Dawg wrote:Boogieman: I'm a big Jellyfish famn myself. I have their two studio albums, and I was wondering if the box set would be worth it. Is it just a rehash of the released stuff, or are there some new things there too?
I've also downloaded a copy of "Back in Black" with Bon Scott on vocals which I like a lot better than the regular verion.
The Jellyfish boxset has 2 live discs and 2 demos and outtakes discs. There's a lot of unreleased stuff and unless you have a lot of their singles, then there's nothing that isn't new to you. The coolest stuff are the fan club tape, a Harry Nilsson cover, a song about Super Mario (!) from a Nintendo album. Neither the live tracks or the demos are dramatically different from the released stuff. The amazing thing about the live stuff is how the manage to nail those fantastic harmonies and at the same time play some rocking stuff. There are a few covers, a MTV jingle and a song called Mr Late, which is weird but cool, in their set. And there's some acoustic stuff too. Apart from the demos are a few songs they wrote for Ringo (a few of them are cheesy). There's also comments about all the songs from all the band members in the booklet.
It's hard to say whether you should buy it or not. It's not something I spin every day, but as with most outtakes they provide a glimpse of how their albums were done, which I find interesting.
There's some interesting Black Crowes sessions, that has Sturmer and Manning helping them out that are really cool. Chris Robinson was a huge fan of Jellyfish and I think he wanted to do some cool harmonies
I consider myself to be a pretty big AC/DC fan and I've never heard about any tracks with Bon doing Back In Black songs. I'd seriously doubt they are real, but it would be interesting to hear. I've heard about the rumors of Bon having written the lyrics for the album, but there's never been anything valid in those rumors and the band has always denied it and said Brian wrote all the lyrics (but the Young brothers provided him with some song titles)