Jane’s Addiction bogeyman Perry Farrell
2 August 2020
LOLLAPALOOZA is one of the biggest American Festivals Parties ever. A four
day alternative extravaganza feast in Chicago. It was Perry Farrell who founded, mentored and started it in 1991 as a farewell concert for his band JANE’S ADDICTION.
The cancellation of this year’s edition due to the evil coronavirus was announced in June.
But it’s on anyway, as a livestream event since Thursday July 30.
Over 150 acts will perform over four days: Paul McCartney, Metallica, The Cure, OutKast,
LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire, Lorde, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Tyler the Creator, Run the Jewels, ASAP Rocky, Chance the Rapper, Tenacious D, Cypress Hill, Jane’s Addiction, Alabama Shakes, Tove Lo, Portugal. the Man, Kehlani, LL Cool J, Princess Nokia, Polo G, and more. Also a David Bowie tribute is planned.
For this special occasion Perry Farrell brought Jane’s Addiction back together
(he will do the same with his other band Porno For Pyros). Watch them perform
touching ballad I Would For You (from a 1987 Live Album)
Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…
22 July 2003
Band: JANE’S ADDICTION
Album: STRAYS – third longplayer
Released: 22 July 2003 – 15 years ago
BBC Music review: “On Strays Jane’s Addiction really do sound like a band enjoying themselves again, doing whatever the hell they like, on their terms, and making some of the most exciting music around today. Normal service resumed then. Jane’s Addiction are most definitely back. If you know what’s good for you, you’ll run out and buy yourself a modern masterpiece right now.” Full review here.
TURN UP THE VOLUME‘s favorite track: Just Because …
Album in full…
Remarkable albums from the past…
‘Nothing’s Shocking’ by JANE’S ADDICTION
Released: 23 August 1988 / Second longplayer
ALL MUSIC wrote: “Although Jane’s Addiction’s 1987 self-titled debut was an intriguing release (few alternative bands at the time had the courage to mix modern rock, prog rock, and heavy metal together), it paled in comparison to their now classic major-label release one year later, Nothing’s Shocking. Produced by Dave Jerden and Jane’s Addiction vocalist Perry Farrell, the album was more focused and packed more of a sonic wallop than its predecessor; the fiery performances often create an amazing sense that it could all fall apart at any second, creating a fantastic musical tension.” Score: 5/5 – Full review here
TURN UP THE VOLUME says: ‘Nothing’s Schocking‘ is a metallic prog-punk rock monster…
Album in full…
JANE’S ADDICTION: All Albums