Whores: An Oral Biography of Perry Farrell and Jane's Addiction (Paperback )

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Brendan Mullen

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Whores: An Oral Biography of Perry Farrell and Jane's Addiction Book Description

Mullen penned this oral biography of seminal alternative rock band Jane's Addiction who originated the Lollapalooza festival and captured the spirit of Los Angeles at its most decadent.
Jane's Addiction's 1988 breakthrough album, "Nothing's Shocking," had a seismic impact. With a bracing combination of metal, punk, and psychedelia, coupled with lead singer Perry Farrell's banshee-ina- wind-tunnel vocals, Jane's Addiction helped put alternative music on the map. The band helped pave the way for the mainstream success of bands like Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and Nirvana. Along the way, Jane's Addiction released another classic album, "Ritual de lo Habitual" (with the hit "Been Caught Stealing"), founded the Lollapalooza festival, and openly celebrated a bacchanalian lifestyle that blurred all lines of gender and sexuality. Drawn from original interviews with the band, their friends, and their musical colleagues, "Whores" takes readers through Farrell's early sonic experiments with Psi-Com and the formative days of Jane's Addiction to their drug-addled break-up and controversial reunion with 2003's "Strays," Along the way it provides a candid, often disturbing glimpse into the dynamic alternative rock scene of Los Angeles in the '80s and '90s.

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Title: Whores: An Oral Biography of Perry Farrell and Jane's Addiction
Publisher: Perseus Books Group
Author: Brendan Mullen
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN:

0306814781

EAN:

9780306814785

No. of Pages: 324
Publish Date: 2006-05-31
Binding: Paperback
Deliverable Countries: This product ships to Restricted International (Books).

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