Porno For Perry

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Porno For Perry

Porno For Perry is a silverback CD bootleg released by Kiss The Stone Records.  It uses an audience recording of Porno For Pyros’ May 29, 1993 concert at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco, CA.  This is a pretty good show for Porno for Pyros. Perry does some of his usual and interesting chatter with the crowd, and there are some interesting samples used during the performance of Tonight.In the album’s liner notes, there is a second essay by “Professor Stone”, dated 1993.  The previous essay by this person was on the KTS Jane’s Addiction bootleg Abdication.  The essay, complete with typos, is as follows:

Rock and Roll officially died in Honolulu, Hawaii on the 26th of September, 1991.  There was no flowers sent.  No mentions in the news pages of the music press.  Just the distant echos of tribal drums chipping away whilst a naken man bathed in blue light left the stage for what, he thought, would be the last time in his career.  Perry Farrell was that man, Janes Addiction were that band.  A group light years ahead of their time and the last, honest rock ‘n’ roll band on the planet.  In years to come the mythology will outweigh the reality.  The first real contenders for the Led Zeppelin throne had self distructed at the peak of their popularity.  Rumours ran riot.  Perry was dead.  Perry is dying.  He had months to live or he had been dead for weeks.  We were promised a parting Gift, airmail postage these days takes longer than ever.  One day you will all understand what was happening.  Until then be content with the legacy.  There was no truth in rumour.  The Man was alive and well and spiritually cleansed.  Lollapalooza is a long word and the masterplan originated by Farrell was to take the word Event into a whole new arena.  This was an opportunity to wake the youth of America out of their slumber.  The biggest outdoor stadium show of the summer of ’92 featured a massive display of organisations and movements presented in the style of the old travelling circuses.  The youth fell for the ruse of the live music also being offered in the package, just as they had the previous year in ’91 when Janes Addiction took the message to the masses, and layed themselves wide open to have their eyes and minds opened wider than ever before.  As a special; low-key surprise for the crowd who had more interest in the stalls surrounding the arena Perry unveilled his new outfit named Porno For Pyros on a small stage in the concrete parking lot.  The Man was back.  Surrounded by a hardcore unit of Peter Di Stefano, Martin Le Noble and Stephen Perkins Perry could no longer suppress the urge to return to the stage.  After all, in his absence nobody had even attempted to fill the hole that Janes Addiction had blown wide open in the American music scene.  The losers, the fakers and the chancers had poured through, but nobody had stood their ground.  It was time to re-establish a position long vacated.  The Man was back.  This ain’t rock ‘n’ roll….this is Pyromania.

Professor Stone 93


Track Origins:

Recorded: 05/29/1993 – Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA

Track Listings:

  1. Sadness
  2. Porno For Pyros
  3. Meija
  4. Tonight
  5. Cursed Female
  6. Cursed Male
  7. Pets
  8. Go Away
    Dominator
  9. Blood Rag
  10. Packin’ .25
  11. Black Girlfriend
  12. Bad Shit

Released By: Kiss The Stone Records
ID Number: KTS 189
Medium: CD
Quality: Moderate
Source: Audience
Time: 45:46

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