Perry Farrell on 80s Hard Rock Hit

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Perry Farrell on 80s Hard Rock Hit

#1 Post by tvrec » Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:35 pm

A short, piercing clip with Perry talking about "Mountain Song." Holy, Mrs. Smith:


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#2 Post by Hokahey » Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:58 pm

Why did I never realize that Perry's mother committed suicide? And I feel like this is the first time I've ever heard that coming down the mountain was referring to coming down from being high. I always heard the story that he was looking down from Laurel Canyon and talking about how one day everyone one down in the city would know his name and that's what the cash in coming down the mountain was about.

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#3 Post by Diabolik » Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:31 pm

That was shockingly real for 2020 Perry.

I’m impressed.

More.

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#4 Post by Hokahey » Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:25 pm

Diabolik wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:31 pm
That was shockingly real for 2020 Perry.

I’m impressed.

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His face also looks less ridiculous. I wonder when this was actually recorded.

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#5 Post by Hype » Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:00 am

Hokahey wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:58 pm
Why did I never realize that Perry's mother committed suicide?
Did you forget? I thought that was pretty well known. That's why she's mentioned in Then She Did... "Will you say hello to my ma? Will you pay a visit to her? She was an artist just as you were... I'd have introduced you to her... She'd repair legs like a doctor, on the kitchen chairs we sat on. She was unhappy just as you were..." etc.

I always thought that was Perry's way of connecting back to his childhood and his mom's suicide. Very cool to learn that's who Ms. Smith is.

Perry's lyrics were at their height when he was being real (even if it was cryptic and hidden) about the loss of important women in his life. That's when Jane's Addiction feels most real to me, anyway.

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#6 Post by drwintercreeper » Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:45 am

great find. thanks for posting!

for some reason i recall that perry's mom killed herself, but i had not heard the meaning behind 'cash in'. super interesting.

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#7 Post by Artemis » Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:03 am

That was good! Thanks for sharing. I'd love to see the whole interview but I don't want to subscribe just for that.

I knew Perry's mother had committed suicide but didn't know the Ms Smith reference.

Also refreshing, no Etty constantly interrupting and answering for Perry.

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#8 Post by intertwoven » Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:43 am

Yeah, there's an old interview clip with Dave or Perry saying the two bonded over both losing their mothers when they were young. Sometimes before playing "Then She Did" they'd say, "Let's go do this for our moms."

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#9 Post by Larry B. » Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:23 am

Yeah, I knew about her suicide too. I seem to remember there was a hypothesis that 'Ms. Smith' was a heroin dealer or something.

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#10 Post by Noonesshocking » Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:56 pm

Apparently there's a full two-hour interview this guy is going to upload, but you have to pay for it.

I don't want to sign up for his shit, but I am interested to hear this full interview.

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#11 Post by bman » Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:12 pm

I had no idea the 'Ms Smith' reference in that song was about his mother. Wow. I thought the only song that referenced his Mom was Then She Did. Thanks for posting. Let's get the 2 hour interview!

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#12 Post by nausearockpig » Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:31 pm

Mountain Song is about drugs? Also, in other breaking news, water is wet.

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#13 Post by nausearockpig » Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:36 pm

Hokahey wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:58 pm
Why did I never realize that Perry's mother committed suicide? And I feel like this is the first time I've ever heard that coming down the mountain was referring to coming down from being high. I always heard the story that he was looking down from Laurel Canyon and talking about how one day everyone one down in the city would know his name and that's what the cash in coming down the mountain was about.
is that the same quote that the song will be a once in a lifetime, never to be repeated like a beer commercial, then it ends up on a box set. to be repeated endlessly???

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#14 Post by creep » Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:44 pm

you guys really think you could listen to perry being interviewed for 2 hours???

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#15 Post by nausearockpig » Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:59 pm

creep wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:44 pm
you guys really think you could listen to perry being interviewed for 2 hours???
Hahahaha imagine the tangents from the tangents from the tangents.

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#16 Post by Larry B. » Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:38 pm

creep wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:44 pm
you guys really think you could listen to perry being interviewed for 2 hours???
I thought exactly the same, but didn’t want to be a party pooper. I don’t like listening to him. He could be making up like 70% of what he says. He could just as easily say that her mom gave him the idea of an immersive entertainment centre and that Classic Girl is actually about his mom. I really can’t feel anything for Perry. I’m just numb.

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#17 Post by Mescal » Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:53 pm

The guy says that MS was the second single off NS.

What was the first?

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#18 Post by kv » Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:46 pm

Jane says

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#19 Post by Mescal » Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:50 pm

Was that officially a single?

There's no 7 inch of that? And Discogs lists only a promo cd ....

I thought MS was the only proper single?

I never even realised Perry sung cash in Mrs Smith :conf:

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#20 Post by creep » Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:18 am

Mescal wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:50 pm
Was that officially a single?

There's no 7 inch of that? And Discogs lists only a promo cd ....

I thought MS was the only proper single?

I never even realised Perry sung cash in Mrs Smith :conf:
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Some of the footage of the plastering process appears in the original video for Mountain Song, the only single from this album.
https://janesaddiction.org/discography/ ... -shocking/

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