A Jane's Addiction Classic Turns 25

A Jane's Addiction Classic Turns 25

Posted 24 Aug 2016


Jane’s Addiction will celebrate a “Sterling Spoon Anniversary” this year to commemorate the release of their classic album Ritual de lo Habitual and the first Lollapalooza festival. The revelry began in July when the band launched a highly anticipated tour that includes Ritual de lo Habitual played in its entirety each night (sadly, the tour is not coming to Australia at this point).

The party will continue in October when the band releases Sterling Spoon, an epic, six-LP collection that includes Nothing’s Shocking and Ritual de lo Habitual, along with the vinyl debuts for the 1990 concert recording Live From The Palladium and a selection of rarities, demos, and live takes from the 1997 compilation Kettle Whistle.

The band, who have been directly involved with the set’s creative direction, selected LA-based Ernesto Yerena to produce their cover art. Limited to just 5,000 pieces worldwide, Sterling Spoon will be available on October 21st. Pre-order it here.

The collection focuses mainly on the Los Angeles-based quartet’s first incarnation …Perry Ferrell (vocals), Dave Navarro (guitar), Eric Avery (bass) and Stephen Perkins (drums) … and includes the band’s landmark studio albums Nothing’s Shocking (1988) and Ritual de lo Habitual (1990). It was those recordings that made the group underground heroes with songs like Jane Says, Ocean Size, Mountain Song, and the #1 Modern Rock hits Been Caught Stealing and Stop!.

Jane’s Addiction made great albums, but it was the band’s live shows that cemented their legend. As a testament to their stage prowess, Sterling Spoon includes the group’s entire performance at the Hollywood Palladium from December 1990, a concert recording that was originally released in 2008 as part of Rhino’s boxed set A Cabinet of Curiosities. Among the highlights are thunderous performances of such classics as: Three Days, Stop! and Summertime Rolls.

STERLING SPOON FULL SIX-LP TRACKLISTING:
Nothing’s Shocking

Side One:

  1. Up The Beach
  2. Ocean Size
  3. Had A Dad
  4. Ted, Just Admit It...
  5. Standing In The Shower...Thinking

 Side Two:

  1. Summertime Rolls
  2. Mountain Song
  3. Idiots Rule
  4. Jane Says
  5. Thank You Boys

Ritual De Lo Habitual

Side One:

  1. Stop
  2. No One’s Leaving
  3. Ain’t No Right

Side Two:

  1. Obvious
  2. Been Caught Stealing

Side Three:

  1. Three Days
  2. Then She Did

Side Four:

  1. Of Course
  2. Classic Girl

Kettle Whistle Extractions

Side One:

  1. Kettle Whistle
  2. Ocean Size (Demo)
  3. My Cat’s Name Is Maceo (Demo)

Side Two:

  1. Had A Dad (Outtake)
  2. So What!
  3. Mountain Song (Demo)
  4. Been Caught Stealing (Outtake)
  5. City (Soul Kiss 88)

Live At The Hollywood Palladium 1990

Side One:

  1. Drum Intro
  2. Up The Beach
  3. Whores
  4. 1%
  5. No One’s Leaving

Side Two:

  1. Ain’t No Right
  2. Then She Did...
  3. Had A Dad

Side Three:

  1. Been Caught Stealing
  2. Three Days

Side Four:

  1. Mountain Song
  2. Stop!
  3. Summertime Rolls
  4. Ocean Size

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