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"Under the Bridge"
Single by Red Hot Chili Peppers
from the album Blood Sugar Sex Magik
B-side "Sikamikanico"
"Search and Destroy"
"Soul to Squeeze"
"Fela's Cock" (1994 re-issue)
Released March 10, 1992
Format CD, cassette, 7", 12"
Recorded April–June 1991 at The Mansion in Los Angeles, California
Genre Alternative rock
Length 4:24
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Flea, Frusciante, Kiedis, Smith
Producer Rick Rubin
Red Hot Chili Peppers singles chronology
"Give It Away"
(1991)
"Under the Bridge"
(1992)
"Suck My Kiss"
(1992)
Music video
"Under The Bridge" on YouTube
 

"Under the Bridge" is a song by American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, released on March 10, 1992 as the second single from the group's fifth studio album, Blood Sugar Sex Magik. Vocalist Anthony Kiedis wrote the lyrics to express a feeling of loneliness and despondency, and to reflect on narcotics and their impact on his life. Kiedis initially did not feel "Under the Bridge" would fit into the Chili Peppers' repertoire and was reluctant to show it to his band mates until producer Rick Rubin implored him to do so. The rest of the band was receptive to the lyrics and wrote the music.

The song became a critical and commercial success, peaking at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and later certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. The single's success was widened with the release of its accompanying video, which was frequently played on music television channels. It won the "Viewer's Choice Award" and "Breakthrough Video" at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards.

"Under the Bridge" allowed the Red Hot Chili Peppers to enter the mainstream. David Fricke of Rolling Stone said the song "unexpectedly drop-kicked the band into the Top 10",[1] while Philip Booth of The Tampa Tribune commented that it was a "pretty, undulating, [and] by-now omnipresent single."[2] Its success led in part to the departure of guitarist John Frusciante, who preferred the band to remain underground. The song has become an inspiration to other artists, and remains a seminal component of the alternative rock movement of the early- and mid-1990s.

Origins and recording

During the production of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' 1991 album Blood Sugar Sex Magik, producer Rick Rubin regularly visited singer Anthony Kiedis to review Kiedis's new material.[3] He found a poem titled "Under the Bridge" while flipping through Kiedis' notebook and instantly took an interest in the poignant lyrics. Rubin suggested Kiedis show it to the rest of the band: "I thought it was beautiful. I said 'We've got to do this.'"[1][4][5] Kiedis was exceedingly reluctant as he felt the poem was too emotional and did not fit the Chili Peppers' style.[6] After singing the poem to guitarist John Frusciante and bassist Flea, Kiedis recalls that they "got up and walked over to their instruments and started finding the beat and guitar chords to match it".[6] Frusciante chose the chords he played in the introduction to balance out the depressing nature of the lyrics, saying "my brain interpreted it as being a really sad song so I thought if the lyrics are really sad like that I should write some chords that are happier".[7]

For several days Frusciante and Kiedis worked on the song, and it became one of the few tracks written and completed prior to the band moving into The Mansion where they recorded the album.[6] After the song was recorded, Rubin felt the grand and epic outro would benefit from a large group of singers. Frusciante invited his mother, Gail, and her friends, all of whom sang in a choir, to perform.[4]

Lyrics and meaning

Kiedis wrote much of the song's lyrics during a period when he felt distraught and emotionally drained. He had maintained sobriety for roughly three years and felt that this had distanced him from his bandmates. While the group worked on Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Frusciante and Flea often smoked marijuana together, decisively ignoring and disregarding Kiedis. Because of this, Kiedis felt that Frusciante was "no longer in [his] world."[5] Driving home after rehearsal in April 1991, Kiedis felt a profound sense of loss; his best friends, Flea and Frusciante, in some form resented him. The depressed state of mind he subsequently entered reminded him of his heroin and cocaine addiction during the relationship he had with former girlfriend Ione Skye. The dejection he was experiencing, coupled with memories of Skye and prior drug use, led to emotional distress: "the loneliness that I was feeling triggered memories of my time with Ione and how I'd had this beautiful angel of a girl who was willing to give me all of her love, and instead of embracing that, I was downtown with fucking gangsters shooting speedballs under a bridge."[5]

Kiedis' feelings of alienation from his bandmates led him to believe that the city of Los Angeles was his only companion: "I felt an unspoken bond between me and my city. I'd spent so much time wandering through the streets of L.A. and hiking through the Hollywood Hills that I sensed there was a nonhuman entity, maybe the spirit of the hills and the city, who had me in her sights and was looking after me."[1][5] The line "Sometimes I feel like/My only friend/Is the city I live in/The City of Angels/Lonely as I am/Together we cry" shows a direct link to Kiedis' isolation and sense of susceptibility. Despite these emotions, Kiedis believed his life was better without drug addictions, telling Rolling Stone that "no matter how sad or lonely I got, things were a million percent better than they were two years earlier when I was using drugs all the time. There was no comparison."[1] The optimistic ideology gave birth to the chorus of the song: "I don't ever want to feel/Like I did that day/Take me to the place I love;" the place he loves being his band mates, friends and family.[1][8]

