Friday, March 20, 2009
Jane's Addiction at SXSW
Jane’s Addiction performed a not-so-secret 10-song gig at a former supermarket off an Austin highway Thursday night / Friday morning at The South by South West Music Conference.
Ain’t No Right
Standing in the Shower Thinking
Ted, Just Admit It ...
Been Caught Stealing
Had a Dad
I'll try to put up more videos as they appear.
In related news, the band is releasing two new studio tracks online today (March 20) via Ninja2009.com, the tour site for the forthcoming co-headlining tour with Nine Inch Nails.
The two studio cuts available for free download are "Chip Away" and "Whores," both songs that fans will recognize from 1987's self-titled live release.
"Just to get some creative juice flowing- we went into the studio for about two weeks," Perry Farrell told Billboard.com.
"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. But there's no rush to put anything out at this point."
Trent Reznor and Alan Moulder were acting as producers for the new cuts. But can fans expect a new record? "I don't think so," Farrell says. "For me, the idea is to introduce one or two songs into this touring cycle along with the ones everybody loves and knows."
Not only is the band gearing up for a hefty summer tour, the rarities box set "A Cabinet of Curiosities" is due April 21 via Rhino. The set includes three CDs and a DVD, featuring "Soul Kiss," a documentary on the group and Farrell's movie "The Gift. "I supplied a lot of music to Warner Bros," Perkins says. "A lot of the stuff has never been heard before."
"It's a really nice, fetishy object," Farrell adds. Perkins has also taken some bootleg material and remastered it. "There's some rough sounding stuff, sonically," guitarist Dave Navarro adds. "But it's worth a listen. I have old versions of Zeppelin recordings at home that I don't necessarily throw into rotation all the time, but I like it."
Thanks to ultra8201.com
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