Jane's Addiction, 'A Cabinet of Curiosites'

With Eric Avery finally back in the fold and a summer trek with Nine Inch Nails in the offing, Jane’s Addiction is returning to record shops this spring — and attempting to atone for Strays — with a 3-CD/1-DVD box set of rarities.

Due April 10, A Cabinet of Curiosities will boast 30 unreleased studio and live cuts from the 1986-1990 period, according to Rhino Records.

The set’s 43 audio tracks include five demos recorded in 1986 at the Radio Tokyo studio in Venice, Calif.; another 12 demos recorded in 1987; various b-sides, compilation cuts and covers; the band’s infamous “Bobhaus” live mash-up (Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” sung over the music of Bauhaus’ “Burning From the Inside”);  and a complete live show taped Dec. 19, 1990, at the Hollywood Palladium.

The DVD features “Soul Kiss,” the band’s VHS-only release that featured the “Mountain Song” video that MTV banned, as well as some home movies; six other music videos; and several unreleased performances taped for MTV Italy in 1990.

As is to be expected with a Rhino release, the $74.98 set comes in truly original packaging: a limited-edition wooden cabinet that opens to reveal recreations of early concert fliers, ticket stubs, a set list and other memorabilia.

Rhino also announced this week that on April 19, in honor of Record Store Day, it will issue new 180-gram vinyl editions of the band’s classic albums Nothing’s Shocking and Ritual de lo Habitual.

Tracklist for Jane’s Addiction’s A Cabinet of Curiosities:

Disc 1
1. “Jane Says” – Radio Tokyo Demo *
2. “Pigs In Zen” – Radio Tokyo Demo
3. “Mountain Song” – Radio Tokyo Demo
4. “Had A Dad” – Radio Tokyo Demo
5. “I Would For You” – Radio Tokyo Demo
6. “Idiots Rule” – Demo *
7. “Classic Girl” – Demo *
8. “Up The Beach” – Demo *
9. “Suffer Some” – Demo *
10. “Thank You Boys” – Demo *
11. “Summertime Rolls” – Demo *
12. “City” – Demo *
13. “Ocean Size” – Demo *
14. “Stop!” – Demo *
15. “Standing In The Shower…Thinking” – Demo *
16. “Ain’t No Right” – Demo *
17. “Three Days” – Demo *

Disc 2
1. “Ted, Just Admit It…” – Demo *
2. “Maceo” – Demo *
3. “No One’s Leaving” – Demo *
4. “My Time” – Rehearsal *
5. “Been Caught Stealing” – 12″ Remix Version
6. “Ripple”
7. “Don’t Call Me Nigger, Whitey” – with Ice-T & Ernie-C
8. “L.A. Medley: L.A. Woman/Nausea/Lexicon Devil” – Live 1989
9. “Kettle Whistle” – Live 1987 *
10. “Whole Lotta Love”  – Live 1987 *
11. “1970”  – Live 1987 *
12. “Bobhaus”  – Live 1989*

Disc 3
1. Drum Intro  – Live 1990 *
2. “Up The Beach”  – Live 1990
3. “Whores”  – Live 1990 *
4. “1%”  – Live 1990 *
5. “No One’s Leaving” – Live 1990
6. “Ain’t No Right” – Live 1990
7. “Then She Did…” – Live 1990 *
8. “Had A Dad” – Live 1990 *
9. “Been Caught Stealing” – Live 1990 *
10. “Three Days” – Live 1990
11. “Mountain Song” – Live 1990 *
12. “Stop!” – Live 1990
13. “Summertime Rolls” – Live 1990 *
14. “Ocean Size” – Live 1990 *

Disc 4 (DVD)
Soul Kiss: The Fan’s Video
1. “Mountain Song” – Unedited Version
2. “City”
Music Videos
3. “Had A Dad”
4. “Ocean Size”
5. “Stop!”
6. “Been Caught Stealing”
7. “Classic Girl”
8. “Ain’t No Right”
Live at the City Square, Milan, Italy (for MTV Italy) (10/11/90)
9. “Whores” *
10. “Then She Did…” *
11. “Three Days” *

* previously unreleased

 

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