One of the most notable verses in the song discuss the harsh effects of drugs, their role in destroying many of Kiedis' past relationships, and impact on his happiness.[9] Based on one of Kiedis's experiences, the verse of "Under the Bridge" illustrates his efforts to enter a gang territory under a bridge to purchase drugs. Kiedis was forced to pretend that a sister of one of the gang members was his fiancée to be permitted inside. Although he successfully acquired the drugs, Kiedis considers this moment to be one of the worst of his life as it demonstrated the level to which he was willing to sink in order to feed his addiction.[1][9] Because of this, the singer refuses to acknowledge the location of the bridge, though he notes that it is in downtown Los Angeles.[1] Using clues provided by Kiedis in previous interviews and in his autobiography Scar Tissue, writer Mark Haskell Smith concluded that the bridge that inspired the song was located in the city's MacArthur Park.[10]

Music and composition

"Under the Bridge" is performed in 4/4 time in the key of A major, shifting to the key of E major after the introduction of the first verse.[11] The song marks an important shift in style for Kiedis, who had spent most of his career singing rapidly due to his limited ability to reach high notes.[12] The song begins with Frusciante playing a moderately slow intro that the guitarist said drew heavily on the 1967 Jimi Hendrix song "Little Wing".[13] As Kiedis begins to sing, the guitar playing becomes more rapid until it reaches an E major seventh chord that halts the song; the silence is broken by Chad Smith's closed hi-hat and wood block struck at a moderately fast tempo.[11] Frusciante borrowed the E major seventh chord technique from British guitarist Marc Bolan of the glam rock band T. Rex, who initially wrote it in the song "Rip Off" from the group's 1971 album Electric Warrior; Frusciante lightheartedly noted that "I ripped off a song called 'Rip Off'. I thought that was interesting."[12]

The song continues with another verse and subsequent chorus, when the bass finally enters. After the next verse an E major seven chord again marks a break before the start of the chorus. The second chorus transitions into a different verse, where Chad Smith begins to play the drums, and Kiedis sings "Take me all the way/Yeah/Yeah-e-yeah/Oh no, no". A choir, whose presence was added to make the ending sound more epic, sings "Under the bridge downtown", in which Kiedis sings "Is where I drew some blood/I could not get enough/Forgot about my love/I gave my life away" in between.[4] As the choir, Kiedis and drums stop, Frusciante and Flea play the outro until the song ends.

Release and reception

The first single off Blood Sugar Sex Magik was "Give It Away",[14] which reached number one on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart in late 1991.[15] The band did not foresee "Under the Bridge" being as successful, but understood the potential commercial viability. Warner Bros. Records sent representatives to a Chili Peppers concert to determine which song should be the next single. When Frusciante began playing "Under the Bridge", Kiedis missed his cue and the entire audience began singing the song instead. Kiedis was initially "mortified that I had fucked up in front of Warner's people [...] I apologized for fucking up but they said 'Fucking up? Are you kidding me? When every single kid at the show sings a song, that's our next single'."[16] "Under the Bridge" became the album's second single in March 1992; upon release, journalist Jeff Apter noted that it "was the bona fide, across-all-formats radio hit that the band had been working towards for seven years."[17] It spent twenty-six cumulative weeks on the United States Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at number two.[16][18] The single has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.[19]

Critical response to "Under the Bridge" was universally positive. Tom Moon of Rolling Stone felt the song "revealed new dimensions. The rhythm section displays a growing curiosity about studio texture and nuance".[20] David Fricke of Rolling Stone said "Under the Bridge" is a "stark and uncommonly pensive ballad", commenting that the song "drop-kicked the band into the Top 10".[21] Philip Booth of The Tampa Tribune believed the single was "undulating [and] omnipresent" not only in the alternative rock genre, but pop music as a whole.[2] Ben DiPietro of the Richmond Times-Dispatch praised the record as a whole, but was most impressed by Chili Peppers' shift from exclusive hard rock to adding more moderately paced tracks: "there's still plenty of sonic funk to bang heads to, but the best tracks are the slower ones such as 'Under the Bridge'".[22] Amy Hanson of Allmusic noted that the song has "become an integral part of the 1990s alterna-landscape, and remains one of the purest diamonds that sparkle amongst the rough-hewn and rich funk chasms that dominate the Peppers' own oeuvre".[23] She went on to praise "Under the Bridge" for being a "poignant sentiment that is self evident among the simple guitar which cradles the introductory verse, and the sense of fragility that is only doubled by the still down-tempo choral crescendo".[23]

