The ‘Gum Drop LXXXIV: Hear New Via Audio, Win Jane’s Addiction’s A Cabinet Of Curiosities

After Brooklyn quartet Via Audio released its 2007 debut Say Something, drummer/guitarist and co-vocalist Dan Molad, left the group and was replaced on drums by Adam Sturtevant. The rest of the band — guitarist/vocalist Tom Deis, bassist David Lizmi, and guitarist/vocalist Jessica Martins — stayed put. But Molad’s departure is deeply felt on the previously unreleased “Paperthin.” We spoke with Martins about the meaning and emotions behind the track, wherein she let us know it’s “mostly my personal reaction to the transition the band went through when we replaced a member, but it also touches on songwriting, and the impact it is possible to make with lyrics.” Pay attention to said lyrics while you take a listen.

This week we also offered the chance to win Jane’s Addiction’s limited-edition A Cabinet Of Curiosities box plus Nothing’s Shocking and Ritual De Lo Habitual on vinyl!

One Grand Prize winner gets to update their Jane’s Addiction collection with Rhino’s 3-CD/1-DVD A Cabinet Of Curiosities limited-edition wooden cabinet plus Nothing’s Shocking and Ritual De Lo Habitual on updated 180-gram vinyl. You’re likely familiar with those two classic Jane’s albums, but here’s what you’ll find on A Cabinet Of Curiosities, which includes live performances, rarities, never-before-heard demos, and unreleased and hard-to-find videos. All said, there are 30 unreleased tracks. Disc one opens with five songs from a 1986 session at Radio Tokyo in Venice, CA (including an unreleased take on “Jane Says”), then moves into unreleased demos from 1987, and keeps on going. It’s packaged in a wooden curio cabinet that includes recreations of early concert flyers, ticket stubs, a set list, etc. It looks like this when closed and opened:

The tracklist. All the songs with a asterisk (*) are previously unreleased:

Disc 1
01 “Jane Says” – Radio Tokyo Demo *
02 “Pigs In Zen” – Radio Tokyo Demo
03 “Mountain Song” – Radio Tokyo Demo
04 “Had A Dad” – Radio Tokyo Demo
05 “I Would For You” – Radio Tokyo Demo
06 “Idiots Rule” – Demo *
07 “Classic Girl” – Demo *
08 “Up The Beach” – Demo *
09 “Suffer Some” – Demo *
10 “Thank You Boys” – Demo *
11 “Summertime Rolls” – Demo *
12 “City” – Demo *
13 “Ocean Size” – Demo *
14 “Stop!” – Demo *
15 “Standing In The Shower…Thinking” – Demo *
16 “Ain’t No Right” – Demo *
17 “Three Days” – Demo *

Disc 2
01 “Ted, Just Admit It…” – Demo *
02 “Maceo” – Demo *
03 “No One’s Leaving” – Demo *
04 “My Time” – Rehearsal *
05 “Been Caught Stealing” – 12″ Remix Version
06 “Ripple”
07 “Don’t Call Me Nigger, Whitey” – with Ice-T & Ernie-C
08 “L.A. Medley: L.A. Woman/Nausea/Lexicon Devil” – Live 1989
09 “Kettle Whistle” – Live 1987 *
10 “Whole Lotta Love” – Live 1987 *
11 “1970” – Live 1987 *
12 “Bobhaus” – Live 1989*

Disc 3
01 Drum Intro – Live 1990 *
02 “Up The Beach” – Live 1990
03 “Whores” – Live 1990 *
04 “1%” – Live 1990 *
05 “No One’s Leaving” – Live 1990
06 “Ain’t No Right” – Live 1990
07 “Then She Did…” – Live 1990 *
08 “Had A Dad” – Live 1990 *
09 “Been Caught Stealing” – Live 1990 *
10 “Three Days” – Live 1990
11 “Mountain Song” – Live 1990 *
12 “Stop!” – Live 1990
13 “Summertime Rolls” – Live 1990 *
14 “Ocean Size” – Live 1990 *

Disc 4 (DVD)
Soul Kiss: The Fan’s Video
01 “Mountain Song” – Unedited Version
02 “City”
Music Videos
03 “Had A Dad”
04 “Ocean Size”
05 “Stop!”
06 “Been Caught Stealing”
07 “Classic Girl”
08 “Ain’t No Right”
Live at the City Square, Milan, Italy (for MTV Italy) (10/11/90)
09 “Whores” *
10 “Then She Did…” *
11 “Three Days” *

You can enter to win the Jane’s Addiction goods here. If you want more info about the Cabinet, head to www.janesaddiction.com or Rhino. If you don’t win the set, it’s officially out 4/21. In the meantime, Rhino’s set up a Cabinet listening party that includes “Been Caught Stealing (12″ Remix)” and live versions of “L.A. Medley,” “Ain’t No Right,” and “Ocean Size.” You can listen to that here. Parties not your thing? Here’s a Jane’s Addiction widget for your blog. Also, there’s still time to win the 10-disc Blu-ray edition of Neil Young’s Archives.

CONTEST ENDS 04/29/09 AT 12PM EST.

[Via Audio Photo by Peter Larson]