team

Anonymous said...

Obama passing new law to allow searching of PC’s, Laptops, and media devices. www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yPmtQDWZ1s

Anonymous said...

I like secret shows

Anonymous said...

Target set list
May 21st
at the Santa Barbara Bowl

trip away
then she did
three days
classic girl
ceremony(joy division)
ripple
san francisco(iris)

thanks
+krackle+
so what!
sympathy

ENCORE
big sur
hard charger
down by the seaside(zeppelin)

Anonymous said...

sorry typo
thanks
+krackle+

Anonymous said...

You guys must think avery can wave his hand and grant your requests like magic. I don't think it works that way. His power is restricted by the opinions the three other bandmates. His control is also limited by the band's manager.

Anonymous said...

The new tour sampler on remix.nin.com was mainly created to get the nine inch nails listeners lured to janes. Janes already has the core following but they HAD to change the sound up to gain the respect & acceptance of nin followers. Hence the reason for the rough nin-like mix and inclusion of drum heavy chip away. But IF i was the producer, Janes would become an emo band.

Watch Flea, Perry Farrell & Morrello perform - You Can Pee On Me!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZT1PU_rQ4c

awesome!

Anonymous said...

SXSW review

1:37 a.m. – It wasn't really a secret that Jane's Addiction was performing tonight, just like Metallica's show Friday at Stubb's is an open secret. Like a lot of people, I'm skeptical of reunions, especially Jane's Addiction. And with good reason—they seem to reunite every few years, with middling results. That said, I'm struck by the boldness of opening with "Three Days," a slow-burner from Ritual De Lo Habitual. At the end of the song, frontman Perry Farrell puts his arms around eternally shirtless guitarist Dave Navarro and gives him a kiss. They're clearly enjoying themselves, and their enthusiasm makes the whole reunion feel much less like a crass cash-in.

1:48 a.m. – By "Ain't No Right," I have officially forgiven Farrell for the interminable Satellite Party set I endured at Lollapalooza a couple years ago. Jane's Addiction is tight, enthusiastic, and pretty fucking great. The rest of the set follows suit, with the crowd eating it up.

http://www.avclub.com/articles/music-kyles-day-two-hiphop-cures-all,25490/

moonchild said...

"Watch Flea, Perry Farrell & Morrello perform - You Can Pee On Me!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZT1PU_rQ4c
"

nice

Anonymous said...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7OTKlHM5Eo&feature=related

Anonymous said...

lhr

do you enjoy golden showers?

Anonymous said...

Strays was like a God-send.


Strays wasn't Nothings Shocking but hey it was still pretty good. 12 long years waiting for a new album and worth it. Kettle Whistle-cd, Up the Catacombs-best of-cd, Cabinet of Curiousities-box set don't count. Those are filler for a band seemingly almost entirely bereft of flow creativity . I hope something comes of this latest go round. These guys need to go out and hang and down some beers together in the free time.

Spaz Kat said...

^
We should be thankful for the box set of goodies about to be released, but yeah i agree relying soley on old basement recordings and rerecording old songs is not indicative of a healthy, productive group of musicians.
-Spaz Kat

Anonymous said...

I´m Sorry to disagree but Strays as a Jane's Addiction record blows man!

Regarding the box set I' ve got most of it already, what it really sucks it's that at least the DVD could have brought a WHOLE concert of Jane´s no just a portion, you know the Palladium show of dic 1990, or a Lolla 91 date.

I think I'm gonna buy it anyway cause of the art the info.

Come on Eric write some new bass lines man ...I´ll bet since 1991 to date you have written stuff that you go "this is a Jane´s song"...use it.

J said...

The box set was conceived and put together before the NME Jane's reunion. It was in no way meant to be the output of a working band.

Jane's may or may not come through with significant new material. Some of the quotes from Perry and Dave have been a bit worrisome on this front. However, if these gentlemen were to produce new material, it would take time.

Patience will be required for the band members and their patrons alike.

Anonymous said...

"However, if these gentlemen were to produce new material, it would take time"

Its been just about 1 year. 0 new songs :(

Anonymous said...

Hey--
I am listening to Iris and it is a total Jane's song. You should ask perry to sing.
bro

Anonymous said...

"Its been just about 1 year. 0 new songs :("

Well, it's going on a year since NME, but I don't know that Jane's members had committed to doing anything for some time after that event.

