This innovative, art-rock quartet was formed in Los Angeles, USA, in 1986, by vocalist Perry Farrell (Perry Bernstein, 29 March 1959, Queens, New York City, New York, USA). He had formerly starred in the Cure -influenced Psi Com, from whose ranks would also emerge Dino Paredes, while it is rumoured that two other former members joined the Hare Krishna sect. With the addition of guitarist Dave Navarro (b. David Michael Navarro, 7 June 1967, Santa Monica, California, USA), bass player Eric Avery (b. 25 April 1965) and drummer Stephen Perkins (b. 13 September 1967, Los Angeles, California, USA), Janes Addiction incorporated elements of punk, rock, folk and funk into a unique and unpredictable soundscape.
They debuted with a live album on the independent Triple X label, recorded at Hollywoods Roxy venue, which received widespread critical acclaim, despite a throwaway cover version of Lou Reeds Rock n Roll and...
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