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Old 05-13-2009, 07:52 PM   #31 (permalink)
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i wouldn't call those hendrix tunes 'massively' overrated but they aren't the be all end all of his work the way some go on.

wasn't aware about there being an initial band for FF. i always thought he had the recordings done then pulled a group together to tour it once nirvana ended. either way i don't think anyone anticipated how successful that 'side project' was going to be.
yeah, it's crazy to see how far he's gotten, most people don't instantly equate him with Nirvana anymore. That's not something everyone can do i think
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Old 05-14-2009, 02:29 AM   #32 (permalink)
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yeah, it's crazy to see how far he's gotten, most people don't instantly equate him with Nirvana anymore. That's not something everyone can do i think
you're totally right but that's not something ANYONE who was on top of things in the 90s could have ever seen coming.

so what's coming up on review front?
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Old 05-14-2009, 02:33 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Antonio, I just read through much of the thread and I wanted to commend you on your reviews and choices. Would you be up for reviewing another Janes Addiction album?
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yeah sure, any album specifically?
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haha that's what i was thinking too


but yeah, just give me a link to get the album and it'll be good to go
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haha that's what i was thinking too


but yeah, just give me a link to get the album and it'll be good to go
Cool. Pm on the way.
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ok i got it, i'll have a review up by tommorow, or should i say, a few hours

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you're totally right but that's not something ANYONE who was on top of things in the 90s could have ever seen coming.

so what's coming up on review front?
to be honest, i'm not entirely sure. most of the time i just look at cds in my collection that i really cherish or that imo don't get alot of exposure. that or if i get a large collecion of cds from an artist, i'll chose an album from that(i.e. partially why i did the foo fighters record was because i downloaded their discography)

but now that you mention it, i may do Green by R.E.M. sometime soon, or one of Between the Buried and Me's albums. Megadeth's Peace Sells...But who's Buying looks like something i'll do too.

oh and i just checked the review index and i don't see any sublime. how lucky for me!

also, atm i'm downloading The Butthole Surfers' Discography(idk, spur of the moment thing), so i might do one from them if it tickles my fancy
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Label: Warner Bros.
Release Date: August 21, 1990

Thanks to RezZ for the link

This was the second studio album from Jane's Addiction, and compared to their previous effort in Nothing's Shocking, a bit more rock in it's step. I was a bit saddened by this, seeing as NS had more of a primal and natural edge to it. Even so, after listening to the album, i found much to love in it. this was released a year before Nirvana's Nevermind and was hailed as a harbinger of things to come, and i can see that, with that sort of tone in the music as well as a sense of freedom in what they're doing. another thing Eric Avery it seems has more of a bass presence on here, which as a guy who loves bass presence, i see that as a Big Plus.

Something i found out when i was getting the information on this album was how it was divided into two parts, where tracks 1-5 were their more rockish oriented songs, track 6-9 are in whole a tribute to Perry Farrel's deceased friend Xiola Blue, who died at age 19 of a heroin overdose. the tracks seem to be a chronicle of her life.

In all i give this album a 9.5/10, with much of it's new ideas and the direction it showed the band going into, this is a must have for any Jane's Addiction fan and fan of music in general.



Stop!-Beginning with someone presenting the band in spanish this song then switches time signatures like clothes, only to "STOP!" at various points that make it as uncomfortable as it is exciting.

No One's Leaving - Slapping da bass, didn't know Eric Avery had it in him . the guitar seems to surround you in a cloud of effects, even during the solo.

Ain't No Right - i feel a bit alienated listening to the beginning of the song, with Perry talking about "Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll" like it's a bad thing . then when you think it's over, it goes to a song more their sound and feel, with funky bass, guitar and primal drums to match

Obvious - a bit calmer than the previous song, but still as intense. It seems to be a plateau song for them, where things run smooth the whole way.

Been Caught Stealing - Definately one of their biggest hits, but not my favorite JA song. nothing wrong with it, i'm just so tired of hearing that by them and ONLY that on rock radio. Even so, i think that it definately deserves a listen for anyone who wants to hear this band.

Three Days - ah, the ten minute epic. it seems that these guys have crossed into that territory. with a very slow and calm bassline from Avery from the start, it goes into a just a slow song, where you could feel the pain in Perry's voice. it starts to pick up, but still the same feeling with a bit more guitar. The solo in this song is possibly Dave Navarro's best effort, with him stepping a bit outside the ol' pentatonic scale and exploring some new territory. definately give this song a listen, you'd be denying yourself something great if you didn't.

Then She Did... - this song seems to be a bit more intimate in its approach than any of the previous ones, starting off calmed and then going into the band's massive sound, complete with violins! It then comes back to the more quiet, inward feel of before.

Of Course - i smell a bit of Middle Eastern influence! It starts with that and Perry sounding like he's half asleep, but in a good way as he keeps bringing "La La, La La, La La, La La" into the mix.

Classic Girl- The final song on the album seems to feel like the night after a huge party, waking up with a hangover and looking around to see all of your stuff either tampered with, damaged, or stolen. it's also a sense of peace and calm in the air. Even with the shift at approximately 2:45, it still holds that feeling.
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Very good review. I honestly feel pretty much the same way about each song. I guess the only difference between you and I is that this album has to be my favorite of theres. And its funny you mention how Dave goes out of his pentatonic box for once, because I saw an interview with him where he talks about how he doesnt know much theory and he almost always sticks to major/minor pen scales.
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