11 Songs, 45 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Bringing together arty college-radio kids and throw-the-horns hard rockers, Perry Farrell's provocative lyrics and confrontational presence spoke to disaffected teens of all stripes. The Zeppelin-like power and fury of tracks like the swaggering "Ocean Size" and near-psychedelic "Mountain Song" turned Dave Navarro into a new generation's guitar hero. But this L.A. band wasn't interested in straightforward Sunset Strip hard rock: Acoustic character study "Jane Says," the horn-driven funk of "Idiots Rule," and howling rocker "Pig’s in Zen" show a far more eccentric sensibility.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Bringing together arty college-radio kids and throw-the-horns hard rockers, Perry Farrell's provocative lyrics and confrontational presence spoke to disaffected teens of all stripes. The Zeppelin-like power and fury of tracks like the swaggering "Ocean Size" and near-psychedelic "Mountain Song" turned Dave Navarro into a new generation's guitar hero. But this L.A. band wasn't interested in straightforward Sunset Strip hard rock: Acoustic character study "Jane Says," the horn-driven funk of "Idiots Rule," and howling rocker "Pig’s in Zen" show a far more eccentric sensibility.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

ToasterRepairGuy ,

Still A Classic

Whhen I was shuffling between high school, college, and odd jobs, I think this cassette sat in my car stereo off and on (mostly on) for 2 straight years. Then suddenly, the tape snapped and I moved on to CD's. I took another listen to this start to finish for the first time in 20+ years and wow! So many great tunes! Love it and highly recommend it to anyone who wants to just 'feel' high without having to touch the substances :)

stan_1978 ,

Just Up the Beach

I was never allowed to get this when I was a kid. The album cover was too risqué for my folks. But, it was an awesome album to hear. A perfect blend of Led Zeppelin riffs Rolling Stones style lyrics and a sorted feel of Ian Curtis.
Jane Says is one of the greatest songs ever written. It feels so personal as if Jane was the girl that lived down the hall from you. A sort of outside looking in kind of feel. Mountain Song is killer. I can only guess what it's about but, for the sake of argument I won't (Skiing maybe?).

Guy from San Pedro ,

A great album

Jane's Addiction were one of the bands to start the Alt Rock of the 90s.This was their major label debut and a classic album in my opinion.They have a great mix of Psychedelic Rock and Heavy Metal.Mountain Song is a heavy song.Jane Says and Ocean Size are softer.Dave Navarro is an amazing guitarist and Perry Farrell has great vocals.Buy this album!!!

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