Does anyone really like the Red Hot Chili Peppers?

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I can't take them anymore, not that I ever could.

Chris V. (Chris V), Friday, 11 October 2002 13:15 (seventeen years ago) link

Their first three albums are genius.

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Friday, 11 October 2002 13:16 (seventeen years ago) link

I think the new album is really good too. But I always liked them. It's weird, they were always such snotty little punks, and By The Way is suddenly such a grown-up album. It's good, but it makes me a little sad because I'm all grown-up now too.

teeny (teeny), Friday, 11 October 2002 13:19 (seventeen years ago) link

Like Dan said, the first three albums are great....hell, the fourth (MOTHER'S MILK) is nothing to sneeze at either. After that, I couldn't really be too bothered either way (although I don't think ONE HOT MINUTES was as dire as everyone else says it was....Dave Navarro may be a walking cartoon character, but he's still a great guitarist). I don't think too much of the title track of the new one, but heard some other cuts and was actually pleasantly surprised. Not surprised enough to run out and buy it, but I wouldn't necessarily turn it off.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Friday, 11 October 2002 13:55 (seventeen years ago) link

plenty of people do and did and will say will say they do if pressed

steve k, Friday, 11 October 2002 14:20 (seventeen years ago) link

Liked the first four - but really, shouldn't they quit already?

I cringe when I hear Kiedis's voice on the radio these days.

And every time I'm in a guitar store, some 15 year old is playing "Under the Bridge"

dave225 (Dave225), Friday, 11 October 2002 14:23 (seventeen years ago) link

"And every time I'm in a guitar store, some 15 year old is playing 'Under the Bridge'"


Ewww. That is unfortunate.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Friday, 11 October 2002 14:24 (seventeen years ago) link

This question needed to be asked. I really don't like this band & it's hard for me to understand how someone could connect w/ this music emotionally or viscerally.

Mark (MarkR), Friday, 11 October 2002 14:29 (seventeen years ago) link

Like people have said, the first few records were good at the time, most of which seem like 80s curios to me now -- though along the lines of the dreaded "influence/mark s-approved sub" gauge, their old sound was a big player for a lot of (terrible) bands today.

dleone (dleone), Friday, 11 October 2002 14:34 (seventeen years ago) link

words can't begin to describe how much i hate them...

robin (robin), Friday, 11 October 2002 14:35 (seventeen years ago) link

I like 'em. For the type of band they are they're kind of a class act (socks-on-cocks notwithstanding). I heard their new single on MTV last night and thought it was pretty good -- Frusciante's playing actually sounded a little Verlaine-ish.

Jody Beth Rosen, Friday, 11 October 2002 14:36 (seventeen years ago) link

Kind of the 90s Eagles, aren't/weren't they? Them and the Beastie Boys. Party animals with a conscience! Yecchhh

dave q, Friday, 11 October 2002 14:40 (seventeen years ago) link

here's something i dont understand: hating a band like RHCP

why? well in my past i'd say i'd hate bands cos of their image and possible pretentiousness, laziness, delusion of how relevant they are, egos etc. but i cant think of a particular band now that have a strong dynamic and lots of energy (both on stage and on record) and have been known to write fine tunes over the years that i could actually HATE...i'm not really interested in the CHili Peppers anymore but ten years ago i liked them just as much as i liked Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Faith No More etc. which makes me sound like a casual/token rock fan which i probably was but still

i just wonder what really makes you HATE a band like them, i've said i hate Coldplay before but i dont really, just hate the hype around them cos i feel they're mediocre at best but whatever...

either way the Chilis are definitely past their best and should stop i guess

blueski, Friday, 11 October 2002 14:44 (seventeen years ago) link

i'm starting to realize all saints' cover of undah the bridge is really CLASSIQUE.

nathalie (nathalie), Friday, 11 October 2002 14:47 (seventeen years ago) link

The guy can't sing, is all, and doesn't emote enough to get anything across in the absence of singing. I don't care what the band's doing if the thrust of the songs are the vocals and they're so woefully ineffective. He's made a career of his hair. I hate them so much I can't begin to explain it further. Zero style.

