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Album of the Month- Nothing's Shocking

StarfuckStarfuck Registered User, ClubPA regular
edited February 2007 in Social Entropy++
It's that time again fags and bleeders
Album of the month for February, 2007 is....

Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking
Album Cover linked because it may be NSFW

I'm an L.A. guy. Born and raised in the city of angels, whee all your dreams come true, but as the quote goes,
You can rot here without feeling it.
- John Rechy

In my opinion, Jane's Addiction really captured that Los Angeles rock and roll spirit. Sex and drugs and rock and roll man, it was pure fun.
My first exposure to Jane's Addiction must have been at the end of junior high. I was still a big U2, Depeche Mode fan, but by high school, I was really into Jane's Addiction. I had always wanted to go see their shows, but I was of course, only like 14 at the time and everywhere they played at, when I could go was 18 and over. Then, my big chance. JA was going to be doing a farewell tour, but not just that, it was going to be an all ages festival tour. So the summer of 1991, I hung out in the heat down at the then named Irvine Meadows, which is probably now called the Coca Cola Blockbuster Verizon venue of Gibson Amphitheatres, but anyway, it was fuckin hot and I was there with a group of some really good friends. My Lollapalooza experience is a story all on it's own and one I might save for a different thread entirely, but I can say that the first Lollapalooza had a big impact on me, especially music wise. Anyway, when the sun was down and the grass field was on fire, Jane's Addiction came out and blew eveyone away. They were better live than I had even imagined. You have to remember, I was just 14 years old, this was a huge experience for me and getting to see a band that I had been such a big fan of was like overload for my teenage mind. They did what must have been a 30 minute version of Summertime Rolls and Classic Girl. It was beautiful.

Now, you may say, why Nothing's Shocking, why not their self titled release or Ritual. Purists might be all about the first album, which is tough to argue with, I think it was a bit grittier, if that doesn't sound stupid and can stand well on it's own. And Ritual, well Ritual is a masterpiece. 3 Days and Classic Girl are defintely in my top 20 or so songs of all time, maybe even 10, but Nothing's Shocking, I have to say has elements of both the first album and Ritual. Mountain Song, Had a Dad and Ted, Just Admit it are great rock songs, while Ocean Size and Summertime Rolls are what I would call epic songs. Plus Jane's Addiction pretty much embodies everything about the L.A. rock scene from this period.

As usual, these threads are just my recommendations on what should be in every music collectors collection and I am always open to debate out it or suggestions.

Go forth and listen!

disclaimer - I am just some asshole who really likes this album, if you have a differing opinion, say so and if you have gems you think every music collector should have, discuss it. starfuck out!

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    AirAir Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    album of the crap
    that is long crap

    Air on
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    RonjonRonjon Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
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    It's not a SCENE

    it's a GOD DAMN ARMS RACE

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    HomelessHomeless Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Jane's Addiction is pretty good.

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    SpongeCakeSpongeCake Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Ronjon wrote:
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    It's not a SCENE

    it's a GOD DAMN ARSE FACE

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    xeroismygodxeroismygod Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Perry Ferrel's voice annoys me so much. Only tolerable in small doses.

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    ascotascot Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I don't like this music. However, I am willing to stay and read about why you dudes do, i am pretty reasonable like that you see.

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    DaySleeperDaySleeper regular
    edited February 2007
    I have liked the Porno for Pyro songs and the Jane's Addiction songs I've heard. I don't like them enough to seek out any more, though.

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    redimpulseredimpulse Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Jane's Addiction is quite awesome.

    How the hell did I not know of the new CD? I shall go forth and purchase.

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    mrpakumrpaku Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Perry Ferrel's voice annoys me so much. Only tolerable in small doses.

    i feel this way about the guy from pearl jam and the guy from the red hot chili peppers

    "got caught stealing" is a very good song

    mrpaku on
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    Wise_aWise_a Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Starfuck wrote:
    It's that time again fags and bleeders
    Album of the month for February, 2007 is....

    Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking
    Album Cover linked because it may be NSFW

    I'm an L.A. guy. Born and raised in the city of angels, whee all your dreams come true, but as the quote goes,
    You can rot here without feeling it.
    - John Rechy

    In my opinion, Jane's Addiction really captured that Los Angeles rock and roll spirit. Sex and drugs and rock and roll man, it was pure fun.
    My first exposure to Jane's Addiction must have been at the end of junior high. I was still a big U2, Depeche Mode fan, but by high school, I was really into Jane's Addiction. I had always wanted to go see their shows, but I was of course, only like 14 at the time and everywhere they played at, when I could go was 18 and over. Then, my big chance. JA was going to be doing a farewell tour, but not just that, it was going to be an all ages festival tour. So the summer of 1991, I hung out in the heat down at the then named Irvine Meadows, which is probably now called the Coca Cola Blockbuster Verizon venue of Gibson Amphitheatres, but anyway, it was fuckin hot and I was there with a group of some really good friends. My Lollapalooza experience is a story all on it's own and one I might save for a different thread entirely, but I can say that the first Lollapalooza had a big impact on me, especially music wise. Anyway, when the sun was down and the grass field was on fire, Jane's Addiction came out and blew eveyone away. They were better live than I had even imagined. You have to remember, I was just 14 years old, this was a huge experience for me and getting to see a band that I had been such a big fan of was like overload for my teenage mind. They did what must have been a 30 minute version of Summertime Rolls and Classic Girl. It was beautiful.

    Now, you may say, why Nothing's Shocking, why not their self titled release or Ritual. Purists might be all about the first album, which is tough to argue with, I think it was a bit grittier, if that doesn't sound stupid and can stand well on it's own. And Ritual, well Ritual is a masterpiece. 3 Days and Classic Girl are defintely in my top 20 or so songs of all time, maybe even 10, but Nothing's Shocking, I have to say has elements of both the first album and Ritual. Mountain Song, Had a Dad and Ted, Just Admit it are great rock songs, while Ocean Size and Summertime Rolls are what I would call epic songs. Plus Jane's Addiction pretty much embodies everything about the L.A. rock scene from this period.

    As usual, these threads are just my recommendations on what should be in every music collectors collection and I am always open to debate out it or suggestions.

    Go forth and listen!

    disclaimer - I am just some asshole who really likes this album, if you have a differing opinion, say so and if you have gems you think every music collector should have, discuss it. starfuck out!

    Yes, yes, 100% yes. I have a bunch of recorded live shows from them, as they allowed recording during their concerts. They differ in quality, but some of it is really incredible. I also have a decent amount of black crowes live recordings, as they had the same open recording policy.

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    redimpulseredimpulse Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Doesn't Pearl Jam have something new coming soon?

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    RonjonRonjon Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    mrpaku wrote:
    Perry Ferrel's voice annoys me so much. Only tolerable in small doses.

    i feel this way about the guy from pearl jam and the guy from the red hot chili peppers

    "got caught stealing" is a very good song

    If you have issues with eddie vedder than your probably also hate:
    Creed
    Hinder
    Nickleback
    Lifehouse

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    Wise_aWise_a Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Also, there's this:

    http://www.links.net/dox/muzik/rok/janes/xiola.html

    Its a transcript of a spoken word poem that Perry read one time. Its about 9 minutes long. If you can find a copy of the recordings, put it on and close your eyes. Its pretty awesome imagery and shit.

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    xeroismygodxeroismygod Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    mrpaku wrote:
    Perry Ferrel's voice annoys me so much. Only tolerable in small doses.

    i feel this way about the guy from pearl jam and the guy from the red hot chili peppers

    "got caught stealing" is a very good song

    I don't hate them but if I cue up one song I need to have at least 10 others in the rotation before I can listen to another.

    I also attribute my annoyance at the local radio station playing them into the ground throughout the mid 90s.

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    DaySleeperDaySleeper regular
    edited February 2007
    Ronjon wrote:
    mrpaku wrote:
    Perry Ferrel's voice annoys me so much. Only tolerable in small doses.

    i feel this way about the guy from pearl jam and the guy from the red hot chili peppers

    "got caught stealing" is a very good song

    If you have issues with eddie vedder than your probably also hate:
    Creed
    Hinder
    Nickleback
    Lifehouse

    I hate Nickleback for reasons totally unrelated to the sound of the dude's voice. Lifehouse is okay and I used to like Creed a bunch.

