"We did look at Caligari, and we looked at a lot of German Expressionist film. But it was also very important to avoid 'Caligari'. It was both inspiration and something to work around, because it has such a strong, specific style, and there have been other videos that have completely ripped it off." - Jonathan Dayton (video director)
''In the song ''Otherside'' I wrote, “How long, how long will I slide/Separate my side/I don’t, I don’t believe it’s bad.” I don’t believe that drug addiction is inherently bad. It’s a really dark and heavy and destructive experience, but would I trade my experience for that of a normal person? Hell no. It was ugly, and there is nothing I know that hurts as bad, but I wouldn’t trade it for a minute. It’s not about putting down any of these experiences, because now that I’ve had them, and now that I’m almost four years sober, I’m in a position to be of service to hundreds of other suffering people.'' - Anthony Kiedis
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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