1987.03.29 Goodies, Fullerton, CA

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1987.03.29 Goodies, Fullerton, CA

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I have been thinking about this show for some time because I think the city is misattributed (which may be by some wending way due to a poor memory on my part years ago, switching Confetti's (in Orange) with Goodies (in Fullerton)--both of which Jane's has played). Anyway, I think the show ought to be remarked to reflect the location as Goodies, Fullerton, CA. The attached flyer confirming the show (on the tour archives) also lists Fullerton as the address, so--to the matter of the tour archives and "confirmation"--correcting the location should be done, especially considering the show is already noted as confirmed.
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Re: 1987.03.29 Goodies, Fullerton, CA

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tvrec wrote:I have been thinking about this show for some time because I think the city is misattributed (which may be by some wending way due to a poor memory on my part years ago, switching Confetti's (in Orange) with Goodies (in Fullerton)--both of which Jane's has played). Anyway, I think the show ought to be remarked to reflect the location as Goodies, Fullerton, CA. The attached flyer confirming the show (on the tour archives) also lists Fullerton as the address, so--to the matter of the tour archives and "confirmation"--correcting the location should be done, especially considering the show is already noted as confirmed.
Nice catch! :thumb:
I fixed it.

I see it there on the bottom of the flyer and at the end of the review now but I never caught it before.
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Re: 1987.03.29 Goodies, Fullerton, CA

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The city was definitely Fullerton. The venue Goodies. I know, because I was lucky enough to be there. They had alternative bands play there every Sunday night. I was a Sunday regular. I believe the line up went, Sea Hags, Jane's Addiction, Vandals.....I remember the Sea Hags were so drunk the singer kept falling of the stage. I have no recollection of the Vandals as they came on after Jane's and Jane's had just changed my life.

BTW - don't see a flyer
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michilllie wrote:The city was definitely Fullerton. The venue Goodies. I know, because I was lucky enough to be there. They had alternative bands play there every Sunday night. I was a Sunday regular. I believe the line up went, Sea Hags, Jane's Addiction, Vandals.....I remember the Sea Hags were so drunk the singer kept falling of the stage. I have no recollection of the Vandals as they came on after Jane's and Jane's had just changed my life.

BTW - don't see a flyer
Hi michilllie, welcome to the site and thanks for your post!

Your post had me scratching my head this past week but I did some digging into the archives and your post is actually rather helpful for two reasons.

Before I get into why your post is helpful, here are the two known shows we have listed at Goodies:

March 29, 1987 - Goodies, Fullerton, CA
http://janesaddiction.org/tour/show/jan ... 03-29/379/

June ??, 1987 - Goodies, Fullerton, CA
http://janesaddiction.org/tour/show/jan ... 6-xx/1484/

Only the March 29th show is confirmed and based on you remembering the show you saw having the Sea Hags and Vandals on the bill with Jane's I believe you attended the unconfirmed show that took place in June of '87.

Now for why your post is helpful.

First off you remember the Sea Hags and Vandals on the bill with Jane's.
At the March 29th show we know for certain that Jane's co-headlined with Agent Orange and that Electric Cool Aide opened based on flyers and a review of the show.

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March 31, 1987
Agent Orange squeezes more rock than Jane's Addiction
When did we hear this kind of music before? In the '60s
Author: Jim Washburn
The Register

"There is nothing new under the sun." That has been said more than a few times, and nowhere is the veracity of that more ironically evident than in the new-music scene.

The post-punk milieu has produced a number of outfits which have expanded on the freedom punk initially embraced, two highly notable examples being the Minutemen/Firehose and Husker Du. The process with most bands, though, seems to have been: a) to finally become bored with the limited three-chord vision of your music, a realization which seems to occur to most bands only 3 to 5 years after it has to audiences; and b) to latch onto something which was better done in -- and better left to -- the '60s, and then proclaim it the brave new world.

The result is a profusion of groups which sound like wet papier-mache versions of the "hippie --------" Mssrs. Rotten and Co. set out to bury over a decade ago.

"He looks like death," a person in the audience said of Jane's Addiction's wan, gaunt, dreadlocked frontman, Perry Farrell, on Sunday night. Well, if one must emulate, why not go with a biggie? Unfortunately, the group's co-headlined bill with Agent Orange at Goodies found Jane's Addiction to be borrowing from more earthbound sources.

The group sounded like nothing so much as slightly punked-up and fairly inept version of Led Zeppelin. Farrell's voice has even been likened to Zep's Robert Plant, but Sunday he sounded for all the world like Melanie "Candles in the Rain" Safka on the band's 11 numbers, which might as well have been titled "Echoey Screech Nos. 1-11" for all the compositional effort that went into them.

