"under the bridge" a song about TROLLS???

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i hate that song. trolls deserve better treatment

bob snoom, Wednesday, 14 May 2003 14:27 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

This song becomes a billion times better when you sing the verse parts in a breathy falsetto.

nickalicious (nickalicious), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 14:32 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

no the All Saints cover was pants

stevem (blueski), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 14:39 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Oh, c'mon, what's to hate? I like it.

Nordicskillz (Nordicskillz), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 14:40 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

yeh is no that bad really . i guess i was just in it for the trolls "joke" (buries head in sand)

bob snoom, Wednesday, 14 May 2003 14:55 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

is "pants" the new "grebt", then? i shd pay more attention

zebedee (zebedee), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 15:24 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

no pants is just pants

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 15:53 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

the songs not so much about trolls as it is about shooting heroin with trolls.

dyson (dyson), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 17:50 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

my only problem with it is how the choiry background vocals blur the actual words at the end (I had no idea they were saying "Under The Bridge Downtown" for a long time). The same thing happens on the chorus of "Scar Tissue" when he says "with the birds I share this lonely view" or "whip the shade it's a lonely view" or "it's a shame it's alone with you" or something.

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 17:52 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

When that song "The Zephyr Song" was being played on the radio, I thought for a long time that the chorus went, "Fly away on my CELL PHONE..." Which made me kind of like it.

Sam J. (samjeff), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 19:30 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

that's a classic mishear, Sam J. and more proof that RHCP are full of them.

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 19:35 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Tracer, please tell everyone about your Red Hot Chili Peppers theory.

Ally (mlescaut), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 20:29 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Too bad its not about shooting some trolls full of heroin.

Mr Noodles (Mr Noodles), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 20:31 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

RHCP lyrics are rubbish and i always ignored them anyway (depsite liking several of the band's songs)

stevem (blueski), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 21:58 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

stevem, why do wanna keep it like the kaiser?

Lord Custos Epsilon (Lord Custos Epsilon), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 22:37 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
Reelin' with the feelin', don't stop. Continue!!!

Francis Watlington (Francis Watlington), Thursday, 3 July 2003 03:39 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

three months pass...
the chilis rule...ive seen them twice this summer and you all must be very bad at hearin if you cant make out the words...if you dont like the lyrics...then just listen to sum other band...chilis=lyrics...hypocrits

conkerz, Monday, 20 October 2003 08:52 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

one year passes...
ILM serarch for trolls brings up two results

PappaWheelie (PappaWheelie), Friday, 17 June 2005 21:08 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

twelve years pass...

genuinely like this more than the original

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Tuesday, 31 October 2017 18:15 (one year ago) Permalink

that's great! belongs in the thread for random youtube stuff you'll vote for in the eoy poll?

niels, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 17:03 (one year ago) Permalink


That's where I grilled some goats


I could not get enough

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 17:10 (one year ago) Permalink

five months pass...

TIL about this “SNL” performance (and the story behind it):


absorbed carol channing's powers & psyche (morrisp), Friday, 13 April 2018 05:00 (nine months ago) Permalink

I assume it involves heroin....

I remember seeing this live when it first aired. Frusciante seems to wander off into a different song at 1:07 and a few other places.

Lee626, Friday, 13 April 2018 05:43 (nine months ago) Permalink

The way I heard it, (in addition to the drugs,) Frusciante & Kiedis has an argument backstage – so JF “sabotaged” the song by mangling the opening riff, dragging the tempo, screaming into the mic instead of singing the lyrics, etc.

absorbed carol channing's powers & psyche (morrisp), Friday, 13 April 2018 14:09 (nine months ago) Permalink

To my ears it seems more like it's Kiedis who started out too slow, or slower than he could have. And he sings out of tune in several places, even more than he usually does

Lee626, Friday, 13 April 2018 19:53 (nine months ago) Permalink

agreed. John's improvisation is a touch sloppy, but inventive and cool. He even gives him a cue: "Take it away, Tony!" but Kiedis is flumoxed. In the book, he also describes being worried about impressing Sofia Coppola, who is watching at home.

This thread title makes me long for a disco-pop reinvention of this song by Justin Timberlake with Max Martin and Shellback. That would set everything right.

how's life, Friday, 13 April 2018 22:16 (nine months ago) Permalink

I'm increasingly feeling drawn towards the Frusciante-is-the-only-good-one-in-RHCP POV, from the can't-stand-any-of-RHCP POV. Someone played me one of his solo LPs and bits of it were actually good.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 13 April 2018 22:28 (nine months ago) Permalink

hell yah the froosh rules bro

kurt schwitterz, Friday, 13 April 2018 22:29 (nine months ago) Permalink

I haven't found a way to get into his entire solo discography but as long as I can have The Empyrean, I'm good.

how's life, Friday, 13 April 2018 22:33 (nine months ago) Permalink

Thread title made me lol. Great find from the vault

Evan R, Friday, 13 April 2018 23:07 (nine months ago) Permalink

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