Interviewed in the new issue of Classic Rock magazine, Farrell singles out his own band when asked to nominate the most underrated rock band in history.
“It’s because I went crazy and broke the band up at their height,” he explains. “I was operating on instinct, and I just wanted to get away from those guys back then. I just wanted to do my own thing really bad. [Farrell also lists his post-Jane’s band, Porno For Pyros, as underrated]. But it was an amazing project, and maybe it wouldn’t have been any better. But now I lookd around and think: ‘Damn, I should have been more productive in that area’.”
To be fair to Farrell, he has long championed the virtues of his own band, and it might be a little weird if he didn’t believe in their greatness.
In the new issue of Classic Rock, Farrell singles out Jane’s’ third album, Ritual do lo Habitual as ‘the best record I made’ – while also giving a shout out to his solo box set, The Glitz, The Glamor, and includes Jane’s among a select list of storied artists – alongside The Beatles, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Joy Division and more – as contenders for having made The Greatest Album Of All Time.