There is something that is very important about the physical existence. The pagan connection to the earth — the celebration of being in this body and all we can do with it. But at the same time, we are physical beings having a spiritual experience. And the combo platter of those two is very much the makeup of what the Chili Peppers do. With any kind of funk music, there is a visceral, guttural celebration going on, where you just wanna hump and dance and jump. But there’s also a sense of the spirit that inspires all that. — Anthony Kiedis, 2002.