Nothing's Shocking

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Jane's AddictionAugust 23, 1988
Rock℗ 1988 Warner Records Inc. Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.
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Nothing's Shocking is the first major-label studio album by the American rock band Jane's Addiction, released on August 23, 1988 through Warner Bros. Records. Nothing's Shocking was well received by critics, though it peaked at number 103 on the Billboard 200. The single "Jane Says" reached number six on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks in 1988. Rolling Stone ranked it #312 on its "500 Greatest Albums of All Time".

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Up the Beach3:01
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Ocean Size4:19
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Had a Dad3:45
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Ted, Just Admit It...7:22
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Standing in the Shower...Thinking3:05
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Summertime Rolls6:16
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Mountain Song4:02
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Idiots Rule3:01
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Jane Says4:47
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Thank You Boys1:04
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Pigs in Zen4:30
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Tracks
11
Released
December 21, 2010
Label
℗ 1988 Warner Records Inc. Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.
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In 2008, Jane's Addiction announced its third official reunion, one made particularly special by the return of its "classic" lineup: essential frontman and ringleader Perry Farrell, along with guitarist Dave Navarro, drummer Stephen Perkins, and bassist Eric Avery. The latter's appearance was especially noteworthy since he had more or less refused to participate in the group's previous encore acts. This was short-lived, however, and by 2010 Avery had tired of what he dubbed "the Jane's Addiction experiment." Undeterred, Farrell began writing the new material that would become The Great Escape Artist, eventually filling in Avery's old spot for the recording with TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek. His dark but funky approach to bass playing and expansive approach to production is a good match for The Great Escape. While many of the ten tracks feature the heavy, proggish leanings of classic Jane's Addiction, they also come updated with the latest electronic bells and whistles. Farrell has cited Muse and Radiohead as influences, and those bands' bombastic but melodic flourishes are felt on slow-burner songs like "Curiosity Kills," which hinges on soaring "wooah-ohhs" and reverb-heavy guitar strums, or "Broken People," which is straight-up Anglophilic pop rock.

"Irresistible Force," a track built on vaguely Eastern-sounding, circling drums and a final squall that sounds almost religiously ecstatic, recalls Jane’s Addiction’s gloomy psychedelic roots. Farrell, meanwhile, remains in fine form, his signature reedy croon still intact -- even more robust, probably, thanks to healthier life habits. Lyrically, though, he shoots less for gleeful abstraction and more for "mature" introspection on this album. "Splash a Little Water on It" is a thinly veiled metaphor for nurturing a romantic relationship, and "Ultimate Reason" is also a fairly literal recounting of escaping addiction thanks, in part, to a woman's love. The album’s closer, "Words Right Out of My Mouth," is an aggressively charging update of '90s alterna-rock. They may be older and wiser but Farrell and company remind us they'll never be boring.
In 2008, Jane's Addiction announced its third official reunion, one made particularly special by the return of its "classic" lineup: essential frontman and ringleader Perry Farrell, along with guitarist Dave Navarro, drummer Stephen Perkins, and bassist Eric Avery. The latter's appearance was especially noteworthy since he had more or less refused to participate in the group's previous encore acts. This was short-lived, however, and by 2010 Avery had tired of what he dubbed "the Jane's Addiction experiment." Undeterred, Farrell began writing the new material that would become The Great Escape Artist, eventually filling in Avery's old spot for the recording with TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek. His dark but funky approach to bass playing and expansive approach to production is a good match for The Great Escape. While many of the ten tracks feature the heavy, proggish leanings of classic Jane's Addiction, they also come updated with the latest electronic bells and whistles. Farrell has cited Muse and Radiohead as influences, and those bands' bombastic but melodic flourishes are felt on slow-burner songs like "Curiosity Kills," which hinges on soaring "wooah-ohhs" and reverb-heavy guitar strums, or "Broken People," which is straight-up Anglophilic pop rock.

"Irresistible Force," a track built on vaguely Eastern-sounding, circling drums and a final squall that sounds almost religiously ecstatic, recalls Jane’s Addiction’s gloomy psychedelic roots. Farrell, meanwhile, remains in fine form, his signature reedy croon still intact -- even more robust, probably, thanks to healthier life habits. Lyrically, though, he shoots less for gleeful abstraction and more for "mature" introspection on this album. "Splash a Little Water on It" is a thinly veiled metaphor for nurturing a romantic relationship, and "Ultimate Reason" is also a fairly literal recounting of escaping addiction thanks, in part, to a woman's love. The album’s closer, "Words Right Out of My Mouth," is an aggressively charging update of '90s alterna-rock. They may be older and wiser but Farrell and company remind us they'll never be boring.
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