DIRECTED BY: DREW CAROLAN 1989
"Knock Me Down" is a song by the funk rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers from their fourth studio album, Mother's Milk (1989). The track, released August 22, 1989, was the album's second single and depicts a negativity towards the stereotypically egotistic lifestyle of a typical rock-star and was considered to be disavowing of drugs. "Knock Me Down" became the band's second hit, peaking at number six on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks.
In 1988, former guitarist Hillel Slovak died of a heroin overdose. The song serves as a tribute to Slovak; according to Kiedis, "it was a song that described what it was like to be a drug addict, to have that ego and to think you were impenetrable and impervious to the forces of nature and life. But it was also a love song for Hillel."
The video featured actor Alex Winter, and was directed by Drew Carolan, who also directed the video for "Higher Ground."