Thursday, April 14, 2005

Jane's Addiction is Money

In case you missed it, Jane's Addiction sold the rights to "Coming Down the Mountain" to mountain themed Coors Beer. The song backs up a "cool" add targetted to hot ghetto youths. The summertime hood turns to winter when the Coors can is popped. If you want to see the band sell out completely, tune into The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on Friday, September 5th.

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Blogger Doug said...

Is this with or without Perry Farrell?

Friday, April 15, 2005 3:02:00 AM  
Blogger Demotiki said...

Don't know. However, the song they sold to Adolf (formerly Hitler) Coors' old company was made when he was with the band. That means he signed off on it.


Friday, April 15, 2005 12:26:00 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

Possibly, but not necessarily. Donna told me that many artists lose control of their songs, either through contracts they signed early on, or because they sold their catalog.

Either way, it sucks.

Friday, April 15, 2005 3:23:00 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

For a happier memory of the band, check out the videos for "Mountain Song" and for the end of "Ted...Just Admit It" (called "Nothing's Shocking" on the site) by clicking on the Jane's Addiction site at the end of Music/Art/Culture, click on "Videos" in the top nav that comes up.

The other ones are pretty good, too, but these two were taken from the '97 reunion tour with Flea on bass.

The "Ted" excerpt pretty much defines what live Jane's was like -- I've seen 'em twice. Out of control, anthemic, countercultural, heavy...the logical next step or hybridization of Zeppelin and Velvet Underground...great band.

Saturday, April 16, 2005 1:20:00 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

Check the other live clips from 2003 ("Price I Pay" and "Hypersonic" from "Strays"). The videos are OK, but they're videos. Dig.

Saturday, April 16, 2005 1:42:00 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

And dig "Stop" from '03: Killer! and dig Farrell's comments on the most recent (and seemingly final) Jane's breakup here.

You can check out the Virtual Tour, with more clips, here.

Saturday, April 16, 2005 2:20:00 PM  

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