Album of the Day
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Jane's Addiction sparked a spirited bidding war among record labels when it arrived on the L.A. music scene, and the band's 1988 debut for Warner Bros. made it clear why the quartet had been the focus of so much attention. NOTHING'S SHOCKING makes a point of pairing musical elements that shouldn't work together but somehow do; the strange mix of heavy metal, progressive and alternative rock might have sunk if played by lesser performers but soars in the hands of guitarist Dave Navarro, bassist Eric Avery, drummer Stephen Perkins and banshee-voiced frontman Perry Farrell. The 11 originals here are both distinctive and powerful, and at least three – “Mountain Song,” “Jane Says” and “Summertime Rolls” -- qualify as modern rock classics. Navarro was born on this day in 1967, and we'll celebrate the birthday with the Platinum-certified NOTHING'S SHOCKING.
Past Album of the Days
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