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Cult heroes Jane's Addiction are the Grateful Dead for the should-I-be-a-punk-or-a-hippy-or-metal-head-or-just-get-high-and-become-one-with-the-music underground; so Kettle Whistle, the band's collection of live recordings... more »
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Cult heroes Jane's Addiction are the Grateful Dead for the should-I-be-a-punk-or-a-hippy-or-metal-head-or-just-get-high-and-become-one-with-the-music underground; so Kettle Whistle, the band's collection of live recordings, a few new songs, and B-sides from their two albums, would be as must-have for fans as all those Dead bootlegs--even if it sucked. This is definitely an album for the converted, and the extended jams and live ramblings would be hard to endure without a frame of reference. The electronic filler and robotic knob-twiddling on the new songs, "Kettle Whistle" and "So What," suggest that Jane's Addiction's breakup was well timed, but the demos and live cuts ooze the band's tremendous energy and chemistry. In the 1988 demo of "Ocean Size," Perry Farrell's charismatic, raspy howl mingling with Dave Navarro's screeching guitar sucks you into the music and sends you to an alternate groove-plane. --Megan O. Steintrager
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The Best, new, live, demos, etc.
H3@+h | VT | 07/02/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Though it's not one, you could kind of look at this as a live "best of" album, with new songs. Nothing will ever match the quality of "Nothings Shocking" and "Ritual de lo Habitual", but this is still a great listen for old and new fans. The new songs are pretty good. "Kettle Whistle" is similar to "Then she did", and "So What" has kind of a "Stop" feel to it. "Slow Divers" and "My cats name is Maceo" are both ok, and it's cool to have "City" from the "Soul Kiss" video. The rest of it is just classic live material, some not as good as the originals, and some better. There's also alot of pictures in the sleeve, and a little band history from "Henry Rollins". I would highly suggest getting this, right after the first three records."
Jane's Addiction - 'Kettle Whistle' (Warner Bros.)
Mike Reed | USA | 08/19/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"'Kettle Whistle' is a great compilation of the band that runs 75 minutes in duration,giving the fan their money's worth.The 22-page full color booklet is jammed with interesting info and photos.I've ALWAYS been a big fan of JA and was quite taken away with the disc's four unreleased tracks,like "My Cat's Name Is Maceo","City","So What" and the sonic-blasting title cut "Kettle Whistle".There's sort of a mini-concert here,four songs recorded at a past gig at the Hollywood Palladium "Three Days","Ain't No Right","Up The Beach" and "Stop".My favorites would be the demos for "Ocean Size","Mountain Song" and "Whores".If you're a true Jane's fan,it's simply really...you'll dig this release."