Red Hot Chili Peppers

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The Boston Public of music. Discuss.

naked as sin (naked as sin), Sunday, 19 January 2003 01:21 (twenty years ago) link

I like 'em and stuff.

maria b (maria b), Sunday, 19 January 2003 01:54 (twenty years ago) link

The Poochie of rock

Michael B, Sunday, 19 January 2003 02:00 (twenty years ago) link

If only they would go back to their planet like Poochie.

Damian (Damian), Sunday, 19 January 2003 10:15 (twenty years ago) link

Antny boy can't sing a lick. No matter how hard they try to broaden themselves as players, it will be to no avail.

bahtology, Sunday, 19 January 2003 14:49 (twenty years ago) link

I'd like to see them naked.

Sean (Sean), Sunday, 19 January 2003 17:52 (twenty years ago) link

All their songs should be sung in falsetto, like the chorus of "Under the Bridge". Then I'd really, honestly love them.

Also--Flea opened a pay-what-you-can music school in Silverlake, he's a god.

Arthur (Arthur), Sunday, 19 January 2003 18:29 (twenty years ago) link

Flea was also on the Ben Stiller Show playing basketball with his daughter. And he is a nihilist. He believes in nothing.

jm (jtm), Sunday, 19 January 2003 18:55 (twenty years ago) link

He can't believe in nothing. That's just...CRAZY.

Nordicskillz (Nordicskillz), Sunday, 19 January 2003 18:59 (twenty years ago) link

Hate them.

Ronan (Ronan), Sunday, 19 January 2003 19:20 (twenty years ago) link

new single sucks profusely

stevem (blueski), Sunday, 19 January 2003 19:24 (twenty years ago) link

Haven't really given them a great deal of thought in some time. Saw them on the FREAKY STYLEY tour back in what..86? And they were amazing and hilarious. But that was a long damn time ago.....Does anyone really pay attention to them?

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Sunday, 19 January 2003 19:41 (twenty years ago) link

Just the people that don't post to this board, and me.... sometimes.

maria b (maria b), Sunday, 19 January 2003 22:31 (twenty years ago) link


when i was in high school and skated and I thought they were *cool* (they certainly didn't chart back then) I liked them... but come on... i think its over.

Savin All My Love 4 u (Savin 4ll my (heart) 4u), Sunday, 19 January 2003 23:05 (twenty years ago) link

Why is no one answering this thread?

naked as sin (naked as sin), Sunday, 19 January 2003 23:08 (twenty years ago) link

Fuck if I know about Boston Public. Never cared much more for them but after noting the growing melodicism of their singles, I picked up By The Way on a whim. Both the album and most songs are overlong, but its incredibly pretty. Also, if you can't write good lyrics, you might as well write silly fun lyrics like "Kissin' and a moo-check." I mean, it worked for Love, right? I'd even be willing to say their new stuff is to Love like Interpol is to Echo & The Bunnymen.

Wonderful greatest hits album in the making from their Warner Bros. material. And at least on By The Way, the album tracks are good enough to please people who like their sound.

My apologies to the fans of the earlier stuff, but I like the increased purtyness of it all.

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Sunday, 19 January 2003 23:20 (twenty years ago) link

hmmm...i've resisted the temptation to use this thread to bash the red hot chilli peppers long enough. i would just like to say:

fuck off red hot chilli peppers

weasel diesel (K1l14n), Sunday, 19 January 2003 23:25 (twenty years ago) link

blander and blander and blander and blander and blander and blander and blander and blander and blander and blander and blander . . . .

Sock-knob bollocks in the first place.

Lynskey (Lynskey), Monday, 20 January 2003 00:13 (twenty years ago) link

as dan perry has said: first three albums are classic. blood sugar sex majik and mothers milk has some great moments. the rest is blah.

chaki (chaki), Monday, 20 January 2003 00:35 (twenty years ago) link

bahtology is OTM. They are pluperfect awful. Their new CD ran me out of a record store not long ago.

Amateurist (amateurist), Monday, 20 January 2003 01:52 (twenty years ago) link

Not a huge fan but I own the "important" albums (Blood Sugar, Mother's Milk) I also like a couple tunes on the new one. They don't suck live. Not spectacular, but not worthy of outright contmept.

Julien S. (Julien Sandiford), Monday, 20 January 2003 07:05 (twenty years ago) link

"Under the Bridge" isn't bad.

sundar subramanian (sundar), Monday, 20 January 2003 07:11 (twenty years ago) link

Hillel years...fantabulous. Pre-tweaked-solo-album-era Frusciante years...stunning. Shit like "Breaking the Girl" & "Mellowship in B Minor"...excellent.

