While it's neither as bracing as his work with Jane's Addiction and the Red Hot Chili Peppers nor as cataclysmically creative as the outside work of John Frusciante (who succeeded him in the Peppers), Dave Navarro's first solo outing serves notice that he can express himself perfectly well, even without guitar in hand. Never fear, for most of Trust No One he's got his six-string at the ready, using it to slash through overgrown emotional thickets like those that comprise the gnarled, Middle Eastern-flavored "Rexall" and the sinuous "Not for Nothing." His voice, admittedly not the most polished of instruments, does suit the downtrodden emotional tenor of songs like "Sunny Day" (the most virulent anti-happiness tune to come down the pike in quite a spell) as well as a faithful, eerie rendition of the Velvet Underground's "Venus in Furs." At times, Navarro's use of samples and sequencers threatens to swamp his creations, but in the end, his dark, sometimes depraved vision burns through.
Performance CreditsDave Navarro Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Sampling,Guitar (Baritone)
Jon Brion Guitar,Voices,Ring Modulator,Slide Bass
Matt Chamberlain Drums
Brendan O'Brien Bass,Keyboards
Stephen Perkins Drums
Danny Saber Bass
Twiggy Ramirez Bass
Holly Palmer Voices
Rich Costey Guitar,Keyboards,Vibes,Hi String
Roy Mayorga Drums
Mike Elizondo Bass
Technical CreditsJon Brion Introduction
Danny Saber Programming,Producer,Engineer
David Schiffman Engineer
Andrew Slater Producer,Executive Producer
Mark Plati Engineer
Jimmy Boyle Engineer
Rich Costey Programming,Producer,Engineer
DJ Nu-Mark Producer,drum programming
George Mimnaugh Art Direction
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Trust No One based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Dave Navarro proves he can pull it off all on his own, and then some... His music and words couldn't be any clearer and speak any louder. Oscillating from way down deep and higher than the great blue... Hats off to you Dave...
dave navarro does a great job in this cd and people should stop hating him and start hating carmen electra.He is a GREAT song writer and guitarist. Soooooo leave dave alone jen m.
Is there a better guitar player than Dave Navarro. I didn't even care what the songs were about, I just wanted to hear the music. It turns out the songs were just as good as his guitar playing. It's like taking a journey into the mind of a survivor of violent crime. Each song gives a glimpse of the emotions that run through this man. I was Rocked and Rolled on a trip that could only be booked by someone who ''Trusts no One.''