Tuesday, July 12, 2011

THE ROCK SONG OF THE DAY IS: RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS - OTHERSIDE

"Otherside", by Red Hot Chili Peppers
"Otherside" is a song by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, released in 2000. It was the third single from their album Californication, and confronts the battles ex-junkies have with their prior addictions.

The single was highly successful peaking at number fourteen on the Billboard Hot 100, the fourth highest ever for the band; and number one on the US Modern Rock Tracks, which was, at the time, the fifth for the band. The song remained at number one on this chart for thirteen consecutive weeks, one of the longest runs at the top of that chart. In addition, the song was featured in the 1999 Van Damme film, Universal Soldier: The Return.

The video was directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris in a black-and-white/monochrome Gothic style similar to Robert Wiene's The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, all influenced by German Expressionist art. Elements of Cubism and work by the graphic artist M. C. Escher are also seen in the video.

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