February 22, 2024

Jane’s addiction

Jane’s Addiction is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1985. The band consists of founding members Perry Farrell (vocals), Dave Navarro (guitar), and Stephen Perkins (drums), and Chris Chaney (bass). Jane’s Addiction has been described as one of the most influential and critically acclaimed bands of the 1990s alternative rock movement. Their unique sound, combining elements of alternative rock, punk, metal, funk, and psychedelia, has been credited with helping to shape the sound of modern rock.

History

Jane’s Addiction formed in Los Angeles in 1985. The original lineup consisted of Perry Farrell (vocals), Dave Navarro (guitar), Eric Avery (bass), and Stephen Perkins (drums). The band’s sound was initially characterized by Farrell’s distinctive vocal style and Navarro’s intricate guitar playing, along with Avery’s melodic bass lines and Perkins’ dynamic drumming.

The band released their debut album, Nothing’s Shocking, in 1988 to critical acclaim. The album’s lead single, “Jane Says,” was an underground hit, and helped to establish the band’s reputation. The band followed up with their second album, Ritual de lo Habitual, in 1990. The album featured the hit single “Stop!” and became the band’s most successful release, going platinum in the US.

Breakup and Reunions

In 1991, Jane’s Addiction announced they were breaking up. Farrell and Navarro went on to form the band Porno for Pyros, while Avery and Perkins pursued other projects. In 1997, the band reunited for a brief tour, and released a live album, Kettle Whistle.

In 2001, Jane’s Addiction reunited for a full-length tour, which was documented on the live album Live in NYC. The band then released their fourth studio album, Strays, in 2003. The album was the band’s first studio album in 13 years, and was met with positive reviews.

Recent Activity

Since their reunion, Jane’s Addiction has continued to tour, and released their fifth studio album, The Great Escape Artist, in 2011. The band has also released a number of live albums, including Live in the Tragic Kingdom (1996) and Live at the Hollywood Bowl (2017).

Legacy

Jane’s Addiction has been credited with helping to shape the sound of modern rock. The band’s unique blend of alternative rock, punk, metal, funk, and psychedelia has influenced a number of artists, including the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, and the Foo Fighters.

Discography

  • Nothing’s Shocking (1988)
  • Ritual de lo Habitual (1990)
  • Strays (2003)
  • The Great Escape Artist (2011)

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