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December 2, 1990 | ROBERT HILBURN, Robert Hilburn is The Times' Pop Music Critic.
Rock Losing Its Grip as Other Genres Gain. That recent headline on a Billboard magazine article documenting rock's dwindling share of the pop album market was sobering, but it wasn't unexpected. It has been clear for some time now that rock is no longer the creative heart of pop music. Rather than reflect the imagination and daring that it did in past decades, most rock deals shamelessly in hollow or recycled gestures--and all too often represents nothing more than casual entertainment.
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August 22, 2001 | DAVID SEGAL, WASHINGTON POST
Clocking in at roughly five minutes, it's indulgently long by the standards of radio. Most of it is a mere two chords, played with merry-go-round monotony. It was never released as a single, nor did it get a promotional push courtesy of an MTV-ready video. But somehow, "Jane Says" just won't die. The song, by California's pre-grunge pioneers Jane's Addiction, pops up incessantly on radio stations nationwide.
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September 2, 1990 | RICHARD CROMELIN
The sound hooked Perry Farrell the moment he left the Thai restaurant. "That's a live band," he said, turning toward the adjoining Armenian restaurant in a corner mall east of Hollywood. Through the glass door, he watched as couples filled the dance floor to the insistent wailing of accordion, clarinet, drums and bass. "This is the kind of thing I listen to," said Farrell, who has slipped an occasional Middle Eastern modality into the rock of his own band, Jane's Addiction.
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December 2, 1990 | ROBERT HILBURN, Robert Hilburn is The Times' Pop Music Critic.
Rock Losing Its Grip as Other Genres Gain. That recent headline on a Billboard magazine article documenting rock's dwindling share of the pop album market was sobering, but it wasn't unexpected. It has been clear for some time now that rock is no longer the creative heart of pop music. Rather than reflect the imagination and daring that it did in past decades, most rock deals shamelessly in hollow or recycled gestures--and all too often represents nothing more than casual entertainment.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 22, 2001 | DAVID SEGAL, WASHINGTON POST
Clocking in at roughly five minutes, it's indulgently long by the standards of radio. Most of it is a mere two chords, played with merry-go-round monotony. It was never released as a single, nor did it get a promotional push courtesy of an MTV-ready video. But somehow, "Jane Says" just won't die. The song, by California's pre-grunge pioneers Jane's Addiction, pops up incessantly on radio stations nationwide.
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September 2, 1990 | RICHARD CROMELIN
The sound hooked Perry Farrell the moment he left the Thai restaurant. "That's a live band," he said, turning toward the adjoining Armenian restaurant in a corner mall east of Hollywood. Through the glass door, he watched as couples filled the dance floor to the insistent wailing of accordion, clarinet, drums and bass. "This is the kind of thing I listen to," said Farrell, who has slipped an occasional Middle Eastern modality into the rock of his own band, Jane's Addiction.
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