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In 2016 Rhino kicked-off Rocktober, a highly successful campaign that celebrated some of the biggest names in Rock N' Roll. In 2017, Rhino returned with another riveting Rocktober campaign featuring seventeen more not-to-miss releases.
Jane's Addiction's 1988 opus Nothing's Shocking is one of those once heard, never forgotten albums that bands don't even pretend to make anymore; easily on par with other titanic releases that came out of L.A. in the '80s and early '90s: Appetite For Destruction, Straight Outta Compton, Paul's Boutique, and The Chronic. And yet, the Jane's oeuvre and myth doesn't feel aged, or classic. If anything, it's still a live wire; dangerous and dark in spite of the passage of time.
The music runs from proggy pomp ("Up the Beach"), to stripped-down, barking punk ("Idiot's Rule," "Had A Dad"), to thundering hard rock ("Mountain Song," "Ocean Size"). It's dubby and doomy one moment ("Ted Just Admit It," and sweet and pastoral the next ("Summertime Rolls"). There's whimsy inside ("Standing in the Shower Thinking") and hilarity, too (the faux lounge-jazz of "Thank You Boys"). And it also contains modern rock's "Free Bird" – the sad, sweet, and eternal "Jane Says," a steel-drum-driven pop gem that everyone can sing along to. The riff and the chorus are in our DNA three decades on.