"Under the Bridge" has been included in many publications' "Best of ..." lists. In 2002, Kerrang! placed the song at number six on their list of the "100 Greatest Singles of All Time".[24] Q ranked the song number 180 on their compilation of the "1001 Best Songs, Ever".[25] Life included "Under the Bridge" in the compilation "40 Years of Rock & Roll, 5 Songs Per Year 1952–1991", with the year being 1991.[26] Pause and Play included the song in their unordered list of the "10 Songs of the 90's";[27] and the song ranked fifteenth in VH1's "100 Greatest Songs of the 90s".[28] Rolling Stone and MTV compiled a list of the "100 Greatest Pop Songs Since The Beatles" in 2000, with "Under the Bridge" coming in fifty-fourth.[29] "Under the Bridge" was also ranked #98 in the list of Rolling Stone "100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time".[30]

Music video

Frusciante standing on a pedestal with inverted superimposed images behind him in the music video for "Under the Bridge"

The music video for "Under the Bridge" was directed by Gus Van Sant, who photographed the band during their stay at The Mansion and provided the art direction for Blood Sugar Sex Magik.[31] Van Sant knew Flea due to the bassist's role in his 1991 film My Own Private Idaho.[7] The members of the band respected Van Sant both as a person and an artist and were elated when he agreed to direct the video for "Under the Bridge".[32] Flea credits the video as "the thing that really made us break through the mainstream of American and worldwide pop culture".[7]

The video was shot on the streets of Los Angeles and in a studio soundstage. It begins with Frusciante standing alone on a pedestal wearing a red-and-white-striped collared shirt, brown khaki pants, brown shoes, and a purple, green and multicolored chullo, with white stitched wolves in the middle. He plays a 1966 Ocean Turquoise Fender Jaguar behind the backdrop of a desert and an inverted cloudy sky. His shadow is projected on the left and right of where he stands. Frusciante's girlfriend of the time, Toni Oswald, selected his clothes that day. Frusciante remembers Van Sant's surprised, though favorable, reaction: "when I got [to the studio] Gus Van Sant was just looking at me and going 'God I'm so glad you wore that hat. I'm so glad you wore that shirt. Oh! Those pants are so great I'm so glad you wore those'".[7] The video marks a significant shift in Frusciante's on-camera behavior; he no longer wished to jump around fervently as he had done in the band's prior music videos.[7]

As Kiedis begins to sing he appears on camera bathed in purple light with blue fluorescent stars as a backdrop, surrounded by clouds. As the camera pans closer, an image of the skyline of Van Sant's home city, Portland, is superimposed from his chin downwards. Flea and drummer Chad Smith are then placed into the image while playing their instruments. Van Sant wanted superimposing to be a notable component in the overall theme of the video; the idea came from a project he worked on with novelist William S. Burroughs.[7] The scenes in the studio are coupled with scenes of Kiedis walking the streets of LA, wearing a white T-shirt with "To Hell And Back" printed on the front; as he walks, the camera focuses on various people. This, according to Kiedis, was vital; he felt the studio portion alone would not convey enough emotion: "the first time we shot [the video] it was all in a studio and that didn't seem to capture everything we needed to capture. It needed more; it needed to be combined with an outdoor, streets-of-Los-Angeles thing".[7] Towards the end, Kiedis is seen running down the Los Angeles River in slow motion; the background is a shot of an atomic bomb exploding. The video ends with various superimposed images of the band, followed by Frusciante playing alone on a pedestal—this time with an inverted shot of the ocean as the sky.

MTV placed the "Under the Bridge" video on heavy rotation.[33] At the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards the Red Hot Chili Peppers led the nominations, which included the categories of "Best Video", "Best Group", and "Best Direction".[34][35] "Under the Bridge" won the group "Breakthrough Video" and "Viewers Choice Best Video"; the band's video for "Give It Away" won "Best Art Direction".[35] The video ranked eighth best in a poll dictated by the readers of the Chicago Tribune called "The Best and Worst of '92".[36]

