According to The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie Songfacts, the song originated with a specific exercise where Flea set out to write a classic bass line. Klinghoffer added guitar and drummer Chad Smith a backbeat with extended cowbell to what became a mostly instrumental hour-long jam. Kiedis liked what he heard and added semi-improvised lyrics.
The single was anticipated to be released on 18 July 2011 but was leaked on 15 July 2011, the band had little concern over that… read more
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