Review: Jane's Addiction bring sweaty, sexy spectacle to Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater
Seminal alt-rock heroes Jane's Addiction came to Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater Saturday night, and a sold-out crowd of 2,180 was there to greet them. Sean Daly was among them, and he writes:
If you’ve always bought what Jane’s has sold since its late-’80s, early-’90s heyday — especially seminal alt-rock albums Nothing’s Shocking and Ritual de lo Habitual — the near-two-hour gig was out-of-this-world, a David Lynchian haymaker on the senses. (By the way, it should be noted that one of the dancing S&M strippers was Etty Lau Farrell aka Perry’s limber wife.)
If the whole thing seemed like a clock-watching slog after the fourth song of the set, the relatively straight-forward slam-dancer Been Caught Stealing, well, you were in for a long haul. Cuts from 2011 LP The Great Escape Artist were even curiouser than the other stuff.
For Sean's full review of Jane's Addiction in Clearwater, click here. And get more of Lara Cerri's photos after the jump.
Photo: Lara Cerri, tbt*