5/30/09 Jane's Addiction, Noblesville, IN
Aint No Right
Pig's in Zen
Then She Did...
Up the Beach
Had a Dad
Been Caught Stealing
Ted, Just Admit It...
Wow. What a show. Tom Morello's band opened and they were sort of a Rage Against The Machine 'Lite'. He's an intersting guitarist but this project did little for me.
Nine Inch Nails followed as a thunder storm began to roll in. I'm not all that familiar w/ their material post 'downward spiral' but it was an interesting performance. Reznor repeatedly commented on how good of a show they were having. The rain/lightning really brought something to the show, imho. It fit well w/ the sentiment behind the music. Added a certain darkness. NIN isn't something I would paritcularly listen to regularly but I give Reznor and Co. props.
After a 1/2 hr or so break Jane's came out. The movie screen that was placed infront of the stage showed some clip w/ the "I see dead people" kid . "3 Days" opener kind of dissapointed me as I would have prefered it midway in the set but who cares in retrospect.
Jane's was money. Spot on. "Ted Just Admit It" and "Ocean Size", "Then She Did" all melted my face. Dave Navarro's (shirtless in 60* thunderstorm) guitar playing was blistering. Perry sounded great w his vocal effects rack propped up for easy access and his banter. In particular a 'joke' he told about "going out amazing" or something to that effect. It was in regards to John Entwistle going out w/ Hookers and Blow instead of a brain tumour. That and a comment on how agro the Deer Creek quasi-redneck crowd was.
"1%" was played by reguest after said comment. "Had a Dad" was played for Tom Morello's (favorite Jane's song) birthday, which it was. But man...what a show. One of the best big rock shows i've seen in years. Redneck, commented in the shoreline review on how this was 2nd to Orlando Lolapalooza Jane's Addiction back in the day. Having actually been at that same show i'd probably saw it was as good, if not better. Def more polished and I guess you could say rehearsed/predictable but lb for lb it was amazing. Really glad I went. Infact, now i'm thinking of going to see Lolapalooza up in the Chicago. And i'm no fan of chicago.
thank you for giving us a glimpse of Janes in Indiana.
Oh yeah, i'd be remiss if i didn't mention Jane's rhythm section. Eric Avery and Stephen Perkins were fantastic. Particularly Eric Avery. He's the backbone of the band. Crucial. He's not the 'most technical' bassist in the world but the dude doesn't need flash. He's solid as a mofo. His chemistry w/ Perkins is uncanny. It gives Perry and Dave the perfect platform for showcasing their (over the top) stuff. Hopefully they can keep it together long enough to make some new music.
Looks like you got a couple more songs than Shoreline did. I don't recall hearing Had A Dad or Ted Just Admit it (but I wasn't taking notes either). How long was the set?
Lance, didn't time it but i'd say it was around 80 minutes or so. Not long/extended by any means. And looking at the shoreline setlist you did see both 'Had A Dad' and 'Ted Just Admit It.'
Your memory of some JA song titles and such might be as hazy as mine. . I kept calling 'Ted Just Admit It..' 'Nothing Shocking'. Saying how f'n amazing it was. The wife had to correct me on that. "if you're gonna go on and on about it at least get the name right!" lol.
It seems Jane's played basically the same setlist w/ some of the songs rearranged (setlist placement wise) throughout the tour. Looking at some of the setlists it seems '1%' was the only song played at Deer Creek that wasn't normally in the rotation...