Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction Says Jane's Addiction Are the Most Underrated Band Ever

Not detecting the slightest hint of bias
Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction Says Jane's Addiction Are the Most Underrated Band Ever
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When asked who he considers the most underrated band in history, Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell told it like it is — Jane's Addiction.

In the new issue of Classic Rock, the musician and founder of Lollapalooza made his views pretty clear, explaining:

It's because I went crazy and broke the band up at their height. I was operating on instinct and I just wanted to get away from those guys back then — I just wanted to do my own thing really bad. But it was an amazing project. And maybe it wouldn't have been any better, but now I look around and think, "Damn, I should have been more productive in that area."

Farrell singles out the third album from Jane's Addiction, 1990's Ritual de lo Habitual, as the best record he's ever made — but he also lists his post-Jane's band Porno for Pyros as underrated.

None of this should come as a surprise: Farrell argued back in 2016 that Jane's Party were "every bit as great as Guns N' Roses."

He knows what he brings to the party.