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    Jane's Addiction "Strays"

    Anyone else pick up the latest offering from Jane's? I got it today (special offer: 9.99 at future shop) and am still getting familiar with it. My first impression after 2 listens in the car though is this:

    All bands mellow out after a while. Some bands dial it down and their music suits me better (Metallica, Stone Temple - I know, call me a wuss) some dial it down and don't really get better or worse (Red Hot, Nirvana), and some dial it down and lose their edge completely (Soundgarden). I'm almost ready to say that Jane's is in this third group. The animosity between Perry and Dave Navarro I think drove the group around the time of Ritual de lo Habitual (their creative peak in my opinion), and the angst seems to be gone on this album. My opinion can change after numerous listens however, but that's where I'm at today. Anyone else like Jane's or PforPyros? What about Navarro with Red Hot or his solo album (which I don't have) Any comments?

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    I've only listened to it once. I've never been a huge Jane's Addiction fan (I'm probably the only person who has ever let Ritual de lo Habitual sit unlistened to, gathering dust), but "Just Because" is an awesome song. On my first listen, it's not bad. Not great, but not bad. Sorta typically, but you're right about losing the edginess. That's about as far as I'm normally willing to go with JA.

    Of the CD's I got yesterday, this is second to KISS's Symphony: Alive IV. (I've not listened to the Masked and Anonymous soundtrack yet, so don't know where it places among the three.)

    I rather liked the first Porno for Pyros album, oddly enough. And, though I don't have any of his solo stuff, I think Navarro's totally wails on guitar like a ninja. (One Hot Minute is, by far, my favorite RHCP CD, mainly because of his guitar slinging.)

    BTW, at what point would you say Soundgarden dialed it down and became wussies?
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    I havent heard it yet. I used to love JA, but its been so long since anything new really. I will check Kazaa and try to DL some of it before I make a decision.
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    I love Jane's, but this album is not great. It screams average. Without Eric Avery, the original bassplayer who wrote most of the melodies for original Jane's, they are severely lacking. Too bad.
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    No, Im the wuss - Soundgarden would kick my ***. I think they mellowed significantly between Badmotorfinger and ******** I can't remember the name of the album that came out in my fourth year -the track "Black Hole Sun" is typical of the more stoned-out flavor of the disc though. I still liked it, but the edge was down. BMF rocks - no doubt a hard act to follow.

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    Snperunknown or something like that . . . I just remember the upside down "u"

    I'm not a fan of Jane's or Porno (or RHCP but that doesn't relate here) because I don't like the way Perry sings.

    I will say that he is one funny dude to watch during an interview! I have an old hard rock video magazine VHS with a Perry Farrell interview . . . I don't know what the narcotic du jour was but he sure was messed up. Crying about who knows what, it was really bizarre.
    I don't know if he's like that now but I sure thought he was creepy then.


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