A beauty of an opener. Amid scattershot drum fills, roaming bass lines and blasts of guitar feedback, the band tumbles and rolls into a track that, during sessions, was referred to as 'Disco Sabbath.'
Within a few seconds, they establish the verse pattern, that of grinding garage rock driven by Josh Klinghoffer’s belligerent power chords. Anthony Kiedis half-sings a simple yet engaging melody, but it’s the sound of his voice, fed through an overloaded mic that bleeds over the track, that is most appealing.
And bam! we're into dance mode, with Flea's bass sounding like it's backing up Donna Summer circa 1979. Just as quickly, however, we're back inside Klinghoffer's inferno of whacked-out guitar hell, an unrelenting assault of will and impulse.
Count this one a winner.