Thursday, April 30, 2009

"But by hour two the charm of the flashback wears off. Memory lane becomes a desolate highway, even if you know all the words to every song. By the time you reach the Hollywood Palladium show on disc three, you don’t care how good it is. You’re ready for the trip to end." Jessica Hopper on Jane's Addiction's latest money-grubbing barrel-scraping. Anyone who's read Whores, the band's oral history, will remember this exact sensation, as the charisma that was the band's greatest gift erodes before your very eyes--or in the box's case (if Hopper is right, and why wouldn't she be?), ears.