4-Disc Jane's Addiction Rarities Box Set Coming April 21

Jane’s Addiction aggressively melded avant-garde, funk, metal, and punk sounds with raw sexual energy and became an incomparable force. On April 21, Rhino celebrates the legacy of Jane’s Addiction and unearths A Cabinet of Curiosities, a 3-CD/1-DVD Jane’s Addiction boxed set of demos, live performances and rarities that includes 30 unreleased tracks. The set will be available from Rhino in stores and at rhino.com in a striking, limited-edition wooden cabinet for a suggested price of $74.98. A digital version will also be available at all digital retail outlets. Audiophiles and vinyl geeks take note that on April 18, to celebrate this year’s Record Store Day, Rhino will release 180-gram vinyl versions of the seminal Jane’s albums Nothing’s Shocking and Ritual de lo Habitual for a suggested price of $17.98 and $24.98 respectively.

The Cabinet collection focuses solely on the band’s original incarnation of vocalist Perry Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro, bassist Eric Avery and drummer Stephen Perkins. Last year, this founding foursome played together for the first time in 17 years and has since raised eyebrows with a trio of celebrated secret underground shows in tiny clubs around Los Angeles. Now, with 43 tracks on CD, A Cabinet of Curiosities offers a comprehensive look at the band from demo recordings of key tracks from Nothing’s Shocking (1988) and Ritual de lo Habitual (1990) to live recordings of the band roaring through its best songs onstage.

The set opens with five songs recorded in 1986 during a session at Radio Tokyo studio in Venice, CA, including an unreleased version of “Jane Says.” The remaining 11 songs on disc one are unreleased demos from 1987 that feature futures Jane’s classics including “Three Days,” “Ocean Size,” “Classic Girl,” “Summertime Rolls,” and “Stop!”

The second disc contains more unreleased demos (“Ted, Just Admit It…”) along with a recording of the band rehearsing “My Time” and a 12” remix of “Been Caught Stealing.” The disc also rounds up stray songs from various compilations (Grateful Dead cover “Ripple,” “Don’t Call Me Nigger, Whitey” with Ice-T & Ernie C) as well as rare and unreleased live cuts including roaring covers of Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” and the Stooges’ “1970” as well as the live staple dubbed “Bobhaus,” which features lyrics from Bob Dylan’s “Like A Rolling Stone” sung over the music of Bauhaus’ “Burning from the Inside.”

Jane’s Addition made great albums, but its the band’s live shows that cemented its legacy. All of the darkness, soul, aggression, and musical zealousness came pouring out night after night as the foursome gelled into a thunderous and dangerous machine. The third disc features a complete live show from December 19, 1990. This performance was the second show from the band’s legendary three-night run at the Hollywood Palladium and features a number of fiery, unreleased performances including “Mountain Song,” “Whores,” and “Ocean Size” and “Been Caught Stealing.”

The DVD included with A Cabinet of Curiosities begins with “Soul Kiss,” previously available only on VHS, which features the video for “Mountain Song” that was banned by MTV, a video for “City” and candid home movies of the band. The DVD also brings together six additional music videos as well as a trio of unreleased 1990 performances taped in Milan for MTV Italy.

The wooden curio cabinet that houses the limited edition set looks like a shrine to the band made by an adoring fan. The box opens to reveal recreations of early concert fliers, ticket stubs, a set list and other memorabilia.

For additional information on Jane’s Addiction visit janesaddiction.com.

A Cabinet of Curiosities
Track Listing

  • Disc 1
  • “Jane Says” — Radio Tokyo Demo *
  • “Pigs In Zen” — Radio Tokyo Demo
  • “Mountain Song” — Radio Tokyo Demo
  • “Had A Dad” — Radio Tokyo Demo
  • “I Would For You” — Radio Tokyo Demo
  • “Idiots Rule” — Demo *
  • “Classic Girl” — Demo *
  • “Up The Beach” — Demo *
  • “Suffer Some” — Demo *
  • “Thank You Boys” — Demo *
  • “Summertime Rolls” — Demo *
  • “City” — Demo *
  • “Ocean Size” — Demo *
  • “Stop!” — Demo *
  • “Standing In The Shower...Thinking” — Demo *
  • “Ain’t No Right” — Demo *
  • “Three Days” — Demo *

Disc 2
“Ted, Just Admit It...” — Demo *
“Maceo” — Demo *
“No One’s Leaving” — Demo *
“My Time” — Rehearsal *
“Been Caught Stealing” — 12” Remix Version
“Don’t Call Me Nigger, Whitey” — with Ice-T & Ernie-C
“L.A. Medley: L.A. Woman/Nausea/Lexicon Devil” — Live 1989
“Kettle Whistle” — Live 1987 *
“Whole Lotta Love” — Live 1987 *
“1970” — Live 1987 *
“Bobhaus” — Live 1989*

Disc 3
Drum Intro — Live 1990 *
“Up The Beach” — Live 1990
“Whores” — Live 1990 *
“1%” — Live 1990 *
“No One’s Leaving” — Live 1990
“Ain’t No Right” — Live 1990
“Then She Did...” — Live 1990 *
“Had A Dad” — Live 1990 *
“Been Caught Stealing” — Live 1990 *
“Three Days” — Live 1990
“Mountain Song” — Live 1990 *
“Stop!” — Live 1990
“Summertime Rolls” — Live 1990 *
“Ocean Size” — Live 1990 *

Disc 4 (DVD)
Soul Kiss: The Fan’s Video
“Mountain Song” — Unedited Version

Music Videos
“Had A Dad”
“Ocean Size”
“Been Caught Stealing”
“Classic Girl”
“Ain’t No Right”

Live at the City Square, Milan, Italy (for MTV Italy) (10/11/90)
“Whores” *
“Then She Did...” *
“Three Days” *

* previously unreleased

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