This was the first track on the Red Hot Chili Peppers' debut album and the band's first song with a music video. The song (like the rest of the album) was produced by former Gang of Four guitarist Andy Gill.
The band made a video for this song, which showed them shirtless and spastic, a look they would use for many years.
The song is a good example of the punk/funk sound the band developed. They found a home on college radio and developed a loyal fanbase as each album saw increasing sales, with their fifth release, Blood Sugar Sex Magik, selling about 12 million copies as they crossed over to a mainstream audience.
His keyboard work helped define the Muscle Shoals sound and make him an integral part of many Neil Young recordings. Spooner is also an accomplished songwriter, whose hits include "I'm Your Puppet" and "Cry Like A Baby."