As it is now, we know that there are at least a couple of new songs, we just haven't heard them.

Don't get me wrong though, I'd love to see some kind of real commitment to making new work. I don't buy into the one-or-two-new-songs-here-or-there philosophy. I think it's a copout.

+krackle+ said...

Who here wants to hear them play the song, "So What!" from the album Kettle Whistle?

It has never ever been played live.

I'm extremely curious how it would be treated live. It would appeal to nine nail'rs I think.
+krackle+

Anonymous said...

You've become hyper aware of social games and ego manipulation. You're entering into the third stage where ego games and the desire for attention are no longer important to you and because of it you can rise above it.
You, the detached observer, watch, not wanting to play their game...

Nevis said...

I honestly don't want to hear new Jane's-Reznor songs. If I want to hear NIN I'll listen to NIN, not my favorite band coping their sound. If you hand a mic and acoustic guitar to Trent Reznor and steal his drum computer he would be absolutely clueless. He wouldn't be able to play a song. I don't mind they are touring together because I can skip NIN but I can't undo the damage Reznor and his cronies do to Jane's Addiction's sound + direction. Just like I couldn't undo the damage Bob Ezrin did to Strays. Even Martyn LeNoble recogized this early on and complained Jane's sound was being ruined. Look what happened to him bless his heart, Perry fired him for insubordination in the ranks. Just like LeNoble, I am sounding the alarm early on hopefully before its too late.

Nevis said...

Many fans who were disappointed with this album blame Ezrin's participation, including former Jane's Addiction bassist Martyn LeNoble, who in an interview in 2005 said the following:

I would be one of the fans that agreed Bob fucked up the sound. At one point I had a talk with him, and said "Man I'm just trying to do Jane's, and this doesn't sound like Jane's." I asked him if he had ever even listened to Ritual, and he said "I can't listen to that record because I hate the way it sounds." He said "I want Jane's to stop being an art metal band and be a world class rock band."
http://wiki.janesaddiction.org/w/index.php/Hypersonic_(Album)

Anonymous said...

(Ezrin) said "I want Jane's to stop being an art metal band and be a world class rock band."

God what a cunt. Instead he turned them into a world ass cock band.

Anonymous said...

In 2003 the bass player was missing and the songs were not good, that's why they don´t sound art metal, whatever the fuck that means, still I don´t blame Ezrin so much for that shitty record, I blame the musicians.

Eric the band pic on Jane's.com... I know you can´t look now like hippy surfers, but come on!
I´ve seen the gigs pics now and the only one that dresses up is Perry ( he always did)and Dave up to one point cause he takes the shirt off, but that photo is too much, just try to keep it real PLEASE.

Anonymous said...

that photo gives a hint as to what the new music may sound like:
dark, militant, chaotic, aggressive, synthetic, bleak, depressive

the absence of a hippie surfer look means
it won't sound:
peaceful, oceanic, bright, psychedelic, earthy, tropical, countercultural

Anonymous said...

You guys are AGAIN forgetting that Jane's has said they are not making an album. You don't have to worry about it.

Anonymous said...

i would be a happy boy if ja played 'big sur'. i want to hear mr farrell sing that song

decon recon said...

They should revisit deconstruction. Reconstruct it with perk's drums and farrell's vox and infuse some more catchiness and vocal hooks. lay some vox over "iris". doing this, decon would be ritual II. better to do this rather than re-record vintage janes addiction which needs no embellishment.

Anonymous said...

"iris" is kinda like the logical progression to "up the beach" and a damn good one!

Anonymous said...

It remains to be seen how strong the new material will be and to what degree they are progressing as artists. But don't be fooled by their rhetoric intended to throw us off, they ARE writing with specific intent to release. When it will surface is anybody's guess could be years or it could be shelved like the third Porno for Pyros album- collecting dust in basement never to be heard.

Anonymous said...

1. Jane's said they are just going to release singles, which, if it happens, would be a weird thing for a band to do if they are trying to make an album. I do hope we get an album.

2. There is no completed third Porno LP. There are some songs written and some rough demo stuff. It's not like they have a finished product locked away or something.

Anonymous said...

Pete DiStefano has confirmed there are more than 12 songs written and demo'd for the 3rd P4P. He said they sound like a cross between the first and second P4P albums. I take the man at his word.

Anonymous said...

