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Classic Jane's Addiction
on 24 July 2003
Listening to this album it is hard to believe that it has been well over a decade since they released their last studio album (Ritual De Lo Habitual). Three of the original four members reunite to produce a classic Jane's album which follows on effortlessly from where they left off. The opening track "True Nature" may surprise some with it's heavy riffing and slide guitar but there is no mistaking that voice. Existing Jane's fans who have been waiting all these years will definitely not be disappointed. Equally I am sure they will pick up a new fan base with this album .... I only hope that this will encourage people to pick up their back catalogue. Jane's Addiction have never conformed to trends and are truly one of "the" most original bands. Perry Farrell (vocals), Dave Navarro (guitar)and Stephen Perkins (drums) all have a totally individual style and each is immediately recognisable. They are now joined by Chris Chaney on bass who sounds equally impressive and certainly not content to sit in the shadow of the original three. For those who may be unfamiliar with Jane's Addiction, I can only say that if you liked the single (Just Because) then I urge you to buy this - you won't be disappointed !
(For existing fans the DVD edition is a must - approx 30 mins of live and behind the scenes footage).
Let's just hope they tour over here .... they are one of the greatest live bands you are ever likely to see.