L.A. Medley

L.A. Medley is a live mix of X’s Nausea, the Door’s L.A. Woman and the Germs’ Lexicon Devil that Jane’s Addiction performed on occasion in concert in 1987-1991.  A live version of this song, recorded at the April 28, 1989 concert at the John Anson Ford Theatre, in Los Angeles, CA, appears on the Live & Rare compilation as well as versions of the Classic Girl and Been Caught Stealing singles.

Lyrics: (Classic Girl / BCS Version)

I was gonna say women reaching the age of menopause
I don’t know
break!

Ah!
Ugh!

I, Just got into town about an hour ago
Took a look around to see which way the wind blow
Met a little girl in a Hollywood bungalow
Lucky little lady in the city of light
Just lost angel
City tonight
City tonight
City tonight
City tonight
Rock!

Ooh!

L.A. woman
L.A. woman
L.A. woman’s gonna have to do
L.A. woman’s gonna have to do
L.A. woman, have to do
Got me a woman
City of blues
City of blues
City of blues
City of blues

One, two, three, four!

Yeah, I am a poor boy
Looking for a poor girl
Nothing to see
Nothing to do
Gimmie, gimmie your head
Gimmie, gimmie your mind
Gimmie, gimmie your head
Gimmie, gimmie your…
Gimmie gimmie this
Gimmie gimmie tha.. yea, yea, yea
Yea! Yea! Yeah!

Don’t say
“I don’t know” forever
I don’t know what’s coming our way
Come on, baby, lets hit it!

I’m just a poor boy
Looking for a poor girl
There’s nothing to see
And there’s nothing to do
Gimmie gimmie your head
Gimmie gimmie your mind
Gimmie gimmie your head
Gimmie gimmie your mind
Gimmie gimmie this
Gimmie gimmie tha… yea, yea, yea
Yea! Yea! Yeah!
Hit me, hit me, hit me
Oh!

Today I’m gonna be sick, so sick
Bang my forehead on the sink
Pray oh Christ, Jesus Christ
My head is gonna break, like a bank

And today I’m gonna be sick, so sick
And I’ll bang my forehead on the sink
Pray oh Christ, Jesus Christ
My head is gonna break, like a bank!

Nausea
I’m nausea

[The following additional verse was sung at the August, 28, 1991 concert at the King County Fairgrounds in Enumclaw, WA]

Don’t you try to say things are gonna change
Nothing’s forever
We’re here to teach you love
You need to come get it!

Known Performances by Jane's Addiction: (15)

  • 1987/05/30 - Los Angeles, CA, Scream @ the Embassy Hotel
  • 1987/07/08 - Sacramento, CA, Cattle Club
  • 1988/09/21 - Pittsburgh, PA, Syria Mosque Ballroom
  • 1988/12/12 - Providence, RI, Living Room
  • 1988/12/14 - New York City, NY, Cat Club
  • 1988/12/31 - Los Angeles, CA, Embassy Hotel Theatre, The
  • 1989/03/05 - Toronto, ON, Concert Hall
  • 1989/04/28 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, John Anson Ford Theatre
  • 1989/07/11 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, Palace, The
  • 1990/11/21 - New York City, NY, Ritz, The
  • 1991/08/01 - St. Paul, MN, Harriet Island
  • 1991/08/13 - Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
  • 1991/08/28 - Enumclaw, WA, King County Fairgrounds
  • 1991/09/26 - Honolulu, HI, Aloha Tower
  • 2011/10/03 - Los Angeles, CA, John Anson Ford Theatre