Leadoff single from "Californication", "Scar Tissue" seemed to get endless airplay when it came out. An odd song constructed around a staggered vocal line with a moody guitar sound, the piece did exceedingly well. But it's not the value of this record, the two b-sides, both unreleased outside of this single, are.
"Gong Li" is a moody piece, alternating between an Eastern-styled guitar-and-bass part and a pretty straight rock verse-- tight vocal harmonies and Anthony Kiedis in fine form carry the song-- sung to a woman who betrayed the protagonist. "Instrumental #1" feels like a demo-- a funky slapped bassline from Flea, funky laid back beat and what sounds to be mostly improvised soloing on top by John Frusciante. It's a good enough listen, but it doesn't really grab you.
Still, as far as singles goes, this one is pretty good, and "Gong Li" is worth digging this up.