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Spring/Summer 2015 tour...

Postby bman » Wed May 13, 2015 9:59 pm

So, for those who care, I'm going to 3 of the NY area JA shows. I just returned from the 1st one at Brooklyn Bowl. Gotta admit, pretty unimpressed. How many times can these guys just show up 5 minutes before a tour and expect to be good? I mean the sound is fine. They are professional. But it just seems so fake. Even Perry is joking how they haven't seen eachother in long time blah blah blah.

I realize the band doesn't set ticket prices, but you can't show up in Brooklyn, at a $125 per ticket gig, and just go through the motions. B/C that's what it felt like. Navarro plays everything note for note, exactly like the CD. Yes he's good. But he's a note for note player, not an artist. Perry is still kind of a ring master but phoning it in. Chaney ..(was he even there)..Perkins is still great. I just wish he'd tell the rest of the band to be a band again.

beach, ocean, dad, ted, shower, summer, mnt, idiots, jane, pigs, bcs, just b/c, three days, stop.

etty on stage with other chick for 3 days. They were off too! Basically it was the same exact show they've been doing, just $125 to see it this time!
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Re: Spring/Summer 2015 tour...

Postby bman » Wed May 13, 2015 10:32 pm

I take all the above back. Why do I keep expecting more out of a nostalgia act. The problem is not them.

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Re: Spring/Summer 2015 tour...

Postby Six7Six7 » Wed May 13, 2015 11:03 pm

:lolol:
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Re: Spring/Summer 2015 tour...

Postby kv » Thu May 14, 2015 12:43 am

wow :crazy:

how long can they do this? oh about as long as you keep going :dunce:

etty thanks you...you bought about 1/2 of a shoe for her! :jasper:
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Re: Spring/Summer 2015 tour...

Postby creep » Thu May 14, 2015 2:50 am

it's so obvious that this band doesn't give a shit.

sad
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Re: Spring/Summer 2015 tour...

Postby blackula » Thu May 14, 2015 3:31 am

How was the crowd? Was the place packed? I know a few people that usually see Jane's whenever they play NY but were turned off by the $125 ticket price. Glad I skipped this, even the mini set after playing NS is identical to all the other NS shows. Lame
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Re: Spring/Summer 2015 tour...

Postby bman » Thu May 14, 2015 5:46 am

I forgot to mention the Suspension Girls during Stop too! Yet again!

It was a pretty full venue. Small place. I thought it was sold out but you could still get tickets on the website yesterday. I'm probably being overly harsh. I'll try to find some reviews from non diehards!
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Re: Spring/Summer 2015 tour...

Postby creep » Thu May 14, 2015 5:50 am

since this band is just a money making machine now i don't get why they still do the suspension and have a girl travel with them to dance on one song. seems like a waste of money to me. :noclue:
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Re: Spring/Summer 2015 tour...

Postby bman » Thu May 14, 2015 6:35 am

Oh yeah and their hatred for playing Thank You Boys still confuses me! I think what bothers me most about Jane's is that I still care. I still get amped up and jittery for these shows. Yet they pretty much phone it in now. I feel like I see Perry and Dave kind of laughing to each other like, "Here we go, let's fool the fans again"
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Re: Spring/Summer 2015 tour...

Postby Everybody's Friend » Thu May 14, 2015 6:35 am

bman wrote:
Their overpriced show sucks!

I'm paying to see it three times...

:balls:



Bman logic. :lolol:
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Re: Spring/Summer 2015 tour...

Postby Romeo » Thu May 14, 2015 7:54 am

bman wrote:Oh yeah and their hatred for playing Thank You Boys still confuses me! I think what bothers me most about Jane's is that I still care. I still get amped up and jittery for these shows. Yet they pretty much phone it in now. I feel like I see Perry and Dave kind of laughing to each other like, "Here we go, let's fool the fans again"

you remind me of an abused spouse.

You keep going back expecting change just to get beat up again
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Re: Spring/Summer 2015 tour...

Postby bman » Thu May 14, 2015 8:02 am

no its like end stage addiction when an addict can't help himself but hates it when he uses! It wasn't terrible it was just like, whatever. Nothing really stood out at all.


Beach:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfpbRMjLbPQ
Three Days:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQ41nmQxKKM
Stop:
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Re: Spring/Summer 2015 tour...

Postby bman » Thu May 14, 2015 8:21 am

This review nails it really. It just seemed like something was missing (Avery).
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Jane's Addiction Go Vintage With 'Nothing's Shocking' at Brooklyn Bowl


By Jill Menze Thu., May 14 2015 at 10:23 AM

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Perry Farrel of Jane's Addiction gets up close and personal with the crowd at Brooklyn Bowl
Nostalgic rock fans in New York had a tough choice between concerts last night: Night one of metal heroes Faith No More at Webster Hall, or alt-rock gods Jane's Addiction at Brooklyn Bowl. Those who opted for the latter had a chance to see a rare Jane's performance of their landmark 1988 album Nothing's Shocking in full at the uncharacteristically small venue, a night that would serve as a welcomed throwback from rock's greatest that lacked a little panache.

