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Jane's Addiction: Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco

Live Review by Jaan Uhelszki, MOJO, January 1998

Set list: Ocean Size/Ain't No Right/Then She Did/Stop/Three Days/Mountain Song/Summertime Rolls/Jane Says/Classic Girl/Chip Away/Ted,Just Admit it/I Would For You. ...

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Guns N' Roses: The Subterraneans

Report and Interview by Jon Wilde, Melody Maker, 6 June 1987

Something's crawling from the gutters of Los Angeles, something bright and proud and bad, something making claims on setting a scene. Jonh Wilde took a ...

Jane's Addiction, Fields of Nephilim, Under Neath What: Brixton Academy, London

Live Review by Neil Perry, Sounds, 1 October 1988

The winds of change ...

Jane's Addiction, Under Neath What?: Brixton Academy, London

Live Review by Edwin Pouncey, New Musical Express, 1 October 1988

GOTH NIGHT in South London has brought out all the silly cowboy hats, floppy bandanas and Wayne Hussey lookalikes in full force. The crowds of ...

Jane's Addiction: Over The Top

Interview by Jon Wilde, Melody Maker, 8 October 1988


Jane's Addiction: Embassy Theatre, Los Angeles

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, 14 January 1989

IN THE LARGER-than-life (and therefore, strictly speaking, lifesize) city of Zen yuppie angels and drive-by crucifixions, it is New Year's Eve. At nine Perry Farrell ...

On Tender Hooks: Jane’s Addiction

Profile and Interview by Simon Witter, New Musical Express, 14 January 1989

From beneath the bloated carcass of LA rawk crawl Jane's Addiction, kissing to be clever and determined to prove that Metal can be different. Simon ...

Jane's Addiction: The Big Fix

Profile and Interview by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, 21 January 1989


Jane's Addiction: ICA Rock Week, ICA London

Live Review by Simon Witter, New Musical Express, 28 January 1989

ABSENCE DULLS the memory of just how wrong the ICA is as a rock venue. It's not a matter of artsiness — give me designer ...

Jane's Addiction: ICA, London

Live Review by Paul Elliott, Sounds, 28 January 1989

FOR MAYBE two minutes, 'Summertime Rolls' crawls like spilt oil, shimmering and blissed-out. The rhythm is soft, coaxed. ...

Jane's Addiction: Hardly a Plain Jane

Profile and Interview by Michael Goldberg, Rolling Stone, 9 February 1989

Viewing life with open eyes is the sensibility that fuels Los Angeles art rocker Perry Farrell and his group, Jane's Addiction ...

Jane's Addiction: Something's Shocking

Interview by Steve Mascord, Hot Metal, April 1989

"Camera's got them images, Camera's got them all, Showed me everybody, naked and disfigured, Nothing's Shocking."  — From 'Ted, Just Admit It', Jane's Addiction ...

Standing In The Shower With Jane's Addiction Sharing Cappucino And Cookies

Interview by Christine Natanael, Reflex, Spring 1989

STANDING IN THE shower thinking of what I should write about, I couldn't help but sing the words to one of the songs on the ...

Jane’s Addiction: Guns ’N Poses

Interview by John McCready, The Face, 1990

Some people think Jane’s Addiction are the new Guns N’ Roses, even the new Rolling Stones. Others think that singer Perry Farrell will save rock ...

Jane's Addiction: Nightmare On Hell Street

Interview by Ted Mico, Melody Maker, 25 August 1990

Jane's Addiction have had a troubled year. Their mammoth Nothing's Shocking tour nearly killed them and left them strung-out and wasted. Then their manager sued ...

An Offbeat Addiction

Interview by Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 2 September 1990

Perry Farrell inflames passions and plays for high stakes as he leads Jane's Addiction in its quest for importance ...

Jane's Addiction: Subterania, London

Live Review by Roy Wilkinson, Sounds, 6 October 1990

WHEN JA front-spook Perry Farrell concocted his stage name, he did more than give us a pun. Mad thespian trouper Perry is always teetering gamely ...

Jane's Addiction: Addiction By Subtraction

Profile and Interview by Roy Trakin, BAM, 30 November 1990

PERRY FARRELL is onstage at LA's Henry Fonda Theater on Halloween night, haranguing the hippie generation for selling out its ideals, and urging his followers ...

