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Duff McKagan's column runs every Thursday on Reverb. He writes about what music is circulating through his space every Monday.

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Those Old GNR "Rivals," Jane's Addiction

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Duff McKagan's column runs every Thursday on Reverb. He writes about what music is circulating through his space every Monday.

There was a band that was playing around the LA clubs at the same time as my band, GNR. In 1986, both bands seemed to reign somewhat supreme. It was a good time for music as BOTH bands were really quite aggressive and original. Word was that we were rivals and all of that hooey. Maybe we were. I don't really remember it like that though. The band was Jane's Addiction:

"Ted, Just Admit It ..." : Many know this song better as "Nothing's Shocking." It's a crazy trance-like dub bass and drums crossed with a wailing vocal and searing loud guitars. A masterful song.

"Up the Beach,": Ah, the beauty of a soundscape. Maybe my favorite Jane's 'song'.

"Pigs In Zen,": A mix between Thin Lizzy and "Black Leather" by Steve Jones (think about it). Great JA nonsensical song structure that somehow makes sense in the context of this song.

 
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