Jane's Addiction - April 20, 1989 - John Anson Ford Theatre, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA
|Date:||April 20, 1989|
|Location:||John Anson Ford Theatre, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA|
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Setlist & Ticket
Up The Beach
Had A Dad
Ted, Just Admit It...
Thank You Boys
Standing In The Shower... Thinking
Pigs In Zen
The 1st show in a string of 7 dates at the John Anson Ford Theatre.
Thanks go out to David Michael Brandt for the L.A. Times ads and the first ticket scan.
Average quality audience recording. 68:33. Tape flip in the middle of "Pigs" and after that, the second half of the show is slightly lower quality.
"Hey, don't idiots rule? Fuck yeah! The biggest idiots in the fuckin' world rule. George Bush is fuckin' idiot. Check this out, if you kill him, you got an ever bigger idiot. So he can't be that stupid, because that's a pretty God damn good trick. I wouldn't shoot him."
(improv during "Pigs" breakdown)
"I know not every one of you got your ID. You don't need it with me."
(singing at the end of "Pigs")
"You son of a pig!"
(singing at the end of "Summertime")
"Me and my girlfriend, man, we're nothin' but trouble."
Dave plays a pretty little outro to "Jane Says".
March 28, 1989
The biggest concerts, the major plays, that don't-miss event you won't miss now -- because they're all here in a new roundup calendar that will assist you in planning your month ahead. Making its debut today, this feature of the Life/Arts section will bring together, in one place, Southern California's entertainment and cultural offerings. The calendar will appear at the end of each month, highlighting the following month's events.
All you have to do: Clip and save.
April 1 Peninsula Symphony, 8 p.m., free, Rolling Hills Covenant Church, 2222 P.V. Drive N., R.H.E. (544-0320) Billy Vera and the Beaters, 8 p.m., West L.A.'s Music Machine (820-8785)
Santa Monica Symphony, 7:30 p.m., free, Santa Monica Civic (393-9961)
Spring Alive '89 Benefit for AIDS, 1 p.m., Radisson Plaza Hotel, Manhattan Beach (931-1033)
Jerry Lee Lewis, 8 p.m., John Anson Ford Theater, L.A. (480-3232)
April 3 Marlon Brando turns 65
Dodgers open season at Cincinnati at 10:45 a.m. on Channel 11
Graham Parker, 8 p.m., Wiltern Theater, L.A. (480-3232)
April 4 Angels open season against Chicago, 2 p.m., Anaheim
Connor Everts exhibit, California State University, Dominguez Hills, University Gallery, Carson (516-3334)
"Fat Cat Contest," featuring cats weighing over 12 pounds, 11 a.m., Beverly Wilshire Hotel (629-4974)
Julie Harris in "Driving Miss Daisy," previews 8 p.m., Henry Fonda Theater (410-1062)
Pianist Murray Perahia, 8 p.m., Chandler Pavilion (480-3232)
April 6 Miraleste Homes Tour, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., $20 (541-4359)
Andrew Tosh, 9 p.m., The Strand, Redondo Beach (316-6076)
Bruce Jenner at the Carson Fair opening at 6:30 p.m. (835-0212)
Peter Case, 8 and 10:30 p.m, McCabe's, Santa Monica (828-4497)
"Major League," movie, starring Charlie Sheen, opens
April 8 Big Band Classic, 8 p.m., El Camino's Marsee Aud. (329-5345)
Culver City Children's Musical Theater production of "Oliver," 8 p.m., Robert Frost Aud. (202-5694)
Long Beach Symphony's season finale, 8 p.m., Terrace Theater (436-3661)
April 9 Baritone Robert Heydecker, 4 p.m., Hermosa Beach Civic Theater Friends of the Arts (318-3452)
Guitarist John Williams, 8 p.m., Ambassador Aud. (1-800-CONCERT)
April 10 Andre Previn joins Crossroads School Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., at Gindi Aud., U. of Judaism, L.A. (829-7391)
"Experimental Photography, the First Golden Age," opening at 10 a.m., J. Paul Getty Art Museum, Malibu (459-7611)
"Sculpture from Israel: Ethiopians Working in Clay," Long Beach Jewish Community Center (426-7601)
April 12 Judy Davis stars in "Hapgood," 8:30 p.m., Ahmanson (410-1062)
April 13 Dodgers open at home against Houston, 7 p.m.
