Porno for Pyros – Orgasm (live)

Here’s an interesting one that catches the eye in the midst of a rather uninspiring ‘Later …’ youtube playlist. Emerging out of the ashes of Jane’s Addiction, one of the greatest American rock bands of all time, came Porno for Pyros. They did a couple of albums, both brilliant in places but altogether patchy and from then on Perry Farrell always seemed to be trying just a bit too hard to recapture that elusive formula that made Jane’s Addiction so bruisingly good.  Certainly the reformed version of the early 00s looked like a mid-life crisis. But here we see Farrell at his preening best, his reedy vocals draped in echo, whispering into the mic about how he “met a girl who never had an orgasm”. Farrell always wavered between ripped L.A. surf dude and weedy sleaze-bag, never more so than here as he invites the uninitiated girl in question to “sit back and get yourself relaxed” while his ballerina wife pirouettes around him. Now here’s the thing – Massive Attack’s ‘Rising Son’ with its identical bass pulsing behind waves of electric guitar feedback: coincidence or blatant rip-off?

And whilst Farrell never again reached the heights of brilliance that he did with Jane’s the first time round, he came pretty close on his dubbed out solo album Song Yet To Be Sung from 2001. The title track below is pretty special:

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