Anyone know what type of drum this guy is playing? It doesn't sound like a normal bongo, could it be a "handdrum" maybe or djembe. I'm just starting out learning drums. I would like to buy something like what he's playing because I like the sharp, pointed sound of the hit this drum makes. Any help would be appreciated.
here:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQGg4XCTJmU

Anonymous said...

Can't say for sure but looks like a Djembe drum from Madagascar

Anonymous said...

I know what Peter said. That's not really at odds with what I already wrote. Perry has also spoken on this and said that the demos were extremely rough and that the writing wasn't done.

I would have liked another P4P album from that era as well, but there isn't one - just the skeleton of one.

My advice is to listen to Soul Trigger.

freaky bass said...

Whats Martyn Le Noble been up to since helping with Strays years ago?

Anonymous said...

inactive

Anonymous said...

Barack Obama's New World Order

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1889512,00.html?xid=rss-topstories-cnnpartner

This piece proves YET AGAIN, that Obama isn't America's president. He is the world's President. He has no special allegiance to this country. His allegiance is to the world. He has already stated that he is a world citizen.

The rest of the world can have him. I want a President whose allegiance is to my countrymen. He is not my President.

Anonymous said...

^
Take it somewhere else, fucktard.

Anonymous said...

Martyn was treated in a very badly way by Perry in Porno for Pyros, it is stated that he wrote/co-wrote most of the music for the first record of Porno. But Porno For for Pyros publishing goes almost entirely to Perry.

In Jane´s Addiction (maybe this is a shock to some) the first big fight was over the publishing money

Did you know that Perry ask and got 50% from writting lyrics and 12.5% for the music leaving the rest with only 12.5% each...he fuck up his friends...or band mates.

If the guys from Jane's did not accept this in 1988 he was walking from the band, talk about blackmail.

I read all this recently on the book "Whores"...I was very disappinted to read about this cause I thought the break up was mainly from drug related issues.

Hope the money now from touring is divided in equal shares, is the right thing.

Anonymous said...

^
I didn't know that.
Someone uploaded a demo from 1987 that includes the acoustic song "city" that sounds a lot different and superior to what ended up on the kettle whistle release. Who wrote the guitar on "city"? Was that you playing Eric?
Its pretty good kind of like "my time"
I like it.

matt volpe said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fn6uKI_KwPs

The above is Flea's induction speech of Metallica at Saturday's R&R Hall of Fame ceremony. Amazingly touching and heartfelt, Flea gave one of the most inspiring speeches I've ever seen when it comes to honoring an incredible band.

Eric, I know you had jammed with them back about 8 years ago or so. What was that like? Must have been very cool.

Matt

Anonymous said...

Eric wrote the guitar parts for Jane Says and Summertimes Rolls, and gave ideas to lyrics.

The Lyrics from "Had a Dad" are from an Eric's event..I did not know that..all this years I thought it was Perry's issues with his dad!

"City" is and old song that was probably writen-co writen by Eric and Perry.

"Whores" gives you pretty much a glipse of what was going on in that time.

Another shocker was that "Dave did not like Eric's voice" so that is why mainly Deconstruction did not work and not cause Eric did not want to tour.Plus Guns 'n' Roses and the Chili Peppers wanted Dave at the time.

Eric,
If this is not accurate please let us know. Cause the Decons quote came from you.

Joe

Anonymous said...

Rad! Matt Thanks! That speech was unbelievably representative. What a healthy value system. Flea Rules!

Shook with hope, excitement, nutrients, and identification. Could hear all the instruments in the orchestra coming together in tune.

Begun to make music out of that speech. Sort of still shaking after taking that in.

“I love all music” – Flea

Anonymous said...

oops forgot to sign off the above. That speech made me nervous in a good way. A great way.

Thanks again Matt.

Respect and Kindness,
Mike

Anonymous said...

There is a new Satellite Party song entitled, "Me & my dongle phallus" for download on itunes.

Anyone heard it?

matt volpe said...

Anytime Mike, glad you enjoyed it. It was an awesome tribute by Flea.

Best, Matt

Anonymous said...

i got my dongle back

Anonymous said...

"E--
Thanks for the new/old tunes on the sampler. I'm confused, what does rerecording old songs have to do with the future of Jane's. How many times you can one repackage the same merch."

lol

Anonymous said...