Live performances

The song's widespread success has made it indispensable to the band's live set-lists.[37] Unlike several of the Chili Peppers' other songs, "Under the Bridge" is not interpreted in a different manner than what is on the record—aside from being played acoustically the track is performed the same as it appears on Blood Sugar Sex Magik. Kiedis is, however, notorious for being incapable of achieving several high notes in live performances;[1][37][38] the vocalist has noted that he sometimes forgets or rearranges song lyrics in the verses.[39] Therefore, the song has sometimes suffered from his limitations as a singer.[37] After being released as a single in March 1992, the song would be included in virtually all concerts; Frusciante, however, began to resent the song's popularity and would play convoluted intros, purposefully throwing Kiedis off.[39] An example of this was during a televised performance on the highly rated program Saturday Night Live on February 22, 1992. Kiedis said it "felt like I was getting stabbed in the back and hung out to dry in front of all of America while [Frusciante] was off in a corner in the shadow, playing some dissonant out-of-tune experiment."[39] The guitarist used a distortion pedal for the ending verse and screamed incomprehensibly into the microphone when providing backup vocals, neither of which were originally planned or typical of live performances.[40] Nevertheless, sales of Blood Sugar Sex Magik skyrocketed following the show.[39]

At times Kiedis has also resented singing the song, especially during instances when he felt distanced from the song's lyrics.[41] In the past few years, however, Kiedis has experienced a revival in interest: "Although there have been times when I was over ['Under the Bridge'], I've rediscovered it and now I feel close to it and it still has power, and life, and purpose as a song."[41] Frusciante believed the flexibility of "Under the Bridge" has contributed to its success: "A lot of the time that is one of the ingredients of a hit; you can hear it over and over and it will still always mean new things, but you do go through cycles."[41] Flea believes the reason "Under the Bridge" has had a recent revival in relevancy is due to Frusciante's return to the band after quitting in 1992. Flea believes it is vital to have the four members who wrote the track together.[42]

"Under the Bridge" was played at the 1999 Woodstock Festival, which the Red Hot Chili Peppers headlined. They were the final act to perform. Attempts at distributing candles that were to be lit during the song backfired. The crowd, which was already disorderly, instead created a bonfire. Lighthearted foul-play escalated into violence when several women who had been crowd surfing and moshing were raped and nearby property was looted and destroyed.[43][44][45][46] Other notable performances were at Slane Castle in August 2003 to 80,000 attendees;[47] and in 2004 at London's Hyde Park, in which, over the course of three days, an estimated 250,000 people were in attendance.[48] Released as the band's first live album, the event became the highest grossing concert at a single venue in history, with a total revenue of $17.1 million.[48] "Under the Bridge" is also performed on the Chili Peppers' concert video Off the Map released in 2001, and on an exclusive performance for iTunes in 2006.

Cover versions

"Under the Bridge" has been covered several times since its release in 1992.[49] The song was first transcribed in 1994 by the a cappella group The Flying Pickets from their album The Original Flying Pickets: Volume 1. Notable jazz musician Frank Bennett covered the song by fusing elements of big bands and bebop in his 1996 album Five O'Clock Shadow. Hip hop artist Mos Def included the beginning verse of "Under the Bridge" in the song "Brooklyn," from his 1999 record Black on Both Sides. He, however, changed the line "the city I live in, the City of Angels", which refers to Los Angeles, to "the city I live in is beautiful Brooklyn," to match his song's premise.[50] Tony Hadley covered the song on his 1995 album Obsession. Britain's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra has modified "Under the Bridge" at several concerts—they perform various rock pieces combined into a single orchestral ensemble, often including the Chili Peppers' hit.[49]

Alternative hip hop band Gym Class Heroes performed "Under the Bridge" on the 2006 assemblage Punk Goes '90s, an album that compiled popular rock songs from the 1990s being covered by contemporary artists.[49] Gym Class Heroes continued to play "Under the Bridge" during their tour; lead singer Travis McCoy has said it is "a timeless song. It's one of those songs you hear and are like 'Damn did this shit just come out?'"[51] The most successful cover version of "Under the Bridge" was released in 1998 by the British/Canadian pop band All Saints, with the single reaching number one in the United Kingdom. The cover removed the final verse of the song that discusses drug use.[52] Red Hot Chili Peppers were, however, displeased with this version; Kiedis felt the cover was poorly recreated and, with the omission of the final verse, it lost all personal significance.[53] The 1993 "Weird Al" Yankovic song "Bedrock Anthem," is part parody of "Under the Bridge" and "Give It Away." Yankovic's satire includes an intro similar to that of "Under the Bridge". In 2009, the Stanley Clarke Trio covered the song from his album "Jazz in the Garden."[54][55]