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    mrpakumrpaku Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    awesome, i dislike all those bands :o

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    Wise_aWise_a Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Actually, I think I have a copy of the Irvine Meadows show.

    http://janesaddiction.org/bootographies/boot_details.phtml?bootID=87

    I'll have to check when I get home.

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    redimpulseredimpulse Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Ronjon wrote:
    mrpaku wrote:
    Perry Ferrel's voice annoys me so much. Only tolerable in small doses.

    i feel this way about the guy from pearl jam and the guy from the red hot chili peppers

    "got caught stealing" is a very good song

    If you have issues with eddie vedder than your probably also hate:
    Creed
    Hinder
    Nickleback
    Lifehouse

    I honestly don't see the similarities comparing Eddie Vedder to any of these bands.

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    StarfuckStarfuck Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2007
    If you have the Irvine Meadows show I will e-hug you for life.

    And wait until you guys see next months album of the month, I already got it in my head.

    Starfuck on
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    denihilistdenihilist Ancient and Mighty Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited February 2007
    Jane Says being on Nothing's Shocking automatically makes it one of the best albums ever.

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    Wise_aWise_a Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Starfuck wrote:
    If you have the Irvine Meadows show I will e-hug you for life.

    And wait until you guys see next months album of the month, I already got it in my head.

    Check your pms.

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    KnobKnob TURN THE BEAT BACK InternetModerator mod
    edited February 2007
    Ronjon wrote:
    mrpaku wrote:
    Perry Ferrel's voice annoys me so much. Only tolerable in small doses.

    i feel this way about the guy from pearl jam and the guy from the red hot chili peppers

    "got caught stealing" is a very good song

    If you have issues with eddie vedder than your probably also hate:
    Creed
    Hinder
    Nickleback
    Lifehouse

    but pearl jam is a good band and those bands are garbage and terrible

    you do not need to hate vedder to think lifehouse is crap

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    Wise_aWise_a Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    denihilist wrote:
    Jane Says being on Nothing's Shocking automatically makes it one of the best albums ever.

    Yeah, but at the same time the steel drums version has kinda become the unofficial best version of this song.

    Its like "Sweet Jane" by Lou Reed. When he did it with the VU it doesn't even come close to comparing to the live version where he does the minutes-long guitar solo to open the song.

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    Wise_aWise_a Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Also this:

    http://janesaddiction.org/faq/faq_details.phtml?faqID=1

    Which is relevant to the Letters to Xiola thing.

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    KnobKnob TURN THE BEAT BACK InternetModerator mod
    edited February 2007
    Also, while i prefer ritual to nothing's shocking, that doesn't make it a not fantastic album

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    denihilistdenihilist Ancient and Mighty Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited February 2007
    Wise_a wrote:
    denihilist wrote:
    Jane Says being on Nothing's Shocking automatically makes it one of the best albums ever.

    Yeah, but at the same time the steel drums version has kinda become the unofficial best version of this song.
    Yeah that would be a good point if it wasn't totally and utterly wrong.

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    Wise_aWise_a Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
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    Wise_aWise_a Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    denihilist wrote:
    Wise_a wrote:
    denihilist wrote:
    Jane Says being on Nothing's Shocking automatically makes it one of the best albums ever.

    Yeah, but at the same time the steel drums version has kinda become the unofficial best version of this song.
    Yeah that would be a good point if it wasn't totally and utterly wrong.

    Oh yeah, you're right. When you support your argument so well, its really hard to argue!

    The steel drums version is much better, and in the off chance that you hear the song on the radio its always this version.

    I got about 10-15 live recordings from them, and out of the ones that have decent sound quality I'd say all of them are better than the studio version.

    But thats also just my opinion, I usually like live versions alot more than the studio stuff.

    I got a live version of Yellow Ledbetter by pearl jam that gives me goosebumps every time I hear it.

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    denihilistdenihilist Ancient and Mighty Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited February 2007
    Oh Peal Jam...look, let's just stop talking.

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    Wise_aWise_a Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    denihilist wrote:
    Oh Peal Jam...look, let's just stop talking.

    This doesn't even make sense.

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    DaySleeperDaySleeper regular
    edited February 2007
    Wise_a wrote:
    denihilist wrote:
    Jane Says being on Nothing's Shocking automatically makes it one of the best albums ever.

