A Great Listen.
Collin L | Los Angeles, California | 07/31/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"By The Way (The first single off of their ground-breaking album By The Way) is a fast paced, no-nonsense number that goes through harsh, abrasive times, and calm, sedate moods. The verses are rapped in Kiedis' old, BSSM type of style. When thrusting itself through the chorus, however, one can hear a divulging of harmonic masterpieces of simplicity and excellence. Being a generally "rougher" track, By The Way is somewhat out of place on the album, apart from a few other songs that keep true to their roots in funk and rap.
This single is paired with two delightful songs: "Time" and "Teenager in Love".
"Time" is a slow, exhausted song that can feel stretched. You continuously wait for it to finish, and end up skipping it. It's a beautiful piece, but it drags on far too long.
"Teenager in Love", though, is a defined, faultless ballad that reminds me of a Beach Boys' tune. The Chili Peppers have surely matured into more sophisticated and musically adept musician, and "Teenager in Love" proves this.
All in all, the entire thing is worth listening to.
Worth A Buy
bouncyolive | LA | 01/19/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First let me say that this CD does not have search ad destroy and what is soul. It has Time and Teenager in Love. Time is a really great song, and is also on the Japanese release of By The Way. Teenager in Love is a cover of a song that sounds like the beachboys (not sure)but thatis the style of it."
The single to get if there ever was a single to get...
A. McCarthy | 01/17/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The important thing about this single is the song Search and Destroy. ANYONE who calls themselves a chili peppers fan must listen to the live version of this amazing song by Iggy Pop, one of the best RHCP covers (right up there with Higher Ground) they only get better at preforming and improvising with time. This track could almost be two completely seperate songs because of the 9 minute outro. Yes...NINE MINUTES!!! If you are into Flea, John and Chad jamming without too much of Anthonys vocals (except for the first three minutes where is sings the actual song) then buy this now. You will not be dissappointed I gaurentee it. In addition it also includes Time (the amazon.com tracklising is wrong, and so is the link, if you click on search and destroy you wont hear the actual song) which is a great, funky...almost Discoish song, as well as the beautiful but rocking single...By The Way. A great album track, a funky cool b-side and the best live chili peppers track ever recorded...this is the only single youll ever need."