It’s actually a little embarrassing that I never made this connection before. Maybe I just assumed that the Red Hot Chili Peppers, in all their glory, could also see the future. I wouldn’t put it past them, honestly. But today I was listening to some old school (I mean OLD school) RHCP songs, and I came across the Frusciante/Flea collab jam, “Pretty Little Ditty” from 1990. They were kids. I was 3. That’s crazy town! (Pun intended.) When it suddenly dawned on me that a riff about halfway through sounded so hauntingly familiar to me. Well duh, Baskin..
Check out the two videos below:
(Note the 0:37 mark of the video above)
Now I’m not going to hate on Crazy Town. (Trust me, one hit wonders have it hard enough.) And, to be frank, I always liked their song “Butterfly”. But now it makes even more sense as to why I liked it so much.
I hate to bore you, but there actually wasn’t any drama revolving their sampling of “Pretty Little Ditty”. It was totally legal, and in fact, they even toured with the Chili Peppers after the release of their album The Gift of Game in 2001. I guess it just proves, even further, how respected my boys are. And that Flea looks great in a pleated skirt.