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

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  2. Whole Lotta Lovehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fwhole-lotta-love%252Fid342312326%253Fi%253D342312342%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  3. Been Caught Stealing [12" Remix Version]http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fid342312326%253Fi%253D342312344%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  4. Jane Sayshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fjane-says%252Fid342312326%253Fi%253D342312349%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  5. Stop!http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Frev%252Fid175999%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  6. Mountain Songhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmountain-song%252Fid342312326%253Fi%253D342312358%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  7. Summertime Rollshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fsummertime-rolls%252Fid342312326%253Fi%253D342312365%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  8. Kimberly Austinhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fkimberly-austin%252Fid342312326%253Fi%253D342312392%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  9. Tonighthttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Ftonight%252Fid342312326%253Fi%253D342312465%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  10. Tahitian Moonhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Ftahitian-moon%252Fid342312326%253Fi%253D342312479%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  11. Petshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fpets%252Fid342312326%253Fi%253D342312480%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  12. Cursed Malehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fcursed-male%252Fid342312326%253Fi%253D342312482%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  13. 100 Wayshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252F100-ways%252Fid342312326%253Fi%253D342312483%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  14. Hard Chargerhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fhard-charger-edit%252Fid342312326%253Fi%253D342312485%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  15. Ripplehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fripple%252Fid342312326%253Fi%253D342312487%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  16. Satellite of Lovehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fsatellite-love%252Fid342312326%253Fi%253D342312489%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
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