Thursday, April 30, 2009

Jane’s Addiction releases a box set? It’s not shocking.

"Why this campaign for our sclerotic hearts and minds? Perhaps it’s because we’re the last generation to come up thinking of music as something we’re supposed to pay money for, and they figure they’d better milk us till we can give no more."

This quote is from a great article in the Reader (read in full here) about the new Jane’s Addiction box set that perfectly expresses my former love and current hate for this band. Yeah, I still dig most of Nothing’s Shocking and put it on once in a while, but the antics and idiotic statements of Farrell, as noted earlier on this page, turn me the hell off. Janes’s reforming—and flogging their past glory—makes me glad Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix died when they did. It would be embarrassing to see them as middle-aged has beens propping themselves up for a yearly cash-grab masquerading as a tour (as the Stones have spent the last 20 years of their career doing, not to mention Ozzy Osbourne, once the scariest man in music, now a sad old joke).