Here I have transcribed the introduction of Soul to Squeeze and each section of the tune once. Notice the smooth R & B bass style on the “A” and “B” sections, and the alt rock bass power chords on the “C” section. Use my video demonstration to help you get the feel of this Soul Rock Classic!
According to Wikipedia, “Soul to Squeeze” is a song by the American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers that was originally recorded during the production of their fifth studio album, Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991). Although it was not featured on the record—and compiled as a b-side to “Give It Away” and “Under the Bridge”—”Soul to Squeeze” was later released as a single in 1993 to coincide with its inclusion on the Coneheads film soundtrack, a soundtrack which predominantly contained previously released b-sides from Warner artists, and was eventually re released for the 2003 Greatest Hits album. It can also be found on the band’s Live Rare Remix Box and The Plasma Shaft. The song became an unexpected success when it peaked at number one on the U.S. Modern Rock Tracks, where it remained for 5 non-consecutive weeks making it only the second number one for the band following Give It Away. The single also peaked at number twenty-two on the Hot 100 and number seven on the Mainstream Rock chart. “Soul to Squeeze” remains one of the band’s most popular songs. It made its live debut in 1998 when John Frusciantereturned to the band and has been heavily played on every tour since then.
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