Ritual de lo Habitual [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Ritual de lo Habitual served as Jane's Addiction's breakthrough to the mainstream in 1990 going gold and reaching the Top 20, and remains one of rock's all-time sprawling masterpieces. While its predecessor, 1988's Nothing's Shocking, served as a fine introduction to the group, Ritual de lo Habitual proved to be even more daring; few if any alt-rock bands have composed a pair of epics that totaled nearly 20 minutes, let alone put them back to back for full dramatic effect. While the cheerful ditty "Been Caught Stealing" is the album's best-known track, the opening "Stop!" is one of the band's best hard rock numbers, propelled by guitarist Dave Navarro's repetitive, trashy ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Ritual de lo Habitual served as Jane's Addiction's breakthrough to the mainstream in 1990 going gold and reaching the Top 20, and remains one of rock's all-time sprawling masterpieces. While its predecessor, 1988's Nothing's Shocking, served as a fine introduction to the group, Ritual de lo Habitual proved to be even more daring; few if any alt-rock bands have composed a pair of epics that totaled nearly 20 minutes, let alone put them back to back for full dramatic effect. While the cheerful ditty "Been Caught Stealing" is the album's best-known track, the opening "Stop!" is one of the band's best hard rock numbers, propelled by guitarist Dave Navarro's repetitive, trashy funk riff, while "Ain't No Right" remains explosive in its defiant and vicious nature. Jane's Addiction always had a knack for penning beautiful ballads with a ghostly edge, again proven by the album closer, "Classic Girl." But it's the aforementioned epics that are the album's cornerstone: "Three Days" and "Then She Did...." Although Perry Farrell has never truly admitted what the two songs are about lyrically, they appear to be about an autobiographical romantic tryst between three lovers, as each composition twists and turns musically through every imaginable mood. And while the tracks "No One's Leaving," "Obvious," and "Of Course" may not be as renowned as other selections, they prove integral in the makeup of the album. Surprisingly, the band decided to call it a day just as Ritual de lo Habitual hit big, headlining the inaugural Lollapalooza tour the brainchild of Farrell in the summer of 1991 as their final road jaunt. Years later, it remains one of alt-rock's finest moments.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/13/1990
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 075992599320
  • Catalog Number: 25993
  • Sales rank: 44,157

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Stop! (4:14)
  2. 2 No One's Leaving (3:01)
  3. 3 Ain't No Right (3:34)
  4. 4 Obvious (5:55)
  5. 5 Been Caught Stealing (3:34)
  6. 6 Three Days (10:48)
  7. 7 Then She Did... (8:18)
  8. 8 Of Course (7:02)
  9. 9 Classic Girl (5:07)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jane's Addiction Primary Artist
Eric Avery Bass
Charlie Bisharat Violin, Electric Violin
Ronnie S. Champagne Bass
Perry Farrell Vocals
Dave Navarro Guitar
Stephen Perkins Drums
John Philip Shenale Strings
Geoff Stradling Piano
Eric A. Bass
Technical Credits
Ronnie S. Champagne Engineer, Guitar Techician
Perry Farrell Composer, Producer, Artwork, Cover Art
Dave Jerden Producer
Eddy Schreyer Mastering
Tom Recchion Advisor
Bob Lacivita Engineer
Kim Champagne Advisor
Ross Garfield Drum Technician
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Classic band

    One of my 3 fave LA bands- along with the Doors and Tool. This cd is awesome, covering a wide range with intense energy. The 2 songs "Three Days" and "Then She Did..." are just as good as any stuff by the "classic rock" bands. As great as Zeppelin at their peak but tighter...amazing musicians, great frontman, ferocious, gentle, magical...classic album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Pure Energy and Powerful Emotion

    Ritual was released at pinnacle of Janes' success at a time when a multitude of bands were already rushing to copy the formula from Nothing's Shocking. Ritual is on a short list of perfect albums that is cohesive enough you can listen to the whole thing through again and again. The first three tracks deliver a massive jolt of high energy. I have yet to hear an album that matches the energy of Stop, No One's Leaving and Aint No Right. Janes eases off the throttle slightly into Obvious and then picks you right back up again with Been Caught Stealing. Form there, Three Days and Then She Did take you on a musical journey that is so compelling that you are literally hanging on every note. Dave Navarro's leads are never boring and while technically impressive, he never makes the mistake of sacrificing the melody and mood of a song to play something hard on the guitar. Hooks are there to pick you up and take you where the music wants you to go. Perry's falsetto vocals are primal and touch on fundamental feelings that at times bring out your inner Aborigini. Steve Perkins, one of alt-rocks all time greatest drummers is techincally perfect and yet isn't just over the top. He too never sacrifices the song to show off his musicianship. Eric Avery played very solid bass and again did not teel the need to put way to many notes into the song just to show everyone how god he was at his instrument, a mistake many others made at the time. The creativity of this album was incredible and the sound really was original. I realize this review sound slike a lot of hyperbole, but people who know this album would agree that it's not an overstatement.

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    Posted August 10, 2009

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