Any 'old people' & long time Jane's fans?

Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 8:21 AM

Here to introduce myself: Andrea from Brooklyn and I've been a Jane's fan since middle school... now I'm somewhere in my 30's and don't you just love it when you've found one of those bands that still grows with you? I still have my well worn VCR tape of The Gift... which is that on DVD yet? I love their movies; they should have done more in my opinion, because (honestly) who doesn't want to see someone accidentally set a chicken on fire? Anyway, would love to share memories of JA with other fans. Oh, and obviously their music... what really needs to be said?

With love, Andrea
"Consider it: every person you have ever met, every person will suffer the loss of his friends and family. All are going to lose everything they love in this world. Why would one want to be anything but kind to them in the meantime?"
— Sam Harris

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  1. RE: Any 'old people' & long time Jane's fans?

    Fri, Nov 18, 2011 at 5:52 PM

    I'm 46 earth years old and have bean a janes fan for ever, I mean I'll be a Janes fan FOREVER! Bury me in a 40 foot wedding dress and sing a good song! Don't forget the dancing girls! Exclamation points rule! I know I'm not old enough to get it but I promise I'll try harder. I fuckin' love you guys and everyone else who gets it. yell scream live loud and never ever say no. thanks boys

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    Re: Any 'old people' & long time Jane's fans?

    Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 4:29 PM

    43 soon to be 44, and have been a JA fan from the first moment i heard them back in '89, or was it '88, or perhaps....

    so glad to see 'the boys' still kicking it. really, really like the new album. I took a drive around the 40 mile block after getting their new album and visions commenced. i especially like Twisted Tales. in the middle of the day while driving, i was transported to that mythical strip bar with that mythical stripper dancing to it.

    i could write a book, but, ill stop, really, with a sincere thanks.

  3. RE: Any 'old people' & long time Jane's fans?

    Wed, Jan 4, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    I am oldish (40 this year sob) and have loved Janes since the early 90's. I too like how the band have grown along with the fans and their sound although still "Jane's" has umm dare I say it matured? :) Am eagerly awaiting a UK tour *looks hopeful*

    Cat x

  4. RE: Any 'old people' & long time Jane's fans?

    Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 12:07 PM

    Yea... 51 last month...

    saw the boys at the Cat Club in ny .... incredible show. Tix were like 5 bucks. Been a fan ever since. My ears are still ringing

  5. RE: Any 'old people' & long time Jane's fans?

    Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 12:24 PM

    I was at the Cat Club show
    1988... wow 23 years ago....
    I remember Perry had dreads and a cast on his leg or arm and poured a quart of milk over his head during the encore.

  6. Re: Any 'old people' & long time Jane's fans?

    Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 3:24 PM

    First Ave 1989. Been blown away ever since.

  7. Re: Any 'old people' & long time Jane's fans?

    Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 7:39 AM

    Been a fan since 1989...I have only seen them twice,but they have always been my favorite band. I still own "soul kiss" and "gift". Following Perry and Dave on twitter really brings you closer to the band and Perry has even replied a couple times,making my day every time! Can't wait to see them again in Tulsa,OK!

  8. Re: Any 'old people' & long time Jane's fans?

    Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 8:06 AM

    discovered JA in late 90 (or was that early 91?), when Ritual was toured. .. saw the show in Springfield MA. transcendant. Perry told the crowd to (paraphrasing) get off your ass & do something. . . i did. I moved away from the factory & got a position at a station. I love my job, now. I've met Dave & Perry and i try to get to every Lolla i can for my "vacation". That JA show changed my life. Enit, too...

  9. Re: Any 'old people' & long time Jane's fans?

    Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    Fly-Fisherman3 wrote:
    Been a fan since 1989...I have only seen them twice,but they have always been my favorite band. I still own "soul kiss" and "gift". Following Perry and Dave on twitter really brings you closer to the band and Perry has even replied a couple times,making my day every time! Can't wait to see them again in Tulsa,OK!


    That's so cool that he replied to you on Twitter!

  10. Re: Any 'old people' & long time Jane's fans?

    Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    I saw them in '91. It sounds cheesy to say that the event was "life changing", but it really was. J.A. of this period were really tapping into something primal and spiritual.
    "Come like shadows, so depart"
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  11. Re: Any 'old people' & long time Jane's fans?

    Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 4:25 AM

    I have been a fan since the first time I heard the XXX LP. I can vividly remember my drummer putting it on after band practice, Trip Away starting and music changing for me - Forever. Been a fan since then, must have been 1987 because Nothings Shocking was not even on the radar. First show was The World in NYC Halloween weekend 1988. I was completely blown away, saw them a bunch since. I loved those club days when Pigs In Zen always had different stories, etc. in the middle and Perry was completely mesmerising. Looking forward to this new theater tour and I will always have a spot in my heart for the early days.

  12. RE: Any 'old people' & long time Jane's fans?

    Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    I guess I would be considered somewhat old. I first stumbled upon Jane's when I was in 10th grade and my sister was dating a guy who lent her the Ritual CD. One of the first songs I heard was "Three Days". I was an instant fan and still to this day cannot get enough Jane's! I love them so much that without even realizing it, I influenced my two sisters (one of which is about 15 years younger than me) into a total love of Jane's too.
    When the NINJA tour came to Pittsburgh a few years ago I was so so excited! This was the first time my sisters and I were actually able to see them in concert and they did not dissapoint. We already bought the presale tickets for Columbus and can't wait to see them again!
    Jill

  13. Re: Any 'old people' & long time Jane's fans?

    Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 10:59 AM

    Yep since 1990, 35 years young.

  14. Re: Any 'old people' & long time Jane's fans?

    Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    Late 80,s for me on the nothing shocking tour, newcastle england, at the riverside...top band...

  15. Re: Any 'old people' & long time Jane's fans?

    Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    I'm 37, a fan since the self-titled debut album back in, oh Christ, 1987? Sheesh.

    Howdy from Tulsa, y'all.







    "They'll squeeze you dry man if you let em."

  16. Re: Any 'old people' & long time Jane's fans?

    Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 12:10 AM

    Since '87/'88. I can't quite remember. Memory fades with age, ya know. Seven shows dating back to 1990. Can't wait to see 'em again!

    "I want to be as deep as the ocean."

  17. Re: Any 'old people' & long time Jane's fans?

    Sat, Jan 21, 2012 at 6:07 PM

    I have been a huge fan of Jane's since the first time I ever saw & heard them back in 1987 when I was 24 yrs. old at what was then, "Devonshire Downs" on the campus of Calif. State Univ., Northridge where I graduated from college. The building was like this huge barn/warehouse with standing room only & my friends & I were right up in front. Jane's was opening up for X & The Dickies. Needless to say, Jane's was unbelievable! Their music was like nothing I'd ever heard before & they became my favorite band. I remember every Jane's concert like it was yesterday because they are so awesome, & truly unforgettable.
    When my son was 2 yrs. old, every time the song, "Stop" would start playing while we were in the car, he would instantly start shaking his head back & forth to the beat of the music in his car seat. "Here we go" is right!! And, that little guy is now 17 yrs. old, & like myself is still a huge fan!
    The last time I saw Jane's was in 2009 at the Irvine Amphitheatre (where I also saw them at, I believe the very first Lalapalooza tour) with NIN and it was so great to see their show again. And, I can't wait until Jane's Addiction comes home again to play for their Los Angeles fans, hopefully adding concert dates SOON to their 2012 Tour. I can't wait!!

  18. Re: Any 'old people' & long time Jane's fans?

    Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 4:05 PM

    I'm 42 but as they say "age is just a state of mind"....and mine is good when I'm listening to the Janes
    One Life Is All I Need

  19. Re: Any 'old people' & long time Jane's fans?

    Sat, Feb 4, 2012 at 6:39 AM

    Been a fan since 1988 or 89, when I picked up Nothing's Shocking because I liked the bands name and thought the cover art was cool. Saw them at Visage (a shitty little warehouse/club outside of Orlando) in 1989 and although the sound was a mess - just this swirling, echoing cacophony - it was great to see Perry bouncing around the stage, wearing a red and white striped suit, wine bottle in hand. I picked up XXX after that and have followed them ever since.

    J
    "Karma. There it was. The secret of life coming straight from Carson Daly's lips to my morphine-laced ears" - Earl Hickey

  20. Re: Any 'old people' & long time Jane's fans?

    Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 7:19 AM

    i'm 39 now. i was in high school at the first lollapalooza that janes headlined. blossom music center in akron... haven't been the same since. Janes rocks!

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