Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Obvious” by Jane’s Addiction

I went to great lengths in yesterday’s Song Of The Day explaining why I think Perry Farrell’s Porno For Pyros outfit was far superior to Jane’s Addiction. Well, with all of that said, I still think Jane’s Addiction was a great vehicle for Farrell’s singular talents, and as a band they made a few essential records. The classic Jane’s lineup included Farrell with Dave Navarro on guitar, Eric Avery on bass and Porno bandmate Stephen Perkins on drums. The first time I saw the band was what turned out to be their farewell tour, the very first Lollapalooza festival which also featured Siouxsie & The Banshees, Nine Inch Nails, The Butthole Surfers, Ice T, Body Count, Fishbone, The Violent Femmes and Rollins Band. This one is from their third album, “Ritual de lo Habitual” which was their breakout record including the alternative radio hits “Stop” and “Been Caught Stealing.” The band reunited for a record called “Strays” in 2001 which featured the song “Superhero” which would later become the theme to the HBO series “Entourage.”

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