Flashback Friday Video - Jane's Addiction "Been Caught Stealing"



With most of this week's news swirling around Animal Collective, there were few reference points to help us look back in time. So we just decided to run this classic video because for his entire life, our editor thought the line "she grabbed a razor for me" was "she gave a raisin to me."

"Been Caught Stealing" was released on the1990 album Ritual de lo Habitual and was Jane's Addiction's biggest hit, spending 4 weeks at #1 on the U.S. modern rock chart.

From Wikipedia: The song exhibits the band's strong funk influences. The funk sensibilities displayed on this and other Jane's Addiction songs inspired the Red Hot Chili Peppers to recruit Dave Navarro after John Frusciante's temporary hiatus. Some listeners suggest that the song deals with kleptomania, though others might contend that the lyrics of the song's chorus -- "when we want something and we don't want to pay for it" -- suggest instead an anarchic theme, with the song's protagonist refusing to recognize private property rights. The song is notable for the barking dogs in the introduction, possibly suggesting the singer is escaping from watchdogs.

Jane's Addiction - "Been Caught Stealing"

Flashback Friday Video - Jane's Addiction "Been Caught Stealing"