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Jane's Addiction and Their Unique Sound.

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posted on Mar, 13 2017 @ 11:04 AM
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Hi there ATS music lovers!

I recently recalled that first time I heard Jane's Addiction's singular sound, and the effect their music had on me. Going back for a re-listen does nothing to diminish that visceral, delirious style that can be immediately recognized. There just is no other band that sounds like them.

These guys are classic.

In case you're interested, I'm linking a Rolling Stones article in which Farrell and Navarro break down their album Ritual de lo Habitual track by track. They also talk about their influences, which I will quote here, and their mind state at the time of production, which, as you can guess was anything but clear.


"We had really bizarre influences," Navarro reflects. "The Velvet Underground, Led Zeppelin, Bauhaus, Van Halen and Rush were all part of our sound. Eric Avery always had this funky thing to his bass playing, but he was also into classical music, or straight-up punk or arty outsider rock. And Perry was listening to a lot of reggae, zydeco and world music; he wasn't listening to the radio at all. And then you put us all on the streets of Los Angeles... for many years, we interacted with Spanish-speaking people more than English-speaking people, because that's who we copped drugs from."


Here's a couple of my favorite Jane's Addiction tracks. What are yours?











Enjoy!
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posted on Mar, 13 2017 @ 11:20 AM
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a reply to: zosimov

Great band , my favourite song was probably True Nature , or Mountain song.


Until they blew me away a couple of years ago with this...


Irresistible Force indeed.



posted on Mar, 13 2017 @ 11:59 AM
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a reply to: gortex

Hadn't heard that last one.. thanks! Blew me away!



posted on Mar, 13 2017 @ 12:00 PM
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I love their sound, but their songs aren't that good, at least the ones I've heard.



posted on Mar, 13 2017 @ 12:33 PM
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a reply to: ElGoobero

Yes, I suppose that "good" music is always subjective.

Thanks for the honest comment, though!



posted on Mar, 13 2017 @ 02:34 PM
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I LOVE this band!! It brings me back to the 90s. I love their uniqueness, and although they aren't everybody's cup of tea, I can't help but bob my head when the music starts. There is something melancholy and raw about them that I like.



posted on Mar, 13 2017 @ 02:43 PM
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originally posted by: FissionSurplus
There is something melancholy and raw about them that I like.


This is a perfect way to describe them. Thanks for stopping in!



posted on Mar, 13 2017 @ 03:37 PM
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a reply to: zosimov

Great band...




posted on Mar, 13 2017 @ 04:07 PM
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I remember hearing "Three Days" at the ripe old age of 12 and just being blown away by it. Never heard anything like it at that point. 20 some years later it sill has that effect on me.

Also liked Porno for Pyros as well.

Funny I was listening to the Ritual album today while driving.



posted on Mar, 13 2017 @ 04:19 PM
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a reply to: zosimov

I like how this song builds from the guitar riff. It is kind of funky then turns rocking. They have that ability to take a groove and push into a rock anthem. I believe it stems from the bass and drums which all good music springs from.

From the album Stays...

The Riches



posted on Mar, 13 2017 @ 05:38 PM
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a reply to: TEOTWAWKIAIFF


Great song. Thank you for posting.

And thanks to all for your comments and for the great music!



posted on Mar, 13 2017 @ 05:59 PM
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a reply to: deuceawesome

yeah, same here always dug porno for pyros, this album is sittin in my glovebox as we speak...




posted on Mar, 13 2017 @ 09:45 PM
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They were late '80's early 90's L.A.

Hell, they broke up after the first Lollapalooza tour that Perry helped arrange.
Loved them up until then. Now, they are a shadow of what they were.
Just a shade away from playing state fairs...



posted on Mar, 13 2017 @ 11:40 PM
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originally posted by: the owlbear

Just a shade away from playing state fairs...


Ouch. That's harsh
I agree that their early albums were the very best they had to give!

Their first album recorded live at the Roxy:





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