Cover image for Strays
Title:
Strays
Author:
Jane's Addiction (Musical group), performer.
Publication Information:
Hollywood, CA : Capitol Records, [2003]

â„—2003
Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Enhanced compact disc.

Lyrics in insert.

"Enhanced CD features ... making of the video Just because"--Container.

Compact disc.
Language:
English
Contents:
True nature -- Strays -- Just because -- Price I pay -- The riches -- Superhero -- Wrong girl -- Everybody's friend -- Suffer some -- Hypersonic -- To match the sun.
UPC:
724359018607
Format :
Music CD

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Summary

The last time that Jane's Addiction headlined Lollapalooza behind a high-profile album was, of course, 1991. Much changed in 12 years, though, and the declining fortunes of Perry Farrell's breakthrough festival during the summer of 2003 were matched by a return from three-fourths of the original Jane's Addiction lineup on its third full album, Strays. Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro, drummer Stephen Perkins, and bassist Eric Avery (who declined his reunion invitation) had been a vision of '80s musical heaven since their studio debut, 1988's Nothing's Shocking. Farrell's art-school intelligence and originality made the band interesting, while Navarro's and Perkins' background in heavy metal (they're both significantly younger than Farrell) gave the band punch, adding the melodicism of power pop and the constant riffing of thrash. Strays is undeniably a Jane's Addiction record, and a powerful one at that. Farrell's regal, echo-laden vocals are intact (and out in front like never before), as are Navarro's ragged, lyrical guitar solos. This set of majestic jams is influenced by Farrell's second Porno for Pyros LP, Good God's Urge, a mystical mishmash of musical feelings and textures. The allure of Jane's Addiction is undiminished by Strays; this is still a band creating music unlike any other group on earth. ~ John Bush