Flea Explains How He Ended Up Playing In An Alanis Morissette Record

Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea posted a tweet on his Twitter account in which he revealed how he found himself working with Alanis Morissette on her song called ‘You Oughta Know.’

Alanis Morissette’s song ‘You Oughta Know’ belonged to her third studio album ‘Jagged Little Pill,’ and it was released as the album’s lead single. Moreover, the song was the sign of the singer’s shift from bubblegum pop to alternative rock. Receiving positive criticism after the release, the hit song also featured guitarist Dave Navarro and bassist Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Back in early 1995, Dave Navarro and Flea went into the studio to work on the song. They only had the vocals to work from, so they listened to it and jammed until finding something pleasant for them. After the jam sessions and the pair’s contributions, the song became stronger than before.

Recently, Bill Simmons announced on Twitter that his documentary series Music Box has returned with 5 films. Among those films was ‘Jagged,’ a documentary about Alanis Morissette and her album ‘Jagged Little Pill.’ Upon seeing the tweet, one of Simmons’ followers questioned how Flea and Dave Navarro ended up in the song ‘You Oughta Know’ and tagged Flea in the tweet.

Following that, Flea saw this tweet and decided to respond to the question. As a response, he simply said it was because of Jimmy Boyle. Boyle was the one who approached Dave Navarro and Flea in 1995 to recruit them to play on Morissette’s track.

The Twitter user asked that:

“Would’ve loved to have heard how Flea and Dave Navarro ended up on ‘You Oughta Know.’”

Flea responded to the tweet as:

“‘Cause of Jimmy Boyle.

Below, you can check out the tweets and listen to Alanis Morisette’s song ‘You Oughta Know.