Thoughts On The Dead

Musings on the Most Ridiculous Band I Can't Stop Listening To

No One May Follow

Speaking of Jane’s Addiction: this is the best Dead cover of all time. No snark or sarcasm about Best EVAR or whatever. This is the shit; listen to it all the way to the end for the Big Show Biz Finish.


  1. absolutely. the perfect cover. thank you for reminding me.

  2. Mike & Gloria Gonna Be My Name

    March 7, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    Pretty Other Oneish finish for sure. GD & JA kind of owned me for awhile there in the 90s. I was so happy when this came out. And I was so happy when Jerry Garcia name-checked Jane’s Addiction in a Rolling Stone interview about new bands he liked.

    When they were great, they were really great. And they managed with ease the one necessity of a cover: make it one’s own. Ripple. Rock n Roll. Sympathy for the Devil. Whole Lot of Love. Even that played-for-laughs Bob Dylan/Bauhaus mashup (before they called em mashups.) Age and LA schlock (as opposed to LA sleaze- the good kind) may have settled in, but they had their moment and it was glorious.

  3. I confess I didn’t like this when it came out. Not enough choogle for my taste in the early ’90’s. I have come to realize it’s brilliance. I love the lone bird song riff in the other one ending.

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