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Tracks

1. True Nature

2. Strays

3. Just Because

4. Price I Pay

5. The Riches

6. Superhero

7. Wrong Girl

8. Everybody's Friend

9. Suffer Some

10. Hypersonic

11. To Match The Sun

Performer Notes
  • This is an Enhanced CD, which contains both regular tracks and multimedia computer files.
  • This limited edition includes a bonus DVD.
  • Jane's Addiction: Perry Farrell (vocals); Dave Navarro (guitar); Chris Chaney (bass); Stephen Perkins (drums, percussion).
  • Additional personnel: John Shanks (mandolin); Scott Page (saxophone); Bob Ezrin (keyboards, percussion); Aaron Embry (keyboards, kalimba); Zack Ray (keyboards); Mike Finnegan (organ); Brendan Hawkins, Joe Bishara, Brian Virtue (programming); Donna Brooks-Jackson, Kim Hill (background vocals).
  • "Just Because" was nominated for the 2004 Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance.
  • Thirteen years after emerging from the studio with RITUAL DE LO HABITUAL, Jane's Addiction returned in 2003 with STRAYS. Unlike many comebacks, Jane's chemistry remains, even with new bassist Chris Chaney stepping in for founding member Eric Avery. With Perry Farrell in fine fettle and legendary producer Bob Ezrin aboard to oversee this highly risky project, the band's gamble has paid off in spades. Despite Jane's extended hiatus, the group's aggression hasn't abated at all, whether it's Dave Navarro's crunching guitar behind the stomping opening cut "True Nature," the mosh-ready groove "Just Because," or the ultra-funky "Wrong Girl," echoing Navarro's time in the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Unlike so much of the aggro-rock this quartet influenced in their aftermath, part of JA's magic was its ease with more eclectic fare. Some of this outing's more interesting moments include "Everybody's Friend," an acoustic-soaked ode to a lost chum, and "The Riches," which draws from a palette of spiky hooks and Chaney's fat basslines that give way to an ethereal outro of chiming guitar and swirling keyboards. With only their third studio album (!), Jane's Addiction makes a triumphant comeback that feels as if they never really left.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (08/07/03, p.70) - 4 out of 5 stars - "...The band sounds familiar, with its old gambits intact: the serenely rippling ballads that give way to battering-ram riffs, the odd-meter funk vamps, the sudden swerves from metal stomp to thoughtful melody, the ocean-size crescendos..."

Rolling Stone (08/07/03, p.70) - 4 out of 5 stars - "...The band sounds familiar, with its old gambits intact: the serenely rippling ballads that give way to battering-ram riffs, the odd-meter funk vamps, the sudden swerves from metal stomp to thoughtful melody, the ocean-size crescendos..."

Entertainment Weekly (7/25/03, pp.69-71) - "...An ambitious, exuberant effort that moves through hard-rock cave stomps into swaggering funk and loopy folk, STRAYS sounds like the work of a committed band intent on hanging around..." - Grade: B+

Entertainment Weekly (7/25/03, pp.69-71) - "...An ambitious, exuberant effort that moves through hard-rock cave stomps into swaggering funk and loopy folk, STRAYS sounds like the work of a committed band intent on hanging around longer than the current Lollapalooza life span..." - Grade: B+

Q (01/01/04, p.82) - Ranked #10 in Q's "The 50 Best Albums of 2003" - "[A] heady blur of twisted art-metal..."

Q (01/01/04, p.82) - Ranked #10 in Q's "The 50 Best Albums of 2003" - "[A] heady blur of twisted art-metal..."

Uncut (9/03, p.112) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Their old magic surges through: you won't be disappointed..."

Uncut (9/03, p.112) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Their old magic surges through: you won't be disappointed..."

Alternative Press (9/03, p.112) - 4 out of 5 - "...Dave Navarro and newly recruited bassist Chris Chaney crank the distortion and tighten the riffs..."

Alternative Press (9/03, p.112) - 4 out of 5 - "...Dave Navarro and newly recruited bassist Chris Chaney crank the distortion and tighten the riffs..."

CMJ (7/28/03, p.6) - "...STRAYS proves that Jane's hasn't lost its signature sound..."

CMJ (7/28/03, p.6) - "...STRAYS proves that Jane's hasn't lost its signature sound..."

Mojo (Publisher) (08/03, p.90) - 4 out of 5 stars - "...[Features] Jane's signatures that have been re-jigged to dazzle; the digital delays which lift Farrell to altitude; the loping bass lines; the quiet guitars...and loud ones that trick the Richter Scale with each caustic kerrang!..."

Mojo (Publisher) (08/03, p.90) - 4 out of 5 stars - "...[Features] Jane's signatures that have been re-jigged to dazzle; the digital delays which lift Farrell to altitude; the loping bass lines; the quiet guitars...and loud ones that trick the Richter Scale with each caustic kerrang!..."
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