Jane's Addiction were one of the most hotly pursued rock bands when they gained notice in Los Angeles in the mid-'80s. Flamboyant frontman Perry Farrell, formerly of the band Psi Com, had an undeniable charisma and an interest in provocative art (he designed the band's album covers). Jane's Addiction played a hybrid of rock music: metal with strains of punk, folk, and jazz. The quartet was originally comprised of Farrell, bassist Eric Avery, drummer Stephen Perkins, and guitarist Dave Navarro. The band's new album, The Great Escape Artist, will be released on Capitol Records October 18, 2011. Dave Sitek, whose production work includes groups such as TV on the Radio and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, plays bass on the new album. Let's take a journey back and check out their rockin' music videos.
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2011 The Great Escape Artist
Check out the latest video from The Great Escape Artist, "End To The Lies" and the ultra-cool "Irresistible Force", they're amazing.
1990 Ritual de lo Habitual
Ritual de lo Habitual served as Jane's Addiction's breakthrough to the mainstream in 1990 (going gold and reaching the Top 20), and remains one of rock's all-time sprawling masterpieces. While the cheerful ditty "Been Caught Stealing" is the album's best-known track, the opening "Stop!" is one of the band's best hard rock numbers, propelled by guitarist Dave Navarro's repetitive, trashy funk riff, while "Ain't No Right" remains explosive in its defiant and vicious nature.
1998 Nothing's Shocking
Like most great bands, it was not a single member whose contribution was greater: Perry Farrell's unique voice and lyrics, Dave Navarro's guitar riffs and wailing leads, Eric Avery's sturdy basslines, and one of rock's greatest and most powerful drummers, Stephen Perkins, all made the album memorable. Nothing's Shocking is a must-have for lovers of cutting-edge, influential, and timeless hard rock.
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