AFI/LA Film Fest opens, 7:30 p.m., Cineplex Odeon, Century Plaza, 7:30 p.m. (520-2000)
Jazz pianist George Shearing and guitarist Joe Pass, 8 p.m., Ambassador Auditorium (1-800-CONCERT)
Rod Stewart, 7:30 p.m., Forum (410-1062)
"Winter People," starring Kurt Russell, opens
Jazz Tap Ensemble, 8 p.m., Morgan-Wixson Theatre, Santa Monica (480-3232)
April 15 Bangles in concert, 8 p.m., Santa Monica Civic (480-3232)
L.A. County Fair Spring Draft Horse, Mule and Pleasure Driving Show, Pomona (714-623-3111, Ext. 481)
Bunny Wailer, 5 p.m., Irvine Meadows Amphitheater, (480-3232)
Mummenschanz Swiss mimes 7 P.M., Smothers Theater, Pepperdine (456-4522)
April 18 Comedian Andrew "Dice" Clay, 8 p.m., Wiltern Theater, Los Angeles (480-3232.)
"Vie a Mon Desir, Illuminated Manuscripts and Their Patrons," opening at 10 a.m., J. Paul Getty Art Museum, Malibu (459-7611)
April 19 "Kiss Me, Kate," 8 p.m., Pasadena Civic (818-449-7360)
April 20 Simply Red, 8 p.m., Roxy (480-3232)
Jane's Addiction, 7 p.m., John Anson Ford Theater, Los Angeles (464-2826)
April 21 New Wave Musician Marc Almond, 8 p.m., Pantages (410-1062)
"Kiss Me, Kate," 8 p.m., Norris Theater, Palos Verdes Peninsula (544-0403)
Ramona Pageant opens, 3 p.m., Hemet (714-658-3111)
"First Egyptians" exhibit, 10 a.m., Natural History Museum, Los Angeles. (744-3466).
Lou Reed, 8:15 p.m., Universal Amphitheater, Universal City (480-3232)
April 23 Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, 6 p.m., Irvine Meadows (480-3232)
"Mathewson -- Reflections From America's First Sports Idol," about early baseball star Christy Mathewson, Santa Monica Playhouse, 8 p.m. (394-9779)
Musical trio Bach to Blues, playing music from baroque to blues, 11 a.m., Santa Monica College Auditorium (452-9323)
April 26 Bon Jovi, 7:30 p.m., Forum (480-3232)
April 27 Surf Punks, 9:30 p.m., Strand (316-6076)
New Order, 8:15 p.m., Universal Amphitheater, Universal City (480-3232)
"Criminal Law," starring Kevin Bacon, opens
April 29 Mel Torme and George Shearing, 8 p.m., El Camino's Marsee Aud. (329-5345)
Oakland Ballet, 8 p.m., Smothers Theater, Pepperdine University (456-4522)
Frontier Days Arts & Crafts Fair, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Riviera Village, Redondo Beach (540-0502)
April 30 George Strait, 7 p.m., Pacific Amphitheater, Costa Mesa (410-1062)
Daily News of Los Angeles (CA)
April 14, 1989
OUT ON THE TOWN
BANGLES, JANE'S ADDICTION TURN ON THE L.A. SOUND
Author: Steve Appleford
These things go through stages, of course, but regardless of whether the current rock 'n' roll buzz is in the Athens, Ga., or Minneapolis music scenes, the attention always seems to eventually return to Los Angeles' erratic musical output. This is the same town that launched the huge and varied talents of the Doors and the Beach Boys, after all, not to mention talented, though less popularly recognized, outfits like X and the Blasters.
And the charged big-city environment of Hollywood and other communities has certainly helped provoke the musical edge that is inherent in bands like Jane's Addiction. On the group's big-label debut album, "Nothing's Shocking," singer Perry Farrel leads the quartet through a set of high-volume passion and anguish, as in songs like "Had a Dad." Evidently, the band's music has struck a specific chord with locals. Jane's Addiction appears Thursday through April 22, April 25-26 and April 28-29 at the John Anson Ford Theatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. West, Hollywood.
The Bangles are a former local club band that has made the the leap to larger halls after a string of top-10 singles that started with "Manic Monday" and "Walk Like an Egyptian." First heckled as a Go-Go's copy, the all-female quartet has since proven to have a sound and style of its own. The Bangles perform songs from their new "Everything" album at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., Santa Monica.
Another tradition will be on hand for two shows tonight when the Original Dillards present their bluegrass sounds, along with Eric & Suzy Thompson's folk rhythms, at the Granada Hills Masonic Hall, 16535 Rinaldi St., Granada Hills.
Sally Rogers and Howie Bursen also perform folk sounds in a free show sponsored by the Caltech Folk Music Society at 8 p.m. Saturday at Caltech's Winnett Lounge on the Pasadena campus.
