Picks and Pans Review: Kettle Whistle

updated 12/15/1997 at 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/15/1997 01:00AM

Jane's Addiction

Presumably looking to blow off creative steam, Porno for Pyros front man (and Lollapalooza festival organizer) Perry Farrell has reformed one of the defining acts of the alternative rock era. Although hypertalented Flea (of the Red Hot Chili Peppers) subs for bassist Eric Avery, the only original member declining to participate, the new lineup delivers only two tracks on Kettle Whistle, which is an otherwise uneven collection of previously unreleased songs and live performances from the group's late-'80s heyday. Apart from the ethereal title track, this fresh fix is for diehards only. (Warner Bros.)

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