The original lineup of JANE'S ADDICTION played another tiny venue in Los Angeles this past week. Following on the heels of last month's near-impossible-to-get-into engagement at downtown's La Cita, the band performed at Silverlake's El Cid this Thursday evening, November 20.
The group's setlist was as follows:
02. Trip Away
03. Standing In The Shower… Thinking
04. Mountain Song
05. Ain't No Right
06. No One's Leaving
07. Then She Did
10. Had A Dad
11. Ocean Size
12. Chip Away
Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be viewed below (courtesy of "LAwomanPhotography").
JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro wrote on his blog about the concert, "The show went really well. During 'Then She Did' some kind of ghost invaded the circuitry in my amp and pretty much shut it down. We managed to get through it thanks to Dan, my tech, and the skills of my bandmates. With [Stephen] Perkins [drums] and [Eric] Avery [bass] as the rhythm section, things just keep moving along regardless of any technical issue. After 'Then She Did', Perry's [Farrell, vocals] amazing ability to captivate any room allowed him to engage the audience for 5-10 minutes while my equipment was being repaired. Once Dan solved the issue, we were back in the swing."
He continued, "The whole night really felt like the old days... the music, the lineup, the fans, Christmas lights, candles, a hot little club, things breaking down on stage, the entire audience singing along with every word of the set. What a spectacular way to spend a Thursday night!"
JANE'S ADDICTION, including founding bassist Eric Avery, did reunite for a four-song set at the NME Awards USA in Los Angeles last April, where they were presented with the Godlike Genius Award.
In an Augist 2008 interview with Altitude, frontman Perry Farrell said about the NME Awards USA reunion show, "It was both fun and horrible. It's like having a girlfriend that you have always been in love with and you'll always be in love with but you don't quite get along with...every time you get together, you end up throwing food at each other." He added that there was as much likelihood of a full-blown reunion "as there being commercial space flights."
The band has reunited twice before, in 1997 and 2001, but without Avery. RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS bassist Flea, Chris Chaney and Martyn LeNoble all took turns in the lineup.
"Standing In The Shower… Thinking":
"No One's Leaving":
"Then She Did":
"Had A Dad":