Jane's Addiction, Chickasaw Mudd Puppies: Marquee, London

Live Review by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 6 March 1991

THEY'RE ALREADY hacking a broad swathe through the Americas, and Jane's Addiction's appearance for this "secret" show turned the Marquee into a vile, heaving sweat-box. ...

Perry Farrell: Goodbye To Jane?

Interview by Terry Staunton, New Musical Express, 9 March 1991

Basking in the glory of their Ritual de lo habitual album, are JANE'S ADDICTION about to hit the self-destruct button? As their US tour ends ...

Jane's Addiction: Marquee Club, London

Live Review by Cathi Unsworth, Sounds, 16 March 1991

THERE WERE rumours abounding this morning that Led Zeppelin were going to play a secret gig at the Marquee two days after Jane's Addiction. Had ...

Jane's Addiction/Happy Mondays: Madison Square Garden, NYC

Live Review by Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, 11 May 1991

IT MUST HAVE seemed an inspired notion to pair these unabashed champions of drug culture, but inside sources tell me that it's turned out to ...

Jane's Addiction

Profile and Interview by Mat Snow, Q, June 1991

So, farewell Jane's Addiction? They were born in LA's sleaziest clubs, and hailed as this year's brightest hopes. Now their leader Perry Farrell wants the ...

Jane's Addiction: The Shocking Truth

Interview by Paul Elliott, Vox, June 1991

"Okay, so we do music from time to time. But we can control it..." Jane's Addiction have cleaned up their habits of late, but just ...

Jane’s Addiction and Lollapalooza: A Woodstock For The Lost Generation

Interview by Simon Reynolds, The New York Times, 4 August 1991

There’s no contest: this summer's biggest tour is the aptly titled Lollapalooza, a mobile rock festival featuring a bill of premier alternative bands – Siouxsie ...


Report by Simon Reynolds, The Guardian, 29 August 1991

LOLLAPALOOZA means a bizarre happening. ...

Woodstock II: Sodden Life Is Rubbish

Report by John Harris, New Musical Express, 27 August 1994

Take 250,000 hippy children (Please! — Ed) and baby boomers reliving the 'glories' of the '60s, stick them in a sea of mud and charge ...

Lollapalooza, H.O.R.D.E. and ENIT: 3 Tribes

Report and Interview by Steven Daly, Rolling Stone, 13 June 1996

LOLLAPALOOZA is the "alternative" tour, and H.O.R.D.E. a neo-hippie haven. Is there room for the ENIT Festival, the weirdest of them all? ...

The emperor's old clothes: Jane's Addiction: Kettle Whistle (WEA) **

Review by Caitlin Moran, Select, January 1998

The Prodigy, Nirvana — Jane's Addiction invented them. Pity their "comeback" album's a diabolical anti-climax ...

Jane's Addiction: Hammerstein Ballroom, New York NY

Live Review by Eric Weisbard, Spin, February 1998

I'M SITTING in a second-story box on the opening night of the Jane's Addiction reunion tour, and suddenly Perry Farrell is floating overhead, lying face ...

Perry Farrell: Making Pop to Celebrate a Better Apocalypse

Report and Interview by Glenn O'Brien, L'Uomo Vogue, 2001

PERRY FARRELL named himself. Born Peretz Bernstein in Queens, New York, he moved to Miami during high school, liked the sun and the surf ...

Jane's Addiction: Strays

Review by Marc Weingarten, Entertainment Weekly, 25 July 2003

A DECADE AGO, Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell was one of rock's beloved oddballs. With his bodices and feather boas, his neo-pagan notions of earth ...

Jane's Addiction, Audioslave, Incubus, The Donnas: Lollapalooza, Jones Beach, NY

Live Review by Christine Natanael,, 30 July 2003

GOING TO a show at Jones Beach is always a mixed thing for me. It's great because it's out of the city and at the ...

Jane's Addiction: Is this the band that saved rock?

Profile and Interview by Lisa Verrico, The Times, 30 July 2003

Groundbreaking rock band Jane's Addiction are back to inspire a new generation of fans. ...

see also Perry Farrell

see also Porno for Pyros


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