Earlier this week an unreleased Peppers track called ‘Circle Of The Noose’ was leaked online.
The track dates back to some scrapped recording sessions from about 20 years ago with guitarist Dave Navarro for the follow-up to One Hot Minute.
The recording sessions were fruitless and didn’t produce a new album. Not long after, Dave’s serious drug addiction lead to him leaving the band (in April 1998).
But -it appears that Navarro himself has always been a fan of the unreleased tune.
In an interview from back in 1997 Navarro said, “One of the songs we’ve done is the greatest pop song I’ve ever been a part of . It’s pop in the sense of verse, chorus, verse, chorus, bridge, hook. I really love it and we use a loop of (qawwali singer) Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. It’s really nice. The best way I can describe it is it’s like pepped- up ’60s folk with ’90s ideals, but I would hate to label it as folk because it’s not, it moves.”
Take a listen.