Up from the Catacombs: The Best of Jane's Addiction
Label: Rhino/Warner Records
Jane's Addiction's dynamic synergy made them one of the most influential metal-funk-rock bands of the '90s. This best-of collection confirms that the whole is certainly greater than the sum of its parts, as Dave Navarro's crunching, psychedelic-tinged guitars seamlessly fuse with Perry Farrell's funky vocals, Stephen Perkins' arresting rhythms and Eric Avery's pulsating bass work. The compilation amasses tracks from their 1988 debut to 2003's Strays. Highlights include the alluringly erratic "Three Days" and a live Lollapalooza version of "Jane Says."