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You should be familiar with the title track, so I will not mention it except to say: I love the Peppers, but they are really stooping to a new low these days with the seemingly infinite release of "new" singles. What is the deal? The b-side here is a short instrumental that is pretty good and the disc also includes the video for "Universally Speaking"; that said, the price of this "import" is ludicrous. It would be worth purchasing for maybe $2.99, but that's it. The Peppers need to lay off the singles (most of which sound like nearly identical versions of cuts from By The Way with different lyrics) and release a proper album. This is simply expoiting the very people who have made these bunch of drug-ravaged, overgrown adolescents (but damn good musicians) rich and successful beyond belief.
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Not much going on here.Sept. 30 2005
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Format: Audio CD
"Universally Speaking" was the fourth single off the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "By the Way" in Europe. It saw release in two parts, this part (with the face closeup rather than the half body picture) and includes one b-side, an instrumental "Slowly Deeply" and a video track for "Universally Speaking".
The title track is an exciting alt-pop song, not the sort of thing you'd expect from the Chili Peppers ten years ago, but still phenomenally good. With a driving rhythm and a clever arrangement soaked in vocal harmonies, strings, and organs, it shows just how far the band has come over the years.
"Slowly Deeply" is decent, but truth to be told it feels like a demo. It's nto bad, but it's not worth going out and getting unless you need to have it. The video I'm kind of whatever about, I don't ask a rule buy CDs for videos. this one is really of quite limited value.