Formats and track listing

CD (1992)
  1. "Under the Bridge" – 4:24
  2. "Sikamikanico" (Previously Unreleased) – 3:23
  3. "Soul to Squeeze" (Previously Unreleased) – 4:50
  4. "Search and Destroy" (Previously Unreleased) – 3:34
7", cassette (1992)
  1. "Under the Bridge" – 4:24
  2. "The Righteous & the Wicked" (Album) – 4:08
12" (1992)
  1. "Under the Bridge" – 4:24
  2. "Search and Destroy" (Previously Unreleased) – 3:34
  3. "Soul to Squeeze" (Previously Unreleased) – 4:50
  4. "Sikamikanico" (Previously Unreleased) – 3:23
UK CD1 (1994 UK re-release)
  1. "Under the Bridge" – 4:24
  2. "Sikamikanico" (Previously Unreleased) – 3:23
  3. "Suck My Kiss" (Live) – 3:45
  4. "Search and Destroy" (Previously Unreleased) – 3:34
UK CD2 (1994 UK re-release)
  1. "Under the Bridge" – 4:24
  2. "Fela's Cock" (Previously Unreleased) – 5:10
  3. "I Could Have Lied" (Live) – 4:33
  4. "Give It Away" (In Progress) – 3:43
7", Vinyl (1992)
  1. "Under the Bridge" – 4:24
  2. "Sikamikanico" (Previously Unreleased) – 3:23
7" Blue Vinyl (1994 UK re-release)
  1. "Under The Bridge" - 4:24
  2. "Suck My Kiss" (Live)- 3:45

Chart history

Chart Peak position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[18] 2
U.S. Hot Modern Rock Tracks[15] 6
U.S. Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks[15] 2
UK Singles Chart (1992/1994 reissue)[52] 26 / 13
Australian ARIA Charts[56] 1
France[57] 136
Irish Singles Chart[58] 20
Netherlands[59] 1
New Zealand[60] 2
Norwegian Singles Chart[61] 10