matt riedl (veal), Friday, 11 October 2002 14:50 (seventeen years ago) link

he cant sing but he does! you might as well say axl rose or jack white cant sing...maybe they DO somehow possess more of an emotive spark in their voices i dunno..if nothing else i;ve found Kiedis amusing at times, often intentionally, often not (a lot of the lyrics on 'californication' are naff i think)

i dont think the thrust of the songs are the vocals tho, thought that was flea and navarro's wanky riffs

blueski, Friday, 11 October 2002 14:58 (seventeen years ago) link

"can't sing but he does" wouldn't be a problem if he just stuck to barking/yelping like he did in the early days but then he tried to get legit and he really lost me. there was nothing i hated more as a teenager than keidis running in slow motion in the video for "under the bridge" SHUT UP SHUT UP what happened to the party plan?? ahhhh this was what older kids did to "get chicks".... well i didn't want any part of it

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Friday, 11 October 2002 15:06 (seventeen years ago) link

I liked them when I was a teenager, they were a fun live party band. The first 3 albums were good at the time but funky rock has no appeal for me today. They went down with Mother's Milk. The next one was awful, boring, bloated, too long, etc. Of course it made them huge stars. Haven't heard anything since, I have a friend who says their new one is good, but i have to assume he's mistaken.

g (graysonlane), Friday, 11 October 2002 15:16 (seventeen years ago) link

I don't wanna ever feel like I did that day.....

Chris V. (Chris V), Friday, 11 October 2002 15:19 (seventeen years ago) link

I don't ever wanna feel like I did that day.....

Chris V. (Chris V), Friday, 11 October 2002 15:20 (seventeen years ago) link

"Under The Bridge" is a great song and _Mother's Milk_ is overrated.

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Friday, 11 October 2002 15:33 (seventeen years ago) link

Freaky Styley and Uplift Mofo....were incredible albums at the time. If I didn't hear a lick of RHCP till Mother's Milk, I'd probably hate them too. And I do hate them for everything they've put out Mothers Milk going forward.

Brian W, Friday, 11 October 2002 16:02 (seventeen years ago) link

also: sex appeal. They made sexy thrash! Kiedis and the rest were very cute to early teen me and the way Anthony sang about sex made me think maybe this is something I would like (not always the case for a young girl when men are singing about sex).

teeny (teeny), Friday, 11 October 2002 16:08 (seventeen years ago) link

They are fucking shit. So terrible, I hate the way over in Ireland they're a symbol of a type of Americanism which probably doesn't even exist, tattoos and fucking extreme sports and obviously dancing around in underwear. Also for their fans saying Flea is the best bassist in the world, I DON'T CARE!

Ronan (Ronan), Friday, 11 October 2002 16:34 (seventeen years ago) link

James Surowiecki (sic, probably) had a good thing in Slate a couple of weeks back about how he loves the new album and raving about John Frusciante (lot of technical musico speak too, to be expected from The New Yorkers' house economist I guess) and how he can only listen to the first ten to thirty seconds of each song because after that you have to listen to Anthony Kiedis sing. Dave Q's comment regarding Chili Peppers = Eagles seems especially deadon, they're everything that makes me suspect I'd hate L.A.

"tattoos and fucking extreme sports and obviously dancing around in underwear" - this America most definitely does exist (turn on ESPN2 next time you're stateside).

James Blount (James Blount), Friday, 11 October 2002 16:39 (seventeen years ago) link

Flea is the best bassist in the world...

insectifly (insectifly), Friday, 11 October 2002 16:42 (seventeen years ago) link

...is one of the funnier 'truths of the nineties'.

James Blount (James Blount), Friday, 11 October 2002 16:45 (seventeen years ago) link

RHCP as banner boys for X-Treme America - oh, that's some funny stuff, especially since they're dropping ornate instrumentation & three-part harmonies all over their newest album. CS&N fandom is XTREME! (I think that lifestyle Ronan & James describe / dispute exists nowadays only in shitty Coors beer commercials - that is, the commercials w/out the Andrew WK songs.)

_By The Way_ is damn good, by the way. (Oh, ha.)

David R. (popshots75`), Friday, 11 October 2002 16:47 (seventeen years ago) link

You know how in surfing movies there's the grizzled old (ie. 30) surfer who looks kinda like Gary Busey with a touch of Montgomery Clift that the surfer kids look to as the elder/shamen of their tribe*? That's the role the Chili Peppers (and perhaps the guys in the Mountain Dew commercials) play in X-Treme America. Three-part harmonies = emotional maturation = one day I'll be nicer to my girlfriend.

* this may not be true

James Blount (James Blount), Friday, 11 October 2002 16:55 (seventeen years ago) link

Three-part harmonies = emotional maturation

Mr. Blount clearly hasn't had the pleasure of listening to Phish.

