JANE’S ADDICTION TO WRITE NEW ALBUM AFTER THE GREAT ESCAPE ARTIST TOUR ENDS

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Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell stated in a new interview with LocalBozo.com that Jane’s Addiction will begin writing their 5th studio album after they wrap up their tour for The Great Escape Artist in September:

“Yeah the plan is, as soon as we get off the road [in mid September], we begin writing our next record. I’d like to give it a six month window and just get another Jane’s record out, coming off the heels of The Great Escape Artist. I think that’s the way to do it for us. I don’t think we’ll wait eight years (laughs) to do another record. You know, we didn’t plan on getting back together, so that was part of– we had broken up. That was part of the reason that we took so long, but these days, the best thing that an artist can do or a group can do is stay busy and stay on the trail. And that’s what our plan is.”

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  • ultraviolator

    I just hope they will make a better album this time. Strays was good, TGEA was kinda bad.

  • Adam

    bring on more jane’s addiction!

    they better stay on that trail, that age is catching up live!

  • http://deleted SuperSG

    what are your guys thoughts on thier song “Jane Says”?

  • Dreux

    I like “Jane Says”. It’s really simple, but catchy. Why do you ask?

  • sal the iron worker

    great job gotta cover janes, especially perry. first there was bowie then perry.Alternative game changers as time has told us. as for jane says great song. no bullshit back then. heroin was king. if you like jane says checkout chinese rocks ramones/lamf or one of the greatest songs ever, mainliner- social distortion. all heroin songs. PLEASE COVER janes and the red hot chil peppers if possible.

  • Brett

    Then She Did is the most epic song of the 90’s.

  • Brett

    Off of their latest album I liked Underground, I’ll Hit You Back, Splash A Little Water On It, and Words Right Out Of My Mouth.

    I think Perry’s lyrics on Irresistible Force though are some of the worst of his career.

    To be honest Perry needs to go over whatever issues he has with Eric Avery and get him back in the band. Eric is the ‘foreskin’ though of Jane’s Addiction according to Perry in End to the Lies.

  • Sonic_Junkie

    TGEA lacks songs… it’s basically a bunch of interesting sounds and ideas jumbled together here and there but the songwriting just isn’t there. The original path they were on with Trent Reznor producing and Eric Avery still in the band would’ve yielded a strong album. Once those two guys jumped ship I lost all hope for Jane’s to recapture the magic. I give them credit for trying… at least TGEA was a step up from Strays which was awful.

  • Brett

    I think Irrestible Force is the best example of ideas jumbled together. It’s got a hooky chorus, but then it has these random tacked on verses that just feels thrown together.

  • http://deleted SuperSG

    I dont know if hearing it twice is enough to understand it, but i think its horribly overated when it comes to the quality of lyricism and instrumentals working as one/ together. Thanks for answering me too Dreux, you seem unbiased and opinionated, but arent annoying, therefore i respect what you have to say. Why i say this? I hear how people say its insane and beautiful… ummmmmm…

  • http://deleted SuperSG

    I was talking about Jane Says.^

  • CagedTiger

    This is great news, I really like ‘The Great Escape Artist’ and was hoping we wouldn’t have to wait as long as usual for a new album from them! The only criticism I really have on the last album is that there could’ve been more Dave on there… I mean there aren’t as many solo’s or crazy riffs as I’ve come to expect from Jane’s but having said that I still enjoy every song on there even with the more electronic sound and I think it is a much stronger record than Strays. My favourites are ‘Underground’, ‘Curiosity Kills’, ‘Twisted Tales’ and ‘Splash A Little Water On It’, they are a fine example of how Jane’s in 2012 should sound I think.

  • CagedTiger

    @Dreux

    ‘Jane Says’ is a nice little song but isn’t in my top 5 by them. If you want to hear ‘insanely beautiful’ songs by them check out ‘Three Day’s’ and ‘Then She Did’ from ‘Ritual De Lo Habitual’ and also ‘Summertime Rolls’ from ‘Nothings Shocking’.

  • Brett

    My favorite Jane’s songs.

    1. Then She Did
    2. Three Days
    3. Had A Dad
    4. Ted, Just Admit It…
    5. Mountain Song

  • Dreux

    @SuperSG

    I understand. I don’t think it’s a masterpiece or anything (far from it), but it works for me.

    @CagedTiger

    I never said it was “insanely beautiful” or in my top 5, I just said I liked it. I plan going much deeper into their discography soon. They’re one of those bands I’ve been really looking to get into but never getting around to, for some reason.

    What you guys consider to be their best album?

  • Brett

    Dreux,

    You need to listen to both Nothing’s Shocking and Ritual de lo Habitual. Those are the only two full length albums with the original lineup, they are equally great and sound similar because all of the songs were written at the same time 1986-1987.

  • Dreux

    “Then She Did” was a song a friend of mine was obsessed with, and it always stuck out to me. THAT song I love.

  • Dreux

    Thanks. I’ll probably pick those up first.

  • sal the iron worker

    brett i live in ny and was fortunate to see the two club shows in oct,2011. i think they did two in LA as well. great shows. going to see them in a few weeks in brooklyn. gonna be a killer show perry will be facing the NYC skyline so gonna be sick. in any event your number 1 song then she did was my favorite that night in NYC at irving plaza an old school venue the size of a high school gym. place was rocking. dont forget kettle whistle.. killer b sides

  • CagedTiger

    Sorry Dreux, I think the words ‘insane’ and ‘beautiful’ were from a different comment. As Brett said it’s best to check out ‘Nothing’s Shocking’ and ‘Ritual De Lo Habitual’ first, they are the bands 2 defining albums and ones that have stood the test of time.

