Saturday, August 27, 2011

Squeezing Souls

"Soul to Squeeze" is a song by the American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers that was originally recorded during the production of their fifth studio album, Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991). Although it was not featured on the record, "Soul to Squeeze" was later released as a single in 1993 and was on the Coneheads film soundtrack.

The song became an unexpected success when it peaked at number one on the U.S. Modern Rock Tracks as well as number 22 on the Hot 100.

The music video for "Soul to Squeeze" features Chad Smith, Flea and Kiedis in a stereotypical circus. The song, which plays amongst all the acts of the circus, includes "freaks" and "the Conehead", a reference to the film.

The music video was shot in black and white. Originally, the video was supposed to feature the band playing with footage from the film Coneheads, but the band refused this idea; instead, a Conehead appears in the video as the circus's Human Cannonball.

One of my favorite actor/comedians, Chris Farley makes an appearance in the music video.

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