References

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h David Fricke (June 25, 1992). "The Naked Truth". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on October 13, 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-10.
  2. ^ a b Booth, Philip (August 21, 1992). "ChiliPeppers Will Sock It To Ya." The Tampa Tribune.
  3. ^ Kiedis, Sloman, 2004. pp. 266–268
  4. ^ a b c Apter, 2004. p. 226
  5. ^ a b c d Kiedis, Sloman, 2004. pp. 265–266
  6. ^ a b c Kiedis, Sloman, 2004. p. 267
  7. ^ a b c d e f g The Making of "Under the Bridge"; Red Hot Chili Peppers Greatest Hits
  8. ^ Red Hot Chili Peppers Funky Monks. Warner Bros. Records. May 1992.
  9. ^ a b Apter, 2004. pp. 223–225
  10. ^ "Report: Bridge from Chili Peppers' 'Under the Bridge' Identified in L.A.". Rolling Stone. 25 May 2012. Archived from the original on 20 October 2012. Retrieved 20 October 2012. "Smith ruled out several bridges in this area before determining that it is most likely that the singer was referring to a small pedestrian tunnel underneath Wilshire Boulevard cutting through MacArthur Park"
  11. ^ a b Blood Sugar Sex Magik Guitar Recorded Versions, pp. 51–55
  12. ^ a b John Frusciante Live In Amsterdam. February 8, 2001 at the Paradiso.
  13. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mU_sxusyuoI&feature=endscreen
  14. ^ Kiedis, Sloman, 2004. pp. 280–281
  15. ^ a b c "Red Hot Chili Peppers Artist Chart History: Singles". Billboard. Archived from the original on October 11, 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-03.
  16. ^ a b Apter, 2004. pp. 234–235
  17. ^ Apter, 2004. p. 234
  18. ^ a b "'Under the Bridge' Chart Performance Week Of June 20, 1992". Billboard. Retrieved 2008-04-21.[dead link]
  19. ^ "Certification Database". RIAA. Retrieved 2008-06-04.
  20. ^ Tom Moon. "Blood Sugar Sex Magik Review". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on January 17, 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-21.
  21. ^ Fricke, David. "Chili Peppers: Red Hot On The Charts, Road." St. Louis Post-Dispatch. July 23, 1992.
  22. ^ Dipietro, Ben. "Guitarist Burns Red Hot Chili Peppers." Richmond Times-Dispatch. June 7, 1992.
  23. ^ a b Hanson, Amy. ""Under the Bridge" review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-01-21.
  24. ^ "100 Greatest Singles of All Time". Kerrang!. Retrieved 2008-01-21.
  25. ^ "1001 Greatest Songs of All Time." Q. December 2002.
  26. ^ "40 Years of Rock & Roll, 5 Songs Per Year 1952–1991". Life. Archived from the original on January 1, 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-21.
  27. ^ Galipault, Gerry. "10 Songs of the 90's". Pause and Play. Retrieved 2008-01-21.
  28. ^ "100 Songs of the 90s". VH1. November 2007.
  29. ^ "100 Greatest Pop Songs Since The Beatles." Rolling Stone. December 7, 2000.
  30. ^ Rolling Stone - The 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time. Retrieved 2011-01-24.
  31. ^ Blood Sugar Sex Magik liner notes.
  32. ^ Apter, 2004. p. 230
  33. ^ Apter, 2004. pp. 244–249
  34. ^ Hastings, Deborah (July 9, 1992). "Red Hot Chili Peppers Lead Nominations." Associated Press.
  35. ^ a b "Red Hot Chili Peppers Top at MTV VMA's." Worcester Telegram & Gazette. September 11, 1992.
  36. ^ Cheng, Jim (February 12, 1993). "The Best and Worst Of '92." Chicago Tribune.
  37. ^ a b c Apter, 2004. pp. 252–255
  38. ^ Sanneh, Kelefa (May 22, 2003). "The Red Mellowed Out Chili Peppers". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-04-22.
  39. ^ a b c d Kiedis, 2004. pp. 284–293
  40. ^ Apter, 2004. p. 243
  41. ^ a b c "Red Hot Chili Peppers iTunes Exclusive Interview." iTunes Originals. November 2007.
  42. ^ Apter, 2004. pp. 342–349
  43. ^ Wartofsky, Aolna (July 27, 1999). "Woodstock '99 Goes Up in Smoke". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2007-06-28.
  44. ^ Kiedis, Sloman, 2004. p. 424
  45. ^ "Police investigate alleged rapes at Woodstock '99". CNN. July 29, 1999. Retrieved 2007-06-28.
  46. ^ "Repeated Violence". The Lantern. Retrieved 2007-06-28.
  47. ^ "Live At Slane Castle". Play.com. Retrieved 2007-07-21.
  48. ^ a b Waddell, Ray (June 2007). "Chili Peppers Hot in London's Hyde Park". Yahoo! Music. Retrieved 2008-01-20.
  49. ^ a b c "'Under the Bridge' List of Covers". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-04-27.[dead link]
  50. ^ Apter, 2004. p. 319
  51. ^ "'Under the Bridge' cover performed live". YouTube. Retrieved 2008-04-27.
  52. ^ a b Roberts, David, ed. (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). HIT Entertainment. ISBN 1-904994-10-5
  53. ^ Apter, 2004. p. 335
  54. ^ "Jazz in the Garden overview". Allmusic.com.
  55. ^ "The Stanley Clarke Trio Jazz in the Garden". All That Jazz.
  56. ^ "Australian Singles Chart Archives". Australian-Charts.com. Retrieved 2008-04-22.
  57. ^ "Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under the Bridge (Chanson)". LesCharts.com. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
  58. ^ "Search the Charts". IrishCharts.ie. Retrieved 2007-10-02.
  59. ^ "Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under the Bridge (Nummer)". DutchCharts.nl. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
  60. ^ "Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under the Bridge (Song)". Charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
  61. ^ "Norwegian Singles Chart Archive". norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 2008-04-22.

 

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    Time has 3 components. A front a middle and a rear. In the front time has what appears to be something of perspectual perspectualness that will move things forward at a set forth proponent. This part of time is easy to see and witness. However it is not easy to predict at which point time will make forward momentum happen. It would seem that this forward momentum is always in inactment but I would disagree with this. To me it seems more as if time interacts with things on its own accord leaving somethings unchanged for long standing periods of time. An example of this would be how time occasionally interacts with the speed of light. The speed of light remains constant but occasionally time will manifest itself into the equation and make modifications of the speed that light travels. For instance light will move forward forthwittingly at a billion miles a second but if it encounters any kind of resistance then time will inject itself and change the speed at which it was moving. Which leads me to the assumption that in order for time to inject itself into any equation a proponent has to take place that makes a physical change that would cause time to interject itself. If no physical change takes place than time has also not been a factor.

    The middle proponent of time is the area in which time is manipulating  the change that takes...Read More

👄What turns me on
Posted by Bling King

    I get turned on by some funny stuff. I'm not really into like full blown kinkiness or at least I wouldn't consider myself to be a kinky person but I do have a few fetishes. Some of them are a little out of the ordinary. For instance I have this one fetish about being tied up  and thrown in the ocean and then rescued by a mermaid. I think this fantasy comes from when I was a kid and I used to dream of mermaids and always wanted to meet one. Well one day its gonna happen. Now don't go telling me mermaids don't exist. You don't know cause they are in fact real and as soon as I meet one I will prove it to you. As far as some of my other turn ons  I guess what really gets me excited is people who  tell other people to shut the fuck up. I love when a woman just looks at a man and tells him to shut his mouth. To me thats a big turn on because the woman seems assertive like a dominatrix or something. If she will be assertive in a conversation she will be assertive in the bedroom or so I  would like to believe.

