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Jane's Addiction

This innovative, art-rock quartet was formed in Los Angeles, USA, in 1986, by vocalist Perry Farrell (b. Perry Bernstein,29March1959, Queens, New York City, New York, USA). He had formerly starred in the Cure-influenced Psi Com, from whoserankswouldalso emerge Dino Paredes, while it is rumoured that two other former members joined the Hare Krishna sect. Withtheaddition ofguitarist Dave Navarro (b. David Michael Navarro, 7 June 1967, Santa Monica, California, USA), bass playerEricAvery (b. 25 April1965) and drummer Stephen Perkins (b. 13 September 1967, Los Angeles, California, USA), Jane's ...read more

This innovative, art-rock quartet was formed in Los Angeles, USA, in 1986, by vocalist Perry Farrell (b. Perry Bernstein,29March1959, Queens, New York City, New York, USA). He had formerly starred in the Cure-influenced Psi Com, from whoserankswouldalso emerge Dino Paredes, while it is rumoured that two other former members joined the Hare Krishna sect. Withtheaddition ofguitarist Dave Navarro (b. David Michael Navarro, 7 June 1967, Santa Monica, California, USA), bass playerEricAvery (b. 25 April1965) and drummer Stephen Perkins (b. 13 September 1967, Los Angeles, California, USA), Jane'sAddictionincorporatedelements of punk, rock, folk and funk into a unique and unpredictable soundscape.They debuted with a livealbumon theindependent Triple X label, recorded at Hollywood's Roxy venue, which received widespread critical acclaim, despiteathrowawaycover version of Lou Reed's "Rock 'n Roll' and Farrell's limited stage banter, largely consisting of profanities.Drawinginspirationfrom the Doors, PiL, the Velvet Underground and Faith No More, they set about delivering a hypnotic andthought-provokingblend of intoxicating rhythms, jagged and off-beat guitar lines and high-pitched vocals of mesmeric intensity.Theirthird album,1990's Ritual De Lo Habitual, was a work of depth and complexity that required repeated listening to revealitshidden melodies,subtle nuances and enigmatic qualities. « hide

Similar Bands: Faith No More, The Smashing Pumpkins, Porno for Pyros, Primus, Mother Tongue

LPs
The Great Escape Artist
2011

3.2
126 Votes
Strays
2003

3.1
237 Votes
Ritual De Lo Habitual
1990

4
541 Votes
Nothing's Shocking
1988

4
546 Votes
Live Albums
Jane's Addiction
1987

3.6
98 Votes
Compilations
Up from the Catacombs
2006

3.6
22 Votes
Kettle Whistle
1997

3.4
58 Votes

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