Song 32: “Up The Beach,” Jane’s Addiction.
For most people, I think, Jane’s Addiction is a love-or-hate band. You either find Perry Farrell an annoying idiot or a musical man-child savant. Me, I love Jane’s. This song is really just the intro mood setter to their album “Nothing’s Shocking,” but as mood setters go, it’s mesmerizing. And this little home video – of some psycho surfing a tsunami – captures the exuberant menace of the song perfectly.