Jane’s Addiction LP Was Built on Intuition, Says Dave Navarro


Jane’s Addiction are back Oct. 18 with The Great Escape Artist

Jane’s Addiction’s band history is muddied with multiple break-ups and patch-ups, but sometimes the most intriguing relationships are filled with drama, and that’s likely the case with this alternative rock kingpin. The Great Escape Artist, the band’s newest musical excursion and first album since 2003’s Strays, will at long last reach stores and online Oct. 18, and our instincts tell us it will be worth the wait.

For a band that has experienced more than a bit of inner turmoil, guitarist Dave Navarro says the guys are past that spectacle. After all, they’ve grown up. “… I’ve been with this band almost 25 years, and I’ve worked with all these guys in one way or another over the years on different projects,” he told LA Weekly. “Also, keep in mind we’d done extensive touring with Nine Inch Nails in Europe in 2009. We’d essentially been a working band for 2 years prior to even thinking about this. Relationships were well established and we just went in and did it… ”

The writing process for The Great Escape Artist, he said, was “pretty natural and a lot of that comes from intuition. You gain that by spending a lot of time together.”

When did Navarro knew it was time for a new Jane’s album? “After doing the Nails tour and the European dates, we were really enjoying the band and being on the road and playing shows,” he said. “It was about keeping our fans satiated and we wanted to keep going. It’s like any relationship. If you’re in a relationship and you and your partner don’t create new experiences and have new things to bring into it, it’s gonna die.” (Photo: Jane’s Addiction via Facebook.)


Charles Ken
Posted by Charles Ken | Alternative, Music, Rock News

1 Comment

  1. mikemost
    12 Oct 2011, 3:23 pm

    I survived the entire album and thankfully it isn’t a repeat of Strays but it is by far not anywhere near as fantastic as Ritual or Nothing’s Shocking or even some of the PFP. I hate to say it but this sounds like “easy listening” for JA fans. Perry doesn’t belt out anything, no hard riffs by Dave and Stephen, where is your percussion? I love you guys deep in my core but I hope this is your new PsiCom and you fly from these ashes with your next release. I fear you guys may now all be too clean for the sound you once gave us… sad.

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