While not without a certain one-trick charm (their shifting metal-funk isn't totally bereft of foot appeal, and Farrell is one of the funniest things you'll ever see lurching under a strobe light), a full show of its refried Jimmy Page riffs added up to just another moderately bad night in clubland. And that could be the end of it, were it not that Jane's Addiction is the next big thing, at least according to the record industry. The band has just been the focus of a hot bidding war, and whe n the smoke cleared the group had been signed to Warner Bros. for a figure rumored at a slick million dollars.

Judging by the indifferent response the quartet received Sunday, one can expect to see them counting their money in happy obscurity, right next to the Unforgiven, last year's bidding-war object of desire.

While co-headliner Agent Orange might not be up to anything particularly new, it at least does what it does very well, and that was the evident reason why the club was packed Sunday. The veteran OC trio deals in what might be best called power pop, to borrow Pete Townshend's title for the Who's old music. While noticeably lacking the songwriting genius that set that defunct group apart, Agent Orange does perform with an intense, speaker-crackling edge.

The nearly 10-year-old band performed several of its older slam-pit anthems in its 19-song set (and there was indeed a lot of human bumper-car action on the dance floor), including "Everything Turns Gray," "Too Young to Die," and "Bloodstains," with guitarist-vocalist Mike (the group doesn't use last names) making effective use of a limited vocal range.

More recent songs, particularly the KROQ-play "It's in Your Head," "Say It Isn't True," "I Kill Spies" and a slamming cover of the Jefferson Airplane's "Somebody to Love," kept that same raffish intensity, while tailoring it to a bouncier pop melodicism. If the band sound has a center, it's revealed in its covers of surf tunes. While certainly short of the dexterity and speed of surf mentor Dick Dale, two of whose songs the band covered Sunday, Mike, with bassist James and drummer Scott, did latch onto the essential, joyful wave-crashing power of the music.

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Who: Jane's Addiction and Agent Orange.
Where: Goodies in Fullerton.
When: Sunday evening.
Secondly your post is important because you mention that Goodies "had alternative bands play there every Sunday night". As you can see we don't know the exact date of the June '87 show but it's possible that your post narrows down the date of this show to one of the following dates if it in fact took place on a Sunday. June 7th, 14th, 21st, or 28th.

The reason your post had me scratching my head is because I had a hard time locating the newspaper article I found several years ago that brought the June '87 Goodies show to light. The article is written by the same author of the March 29th show review. His name is Jim Washburn and in the article dated December 27, 1987 he lists what he considers some of the bests and worsts of 1987. Unfortunately for Jane's he lists their June '87 show as one of the five most disappointing shows of 1987.

For some reason (I blame helicine :lol: ) there's currently no mention of the December 27, 1987 newspaper article associated with the June '87 show.

Here's a snippet from the December 27, 1987 newspaper article. I'll be adding mention of it or it to the show's tour dates page.
The Orange County Register
December 27, 1987
Riffs
Author: Jim Washburn

...snip

Most disappointing shows

1. David Bowie at Anaheim Stadium (August).

2. Jane's Addiction at Goodies (June).

3. Whitney Houston at Irvine Meadows (September).

4. Pink Floyd at the LA Sports Arena (November).

5. Madonna at Anaheim Stadium (July).

snip...
The complete article can be seen here: http://janesaddiction.org/chipaway/topic-08729.html

michilllie do you happen to have your ticket stub from the show?
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Re: 1987.06.?? Goodies, Fullerton, CA

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I updated the tour dates page for the June show at Goodies.

June ?, 1987 - Goodies, Fullerton, CA
http://janesaddiction.org/tour/show/jan ... 6-xx/1484/
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Re: 1987.03.29 Goodies, Fullerton, CA

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https://www.facebook.com/pages/Electric ... =3&theater My Band ECA opened this show. I have a VHS of Janes set somewhere. Decent quality. I'll try to dig it out and share it.......
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Nicky Fidget wrote:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Electric ... =3&theater My Band ECA opened this show. I have a VHS of Janes set somewhere. Decent quality. I'll try to dig it out and share it.......
Nice! Please do share your Jane's video. If you need somebody to help transfer it from VHS to digital, just let us know.
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Nicky Fidget wrote:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Electric ... =3&theater My Band ECA opened this show. I have a VHS of Janes set somewhere. Decent quality. I'll try to dig it out and share it.......
Thank you Nicky!
It's not to often that somebody pops in here and their first posts are bringing goodies to the table.

It's much appreciated and I added both flyers to the show's page.

We'd all love to see the video of the show and as interwoven already posted, if you need help getting it transferred there are definitely people here who would be more than happy to help you out.
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Re: 1987.03.29 Goodies, Fullerton, CA

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I noticed that The Knack played a couple nights later and recall Dave saying that one of those guys was his NA sponsor for a while.
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