Martyn is a gifted musician. Its true the bass guitar on Strays was unimpressive but the stuff he did with Porno For Pyros was wild. Amazing bass groove this man has. I can't blame him for Strays cos he had to listen to Perry and Ezrin telling him to make it sound like a world class commercial rock band.

Brad M. said...

I thought Chris Chaney played bass for 'Strays'? I know Martyn recorded an album's worth of tracks, but it's Chaney you hear on the album.

jssd said...

http://twitpic.com/2xvm9

I keep seeing pics of ea with a keyboard. I guess he wants to be known as an electronic musician now instead of a bass master. That would explain why neither Polar Bear nor Help Wanted is bass guitar centric like old Jane's.

Brad M. said...

The only quote I've read regarding Deconstruction (to tour or not to tour) was Eric's ("I think I would have had a nervous breakdown [if we toured]")

Dave was interested in touring Decon, Eric wasn't.

Anonymous said...

Not just Eric A, Peter D travels around with a keyboard/laptop. He's a one man band and the laptop is his drum/bass generator. Travlin light

Richard said...

"That would explain why neither Polar Bear nor Help Wanted is bass guitar centric like old Jane's."

Are you listening to the same Polar Bear as I am? Because those records are loaded with classic Avery bass lines.

Anonymous said...

Brad M.,

The quotes I got are from "Whores" a 2005 book and it states "Dave does not like the voice of Eric and got could cold feet with the whole proyect of Deconstruction" , quote by Eric, and quote from Dave, "Eric did not want to tour"....maybe cause Dave did not like the music and voice of Eric.

Judge from yourself man. Good book also.

Joe

Anonymous said...

mistake:
"Judge for yourself".
Joe

jssd said...

"Are you listening to the same Polar Bear as I am? Because those records are loaded with classic Avery bass lines"

i'm not denying there is bass guitar in polar bear. however, the DRUM (programmed) loops are the focus, they are mixed the loudest, the most active, and the dominating force in the compositions.
in the janes of old, the songs revolved around the bass guitar. bass centric.

Anonymous said...

polar bear kicks ass brother

Mousetrap said...
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Mousetrap said...

Any fans here happen to catch Jack Johnson covering "I Would For You"?
Its pretty fucking good.
check it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zStI2fcVuhE&feature=related

Jane's and Perry Farrell had the potential to soar with the likes of Jack Johnson and Jimmy Buffet. Songs like "I would for you", "My Time", "Kimberly Austin", "Bali", "100 Ways" could have been massive had they been marketed, packaged and geared toward non-headbanging audiences. It held him back methinks.
BTW- any Parrotheads on this blog?

matt volpe said...

Happy "Help Wanted" anniversary, Eric. Still regularly listening to to Unexploded and Revolution. Awesome music on that CD.

Best, Matt

Anonymous said...

Wow Help wanted been a year already - geez I still play the disc regularly, actually in my car CD player right now. Fantastic music on that disc

Anonymous said...

Jane's Addiction Last Gig Sept. 26 1991.

Nevermind of Nirvana got release on Sept 24 1991, talking about passing the toarch!

A small salute to Cobain on his death aniversary. Hope you don´t mind Eric.

Anonymous said...

Glad to know you don't like the cock rockers Van Halen. They are responsible for the slew of bad hair metal bands from 1983-1992

Anonymous said...

Dave Navarro was a student of Eddie Van Halen, all flash no substance. Perry and Eric helped reeducate him in the school of Robert Smith + Daniel Ash guitar and he got good.

Anonymous said...

stupid argument/ridiculous statement

Anonymous said...

good argument/true statement

matt volpe said...

Eric, nice mention in next month's bass player magazine- page 19 far right column- good pic of you as well! (the bp mag has Phil Lesh on the cover) .

Happy Easter.

Best, Matt

Anonymous said...

The mention of Phil Lesh reminds me that Jane's should finally uncork Ripple live. Come on, fellas, take a chance.

Eat Some Lsd said...

I hate parties unless I'm tripping, then its fun to watch and laugh at the hipsters and the ego games they play

Anonymous said...

Because anyone that enjoys a party is a hipster.

Enjoy your mom's basement.

Eat Some Lsd said...

^
I had sex in yer mom's basement last night, she knows how to party. Say hello to her for me

Anonymous said...

