Meet Nothing’s Shocking
There is little doubt among the rock community that the legendary alternative hard rock band Jane’s Addiction earn high ranks as one of the most powerful and enigmatic bands in rock history. Jane’s Addiction release of Nothing’s Shocking - an album like no other then, and like few others now, as influential as it is. Many critics were puzzled in ’88 upon first hearing those 11 songs. “A classic love ’em or hate ’em outfit,” Rolling Stone observed. “The band is great. And it is also full of shit. Often at the same time.”
As described on the band’s own website, 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,” which features samples of dialogue from serial killer Ted Bundy) and sweet and pastoral the next (“Summertime Rolls”). There’s whimsy inside (“Standing in the Shower Thinking”), hilarity, too (the faux lounge-jazz of “Thank You Boys”), and… there’s “Pigs In Zen.” How does one even describe “Pigs in Zen” except to ask, “What other songs are like ‘Pigs in Zen?’” Oh, yes, 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 a quarter-century on.
Nothing’s Shocking - Jane’s Addiction Tribute, was formed in 2020 (risen from its previous incarnation as Jane’s cover band and local fave, Idiots Rule). Nothing’s Shocking consists of Marco Lago-Ferrari as Perry Farrell, Dusty Dunkle as Dave Navarro, Mike Farnsworth as Eric Avery and Paul Davis as Stephen Perkins. These four seasoned musicians bring an over the top, high energy live show combined with virtuosic musicianship and the striking visual presence of an authentic early era Jane’s Addiction concert.
The ultimate Jane’s Addiction Tribute! Nothing’s Shocking live, album quality production of Jane’s Addiction’s greatest hits (and cult faves) preserves the image, sound, and stage persona of an early era Jane’s Addiction concert experience. Audiences are amazed at the accuracy of Nothing’s Shocking’s live retrospective journey through such Jane’s Addiction songs as Been Caught Stealing - Jane Says - Stop! - Three Days - Just Because - Mountain Song - Summertime Rolls - Ted, Just Admit It - Pigs in Zen - Ain’t No Right and many more!!