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Jane's Addiction

gleemonexgleemonex Posts: 848
edited April 2007 in Other Music
This band gets little to no credit on this board. I see threads on a daily basis discussing bands like Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Nirvana and the Red Hot Chili Peppers but in my opinion Jane's Addiction's two studio albums Nothing's Shocking and Ritual de lo Habitual have more energy and more creativity than anything any of those bands ever created. Perry Ferrell's lyrics are more encompassing than even our beloved Eddie Vedder's. Just listen to Three Days, Jane Says, Summertime Rolls or Ocean Size. The man paints a very vivid picture with words. Eric Avery's basslines carry Perry's vocals very well (see Ted, Just Admit it..) and Dave Navarro can fucking shred guitar solos (see Ocean Size). Jane's Addiction created the Alternative scene in LA in the late 80s that paved the way for the rise of Alternative music. Then after they created the scene they created the festival (Lolla) to represent the scene. Let's hear some love for a band that is among the most unique and original in music history.
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  • UKDaveUKDave Posts: 5,557
    Love Jane's...

    Nothing's Shocking is one of my all time favourite albums, saw them live twice and they were absolutely phenonemal live, you have got Strays as well right?

    Obviously not from the "classic" era but a very good album too :D:D
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  • IlovveePJIlovveePJ Posts: 145
    I have love for Jane's Addiction!!!!
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  • korbykorby Posts: 298
    i was listening to XXX the other day in my car.

    i heard they had some connection to The Doors. and r doing some kind of collaboration. that will b trippy.
    its ok
  • tnt358tnt358 Posts: 72
    Jane's is f'n awsome; one of my all time favs



    Summertime rolls
  • AnonAnon Posts: 11,175
    love Jane's. "Slow Divers" from Kettle's Whistle is one of my favorite songs. i also came across a studio cover of the Greatful Dead's "Ripple" on some tribute my friend had.. not great, but worth mentioning.

    their "LA Medly" on the Classic Girl single is also worth checking out. shoulda went to see them on the Relapse tour in 97 but i'm a loser...

    thought Strays was just.. meh.
  • gleemonexgleemonex Posts: 848
    Yeah, I have Strays as well. It has some alright songs but isn't as good as their classic albums.
    “Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It’s round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you’ve got about a hundred years here. There’s only one rule that I know of, babies — ‘God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.’” - Kurt Vonnegut
  • nothing's shocking is epic.
  • 10/19/01 Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh,

    Jane's Addiction w/ opening act Live

    One of the most unbelievable concerts I have ever seen. Those guys kicked so much ass live!!!

    "Ocean Size" is probably my favorite song, and yes I do enjoy the album Strays also.
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  • I fucking love jane's and have been fucking itching to see them live again for way too long now. porno for pyros was kick ass too.
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  • korbykorby Posts: 298
    love Jane's. "Slow Divers" from Kettle's Whistle is one of my favorite songs. i also came across a studio cover of the Greatful Dead's "Ripple" on some tribute my friend had.. not great, but worth mentioning.

    their "LA Medly" on the Classic Girl single is also worth checking out. shoulda went to see them on the Relapse tour in 97 but i'm a loser...

    thought Strays was just.. meh.


    ahhh
    its ok
  • rhcpjam1029rhcpjam1029 Posts: 1,933
    gleemonex wrote:
    ...Perry Ferrell's lyrics are more encompassing than even our beloved Eddie Vedder's...

    "Oh oh how I love them whores."
    -Whores by Jane's Addiction

    ...Yeah really encompassing.

    I totally agree that they rule and were overlooked alot, but Perry Ferrel's lyrics were so not more encompassing than Ed Ved's. Blastphomy!
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  • kdpjamkdpjam Posts: 2,303
    jane's... great. so were porno for pyros. and "strays" is awesome, imo.
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  • DiRtyFranK38DiRtyFranK38 Posts: 3,131
    janes addiction is aweeeesome. i saw the panic chanel live this year they were great. thats dave navarros new band. pretty sweet. i actually loved dave's solo shit too
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  • gleemonexgleemonex Posts: 848
    "Oh oh how I love them whores."
    -Whores by Jane's Addiction

    ...Yeah really encompassing.

    I totally agree that they rule and were overlooked alot, but Perry Ferrel's lyrics were so not more encompassing than Ed Ved's. Blastphomy!

    You can pick good and bad examples of both Perry's and Ed's lyrics for this argument. Whores may not be a good example of Perry's lyrical ability but you cleverly chose to not mention ANY of the songs I listed in the original post. Ed's lyrics aren't always great or encompassing either: "Drop the leash - Get outta my fucking face!" is not Ed's best work or really representative of his body of work. Ditto Perry & Whores.
    “Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It’s round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you’ve got about a hundred years here. There’s only one rule that I know of, babies — ‘God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.’” - Kurt Vonnegut
  • what about three days?

    The bassline is one of the most powerful i have heard...period
  • Perry's voice kind of gets in the way of me enjoying the music. Especially on Jane Says, I just wish I was deaf. Its a shame, because I enjoy some of the actual music.
  • gleemonex wrote:
    You can pick good and bad examples of both Perry's and Ed's lyrics for this argument. Whores may not be a good example of Perry's lyrical ability but you cleverly chose to not mention ANY of the songs I listed in the original post. Ed's lyrics aren't always great or encompassing either: "Drop the leash - Get outta my fucking face!" is not Ed's best work or really representative of his body of work. Ditto Perry & Whores.



    Thank you.

    I just love arguing with people who point out one small thing and use that as an absolute. I've heard people say "A mole. digging in a hole, digging up my soul??'--God, Bono is a bad songwriter." So dozens of complex songs are thrown out by one that isn't as thought-provoking?

