145. NOTHING’S SHOCKING by Jane’s Addiction
Landing at the time of hair metal, this 1988 record came out of left field and announced that Jane’s Addiction was not going to follow, but lead. And lead they did - with lead singer Perry Farrell’s wailing vocals and guitar prodigy Dave Navarro’s distortion heavy sound, this album sounded like nothing out at the time. Though there are slow tracks on the record, I would focus on the rockers to get a real sense of what JA was all about, the one exception being the classic, ‘Jane Says.’ Let that song serve as a soft intro to the band and then turn up your speakers/headphones and continue on with ‘Ocean Size,’ ‘Pigs in Zen’ and finally ‘Mountain Song.’ Cash in now, honey.