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Wednesday, October 24: Jane's Addiction @ Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Arizona State Fair

Do you know how many albums Jane's Addiction has? Four. That's four records in 27 years. But at least two of them are straight-up classics -- Nothing's Shocking (1988) and Ritual de lo Habitual (1990) -- and the others aren't terrible or anything (TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek added some cool textures to last year's The Great Escape Artist).

In their own way, Jane's blended the bare-chested nonsense of Los Angeles pop-metal with a wounded, mystic hippie aesthetic. Sure, "Jane Says" and "Been Caught Stealing" have been driven into the ground by modern rock radio, but tell me you don't have an urge to strut a little to "Mountain Song."-- Jason P. Woodbury

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