Tuesday, May 29, 2012

#RandomMusicFact - RHCP's 'Bridge' Located

Now this is what I call a true fan:

Vulture Finds The Bridge From the Red Hot Chili Peppers' 'Under The Bridge'

Mark Haskell Smith from Vulture.com let his curiosity out and decided to locate the bridge that Anthony Keidis supposedly wrote about it in "Under the Bridge."

"In a 1992 Rolling Stone interview with David Fricke, the singer refuses to divulge the location. 'It's downtown ... but it's unimportant. I don't want people looking for it,' he said, perhaps uneager to have a new pop-music landmark emerge from one of his life’s lowest moments. When contacted recently, the band's management refused to comment about the possible location of the bridge. We decided to look for it regardless."

This reminds me of dedicated fans of TV shows who travel to see the houses, neighborhoods and coffee shops featured in their favorite scenes.  Taking apart the song, however, seems like a much more interesting challenge.

Kinda cool - I wonder what other songs that are written about specific locations would be easy or difficult to locate... have you gone on an adventure to check out a place that's based on a favorite song, show or movie?

I found a link to this article on Radio 92.9's Facebook page - thanks, guys!

1 comment:

  1. It's not exactly "rockin'" but I have been in Stockbridge, MA which is where "Alice's Restaurant" is located from the Arlo Guthrie song of the same name.