David R. (popshots75`), Friday, 11 October 2002 16:59 (seventeen years ago) link

BUT their cameo in The Simpsons is probably the best of any band

and if you dont think stuff like that is important then you can fuck right off

blueski, Friday, 11 October 2002 17:50 (seventeen years ago) link

"everyone can enjoy that"

dleone (dleone), Friday, 11 October 2002 18:00 (seventeen years ago) link

"what I'd like is I'd like to hug and kiss you"

dleone (dleone), Friday, 11 October 2002 18:00 (seventeen years ago) link

flea is great in back to the future two and the big lebowski!!

s trife (simon_tr), Friday, 11 October 2002 18:20 (seventeen years ago) link

No singer has benefited more from auto-tune technology than Mr. Keidis.

RHCP write good singles though, "Road Trippin'" especially.

Yancey (ystrickler), Friday, 11 October 2002 18:32 (seventeen years ago) link

Best Flea moive = Dudes. Best Anthony Movie = Point Break.

bnw (bnw), Friday, 11 October 2002 18:55 (seventeen years ago) link

Trivia time: RHCP's cover of "Subterranean Homesick Blues" is playing on the boombox near the begining of the 1988 Sam Elliot/Paul Weller film Shakedown. A white guy approaches Richard Brooks (later of Law and Order) and complains, "I hate rap!"

Bonus: Movie climaxes with Elliot deliberately crashing a jet, just barely missing the Twin Towers.

Pete Scholtes, Friday, 11 October 2002 20:10 (seventeen years ago) link

"Does anyone really like the Red Hot Chili Peppers?"

A lot of people, seemingly. Not me, mind. Flea maybe a technically great musician, but his plinking-plonking-twanging bass sound is one of my least favourite sounds, not even just in the musical field. It's worse than the sound of belching. Ugh. "Californication" was in my top 5 least favourite albums of all time, it's an absolute dog of an album.

weasel diesel (K1l14n), Friday, 11 October 2002 20:23 (seventeen years ago) link

Wrong. Best Flea movie = Penelope Spheeris' "Suburbia."

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Friday, 11 October 2002 20:23 (seventeen years ago) link

'bloodsugarsexmagik' actually meant something to me at the time, even if it is just a watered-down version of a lot of other things done better by other people. "Give It Away" is a good single. also the dirty bits in the other songs were much-valued contraband to a twelve-year-old. and they do have their moments in their post-MothMilk stuff - "Soul To Squeeze" is their best non-album track, and "Warped" and "Scar Tissue" are also worth it. i would buy a singles comp from their later years, but that's all.

Dave M. (rotten03), Friday, 11 October 2002 20:26 (seventeen years ago) link

how can you like Jane's Addiction and not like RHCP even a little bit?

Dave M. (rotten03), Friday, 11 October 2002 20:27 (seventeen years ago) link

Avoiding your point, but: I hate Jane's Addiction completely and like RHCP a little bit.

Yancey (ystrickler), Friday, 11 October 2002 20:31 (seventeen years ago) link

I like "True Men Don't Kill Coyotes" but that's about it. Jane's Addiction (their direct L.A. peers) were light years better. Although the Chili Peppers are far better (i.e. less irritating) than any of the nu-metal stuff

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Friday, 11 October 2002 20:51 (seventeen years ago) link

Fishbone stalled but I would mention them, too. And everybody knows about the Minutemen, RHCP models. "Under the Bridge" is Flea's Watt immitation set to Journey.

Pete Scholtes, Friday, 11 October 2002 23:55 (seventeen years ago) link

Every once in a while they do something that doesn't make me want to immediately vomit, and that one video - think the song's called 'Otherside' is really a great video. My primary problem with them is that they seem like such half-baked assholes. Which is, you know, FINE. If only if their collective personalities were easily separable from the music. Instead, virtually everything they do reeks of it.

Kim (Kim), Saturday, 12 October 2002 00:20 (seventeen years ago) link

Jane's Addiction (their direct L.A. peers) were light years better

maybe, but i would argue that the self-indulgent/dull/irritating moments in JA are at least as bad as anything RHCP did. i think the fact that JA broke up before most of their fans outgrew their stuff is their critical shining armor.

Dave M. (rotten03), Saturday, 12 October 2002 00:37 (seventeen years ago) link

I really don;t like when the RHCP try to be serious. Some of their funk-ish tracks are better.

Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Saturday, 12 October 2002 00:58 (seventeen years ago) link

The solo in "Scar Tissue" reminds me of the solo in "Torn".

