1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

Do you own Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by elgecko, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. Yes

    59 vote(s)
  2. No

    46 vote(s)
  3. I got one hand on my carrot

    9 vote(s)
  1. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    Another installment of "Do you own [INSERT ALBUM]?"


    Jagged Little Pill. Released in 1995. Alanis' first international release...the one of Flea and Dave Navarro on You Oughta Know. Generally accepted as the 11th best selling album of all time. It won the 1996 Album of the Year Grammy and probably ties with Nirvana's Nevermind for most iconic album of the 90s.

    This album was BIG when it was first released and I was way too cool to give it a chance. I'm not even sure why I finally did but sometime last decade, I gave it a spin and found I actually really liked it. It *was* as good as they said. In fact, Alanis went on to become one of my favorite female artists. I own it in mp3 format

    There's no denying that Jagged Little Pill is estrogen fueled. I believe the perception that owning it is less than "manly" affects album ownership. I'll estimate ownership somewhere around 71%. Regardless of misguided perceptions, it's a really good album!
  2. davidhilton

    davidhilton Supporting Member Commercial User

    Apr 13, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
  3. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    I remember my friend's sister had bought the tape and he showed it to me, it used the F word so it was awesome. I went out and bought the tape myself, probably still have it. This was a massive record for me, I still love this album almost two years later. Easily one of the best records of the 90s. I remember always loving the little fill done before the 2nd verse in "you oughta know" and made a point to learn that bass line one day, after learning it I noticed how out of place it was on the record. I then had to see who played on that track and low and behold it was the Peppers.
  4. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
    It wasn't until a couple years after its release that I finally listened to the whole album. I went out a bought my own copy the next day.
  5. AaronVonRock


    Feb 22, 2013
    No. I was already in my mid-20s when this came out. If I was an angst-ridden teenage girl, I would have been all over it.
  6. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties

    Apr 1, 2004
    New York, NY
    Don't own it. Heard most of the tracks many times on MTV and/or on the radio when the album was still on the charts. Haven't heard most of these for quite some time - until now.

    Alanis is a damn fine songwriter, I'll say that much. :meh:

  7. 57pbass

    57pbass Supporting Member

    Yes..great bass performances throughout...
  8. FooHead


    Jan 27, 2005
    Western Canada

    Good way to put it!!

    Ever listen to her stuff before this album?
  9. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    We're the same age. At the time, I also dismissed it as girly, teeny bopper drivel. I was proven wrong.

    Of course, I've been known to listen to Ingrid Michaelson. :atoz:
  10. Joelc73

    Joelc73 Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2000
    New York
    Great album. Alanis is a great vocalist and writer. The two albums that followed were actually eve better. Under Rug Swept is pretty amazing.
  11. Tunaman


    Dec 26, 2004
    Yes & It was a damn good album all around
  12. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

    Aug 11, 2012
    Upstate NY, USA
    No, but I voted "one hand on my carrot" because that's funny stuff right there. :D
  13. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    I was 37 in 1995...and had no problem buying it.
    One of the bands I played in at the time was doing originals in the same vibe as "You Ought Know".

    In this time frame-
    Morrisette's SNL performance of "Hand In Pocket" (with a 4-tet consisting of 2 guitars, Taylor Hawkins/drums & Chris Chaney/bass) is great.
  14. thunesBARROW


    Apr 12, 2010
    Long Island/NYC
    Endorsing Artist: Farfisa organs
    No, but I play some of the songs with a cover band. "You Oughta Know" is a great tune; it gives us cover band bassists that rare chance to show off a bit. :D
  15. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    No. But my mom had it...:eyebrow:
  16. Roscoe East

    Roscoe East

    Aug 22, 2011
    I think "You Oughtta Know" is one of the best songs to come out of the 1990s

    ...but I find the rest of the album almost insufferably unlistenable. So no, I don't own it.
  17. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Granted, most of it is a big production thing...

    "All I Really Want", especially live (w/ Chris Chaney), is a cooker.
  18. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
  19. Milk


    Sep 16, 2013
    Montreal, Canada
    I predict this will have the lowest owned numbers so far.

    I don't own it. I think Alanis Morissette is a terrible songwriter.

    Oh there i go again...Well i'll say this, in this series so far while i didn't own but one of the albums, i generally respect the artists who've made them (ok except the eagles maybe... but that's a pretty personal issue). But i do not respect Alanis Morrissette as an artist. I just dont (and by the way it has nothing to do with the fact that shes the first woman in the list, i like plenty of women artists, i respect Stevie Nicks for one and i don't own Rumours)
  20. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    I thought the songwriting was very strong on that album, especially lyrically. Back in the day before youtube and the internet, you had to buy some albums to learn songs off of for gigs, I have a lot of albums in my collection like that.
    The good side of that is, I learned to appreciate much more music and song construct than if I just bought stuff just personally liked. I like the huge menu of music I've picked up over the 40 years I've been playing.