    Its not even like the 'Whores" line is bad writing. Sometimes the context of what the writer wants to say isn't as involved as other times. That doesn't make that particular song 'bad.'

    Now, Jon Bon Jovi saying "I hijacked a rainbow and crashed it into a pot of gold" is another story.


    BTW, I'll say it again, Janes Addiction rules.
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  • Perry solo. Psi Com. Porno For Pyros. Jane's Addiction.

    Love'em all, and for all different reasons.

    It was sad when Eric Avery left Jane's. He was a huge part of their sound. It was nice to see Flea on the Relapse tour, but it wasn't the same. It was crazy to see how strung out they all were on the Three Days dvd during the tour.. well maybe aside from Perkins. He seems to be pretty mellow all the time. :)

    Anyways, here's a good live show from 02-20-89 Philadelphia, PA, Theater of Living Arts. Nice quality, not bad setlist.

    http://www.divshare.com/download/404205-def
  • SathogwaSathogwa Posts: 227
    One of my very favorite bands. Strays was okay, some really good tunes, but not essential in my opinion. Beacuse of that I was thinking that Perry was getting a little too long in the tooth. However, I heard some clips of some Satelite Party songs and they sound awesome! I'm actually excited for this album to come out. I especially want to hear the song with the new Jim Morrison spoken word bit.
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  • gleemonexgleemonex Posts: 848
    Wow, thanks for that live concert. I'm downloading it now. I found a torrent a while ago called The Head Shop from Milan in 1991, I'll post it on here when I have it in MP3. Here's the setlist:

    Up the Beach
    Whores
    No One's Leaving
    Ain't No Right
    Idiots Rule
    Three Days
    Been Caught Stealing
    Summertime Rolls
    Mountain Song
    Stop!
    Pigs In Zen/Then She Did
    Oceansize
    Jane Says
    “Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It’s round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you’ve got about a hundred years here. There’s only one rule that I know of, babies — ‘God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.’” - Kurt Vonnegut
  • No problem. I've got Head Shop as well here. I downloaded a pile of live Jane's stuff from the forum over at xiola.org. Great collection of stuff over there.
  • FuzyfrogFuzyfrog Posts: 10
    Ill make a list of my janes boots tonite

    I can upload some shows if people want them.

    Anyone else who has Janes boots let us know , im always keen for some new Janes
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  • jammerfalljammerfall Posts: 908
    corduroy41 wrote:
    It was sad when Eric Avery left Jane's. He was a huge part of their sound.

    Props for Eric, he was indeed a big part of JA. He's done some amazing stuff since then including the Deconstruction cd with Dave Navarro and a few releases with Polarbear. He gave Alanis Morissette some new blood and kicked ass with Garbage on their last tour. According to a good friend who knows him he's a totally sweet guy to boot!

    Eric will be releasing a new cd this year on Dangerbird records:

    http://www.dangerbirdrecords.com/
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    "I'm in the midst of a trauma...........leave a message call you back.........leave it by the bed. Some people should die.......it's just unconscious knowledge. Because the bigger you get.......the wider you spread......you gotta depend on me now your vision is dead."

    Awesome band!!! Totally underrated!!! Can only think of 1 'alternative' band of the 80-90s that is better. PJ
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  • yostaramayostarama Posts: 287
    I saw them for the first time at lolla the 1st one in 91 or 92 very fuzzy day. They kill nothing shocking, and Live at Kettle Whistle get heavy rotation on my mp3.
  • BinFrogBinFrog MAPosts: 7,292
    One of my all-time favorite bands. I've seen them I think 4 times, and their discs are always in my heavy rotation.

    If you can find the "Live & Rare" CD, buy it.
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  • hendrix78hendrix78 Posts: 507
    One of my all time favorite bands, too. I listened to Nothing's Shocking just about every day during my senior year of high school. Three Days is one of the greatest rock epics ever written.

    I like Strays, but I agree there is something missing from it compared to the classic stuff. That something is one of my favorite bass players, Eric Avery. His simple but powerful bass lines brought such a great groove to the songs. They were really the foundation of most of their best songs. Dave Navarro played his ass off on those albums, too.
  • XXX\Jane's Addiction would be one of my Deserted Island albums, for sure.

    I think it is testament to their ability to inspire awe that Jeff and Stone have admitted that being in Green River and opening for Jane's was a great part of what drove them to want to be in a band of equal QUALITY and ethereal presence as the mighty and hugely influential jane's ...

    oceansize is a soundtrack for the life of the modern romantic,
    and so many of their songs make you want to just get off your ass and go do something profound!

    here is mad props for Perry and the boys.

    Also,
    want to say that PFPs Good Gods:\\Urge is one of the better albums ever made. The background noises and natural sounds, the instrument voicings and production on that album are just other worldy, even if some of the songs leave a little to be desired ...

    :)
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  • XXX\Jane's Addiction would be one of my Deserted Island albums, for sure.

    I think it is testament to their ability to inspire awe that Jeff and Stone have admitted that being in Green River and opening for Jane's was a great part of what drove them to want to be in a band of equal QUALITY and ethereal presence as the mighty and hugely influential jane's ...

    oceansize is a soundtrack for the life of the modern romantic,
    and so many of their songs make you want to just get off your ass and go do something profound!

    here is mad props for Perry and the boys.

    Also,
    want to say that PFPs Good Gods:\\Urge is one of the better albums ever made. The background noises and natural sounds, the instrument voicings and production on that album are just other worldy, even if some of the songs leave a little to be desired ...

    :)


    Hey bud

    janes is great

    can nevewr get enough of classic girl
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