Agree completely, though I’m still more likely to listen to Nothing’s Shocking. What’s the favorite song - Three Days?#29 Jane's Addiction - Been Caught Stealing
On the day after I moved in to the dorms, I made my first trek to Schoolkids Records with a few new friends to buy the long-awaited new Jane's Addiction CD. Much like my experience with the Pixies album, Ritual de lo Habitual was a slow burn. In the long run though, it's still in my regular rotation (boasting one of my favorite songs ever) and I can't remember the last time I listened to Bossanova in full. At the time, Nothing's Shocking was my north star, and Ritual just sounded so much different.
I think I still hold a minor grudge against Been Caught Stealing, it's biggest hit. AFAIK, I was the only person who listened to Jane's at my HS, and my classic rock friends would all rip them whenever I played the tapes in my car. I also wore an excellent Jane's tee sporting lyrics from Ted, Just Admit It on the back that got lots of disdain. Then, when I went back home for Xmas break, all these same jackasses would tell me how much Been Caught Stealing ruled. With time, I can admit it's a pretty damn good song, but it's still my most likely skip on the record.
Nothing’s Shocking instantly transports me to a bus to a junior high XC race at Westchester Lagoon where I first listened to it.