Goldman Sachs hires law firm to shut blogger's site

Goldman Sachs is attempting to shut down a dissident blogger who is extremely critical of the investment bank, its board members and its practices.

http://www.goldmansachs666.com/

“Does Goldman Sachs run the world?”.

Anonymous said...

^
^
That's such an awesome hipster ego game you play!

bangoskank said...

FWIW, Kettle Whistle was brought back in Vegas this weekend as was the original lineup of Porno for Pyros, albeit a short set.

Anonymous said...

Kettle Whistle?

I thought that most of us had seen all of the footage of Jane's, and I didn't see any Kettle Whistle in there. Did you witness this event? If not, how did you come by this information?

bangoskank said...

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/apr/12/perry-farrell-rocks-out-50th-birthday/

Wasn't fortunate enough to be there Mr Anonym"us", just a thorough understanding of googling.

Next up...Bobhaus?

Anonymous said...

Hi Eric,

I was totally bummed to see this pic of Jane's at perrypalooza:

http://www.lastnightsparty.com/perryshouse/slides/IMG_5753.JPG

Lyrics on autocue? Jane's Addiction as a karaoke band? In what sense does this reunion have anything to do with artistic endevour? Perry used to scream this songs out with menace and passion and now he needs a monitor to remind him of the lyrics to Stop???

Truly depressing.

Anonymous said...

^
shut up prick

Anonymous said...

Bangoskank,

if only your googling capabilities were matched by your reading comprehension. The songs played by Jane's, alone, were:

Ted
Whores
Stop!

The article you pointed to says this:

"During their brief time onstage, the band revisited four songs, including "Ted, Just Admit It..." from their 1988 album, “Nothing’s Shocking,” and one of the first songs they ever recorded, “Whores.” (The track was on their 1987 debut album, as well as 1997’s “Kettle Whistle,” and was recently remixed and re-released online by Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor.)"

It is merely saying that Whores appeared on the Kettle Whistle compilation.

Plaster Caster said...

Hey bloggers,
Mark my words, "kettle whistle" WILL NOT BE HEARD ON THIS TOUR. Jane's won't touch it with a 10 foot pole. Neither will "RIPPLE" so FORGET ABOUT IT

bangoskank said...

"if only your googling capabilities were matched by your reading comprehension. The songs played by Jane's, alone, were:
Ted
Whores
Stop!"

Might want to reread that yourself Anonym"us", looks like something else got by you.

"During their brief time onstage, the band revisited four songs, "

My bad for assuming #4 was KW. Not much of a birthday jam I suppose.

Anonymous said...

Hey Eric,

Would be cool to get some insight into the pic that showed monitors with jane's lyrics on them.

Is that for real? What's the story?

Hope you don't read this as an aggressive post :)

Anonymous said...

Perry's starting to look like the character Bronson Pinchot played in Beverly Hills Cop.

bangoskank said...

JA Perrypalooza

Ted
Whores
Stop
Sympathy (w/ all performers)

P4P (w/ Martyn)
Tahitian Moon
Meija

Anonymous said...

"Might want to reread that yourself Anonym"us", looks like something else got by you."No, bangoskank, again you should read more carefully. I wrote:

"The songs played by Jane's, alone, were:

Ted
Whores
Stop!"

You get the alone part? That means those are the three songs played just by the members of Jane's, alone. "Sympathy" was an all-star jam.

BTW, the video of Sympathy was up by the next morning, along with photos of the official song list and everything else.

Have a really pleasant day.

lhr said...

You guys giving grief about the moniters with the lyrics have obviously never gotten really wasted and tried to sing a song?!

You know...it was the guys birthday party...can't he get loaded if he wants?!

I think it was no big deal...it was his party....he probably anticipated getting really wasted and why sweat it about the lyrics while you know people are going to be posting it on youtube the next day?!

Besides...from the videos I've seen on youtube...He's only looking at them during "Sympathy for the Devil"
which has about 40 fucking verses...has anyone here ever tried to do it Karaoke?
Really; It's a tough one sober...much less when drunk & knowing it will be posted on youtube the next day for the Rolling stones fans to laugh at...

I think once you've tried "sympathy" drunk...you'll realize that it's pretty easy to just repeat one verse over & over...
usually the one I get stuck on includes "Anastasia screamed in vain"...and then it's just the "who-who" over and over.haha

come on...you've all done it...

peace

dali said...

Hydro is that you dumb bitch

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