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?

    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.

  2. 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

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

    Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 10:59 AM

    Yep since 1990, 35 years young.

  4. 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...

  5. 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."

  6. 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."

  7. 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!!

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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!

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

    Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    I just bought tickets to I think will be my 5th Jane's show. I am from Minneapolis and have seen them a few times at 1st Ave....Target center. I went to the first 4 Lollopallooza shows back when it toured. My favorite album is the "Live" album...and Nothing Shocking. Cant wait to see them next month in Minneapolis!

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

    Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 8:07 PM

    Hey man right on... I'm old I guess in body. Woke up to nothing shocking in my youth and have followed ever since. Does dancing to Jane Says at my wedding count for anything. Love Perry and the boys, keep rocking and stay young!
    Had a dad...

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

    Sat, Feb 18, 2012 at 3:45 PM

    I've been a fan since 1989 when my buddy at McGill gave me a homemade tape with the self titled Jane's Addiction (first album) on one side and Nothing's Shocking on the other. I am 40 and still listen to that tape. I remember being in Israel in 94 and hearing Jane's everywhere. Danced at an after hours party in Tel Aviv to 3 days. Epic. Some of my best memories are with Jane's. I've often said they have provided the soundtrack to my life.

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

    Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 3:34 PM

    Im live on Long Island - saw Jane's last night - so intense and amazing. Anyone interested in getting tix off craigslist and going to NJ tomorrow night... Ill gladly drive (I dont drink so youre safe)

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    Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 4:57 PM

    Going to show in wqterbury conn. Tomorrow night can't wait.49 years young last time I seen them was 25 years ago in Springfield mass with the Henry Rollins band.

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

    Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    I got into them during Nothing's Shocking... about 1988. Went to the very first Lollapalooza at Compton Terrace in Phoenix. Saw Porno for Pyros 3 weeks before the first album, at the KIKQ birthday bash in Phoenix. I have a bootleg video of the Relapse show in Mesa, AZ, and I can see myself on it. My wife and I had pictures with Perry at the Apple store, which he posted on his website. I have over 75 shows on mp3, and 4 DVDs

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

    Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 2:22 PM

    I first seen them on the Nothing's Shocking tour at First Ave. in MPLS. Not a whole lot of people at the show and in fact they came out and talked with people at the show. Not too people around here at that time knew who they were, including me. And off course the next time they were here they sold out First Ave in a heartbeat and then the rest is history. I'm going to multiple shows around the country and also just attended a show in Chicago in September at the club Metro which only holds 1150. Reminded me of the first time I saw them back in the late 80s. So, yeah I'm old.

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    Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 7:58 AM

    Great show last night they sounded better than ever
    Perry sang like an angel

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

    Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 8:35 AM

    Great quote Andrea. Besides seeing my grandparents and Uncle(Road Manager for The Band) on stage at Woodstock 94 while I was in the mud and then seeing Porno for Pyros set(AMAZING), I would say my fondest memory at a show was year 1 of Lollapalooza at Saratoga, NY. Growing up in Woodstock, NY under the shadow of the great art and music environment of the 60's and its feeling of togetherness/community I always wanted to feel it for myself. And that feeling was there at that first Lollapalooza tour with that eclectic mix of artists, musicians and performers. Now 40 I can not wait to see Jane's in Denver on May 29 and see what the The Theater of Escapists can conjour up.
    Ski Freak

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

    Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 10:30 AM

    First saw Janes Addiction in Edinburgh in 1990 and got totally hooked. Since then i've travelled to various festivals and venues to see them whenever they've been over here in the U.K. Cant wait til they get back over here, was gutted when they had to cancel Leeds Festival last summer! Ah well....maybe this year.........

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