Lakini's Juice

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"Lakini's Juice"
Single by Live
from the album Secret Samadhi
B-side "Supernatural"
Released 1997
Format 7" and 10" Limited Edition, CD
Genre Alternative rock
Hard rock
Length 4:59
Label Radioactive Records
Writer(s) Live
Live singles chronology
"White, Discussion"
"Lakini's Juice"

"Lakini's Juice" is a song by alternative rock group Live, which was released as the first single from their 1997 album, Secret Samadhi.

The song was not released as a single in the United States, but it reached #35 on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay music chart, #1 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart and #2 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks charts.[1] The song reached #29 on the UK Singles Chart, the band's highest UK Singles Chart position.[2]

The song opens with some abrasive staccato guitar and features an orchestra towards the end. There is a constant dissonance running throughout the track. The B-side track "Supernatural" is a live recording, made at "The Academy" in New York City on November 19, 1994; although this particular version was previously unreleased, a different performance of the same song, from the band's appearance on MTV Unplugged, previously appeared on the Vic Chesnutt tribute album Sweet Relief II: Gravity of the Situation in 1996.

The music video for the song was directed by Gavin Bowden.[3]

Chart positions[edit]

In addition to its UK chart appearance, the song reached #20 in Canada,[4] #69 in the Netherlands, #21 in Australia and #37 in New Zealand.[5]

Chart (1997) Peak
Canadian RPM Singles Chart 20
UK Singles Chart[6] 29
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Airplay 35
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks[7] 2
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks[7] 1

Track listings[edit]

All songs written by Live except "Supernatural" by Vic Chesnutt:

European CD single[edit]

  1. "Lakini's Juice" – 5:02
  2. "Pain Lies on the Riverside" (Club Mix) – 6:01
  3. "Selling the Drama" (Acoustic) – 3:38

European limited edition 7" single[edit]

Individually numbered and pressed on silver vinyl
  1. "Lakini's Juice" – 5:02
  2. "Supernatural" [Live] – 3:26

Netherlands CD single[edit]

  1. "Lakini's Juice" – 5:01
  2. "White, Discussion" (Sam Sever Remix) – 4:23

Australian single[edit]

  1. "Lakini's Juice" – 5:02
  2. "White, Discussion" (Sam Sever Remix) – 4:23
  3. "Supernatural" [Live] – 3:26

European CD single[edit]

Released as a metallic digipak
  1. "Lakini's Juice" – 5:02
  2. "White, Discussion" (Sam Sever Remix) – 4:23
  3. "Supernatural" [Live] – 3:26
Preceded by
"Discothèque" by U2
Billboard Modern Rock Tracks number-one single
March 1, 1997
Succeeded by
"One Headlight" by The Wallflowers
Preceded by
"Discothèque" by U2
RPM Canadian rock/alternative chart Number-one single
March 10–17, 1997
Succeeded by
"Abuse Me" by Silverchair


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