Time is a dialectable derelict
Posted by Bling King

To fathom the fortrighteousness of time one has to contemplate the personification of forthwittial forthwittil. Time forthwittingly will only listen to the commands of its on inner personification to which there is no directional direction or so it would seem but on further inquisitories I have come to realize that there is a forthwittingly forthwittal of which time has pronounced and those commands seem to speak to the nature of to which time corresponds. To review these pronouncements for your own bemusement look at time as if you had it captured it  in a bottle. What would happen? We know on the inside of the bottle time would force the inner workings of the bottle to correspond to times diabolical commands. Causing everything to change to times everlescent rules. however on the outside of the bottle things would not change, everything would stay in constant neutrality or would it? The question remains if there was no time would things still be allowed to happen and if so at what pace and what would dictate the pace at which things would change. There seems to be no rule in place for the dictation of the pace change which takes place. So it would seem that time has decided that factor somehow within itself. There could be a correlation at which things change and the pace being dictated by physics and the amount the physical world can be allowed to change within its own accord of set boundaries. To actually find...Read More

Free from time constraints
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There was a time when time did not matter. The thing that was an utmost relevance now was of no matter. The diffrence it made seemed miniscule and now it is constantly dictating everything that takes place before me. What is this thing that controls and makes everything manifest itself to its constraints and why and how does it do this. Time is nothing but the utmost miracle before us. Something that has always had to exist for anything ever to take place. There is no changing its course there is no variance in its absolute everlasting existance. To control time would be the utmost  crown jewel of all accomplishments if indeed it could ever be controlled. The only way I ever see time being manipulated to change its values is to speed up everything that time has interacted with. In order to do such a thing you would have to understand the nature of the objects in question and how they are effected by time. For instance a speeding car will slow down in time without constant force being distrubuted by the engine. To slow down the car one only has to take their foot off the accelarator and gradually time will do the rest but if you could freeze time at the speed at which the car was traveling then time would not  exist because the...Read More

the truth about time
Posted by Bling King

        I have looked at time many times and I have noticed a few components. There is a precise proponent that ushers in a manifestation. Whenever something new is going to happen you can look at that event which is about to take place and precisely predict exactly when it has started. Once you realize a manifestation has taken place you can precisely predict its out come. If you know that a manifestation has started to take place then you will know you are being guided through the realm precisely by the forces of an enlightenment. Throughout time this manifestation will remain constant starting with a beginning and an end and ending in a preconcieved enlightenment. Sometimes an enlightenment can take weeks and some times an enlightenment can take centuries. It depends on how many times that enlightenment has been benounced to the realm. 

 

nothing
Posted by Bling King

I suspect a suffcient of sufficence of suffiacantel suffiance of suffiance of absurdity of absurdanace. In all actual actuality there is an  actual actuality of actualityness in retrospect to the retorospective respect in which every person who has an intellectual intellect can see that the world is a prominance of prominance in which the order will reside as long as the order is maintained. Once that order is relinquished chaos will ensue. For chaos to be a calamity there only needs to be a perspectual perspective of perspectance that escalates the chaos to that height. What would cause that is a person or persons in the realm of the realmatical realmatics looking beyond thier own existance to the existance of there forfathers to see what has become of thier existance. If you look at your own existance for what it is you will see that it is neither logical nor illogical for it makes all the sense of a sensimatical sensematic. As long as you have a reason for your own existance then it is fruitful for you to exist. Once that reason or reasons are gone you will no longer care whether it is you live or die. In the realm in which we live is a prospectus prospectant of prospectantin which all will ensue. To change the prospectus prospectus you need to look to the realm and see what the prospectus prospectant is and manifest it to your own liking. My...Read More

The conclusive conclusion
Posted by Bling King

In all actual reality the realm is manifested of certain procedural procedures that come forth frequently to forthrightous forthrightenous. In the place of predicament I have found that I can properly place things in the procedural sequence unbenowst to people of the realm. In order to conflict the conflictions you have to equate the equation of equationalness in to proper equations. Very simple but also very tedious. You do this by equating the equation into percise preciseness. An example of an equation would be a placement of perdicament of a certain event in which you wish it to be. The next manifestation I could manifest is a manifestual manifestation of manifests of a sequance of certainal circumstances. Put together a sequence by asking the sequence in order to manifest itself and then tell the manifestations to happen in frequence in which they will unfold.

