Janes Addiction – Three Days DVD (Out 7/10/2003 via Sanctuary)

Janes Addiction – Three Days DVD (Out 7/10/2003 via Sanctuary)

Shot during the bands Relapse tour, this film has become a bootleg favourite among fans and it’s not hard to see why: director Carter Smith gets to the heart of Janes Addiction, back after six years and still volatile – the same way as ‘Gimmie Shelter’ did for the Rolling Stones. It catches the mayhem of the band on and off stage, as well as the manic intensity of their fans that are a continual presence.

The raw camera work is frequently in the band’s faces too much, so to judge from their reactions at times and the concert is galvanised by rapid editing. Best of all is when the cameras prowl backstage in search of action. They are seldom disappointed. 9/10

Hugh Fielder

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Janes Addiction – Three Days DVD (Out 7/10/2003 via Sanctuary)