Jane’s Addiction released their second studio album “Ritual de lo Habitual“ on August 21, 1990. Perry Farell created the original album cover that included male and female nudity based on a song from the album “Three Days“.
Conservative record stores and political action groups tried to pressure Warner Brothers Records into changing to artwork, but the band would not allow it. A record store owner in Royal Oak, MI was even arrested for “indecency” by displaying a poster of the album cover in his front window. Instead, a compromise was met that allowed production of the original version as well as the “Amendment Version” which contained an alternate cover for those who found the original cover offensive.
The cover features black text on a white background, listing the band name, album name, and Article 1 of The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution (Freedom of Speech).
The back cover shows the track listing and the following statement…