A rare local taste of gospel music is offered by the visiting Holman Concert Choir, singing the "30th Annual Concert of Negro Spirituals." Conducted by Wilbert Howard, the choir performs at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Music Center, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles.
Since its beginnings, the Kronos Quartet has made a point of pushing the boundaries of what is expected from a string quartet, with a repertoire that stretches from the classics to the newer works of Frank Zappa and Jimi Hendrix. The quartet performs at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Wadsworth Theatre, Veterans Administration Grounds, Brentwood.
Daily News of Los Angeles (CA)
April 22, 1989
PASSIONATE JANE'S ADDICTION RECOVERS FROM ABUSE OF MUDDLED SOUND SYSTEM
Author: STEVE APPLEFORD Daily News Critic
It was only about midway into Jane's Addiction's opening night show at the John Anson Ford Theatre Thursday when the Elvis prayer rug finally collapsed into the crowd.
Hung high above the old, stone theater where it kept company with other roadside kitsch - a row of pinatas, scattered Christmas lights, singer Perry Farrell's own collages of religious portraits and a humble banner declaring the gig "El Ritual de lo Habitual" - the purple carpet portrait of the King wilted under the heat of the band's violent rumblings.
And this was only the first show in a seven-night gig, spread over three weekends at the Hollywood amphitheater. But Farrell and the band seemed emotionally up for it. A natural showman with a raw charisma (even without his many direct comments to the crowd), the singer's energy level only appeared to increase as the night progressed - doing his frantic squat-dance, bobbing his head and shaking his red dreadlocks manicly to the quartet's razor-sharp guitar rock crush.
"How many of you have a sure thing tonight?" Farrell said, pausing midway through the show. "What about me? Anybody want me?"
At that, the lead singer slowly peeled off his jacket, leaving him in a black, leather corset, slowly singing "Ted, Just Admit It . . ." A featured cut from the band's recent "Nothing's Shocking" album, the song talks of the connection between love and hate, sex and violence and the media's numbing depiction
While drummer Stephen Perkins pounded crazily behind a wall of drums and cymbals, Farrell sang, building to the shrill finish: "Camera got them images . . . showed me everybody/naked and disfigured/Nothing' s shocking . . . Sex is violent! Sex is violent!"
It was a sonic and emotional peak in the set that unfortunately only served to emphasize the show's musical shortcomings. Farrell's lyrics and David Navarro's guitar melodies were sometimes muddled and failed to escape the grunge of the night.
Still, much of the show did, in fact, offer re-creations of the power of the band's recent album. The encore of the band's former signature tune, ''Jane Says," closed the evening with relative subtlety: Navarro on an acoustic guitar and Perkins ringing through the soft, piercing tones of a steel drum.
Too few of the other bands leading the current hard-rock charge would resort to such a low-key finish. It illustrated the scope of Jane's Addiction's creative passion and was, perhaps, an indication of things to come.
Who: Jane's Addiction, with various opening bands.
Where: John Anson Ford Theatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. West, Hollywood.
When: 8 tonight, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and April 29.
Tickets: $10. For more information, call (213) 464-2826.
Our rating: 3 stars
Daily News of Los Angeles (CA)
May 25, 1989
FORD THEATRE PERMIT REVOKED
ALCOHOL SALES VIOLATIONS CITED
Author: FRED SHUSTER Daily News Staff Writer
Los Angeles County officials have revoked the operating permit of the John Anson Ford Theatre from its current lessees, allegedly because of alcohol sales violations.
"There was some talk about revoking the permit because of poor management of the theater," said Julio Guevara, Los Angeles County Department of Recreation and Parks regional operations manager. "The coup de grace was the operator violated his conditional-use permit with respect to serving alcohol (on weekdays)."
Troy Hassett, the theater's former lessee, refused to comment on the revocation, which takes effect June 1. The alcohol sales were said to have occurred during a recent series of concerts by Jane's Addiction, a local rock group.
Although there have been complaints from people living near the theater regarding noise and parking, those problems were not the major reasons for the revocation, Guevara said.
The revocation was decided at a meeting Tuesday with recreation and parks officials and representatives from county Supervisor Edmund Edelman's office. Edelman represents the 3rdDistrict, which includes the Ford Theatre.
Several concert promoters confirmed they had been told Tuesday the operating permit had been revoked and Hassett's offices at the theater would be vacated by next week.
Among the concerts originally scheduled for June at the open-air theater overlooking the Holly- wood Bowl were three nights of the Ramones, set for June 1-3. The Hollywood Hills Blues Festival, formerly sched- uled for June 10 and 11, has been canceled.
The Ramones dates have been rescheduled for June 2 at the Hollywood Palladium.