    Yeah, but at the same time the steel drums version has kinda become the unofficial best version of this song.

    Its like "Sweet Jane" by Lou Reed. When he did it with the VU it doesn't even come close to comparing to the live version where he does the minutes-long guitar solo to open the song.

    Have you heard the Wild Strawberries' cover? It's on their Trinity Session album and also the Natural Born Killers Soundtrack

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    Wise_aWise_a Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    DaySleeper wrote:
    Wise_a wrote:
    denihilist wrote:
    Jane Says being on Nothing's Shocking automatically makes it one of the best albums ever.

    Yeah, but at the same time the steel drums version has kinda become the unofficial best version of this song.

    Its like "Sweet Jane" by Lou Reed. When he did it with the VU it doesn't even come close to comparing to the live version where he does the minutes-long guitar solo to open the song.

    Have you heard the Wild Strawberries' cover? It's on their Trinity Session album and also the Natural Born Killers Soundtrack

    Nope, which song is it a cover of?

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    DaySleeperDaySleeper regular
    edited February 2007
    Wise_a wrote:
    DaySleeper wrote:
    Wise_a wrote:
    denihilist wrote:
    Jane Says being on Nothing's Shocking automatically makes it one of the best albums ever.

    Yeah, but at the same time the steel drums version has kinda become the unofficial best version of this song.

    Its like "Sweet Jane" by Lou Reed. When he did it with the VU it doesn't even come close to comparing to the live version where he does the minutes-long guitar solo to open the song.

    Have you heard the Wild Strawberries' cover? It's on their Trinity Session album and also the Natural Born Killers Soundtrack

    Nope, which song is it a cover of?

    Sweet Jane. It's very beautiful.

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    Wise_aWise_a Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    DaySleeper wrote:
    Wise_a wrote:
    DaySleeper wrote:
    Wise_a wrote:
    denihilist wrote:
    Jane Says being on Nothing's Shocking automatically makes it one of the best albums ever.

    Yeah, but at the same time the steel drums version has kinda become the unofficial best version of this song.

    Its like "Sweet Jane" by Lou Reed. When he did it with the VU it doesn't even come close to comparing to the live version where he does the minutes-long guitar solo to open the song.

    Have you heard the Wild Strawberries' cover? It's on their Trinity Session album and also the Natural Born Killers Soundtrack

    Nope, which song is it a cover of?

    Sweet Jane. It's very beautiful.

    Sounds good. I'll put it on my list.

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    DaySleeperDaySleeper regular
    edited February 2007
    Wise_a wrote:
    DaySleeper wrote:
    Wise_a wrote:
    DaySleeper wrote:
    Wise_a wrote:
    denihilist wrote:
    Jane Says being on Nothing's Shocking automatically makes it one of the best albums ever.

    Yeah, but at the same time the steel drums version has kinda become the unofficial best version of this song.

    Its like "Sweet Jane" by Lou Reed. When he did it with the VU it doesn't even come close to comparing to the live version where he does the minutes-long guitar solo to open the song.

    Have you heard the Wild Strawberries' cover? It's on their Trinity Session album and also the Natural Born Killers Soundtrack

    Nope, which song is it a cover of?

    Sweet Jane. It's very beautiful.

    Sounds good. I'll put it on my list.

    Oh, oops. It's the Cowboy Junkies, not the Wild Strawberries. I encourage people to listen to both bands, though.

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    denihilistdenihilist Ancient and Mighty Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited February 2007
    Yeah, the Cowboy Junkies version of Sweet Jane is pretty awesome.

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    RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited February 2007
    Nothing's Shocking is indeed a brilliant piece of work.

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2007
    Jane Says is one of the best fucking songs ever made.

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    RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited February 2007
    Jane Says is one of the best fucking songs ever made.

    You ever hear the live version on Kettle Whistle?

    Pretty incredible.

    Man, I would have killed to see Jane's Addition live back in their prime.

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2007
    Jane Says is one of the best fucking songs ever made.

    You ever hear the live version on Kettle Whistle?

    Pretty incredible.

    Man, I would have killed to see Jane's Addition live back in their prime.

    The live version kicks ass.

    Also, Cowboy Junkies... :^:

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