Jane’s Addiction’s “Nothing’s Shocking” 24 Karat Gold CD Coming Soon

The following is taken directly from the Audio Fidelity website:

TRACKLIST:

Up The Beach
Ocean Size
Had A Dad
Ted, Just Admit It
Standing In The Shower… Thinking
Summertime Rolls
Mountain Song
Idiots Rule
Jane Says
Thank You Boys…
Pigs In Zen

Mastered by Kevin Gray

Coming Soon

(AFZ 137)

$24.99

“Nothing’s Shocking is a must-have for lovers of cutting-edge, influential, and timeless hard rock.”      AMG

A classic, seminal work and one of the most original and unique records of its era, Jane’s Addiction‘s, 1988 Nothing’s Shocking successfully combined the sounds of ’70s arena rock and straddled the line between punk and post-punk. Nothing’s Shocking can sometimes be very gentle and soothing, and then, just like that, it’s aggressive and even ferocious. Elements of jazz, new-age and funk are interspersed throughout. The sound of the album is spacey, yet full; it’s abstract, yet at the same time it’s an album to which many listeners can connect . Jane’s Addiction created music that was simultaneously forbidding and weighty, delicate and ethereal – the sound is contemplative and plaintive, the sensibility is hardheaded and realistic. This was alternative before it became mainstream.

Like most great bands, it was not a single member whose contribution was greater: Dave Navarro lights the album on fire with incredible guitar work, Eric A‘s sturdy bass lines sit in a pocket and truly drive the band, Stephen Perkins is one of rock’s greatest and most powerful drummers, and, of course – the charismatic Perry Farrell‘s manic howls and unique voice alone would qualify this album as one of the all-time greats as his voice whines, yells, and echoes
like no other and Farrell also provided some of the best lyrics that can be found in alternative rock.

The album packs a sonic wallop and the performances often create a sense that it could all fall apart at any second, creating a fantastic musical tension. Such tracks as “Up the Beach,” “Ocean Size,” and one of alt-rock’s greatest anthems, “Mountain Song” explodes with a force. Also, “Ted, Just Admit It…” and the haunting “Summertime Rolls” make great use of changing moods and dynamics. An incredibly consistent and challenging album, other highlights included the rockers “Had a Dad” and “Pigs in Zen,” the horn-driven “Idiots Rule,” the jazz instrumental “Thank You Boys,” and the up-tempo “Standing in the Shower…Thinking.”  “Jane Says,” the acid-etched portrait of a heroin addict and probably the most sympathetic rock song ever written reached #6 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks. The album was ranked #309 on Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All-Time.” Nothing’s Shocking went Platinum in the U.S. is certified silver in the UK. In 2006, Q magazine placed the album at #32 in its list of “40 Best Albums of the ’80s”.

The album is produced by Dave Jerden and Perry Farrell

“…as much as any band in existence, Jane’s Addiction is the true heir to Led Zeppelin”      ROLLING STONE, October 1988

Explicit Director’s Cut Of The Underground Video (NSFW)

The explicit director’s cut of Jane’s Addiction’s new video for Underground premiered at Playboy.com today. You can checkout the video below but please be advised it contains nudity and is not safe for work.

Here’s more from Playboy.com including info on a contest to have Jane’s Addiction play at your house and bring along some Playmates.

Playboy.com is proud to premiere the explicit director’s cut of Jane’s Addiction’s latest video, “Underground” from the acclaimed album The Great Escape Artist. Beginning February 22, the band will begin their North American tour, Theatre of the Escapists. This one of a kind show is a theatrical experience not to be missed but if for whatever reason you do miss it, Playboy.com and Harley Davidson have teamed up to bring Jane’s Addiction to you through the Harley Davidson Key Club.

If you haven’t already signed up for the free Playboy/Harley Davidson Key Club you should. If you need a list of reasons why you should, let us help you out:

1. Playmates will come party at your house.

2. They’ll bring Jane’s Addiction with them.

3. Jane’s Addiction will bring their instruments and be the house band for the night.

4. That’s awesome.

5. People will think you are awesome.

6. You will actually be awesome.

So let’s recap. Playmates. Jane’s Addiction. Awesome.  Go sign up, it’s free.

Underground to be the next Jane’s Addiction single from TGEA

According to the following that was sent out via the official Lollapalooza email list, Underground will be the next single from the Jane’s Addiction album The Great Escape Artist:

Lolla Exclusive: Be The First To Download Jane’s Addiction’s New Single

Lollapalooza and Jane’s Addiction share intertwined legacies. With that in mind, Perry and the band have decided that it makes perfect sense that Lolla fans should get a special sneak-peek of the new album.

After eight years, Jane’s Addiction fans can finally breathe a sigh of relief: on Tuesday, October 18th the band’s long-awaited new release The Great Escape Artist is hitting the streets. It was well worth the wait.

Frontman Perry Farrel‘s forward-thinking musical ideas anchor the album while pushing the songs into daring new territory. His iconic vocals soar across the mix, perfectly counter-balanced by guitar god Dave Navarro‘s relentless, psychedelic shred. On drums, Stephen Perkins‘ propulsive tribal stomp is nothing less than hypnotic. Along with a talented creative team, including producer Rich Costey (Muse, Franz Ferdinand, Interpol) and TV on the Radio’s multi-instrumentalist Dave Sitek on bass, the new LP blazes brave, new trails for the alt-rock pioneers. Together, these massive talents have architected another timeless record by simply doing what they do best – being real.

The band wanted to treat the Lolla-Nation to a special sneak-peek of the new album, offering a free download of the groundbreaking opening track before it’s released tomorrow. So, without further ado, here’s Jane’s Addiction’s brand new single… Underground.

Stream The Great Escape Artist Now!

Jane’s Addiction have put up their entire album, The Great Escape Artist, on iTunes to stream for free! The album comes out next week and is available for pre-order on iTunes, Amazon and elsewhere.

You can check out the free iTunes stream of The Great Escape Artist here:
http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewMultiRoom?fcId=471001833&s=143441