The Unattainable future
Posted by Bling King

     If the future is a grain of sand and its falling through an hour glass nothing in the world can stop it. It will eniquivaocalby blind as to where its going when it comes to its rest it has befallen its fate and will remain where it lay for an eternity knowing nothing about itself or it's surroundings. I am that grain of sand. Nothing ever can change my destiny for only time here makes a diffrence.. To benounce the future is the only way to change ones fortune. The time it takes to make an equivical change remains the utmost mystery of the universe.

🤯In the eyes of myself
Posted by Bling King

 

 

There where three men. All who seemed frightened. They stood on the edge of the canyon looking on as a fourth man tumbled to his death. We could have saved him said one of the men. He should have saved himself said another. The third man just look at them bewildered and brought a handgun to his own head and pulled the trigger. Blood spattered. The two men watched as he slumped to the ground. The first man screamed and the second threw himself to the side of the man on the ground. Why?!! he screamed. It was the only sound heard. Sobbing he looked at the man standing and said you did this! You and your frigging righteous speech about the lives we leave and the sacrifice we must make. Your the devil. I am not the devil said the standing man only the truth. The truth about what? The other man screamed. Your life he said and he jumped.

The man heard a ringing and he sat up slowly. It was over the dream but his thoughts where still on the side of the canyon. How did this happen. How did it all just fade away? The dream came and went in an instant leaving his mind boggled and his eyes heavy. I knew I was there thought the man but how? It was all to familiar the...Read More

The story Elijah and Ellen
Posted by Bling King

The story of Elijah and Ellan. This is the story of Elijah and Ellan. Ellan is a beutiful temptress and Elijah is a dutiful servant of Ellan's. Together the pair fell in love and soon became a duo of in excessible excession. They frolicked in the sun under the rare occurance of rain they took shelter in the arms of each other. One day while hiding from the glares of the sun under an oak tree that provided an abundance of shade they looked into each others souls and realized there where no people suited for each other then the two of them where suited for each other. They basked in the notion that they where the most two compatible souls on the planet. As they where thinking this a giant unforseen acclamaited acclamation occurred. The planet began to tremble and shake beneath them and the stars came out. The sun hid amongst the clouds and everything from start to finish began to take shape. There where huge explosions and giant surges of wind and rain. The two began to run for their shelter knowing at the exact moment the trembling and violent agressions of unacclaimated weather started that they most likely wouldn't make it to see another sunrise. The planet was exploding with molten lava and the tempertures where unbearable as for the two of them could remember they had never seen a winter climate and didn't expect they ever would. The planet had been warming out of...Read More

today was a day of dismal despair
Posted by Bling King

Things have gone down hill drastically now for a very long time. We seem to be some what defeated but yet i know we still have some power and prominance. We are fighting an up hill battle and there is no way forward from here from what i can see. We are trudging along a path that goes nowhere.

⚔️The Greatest Warrior of All Time
Posted by Bling King

 

 

Today i conquered and beat all adverseries there where to beat. Tomorrow new adversaries will arise. I will be ready, there is never a shortage of enemies who wish to dethrone me from the top of the world. I didn't get here by being passive and yeilding to the oppostion. I got here by defeating them both mentally and physically and in entiriety.

In a time of desilute despair
Posted by Bling King

     There was a time when I was in desilute despair. The only thing I had was me myself and I to fall back on. I looked at the person who was my opponent and I knew one of  us was going to die and I was going to do everytrhing I could to make dam sure it wasn't me. I pulled my six shooter from its holster and aimed at the guy looking at me  about 30 yards away. He also went for his gun and in lightning speed he was laid sprawled out on the dirt bleeding and moaning. I had heard a shot but new that it had come from my own gun. He never even got a shot off. I was unscathed and again undeafeted. Anybody who ever tried to kill me was dead and their where over 30 who had tried and failed to kill yours truly.

Gravity
Posted by Bling King

Gravity is the force of nature that pulls cellestrial bodies toward one another. The cause of gravity is the enertia of a bodies movement through space and time. This happens by an object preconcievably traveling through the cosmos at an alarming rate of acceleration. The faster an object travels the more enertia it will build up and then will therefore have a greater ability to move. the more it moves the more other objects will cling to it. the way this can be proved is by taking an object and hurtling it towards another object the two objects would collide do to the enertia pulling them towards each other. Thy would not stay on their current trajectory but their paths would alter towards one another in a greater force than their initial gravitational pull. the best test to accomodate this theory would be tow baseballs flying through the air at speeds over one hundred miles an hour. The baseballs would not interject themselves with one another normally but at this speed would do so do to the balls enertia pulling them towards one another.

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