  • http://deleted SuperSG

    my comment, to be exact.

  • Spoonman

    chris chaney is the man! super cool dude

  • Craigory52

    I actually really got into these guys when I saw them at Lollapalooza in 2003 and had to buy Strays after their show. I became a fan then. Great album. Great Escape Artist is pretty disappointing. Hope it’s more in the lines of Strays.

  • CagedTiger

    Quite surprised at the ‘Strays’ appreciation here, that album gets a pretty hard time from a lot of Jane’s fans, infact ‘The Great Escape Artist’ seems to have gone down a lot better from what I’ve seen and read online. Whilst I do like a few songs on Strays there are definitely a couple of skippers and a couple of very average tracks, not good for a 10 song album that took forever to make… I particularly enjoy the title track, ‘Just Because’ and ‘To Match The Sun’ though. I’d give Strays a 3/5 and TGE a 4/5… Ritual and Nothings Shocking are perfect 5’s in my book.

  • Brett

    Strays is definitely better than TGEA. When TGEA came out I liked it better due to the excitement of a new album, but Strays is better. It’s more cock rock than original Jane’s, but the songs are solid. Just Because, True Nature, Price I Pay, Strays, and Hypersonic are all great rockers. Superhero, while the lyrics are cheesy, is an incredibly catchy pop song. The only terrible song on that album is Wrong Girl.

    With The Great Escape Artist you really hear them stretching for ideas. Curiosity Kills and Ultimate Reason are the perfect examples, just bad songs. Twisted Tales kind of drags, Irresistible Force/End to the Lies have lousy lyrics. Underground is by far the best song on the album, it’s on par with Strays and with original Jane’s. Words Out Of My Mouth is another favorite, mainly because it’s one of the few songs on the album with a memorable melody and hook. I’ll Hit You Back is another solid one, very inspired lyrically. Splash A Little Water On It is pretty good too. The problem with the album was too many cooks in the kitchen. First they worked with Duff McKagan, then split with him. Then they brought in Dave Sitek to play bass and write with them/produce. Then Chris Chaney came back in. They just need to stick to one lineup for the next album.

    One other random fact is that Perry uses backing tracks/lip syncs the choruses to Irresistible Force, End to the Lies, and Underground live (or at least did in 2011). I don’t get why, I’d rather hear him sing them like shit than resort to that.

  • no

    Stop! is my favorite Jane’s Addiction song. I wish I would have heard that song when I was younger though.

  • Lee Christams

    Strays was awful! For a band who had always been so full of creativity and invention, it was like listening to Bon Jovi. Even the sleeve art sucked! TGEA on the otherhand was perhaps my favourite album of last year as it demonstrated that Jane’s are willing to take risks with their sound
    and can still be relevant without having to rehash former glories.

  • CagedTiger

    Wow, completely disagree there Brett but I guess that’s the beauty of music… It’s all in the ear of the beholder! I think ‘Hypersonic’ is one of the weak cuts from ‘Strays’ and I tend to skip it where as on the other hand ‘Curiosity Kills’ and ‘Twisted Tales’ are two of my favourites from TGE! ‘Curiosity Kills’ has this dark moody feel that I really dig and a nice solo from Navarro and I think they use the synth/electronic vibe to great effect on ‘Twisted Tales’, that pre-chorus is beautiful. The crazy thing is ‘Words Right Out of My Mouth’ is probably my lease favourite on the new album, I don’t find it to be memorable at all, I’m all for rocking Jane’s but they can do so much better than that.

    You’re right that they had a bit of a revolving door of bassists whilst writing the album starting with Eric Avery and then Duff Mckagan but I think it’s just Dave Sitek who plays on the album isn’t it? Duff has writing credits on 3 songs and I think Chaney just joined for the tour to play the songs live…

    @Lee Christams – Completely agree with you about the cover of ‘Strays’, one of the worst album covers in history, having said that the TGE cover, whilst more imaginative, looks kinda ridiculous!

  • Dennis

    “Whores” needs mentioned as one of their best. They opened there show here in KC last year (and I’m sure everywhere else) with that song and had chicks barely dressed swinging all around stage from hooks that were in their skin. Disgustingly Jane’s. My wife was in absolute shock, but I loved it.

    As for the new album, maybe Perry will let Dave include some guitar this time?

  • Rodrigo

    I didn’t pay too much attention to strays, but I think the last album is fucking great, sounds like a kind of return to the experimental side of ritual de lo habitual

  • Sonic_Junkie

    I thought Strays was boring. Bob Ezrin ruined that album. He made it into a straight ahead rock album and that is never what Jane’s was about. To me, Janes is a weird mixture of rock, punk, metal and a few other influences thrown in here and there. The sound of their first 2 albums is almost indescribable. They, along with the Pixies, invented what became to be known as “alternative music”. Strays was just a straight down the middle rock album… TGEA isn’t that great but at least they took chances. Not all of it worked but I give them credit for trying. Unfortunately, with Avery out of the band I don’t think they can ever approach the greatness of NS or Ritual. I don’t think most people realize just how talented Avery is as far as songwriting is concerned.

  • Sonic_Junkie

    @Brett

    You top 5 is pretty darn good. I would put Three Days at #1. For me, Three Days is the best song of the 90s by any band. But yeah, Then She Did is amazing as well.