A rare, unreleased Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ song has found its way online. Entitled ‘Circle Of The Noose’, the track was recorded with ex-guitarist Dave Navarro, who was a member of the band in the ’90s.
Replacing John Frusciante, Navarro was part of the group for five years before departing in 1998 due to a drug addiction. Speaking out about the song in an 1997 interview, the musician said:
“One of the songs we’ve done is the greatest pop song I’ve ever been a part of … It’s pop in the sense of verse, chorus, verse, chorus, bridge, hook. I really love it and we use a loop of [qawwali singer] Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. It’s really nice. The best way I can describe it is it’s like pepped- up ’60s folk with ’90s ideals, but I would hate to label it as folk because it’s not, it moves.”