How the Red Hot Chili Peppers Really Felt About Crazy Town’s ‘Butterfly’
ON-AIR WITH SHELBY: Crazy Town is best known for the 1999 'rap-rock' hit, 'Butterfly,' but a lot of people don't know that the 'rock' part of that song was sampled from the Red Hot Chili Peppers' 'Pretty Little Ditty' (1989).
How did Flea feel about that? I spoke with Seth 'Shifty Shellshock' Binzer from Crazy Town, who gave me the story behind The Gift of Game's chart-topping single, including that guitar riff you hear throughout the song.
Crazy Town is on the road for the 20th anniversary tour for The Gift of Game, and will be at Hodi's Half Note in Fort Collins on Wednesday, May 29. You can get your tickets here, or tune into the 4 O'Clock Hookup on 94.3 THE X for your chance to score a pair from us.
Happy 20th birthday to our lady, our butterfly, sugar, baby.