Jane's Addiction - Kettle Whistle

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Posted on Sat, 12/17/2016 - 4:21pm
by Ron Wallace

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Release Type

Compilation

Release Year

1997

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Label

Warner Bros. Records

 

Album Overview

Kettle Whistle is a compilation album by alternative rock band Jane's Addiction, released November 4, 1997 on Warner Bros. The album was released to coincide with the Jane's Addiction's 1997 "Relapse" tour, and includes new recordings, alternate cuts, unreleased and live tracks. Kettle Whistle is certified Gold in the U.S. for sales in excess of 500,000 units.

Kettle Whistle is the only Jane's Addiction release to feature Flea on bass. The liner notes feature an anecdotal article on the band by Henry Rollins.

Tracks

TrackTitleDuration
1Kettle Whistle7:47
Notes

Bass, Written-By: Flea
Edited By [Digital Editing]: David Gold
Edited By [Digital Editing]: Jason Steele
Engineer: Slamm Andrews
Engineer: Thomas Johnson
Mixed By, Producer: Harry Gregson-Williams
Mixed By, Producer: Perry Farrell
Programmed By: Thomas Johnson

2Ocean Size (Demo)4:31
Notes

Bass, Written-By: Eric Avery
Engineer: Jason Mauza
Mixed By: Perry Farrell
Producer: Jane's Addiction

3My Cat's Name Is Maceo (Demo)4:23
Notes

Bass, Written-By: Eric Avery
Mixed By: Andy Wallace
Producer: Jane's Addiction
Saxophone: Maceo Parker

4Had A Dad (Outtake)3:45
Notes

Mixed By: Andy Wallace
Producer: Jane's Addiction

5So What!4:41
Notes

Backing Vocals: Christine Cagle
Bass, Trumpet, Written-By: Flea
Edited By [Digital Editing By]: Ulrich Wild
Engineer, Keyboards, Producer [Produced By]: Dave Fridmann
Mixed By: Terry Date
Mixed By, Producer: Perry Farrell
Programmed By, Sampler [Samples]: Kevin Haskins

6Jane Says (Live)6:31
Notes

Bass, Written-By: Eric Avery
Mixed By: Andy Wallace
Producer: Jane's Addiction

7Mountain Song (Demo)4:08
Notes

Bass, Written-By: Eric Avery
Mixed By: Andy Wallace
Producer: Jane's Addiction

8Slow Divers (Live)4:35
Notes

Bass: Flea
Engineer: Slamm Andrews
Mixed By: Harry Gregson-Williams
Mixed By: Perry Farrell
Producer: Jane's Addiction

9Three Days (Live)12:06
Notes

Bass, Written-By: Eric Avery
Mixed By: Michael Barbiero
Producer: Jane's Addiction

10Ain't No Right (Live)3:23
Notes

Bass, Written-By: Eric Avery
Mixed By: Andy Wallace
Producer: Jane's Addiction

11Up The Beach (Live)3:20
Notes

Bass, Written-By: Eric Avery
Mixed By: Andy Wallace
Producer: Jane's Addiction

12Stop (Live)4:23
Notes

Bass, Written-By: Eric Avery
Mixed By: Andy Wallace
Producer: Jane's Addiction

13Been Caught Stealing (Outtake)4:20
Notes

Bass, Written-By: Eric Avery
Mixed By: Dave Navarro
Mixed By: David Schiffman
Mixed By: Stephen Perkins
Producer: Jane's Addiction

14Whores (Live)3:58
Notes

Bass, Written-By: Eric Avery
Mixed By: Andy Wallace
Producer: Jane's Addiction

15City2:30
Notes

Bass, Written-By: Eric Avery
Mixed By: Andy Wallace
Producer: Jane's Addiction

Track Information

  • "Kettle Whistle" was performed by the band in the late eighties, and never recorded. The "Relapse" line-up of the band recorded the song in August of that year at Mount Mehru Studios in Venice, CA. This studio is owned by Farrell and Perkins' former band Porno for Pyros.
  • The version of "Ocean Size" included on this compilation is a demo the band recorded to show their producing abilities to Warner Bros. The track was recorded at Capitol Records Studios in 1988.
  • "My Cat's Name is Maceo" is about Farrell's cat and was recorded in 1987 at Hully Gully Studios in Los Angeles with Maceo Parker guesting on alto sax.
  • The version of "Had a Dad" included was originally intended for Nothing's Shocking but was rejected by Warner Bros.
  • "So What!" is a new song recorded by the "Relapse" line-up.
  • The live version of "Jane Says" is from the first Lollapalooza, which was also the final tour before the band's initial breakup in 1991.
  • The version of "Mountain Song" that appears here originally appeared on the soundtrack for the film Dudes and was used to get the band signed to XXX Records.
  • "Slow Divers" was the opening track for the live show which was used as the basis for the band's debut album, Jane's Addiction.
  • "City", as it appears on this album, was played only by Farrell and Navarro. According to the liner notes, the other half of the band were lost in traffic at the time.

Personnel

  • Perry Farrell – Lead vocals (all tracks)
  • Dave Navarro – Guitar (all tracks)
  • Eric Avery – Bass on 2-4, 6-7, 9-14
  • Flea – Bass on 1, 5, 8; Trumpet on 5
  • Stephen Perkins – Drums (all tracks)

Additional Musicians

  • Maceo Parker - Saxophone on 3
  • Dave Fridmann - Keyboards on 5
  • Christine Cagle - Backing vocals on 5

Credits

Art Direction, Design: Deborah Norcross
Booking [Agent]: Adam Schneider
Compiled By: Stephen Perkins
Design: David Harlan
Legal [At]: Myman, Abell, Fineman & Greenspan LLP
Legal [Attorney]: Eric Greenspan
Liner Notes: Henry Rollins
Management: Roger Leonard
Management [Business Management]: Gerri Leonard
Management [Business Management]: Jay Sendyk
Management [Management Assistant]: Malysa Wilson
Management [Publicity]: Heidi Ellen Robinson Fitzgerald
Mastered By: Dave Collins
Mastered By: Perry Farrell
Photography By: Chris Cuffaro
Photography By: Karyn Cantor
Photography By: Kevin Westenberg
Technician [Studio Drum Technician]: Toi Russell
Technician [Studio Guitar Technician]: Dave Lee