Perry Farrell Rev

Rev isn’t actually a Perry Farrell solo album (although it initially looks like one), despite having two brand new Perry songs on it (“Rev” and Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love”), Rev is more like a career overview of the former Jane’s Addiction/Porno For Pyros front man. Containing six Jane’s tracks and eight Porno tracks, Rev plays like a very confusing greatest hits album — did Porno For Pyros even have a hit? Jane’s represent their brilliant musical legacy with “Been Caught Stealing,” “Jane Says,” “Stop” and few others, once again reminding all how great and influential Jane’s Addiction really were, but all these tracks (with the exception of “Ripple,” by the Grateful Dead) are readily available on albums. The Porno For Pyros selections are equally confusing, with all their tracks save “Satellite of Love” and “Hard Charger” also being readily available. Perry’s new tracks, however, have a more modern feel to them, especially in the electronic department. Despite the obvious departure, it’s a style that Perry incorporates well into his eclectic hard rock. (Warner)