Washington Post music writer David Segal reviews the area stop on the Lollapalooza tour in today’s paper. Among his observations:
At Lollapalooza 2003 on Friday night, Jane’s Addiction lead singer Perry Farrell vamped like a man revived from the grave and dancing for his life….
He loves a crowd the way pasties love a stripper….
The ladies swarmed toward the stage like salmon heading upstream….
The group lacks the political edge of Rage, but in Cornell, it has a vocalist who can deliver as guitarist Morello scratches out solos that sound like the Professor on “Gilligan’s Island” trying to tune in a station on shortwave radio….
Dressed in a white suit with silver lining, he seemed like a wedding singer in a Fellini movie….
I love it when a writer gets punchy.