Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction talked to The Kansas City Star last week about the new record, the new festival and how bio-diesel fuel may be part of rock’s conscientious future. Asked why the new record has no overt electronic moments, Farrell responded, “I love electronic music, but I honestly didn’t think it was right to ask Jane’s Addiction to play to loops. I think it’s slightly demoralizing to our musicians. Stephen Perkins is a fruitful drummer. He’s polyrhythmic, he creates beautiful accents off the vocals. He’s not a straight 2/4 player. And it just didn’t feel right at all to chain (guitarist) Dave Navarro to a loop. So we got the meat and potatoes down in the flesh and added some subsonic synth sounds and a few effects behind the drums, but that’s about it. I love both kinds of music, but I don’t think you have to merge them to appreciate them.”
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