In lead singer Anthony Kiedis' autobiography Scar Tissue
, we learn that the opening line, "Look at that turtle go, bro" is said by producer George Clinton's personal cocaine dealer. The reason why is because George was behind on payments, and the dealer came in during the Freaky Styley
sessions with a couple of other guys ready to physically harm Clinton. Clinton knew his dealer was fascinated with the music industry, so he promised him a spot on the album as exchange for pay. Anthony Kiedis was not too thrilled about this, but was ensured that it would not be very noticeable. Kiedis referred to it as a cheap way of getting 15 minutes of fame.
Bert - Pueblo, NM