RELEASE
November 09, 1999
LABEL
Warner Bros.
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Heavy Metal, Alternative Pop/Rock, Hard Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Metal, College Rock

Album Review

Perry Farrell has been the singer of two groundbreaking, influential bands -- Jane's Addiction and Porno for Pyros -- so it was only fitting that a best-of should be issued. The 1999 16-track compilation Rev included highlights and rarities from both outfits, as well as a pair of new solo tracks. While most of the expected songs are featured ("Mountain Song," "Stop," "Pets," "Tahitian Moon,"), the track listing ultimately leaves out many highlights: "Ain't No Right," "Classic Girl," "Meija," and "Cursed Male" are all noticeably absent. Longtime fans will want Rev since it includes several hard-to-find tracks -- a 12" remix of "Been Caught Stealing," a few cover songs (the Grateful Dead's "Ripple," Lou Reed's "Satellite of Love," the Bernstein/Sondheim composition "Tonight"), and an original only previously available on the Private Parts soundtrack, "Hard Charger." Unfortunately, the two all-new Farrell solo tracks aren't as stellar as you'd expect. Always one to inject new musical forms and ideas into his sound, Farrell tackles electronic/drum'n'bass on the title track (which features restrained guest appearances by Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello and the Red Hot Chili Peppers' John Frusciante), as well as a vapid, totally deconstructed rendition of Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love." While Rev serves its purpose as a decent introduction for newcomers, longtime fans will sense it could have been a whole lot better.
Greg Prato, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Revhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/rev/id342312326?i=342312330&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. Whole Lotta Lovehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/whole-lotta-love/id342312326?i=342312342&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. Been Caught Stealing [12" Remix Version]http://itunes.apple.com/album/id342312326?i=342312344&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. Jane Sayshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/jane-says/id342312326?i=342312349&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. Stop!http://itunes.apple.com/album/rev/id175999?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. Mountain Songhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/mountain-song/id342312326?i=342312358&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. Summertime Rollshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/summertime-rolls/id342312326?i=342312365&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. Kimberly Austinhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/kimberly-austin/id342312326?i=342312392&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. Tonighthttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tonight/id342312326?i=342312465&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. Tahitian Moonhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tahitian-moon/id342312326?i=342312479&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. Petshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/pets/id342312326?i=342312480&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  12. Cursed Malehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/cursed-male/id342312326?i=342312482&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  13. 100 Wayshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/100-ways/id342312326?i=342312483&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  14. Hard Chargerhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/hard-charger-edit/id342312326?i=342312485&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  15. Ripplehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/ripple/id342312326?i=342312487&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  16. Satellite of Lovehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/satellite-love/id342312326?i=342312489&uo=5&at=11l9vR
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