Kettle Whistle

Kettle Whistle is a Jane’s Addiction song written in 1985 by Perry Farrell and Eric Avery.  The song was said to be a likely candidate to appear on the never recorded follow-up to Ritual de lo Habitual. The song would go unreleased until the 1997 Jane’s Addiction relapse where it would be completed by the band with Red Hot Chili Pepper’s bassist Flea filling in for Eric Avery.

Lyrics

What makes a kettle whistle?
What makes gold precious?
How come some people
They’ll show you everything?
How come some people
They don’t like nothing at all?

Well I know why
We all want to be
Beautiful too
Beautiful too
So beautiful too
Beautiful too

What makes a baby cry?
What makes a poor baby
Older than a rich one?
Why do we need to belong to someone else?
I bet you wish you were someone else

Well I know why
We all want to be
So beautiful too
So beautiful too
So beautiful too
So beautiful too

Known Performances by Jane's Addiction: (46)

  • 1986/01/10 - Los Angeles, CA, Black Radio Club
  • 1986/0?/?? - Los Angeles, CA, Wilton House, The
  • 1987/01/26 - West Hollywood, CA, Roxy Theatre, The
  • 1987/01/29 - Los Angeles, CA, King's Hall, University of Southern California
  • 1987/03/07 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, Lhasa Club
  • 1987/05/30 - Los Angeles, CA, Scream @ the Embassy Hotel
  • 1987/07/10 - Los Angeles, CA, Variety Arts Theatre @ The Variety Arts Center, The
  • 1988/05/09 - Los Angeles, CA, Wiltern Theatre, The
  • 1988/10/11 - Houston, TX, Xcess Club
  • 1988/10/27 - Norfolk, VA, Boathouse, The
  • 1988/11/17 - Seattle, WA, Paramount Theater
  • 1988/11/25 - Chicago, IL, Cabaret Metro
  • 1988/11/28 - Madison, WI, Wally Gators
  • 1988/12/04 - Detroit, MI, St. Andrew's Hall
  • 1988/12/06 - Cleveland, OH, Peabody's Down Under
  • 1988/12/11 - Cambridge, MA, T.T. The Bear's
  • 1988/12/12 - Providence, RI, Living Room
  • 1988/12/14 - New York City, NY, Cat Club
  • 1988/12/15 - Washington, DC, 9:30 Club
  • 1989/01/06 - Phoenix, AZ, Underground, The
  • 1989/01/13 - Austin, TX, Backroom, The
  • 2001/10/02 - Worcester, MA, Centrum Centre
  • 2001/10/03 - Philadelphia, PA, First Union Spectrum
  • 2001/10/05 - Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre
  • 2001/10/06 - Bristow, VA, Nissan Pavilion
  • 2001/10/08 - Atlanta, GA, Philips Arena
  • 2001/10/09 - Gainesville, FL, O'Connell Center
  • 2001/10/12 - Charlotte, NC, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
  • 2001/10/13 - Raleigh, NC, Alltel Pavilion
  • 2001/10/15 - New York City, NY, Madison Square Garden
  • 2001/10/16 - East Rutherford, NJ, Continental Airlines Arena
  • 2001/10/19 - Pittsburgh, PA, Mellon Arena
  • 2001/10/20 - Auburn Hills, MI, Palace of Auburn Hills, The
  • 2001/10/21 - Rosemont, IL, Allstate Arena
  • 2001/10/23 - St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center
  • 2001/10/26 - Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre
  • 2001/10/27 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl
  • 2001/10/28 - Chula Vista, CA, Coors Amphitheatre
  • 2001/10/31 - Denver, CO, Du Magness Arena
  • 2001/11/03 - Vancouver, BC, Pacific Coliseum
  • 2001/11/04 - Portland, OR, Rose Garden Arena
  • 2001/11/05 - Boise, ID, Bank of America Center
  • 2001/11/07 - Seattle, WA, Stadium Exhibition Center
  • 2001/11/09 - Phoenix, AZ, Cricket Wireless Pavilion
  • 2001/11/10 - Las Vegas, NV, Joint, The @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
  • 2001/11/11 - Las Vegas, NV, Joint, The @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
  • Known Performances by Psi Com: (1)

  • 1985/06/13 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, Club Lingerie