Since the band's early days performing in Los Angeles clubs, Jane's Addiction has been notorious for their debauched, hedonistic live spectacles. Brooklyn Bowl felt tame in comparison, the only real exploitation coming in the form of a shirtless (and seemingly ageless) guitarist Dave Navarro and the appearance of two scantily clad dancers toward the end. Which was all well and good in regard to focusing on the music, but the band performed almost as if it was missing an element of fun. Frontman Perry Farrell in particular appeared rather unaffected, taking about half the set to finally feel like he was letting loose. Maybe they're older; maybe they don't care as much; maybe they were stoned. Theatrics (or lack thereof) aside, Jane's Addiction are still rock stars of the highest caliber, and they're not about to let you forget it.

Always one for flamboyance, Farrell donned a flamingo jacket as the group — whose ever-evolving lineup has settled on Farrell, Navarro, drummer Stephen Perkins and bassist Chris Chaney — and kicked off the show with the lumbering bass of Nothing's Shocking's opener "Up the Beach." Navarro's guitar caught fire on the expansive "Ocean Size," which Farrell segued into an anecdote about his dad being from Bensonhurst before the punk-rock kick of "Had a Dad."



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Dave Navarro of Jane's Addiction in all his topless, shredding glory


The shape-shifting "Ted, Just Admit It..." saw Farrell working up the crowd to an epic "Sex Is Violent" chant, while the more somber tone of "Summertime Rolls" (which Farrell introduced with a dig at Williamsburg kickball leagues) was the perfect prep for show highlight "Mountain Song." Here is where Farrell truly came alive, the full band giving the massive song its due. Perkins' thundering drums, Navarro's electric shred — this was peak Jane's and the moment to top.

For fan favorite "Jane Says," Perkins came out from behind the kit to play the song's signature steel drums, while album-closer "Pigs in Zen" ended Nothing's Shocking on a quintessential hard-rock note.

To appease later-era Jane's fans, the rest of the set touched on songs like "Just Because" and the always-great "Been Caught Stealing." Now the dancers were on stage, piquing Farrell's interest and wielding red swords.

The trip down memory lane was the first of a handful of shows Jane's Addiction is playing to commemorate Nothing's Shocking. As the warm-up, the Brooklyn Bowl show was a nostalgic treat but left fans wanting just a little more from a band that's capable of such greatness. With all the breakups, reunions and sparse touring, will we see a new Jane's in the near future? Let's hope so. We're not done with Sergio.
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Re: Spring/Summer 2015 tour...

Postby intertwoven » Thu May 14, 2015 8:38 am

Fuck Nothing's Shocking at this point. They should be celebrating (cashing in on) the 25th anniversary of Ritual. But that would require a couple rehearsals, so of course they're too lazy and just keep flogging NS (though didn't they advertise "last time playing it!" last time they toured?)
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Re: Spring/Summer 2015 tour...

Postby bman » Thu May 14, 2015 8:45 am

Yeah Ritual would require a couple of rehearsals. They obviously don't have time :lol:
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Re: Spring/Summer 2015 tour...

Postby blackula » Thu May 14, 2015 4:50 pm

Lol, "wielding red swords" ??
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Re: Spring/Summer 2015 tour...

Postby Six7Six7 » Thu May 14, 2015 5:32 pm

creep wrote:since this band is just a money making machine now i don't get why they still do the suspension and have a girl travel with them to dance on one song. seems like a waste of money to me. :noclue:


Any money Etty is paid is more money that goes to the Farrell household.

I would almost be willing to bet that the profits are split by percentage for this simple reason.
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Re: Spring/Summer 2015 tour...

Postby Six7Six7 » Thu May 14, 2015 5:33 pm

bman wrote: I feel like I see Perry and Dave kind of laughing to each other like, "Here we go, let's fool bman again"


Fixed.
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Re: Spring/Summer 2015 tour...

Postby Six7Six7 » Thu May 14, 2015 5:39 pm

bman wrote:Now the dancers were on stage, piquing Farrell's interest and wielding red swords.



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Re: Spring/Summer 2015 tour...

Postby bman » Thu May 14, 2015 7:09 pm

I know what my issue with the show last night was. The band is always tight. Dave, Perk and Chaney are always pretty spot on. What makes a really good Janes show as opposed to an average stop gap show is whether Perry is into or not. Perry seemed a bit tired or not so into last night. Not a whole lot of jumping around or being a part of the congregation.
That's what was missing.

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