Eric Avery (Jane’s Addiction)

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As a founding member of Jane’s Addiction, Eric Adam Avery balanced Dave Navarro’s glam-metal inclinations and Peretz Bernstein’s sinewy vocal phrasing with passages that served as a rhythmic anchor and harmonic counterpart.

Eric waxed two influential studio sides with Jane’s Addiction – Nothing’s Shocking (1988) and Ritual de lo Habitual (1990) before they initially split in 1991.  The band reunited without him in 1997, and 2001.  Eric briefly rejoined in 2008, but left for good in 2010 citing tensions with Farrell.

Aside from Jane’s Addiction, Avery has embarked on several experimental projects wherein he moved to piano, synthesizer, and guitar – most notably Deconstruction with Dave Navarro, and Polar Bear.

Deeply inspired by Peter Hook of Joy Division / New Order, Avery has returned to the bass chair with artists including Peter Murphy, Garbage, and Alanis Morissette.  To date he has waxed three solo slabs.

Eric’s weapon of choice is Fender. https://youtu.be/wX49A1HMjV8

Eric Avery Sound & Vision

Jane’s Addiction:

“Been Caught Stealing” https://youtu.be/BzUnqr1t7yI

“Jane Says” https://youtu.be/gQjYgR_3UqQ

Deconstruction:

“LA Song” https://youtu.be/62If3SSdFYk

“America” https://youtu.be/4Rcs9D9jwmY

Solo Eric:

“All Remote No Control” https://youtu.be/adbVBmjYot0

“Flyer” https://youtu.be/ROnMBsjbMTI

Alanis Morissette:

“Spineless” https://youtu.be/OPEljzSR1X0