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Meet the Filmmaker: Dave Navarro and Todd Newman, “Mourning Son” @ Apple Store Soho

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Join director Todd Newman and executive producer Dave Navarro as they discuss “Mourning Son.” In this unflinching documentary, Navarro—guitarist for Jane’s Addiction—opens up about the demons he’s battled since his mother’s murder when he was 15. Moderated by Katie Linendoll, podcast host of the “Katie.show.”

“Live Voodoo” [Blu-ray] by Jane’s Addiction

Artist: Jane’s Addiction
Title: “Live Voodoo” (Blu-ray)
Label: Eagle Vision
Release Date: 8/31/2010
Genre: Hard Rock
Rating: 4/5

Released simultaneously as the standard DVD format comes the Blu-ray edition of Jane’s Addictions “Live Voodoo”. The content is exactly the same as with the standard but looks and sounds a whole lot better by being delivered in higher quality. Check out my views about this release below.

My exposure to the music of Jane’s Addiction goes way back to a self-titled live album that a buddy of mine had, and while it was not something I was currently listening to in terms of genre style, there was something intoxicating about the bands manner of delivery. I would find myself following their growth as a band and kept on doing so through their debut release of “Nothing’s Shocking” up until their sophomore effort “Ritual de lo Habitual” before I was finding myself needing copious doses of Metal once again. For many fans these were the bands best examples of work and they would part ways for the first time in 1991. Despite my enjoying their material quite a bit back then I never got to catch the band performing live which made their first ever DVD release “Live Voodoo” something very interesting to sit back and enjoy. The concert presented was filmed in 2009 and delivers the bands original lineup in action with their ultra-enigmatic lead singer Perry Farrell, guitar blazer Dave Navarro, bassist Eric Avery and drummer Stephen Perkins. A legacy fan could not have asked for anything more, but will totally appreciate the fact about how the film gives you songs focused on their first two studio albums. Considering where I come from in terms of this bands impact to my own tastes, I was very fine with that.
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“Live Voodoo” [DVD] by Jane’s Addiction

Artist: Jane’s Addiction
Title: “Live Voodoo”
Label: Eagle Vision
Release Date: 8/31/2010
Genre: Hard Rock
Rating: 4/5

My exposure to the music of Jane’s Addiction goes way back to a self-titled live album that a buddy of mine had, and while it was not something I was currently listening to in terms of genre style, there was something intoxicating about the bands manner of delivery. I would find myself following their growth as a band and kept on doing so through their debut release of “Nothing’s Shocking” up until their sophomore effort “Ritual de lo Habitual” before I was finding myself needing copious doses of Metal once again. For many fans these were the bands best examples of work and they would part ways for the first time in 1991. Despite my enjoying their material quite a bit back then I never got to catch the band performing live which made their first ever DVD release “Live Voodoo” something very interesting to sit back and enjoy. The concert presented was filmed in 2009 and delivers the bands original lineup in action with their ultra-enigmatic lead singer Perry Farrell, guitar blazer Dave Navarro, bassist Eric Avery and drummer Stephen Perkins. A legacy fan could not have asked for anything more, but will totally appreciate the fact about how the film gives you songs focused on their first two studio albums. Considering where I come from in terms of this bands impact to my own tastes, I was very fine with that.
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“Up From The Catacombs: Best Of Jane’s Addiction” by Jane’s Addiction

Artist: Jane’s Addiction
Title: “Up From The Catacombs: Best Of Jane’s Addiction”
Label: Rhino Entertainment
Release Date: 9/19/2006
Genre: Rock
Rating: 3.5/5

Jane’s Addiction was different from the beginning and led the charge of the Alternative Rock movement that took hold of the music industry in the late eighties. To many music fans the band paved the way for the groups who would follow them based on their unique blending of punk, funk, metal, and even psychedelic rock that when under the creative eye of Perry Farrell and Dave Navarro seemed to work together incredibly well. The group was easily able to win over a wide scope of listeners with their approach to music and found that numbers such as “Mountain Song” appealed to the Metal heads while the likes of “Been Caught Stealing” worked well within the fans of the slightly funky edge. For a collection of the bands work this sixteen track “Best Of” works quite well but should it intrigue you, then I encourage you to dig deeper and snare copies of the full albums from their earliest years. As a fan of those early albums I felt one or two songs could have been added while others left off and debated whether this would have been served up better as a double CD anthology piece but in the end it does what it sets out to do and presents a good overview of the band for anyone who purchases it.
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