I'm not going to start saying that I was a fan of Jane's Addiction since their live Triple X debut as that would be a lie; I came a little late to the party, buying a rubber sleeved copy of Nothing's Shocking in around 1988 and have been a follower since then, including the side-projects (although I didn't buy into Dave Navarro's dalliance with RHCP).
It's been a long wait for something official and live to appear and it has to be said I would have liked to have seen something from the early days or even from the Strays period (when they were on fire again) rather than this. Musically the band is on form, but damn, Perry Farrell's vocals are truly awful; he really sounds like he has laryngitis and he's just struggling to hit the notes and keep up. I saw JA supporting NIN last year and it's hard to believe this is the same guy.
At the end of the day, it's an OK product, but not great. Maybe someone at Warner Bros. will see sense, visit their vaults and get something released from their early tenure with the label that's truly dynamic; stripped to the waist raw and how Jane's should be appreciated . It's what I'd like and I'm sure a lot of long-standing fans would like to see. I can dream.