Jane's Addiction - Kettle Whistle
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Release date: 04 November 1997
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- Kettle Whistle
- Ocean Size
- My Cat's Name is Maceo
- Had a Dad
- So What!
- Jane Says
- Mountain Song
- Slow Divers
- Three Days
- Ain't No Right
- Up The Beach
- Been Caught Stealing
A pop-wolf in rock-sheep clothing
- Oct 21, 2011
Cleaned-up LA legends' Halloween gig is more camp panto than punk perversion
- Nov 15, 2003
Hard-livin' grunge veterans make implausibly good return
- Jul 21, 2003
O2 Academy Brixton
O2 Apollo Manchester
John Riccardi will continue to serve life without parole
Band will perform 'Nothing's Shocking' album in full during August gigs
Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters and John Densmore of The Doors will be guest speakers at the induction ceremony
Jane's Addiction - Kettle Whistle: Wikipedia Album Entry
According to alterna-rock legend, Jane's Addiction was the band responsible for laying the groundwork of the alternative rock explosion in the early '90s, but like most legends, that's half true and half lie. Jane's was instrumental in making alternative rock accessible to the metal audience, mainly because they were essentially a metal band with neo-psychedelic, neo-prog pretensions -- two genres that have always appealed to metal and hard rock audiences. Nothing confirms that fact like Kettle Whistle, an odds and ends collection of live tracks, demos, alternate takes, and new tracks recorded by a "relapsed" Jane's featuring all the original members minus Eric Avery, who is replaced by Flea. Listening to Kettle Whistle, Jane's Addiction sounds more like an adventurous metal band than an alternative band, and that's not because the mainstream has changed -- it's because that the elapsed time has given a perspective on their sound. Above all, the live tracks capture both the power and the transcendence of Jane's Addiction's live performances.
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