The Irresistible Force (05-27-16)
This post originally appeared on 5/27/16.
After a ten year hiatus, Jane's Addiction returned to the scene in 2001 with the album Strays. To be honest, aside from their radio singles, I never really listened to their old stuff. But, I somehow really got into this album. If you're a fan of Entourage, the theme song "Superhero" came off this record. Perry's lyrical writing really shines on this record. Some of my favorite lines come from the song "Splash A Little Water On It":
I didn't want to wake you up you looked so peaceful I left some water in a cup by the stand I'll call you later oh, I just, I don't know when just to remind you I'm your man forever
Those lyrics may seem simple, but that is their majesty. Most people write about love using flowery language, but never actually touch upon its essence. Perry's words are those of experience. Love is in the little things like leaving a glass of water for someone while they sleep off their ailments and calling to check up on them and remind them you are their man. That's love.
There are so many strong tunes on this album, but I've got to pick the Irresistible Force as my personal favorite. Maybe it's because in the Dark Knight, Heath Ledger's Joker used the line about an irresistible force meeting an immovable object to describe his relationship with Batman, Maybe it's just because this is a kick-ass tune.