Released 13 years after Ritual de lo habitual (1990), the album marks the band's longest gap between full studio albums, although the group had recorded and released two new songs six years prior on the compilation album Kettle Whistle (1997). Strays is the first album to feature bassist Chris Chaney.
For the album, see Jane's Addiction (album). Jane's Addiction is an American rock band from Los Angeles, formed in 1985. The band consists of vocalist Perry Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro, drummer Stephen Perkins and bassist Chris Chaney. Jane's Addiction was scheduled to begin recording its next album in mid-1989. Navarro later stated he had almost no recollection of working on the album due to his addiction to heroin. Ritual de lo Habitual was released in 1990. To support it, the band embarked on a lengthy tour. Farrell recalled, "That thirteen-month tour behind Ritual was half the reason we wound up unable to stand one another. Janes Addiction – "The Great Escape Artist" The new album coming August 2011". Retrieved May 28, 2011.
The album was the band's first since its 2003 release Strays and features t Dave Sitek contributing bass guitar alongside Chris Chaney
Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist (Sample). Move on If you are expecting a Jane’s album that sounds anything like Nothing Shocking - you will be bitterly disappointed. On The Great Escape Artist, there are no squealing 5 minute Navarro solos like Ritual. There are no like this you mother ers! from Shocking. There is no Idiots Rule.
The Great Escape Artist " is the exception. The electronics never overrun the metal vibe Jane's Adddiction is known for. If anything, the electronics enhance the heaviness. The end result is a dazzling album that sucks you in and leaves you enraptured. Considering Jane's Addictio has always been highly experimental anyway, I consider " TGEA " another experiment. As usual, the experiment works well. Dave Navarro doesn't madly shred like he usually does, but his moody guitar parts and brilliant solos are a highlight
The Great Escape Artist (2011) by Jane's Addiction. Genres: Alternative Rock, Neo-Psychedelia Members: Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro, Stephen Perkins, Dave Sitek, Chris Chaney.