, who hosted MTV's alternative music showcase 120 Minutes, told Songfacts about the transgressive nature of this video and the band in general. "Jane's Addiction changed the LA music scene - things before that were very different," he said. "They were very polarizing when they came out. People who were more into the jangly R.E.M. sound didn't really get them at first, or the hair metal stuff that was going on at the time."
"The thing about the 'Been Caught Stealing' video is it shows the sense of humor and playfulness and the complete lack of fear that the band had," he added. "Like, 'Let's have a good time, let's do something that's crazy.' It's a classic video from that period of time. There wasn't much like it - although a lot of people definitely have tried to use some of those ideas."