Perry Farrell's Satellite Party Gets Release Date and Secret LA Show
By: Spacelab Research Staff
The long-awaited album from Perry Farrell's Satellite Party has now become an official release. Its release date is set for May 15th in the U.S., and will feature the core members of Perry Farrell, Nuno Bettencourt, Etty Farrell, Carl Restivo, and Kevin Figueiredo.
The project is one part theater piece and one part band. The band's MySpace page says "The idea behind Satellite Party was born out of Farrell's passionate belief that one step at a time people can change the world, and with this endeavor, he is launching a musical movement to do just that."
Before you think that they're taking themselves too seriously, consider this... he also started Lollapalooza back in the day as a farewell tour for his band Jane's Addiction. That festival gave influence to the travelling festival, which spawned the weekend festival, which has spawned many other festivals in its wake.
There's all sorts of appearances on the album, with guests like Flea & John Frusciante of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Peter DiStefano from Porno For Pyros, Fergie from Black Eyed Peas, the two cats from Thievery Corporation, and a vocal performance from the legendary Jim Morrison (that's right, I said it) that was done near the end of his life but never released.
There's also and Interweb rumor going around that the band is playing a gig on January 24th at Los Angeles club Spaceland. Completely unconfirmed, but a Perry Farrell fansite thinks that the band Gram Rabbit is opening for Satellite Party.
A quick trip to Spaceland's site says that the headlining band for that night is The Solutionists, which is of course the name of the ficticious band in the Satellite Party theater show. The Spaceland gig is part of New Music Express' NME night. We'll have to see how this plays out.
Satellite Party: Ultra Payloaded Track List: 01 Wish Upon A Dog Star
03 Hard Life Easy
05 The Solutionists
07 Mr. Sunshine
08 Insanity Rains
09 Milky Ave
10 Ultra Payloaded Satellite Party
11 Woman in the Window (spoken word by Jim Morrison)