One Hot Minute -> present-day rejoined-with-Frusciante stuff, not quite enjoyable, but not quite Fred Durst/Courtney Love levels of a hearty "meh" from me.

nickalicious (nickalicious), Monday, 20 January 2003 15:41 (twenty years ago) link

It was largely due to hearing the Red Hot Chili Peppers that I stayed away from funk music for three or four years. The sound of their music reminds me of the smell of the changeroom after junior high gym class.

tom (alternate), Monday, 20 January 2003 15:49 (twenty years ago) link

I like almost anything these days but there's still a tarry vile residue of bands who not only do I still really really hate but I can't even find the words to talk about, I just splutter. This is one of them. I will say that - sorry Anthony - I find their music catastrophically ugly.

Tom (Groke), Monday, 20 January 2003 15:50 (twenty years ago) link

Tom speaks with the wisdom of the years.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 20 January 2003 15:51 (twenty years ago) link

I keep forgetting how much I love "Breaking The Girl". It's probably my favorite song on _Blood Sugar Sex Magic_; like Jane's Addiction meets, um, the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Monday, 20 January 2003 15:51 (twenty years ago) link

I like all the oohs and ahhs on this new one. Liked 'em in the beginning and never got over it.

teeny (teeny), Monday, 20 January 2003 16:16 (twenty years ago) link

If Tom speaks with the wisdom of the years, then I wanna die before I get old! And fly away on my zephyr! With Dani the girl singing songs to me beneath the marquee, overload!

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Monday, 20 January 2003 22:49 (twenty years ago) link

It wasn't the ugliest thing I heard this weekend though. That would be the La's.

Tom (Groke), Monday, 20 January 2003 22:49 (twenty years ago) link

thirteen years pass...

*shameful admission*

i kinda like the new single

rockpalast '82 (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 6 May 2016 14:19 (six years ago) link

lol i've been flirting with the idea of listening to it all morning.

(•̪●) (carne asada), Friday, 6 May 2016 14:21 (six years ago) link

it's kinda...good? like the "pensive" type single (as opposed to the "give it away" clone type single) "by the way" and "scar tissue" mode, but it's got a few more almost pop touches to the production...i dunno it's aight

rockpalast '82 (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 6 May 2016 14:26 (six years ago) link

i like it ok too! menacing piano line

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Friday, 6 May 2016 15:44 (six years ago) link

Rumor has it they're breaking up. Note: this is where that rumor begins.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 6 May 2016 15:51 (six years ago) link

Listening to RHCP without Frusciante (or Slovak) is like drinking decaff. It's like, what's the point!?

(Although I'll concede there's some good moments on One Hot Minute)

Ha, I'm enjoying this too.

Hi! I'm twice-coloured! (Sund4r), Monday, 9 May 2016 01:50 (six years ago) link

It's a good tune. Don't think I'll be that interested in the whole album, but that's a nice song.

Austin, Monday, 9 May 2016 02:32 (six years ago) link


flappy bird, Monday, 16 May 2016 03:27 (six years ago) link

Supposedly intestinal flu requiring hospitalization... but he went out to sushi last night with Flea?

Sounds... fishy.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 18 May 2016 14:56 (six years ago) link

Unsurprisingly, internets suspects relapse.

suffeeciant attreebution (aldo), Thursday, 19 May 2016 08:40 (six years ago) link

Maybe he just got a bowl of miso.

how's life, Thursday, 19 May 2016 11:29 (six years ago) link

i kinda feel bad that people instantly go to "relapse" just because a 50-year-old man had to call out of work sick one day. i mean, it's possible, but unless there are other things going on that make people suspect that, i wouldn't even bring it up.

a goon shaped tool (some dude), Thursday, 19 May 2016 12:13 (six years ago) link

two weeks pass...

their show at Rock Am Ring (yesterday, after the storm) will be archived here soon:

StanM, Sunday, 5 June 2016 15:15 (six years ago) link

They should archive it in a time capsule, bury it, then dig it up in 100 years and see how it sounds.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 5 June 2016 15:53 (six years ago) link

two months pass...

Listening to Californication right now and, aside from marvelling at how such a huge-selling and popular record sounds like COMPLETE FUCKING SHIT, 'Otherside' came on and I was suddenly like "huh, they've ripped off 'Time Waits For No One' by The Rolling Stones" ... I've never noticed it before!

the hair - it's lost its energy (Turrican), Wednesday, 31 August 2016 21:00 (six years ago) link

three years pass...

The band knows how to carefully pen an R.I.P. tribute without actually saying anything nice:

Get your filthy hands off my asp (morrisp), Saturday, 22 August 2020 16:30 (two years ago) link

Ice Cold Chili Peppers, more like

the burrito that defined a generation, Saturday, 22 August 2020 17:08 (two years ago) link

The Poochie of rock

― Michael B


sleeve, Saturday, 22 August 2020 17:14 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

Has anyone heard of Addie Brik? She released an EP in 1984 that was produced by Hillel Slovak. This song features Slovak, Jack Irons, and Flea. Not quite like a female-fronted RHCP, but an interesting work. Some serious cultural appropriation going on in this video

beamish13, Wednesday, 7 October 2020 14:22 (two years ago) link

two years pass...

Haters of if you have to ask just weren’t there in 92

calstars, Saturday, 18 March 2023 01:46 (one week ago) link

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