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Interesting facts and trivia about The Power of Equality. By Songfacts®.

This song is an attack on racism and inequality. It is in the style of the rap band Public Enemy, who are mentioned in the third verse: "I got tapes, I got CDs, I got my Public Enemy."

"The Power Of Equality" is the first track on Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Red Hot Chili Peppers' fifth album, and their first produced by Rick Rubin. Thanks to the hit "Under The Bridge," it easily outsold their first four albums combined and made the group a mainstream act, a shocking development for anyone who remembered seeing them on stage wearing nothing but socks (not on their feet).

Lead singer Anthony Kiedis does the "Hey batter batter... swing!" taunt at the beginning of the song. That's something any kid who played Little League in the '80s knows all about, and Cameron does it in the movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off when they go to a Cubs game. RHCP are big sports fans, but most of their references are to basketball, particularly the Lakers.

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Song Analysis

Key, BPM (tempo) and time signature of The Power of Equality.
4/4Time Signature


The album The Power of Equality is released on.

Released By

The record label that has released The Power of Equality.
Warner Records
© 2006 Warner Records Inc.
℗ 2006 Warner Records Inc.

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