John gave me a raise. Thanks to Tales From the Crypt I was now bringing home $500 per week, double what I made at Music Plus. Combined with Jody’s talent agency salary […]
If you don’t know the album, you should. Ritual marks the end of Jane’s Addiction v1.0, and remains their masterpiece. The album runs the gamut from punk heavy rockers like “Stop” to […]
Oh, box sets, you’ll be the death of me.
Pat stood at the Ticketmaster terminal, clattering the keys and watching the upcoming shows scroll past on the black and green screen. “No way,” he said.
Late 1988/early 1989 was a brilliant time musically, hair metal and Rick Astley aside.
Jane’s Addiction is like your slutty girlfriend who no matter how much she fools around she’s just too great to cut loose. The band is coming up on 30 years together in […]
Jody left to visit a childhood friend in Los Angeles. I worked, went to class, and kicked around our too-expensive apartment. I missed her, and I didn’t like being alone. No, I […]
In story time we’re at 20 years after 20 years after Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play. 1987 was a remarkably good year for music, a kind of intersection for the […]
New York looms large in the American imagination, especially for creative types. That’s where it all happens: The Chelsea Hotel, The Cafe Wha?, SoHo, Greenwich Village. Brooklyn kids. Warriors, come out to […]
This was the one that was supposed to break Athens, Georgia’s Love Tractor nationally. Things didn’t work out that way, but it’s still a great album.