James Blount (James Blount), Saturday, 12 October 2002 05:23 (seventeen years ago) link

They're the new generation's Rolling Stones...i.e. decrepit, washed-up, greedy, ruthless, millionaire drug addicts still hawking themselves as beacons of youth rebellion. Though at least Mick didn't need to have his vocals recorded one word at a time and painstakingly pieced together in the studio over months as Anthony does.

G. Turkington, Wednesday, 16 October 2002 22:31 (seventeen years ago) link

If that really is Mr. Turkington, welcome. Neil Hamburger's entries in the premiere issue of Arthur make me smile.

the 1988 Sam Elliot/Paul Weller film

I would pay money to see Sam Elliot kill Paul Weller on film. Or at least abuse him.

As for the question at hand...I'll grant 'em "Give It Away" and Frusciante really is a fantastic musician on his own. But that's it.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 16 October 2002 23:46 (seventeen years ago) link

Maybe I should try By The Way again, my recollection of trying to listen to it at the time was an overwhelming "this is no longer a band I like or want to listen to" reaction

totally unnecessary bewbz of exploitation (DJP), Thursday, 9 January 2020 18:15 (eight months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeMXdaId60U

imo how you feel about this song will determine if you're going to get anything out of the album

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 January 2020 18:18 (eight months ago) link

I was really enjoying this until Kiedis started singing

totally unnecessary bewbz of exploitation (DJP), Thursday, 9 January 2020 18:30 (eight months ago) link

lol

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 January 2020 18:34 (eight months ago) link

I bet that Chad Smith is one of those drummers who grew up playing pots and pans and trash can lids until he could get his own set, but when he got his own set he made sure they sounded like pots and pans and trash can lids.

(On an ad hominem level, he makes me think of Elliott Smith, who was born Steve Smith but reportedly thought it sounded like such a jock name he changed it to Elliott. Chad Smith seems like someone who was born Elliott Smith and changed it to Chad.)

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 9 January 2020 18:38 (eight months ago) link

oh my god the ataxia records are so good. like i already knew this but they are SO GOOD

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 January 2020 21:24 (eight months ago) link

“If they dig it (or) don’t dig it, that’s OK. I’m not going to get my feelings hurt if a Basquiat aficionado doesn’t like my work.”

From that Chad Smith art exhibit article linked up thread. I can totally see Chad Smith saying this.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 9 January 2020 21:32 (eight months ago) link

“Dosed” is so good ... and better lyrics too

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Thursday, 9 January 2020 22:32 (eight months ago) link

Never really was a RHCP fan, but this interview was really touching and interesting:

https://brokenrecordpodcast.com/episode-10-flea-acid-for-the-children

DJI, Thursday, 9 January 2020 23:07 (eight months ago) link

I didn't even know about those Ataxia records, giving them a listen now, yeah, those are amazing

akm, Friday, 10 January 2020 04:08 (eight months ago) link

Gave Dosed and Minor Thing a try but I’m with DJP: It’s all good except for Kiedis. I just can’t get into his lyrical and vocal style. I can stand one or two RHCP songs in a row but that’s it. And the older I get the harder it is for me to enjoy it.

I like the rest of the band though. Frusciante is like a wizard on the guitar. Even with the lo-fi production and not-so-good singing I’d rather listen to any Frusciante solo album over a RHCP full album.

I’m not that well versed on side projects of his. Does he have some album or songs with a vocalist other than Kiedis or himself?

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 10 January 2020 06:30 (eight months ago) link

Those two Ataxia albums have vocals by all three members (Frisciante/Lally/Klinghoffer)

StanM, Friday, 10 January 2020 06:38 (eight months ago) link

I heard an RHCP cover of "I Want You Back" once and it sounded good until Kiedis came in so off key I was convinced he was in another location from the rest of the band

papa stank (Neanderthal), Friday, 10 January 2020 08:04 (eight months ago) link

Listening to Dosed, I kinda feel the same ways as previous posters. It sounds good, until Kiedis steps in. His singing is not bad per se, but it just sounds so phoney and put on. I dunno, I suspect I would be OK with it if I had no idea who these guys were.

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Friday, 10 January 2020 08:55 (eight months ago) link

xp: looooooool this is so shit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2VJp0WXD-I

☮️ (peace, man), Friday, 10 January 2020 12:32 (eight months ago) link

hahahahahahahahaha

I really do like a lot of RHCP stuff but they've never bettered the first three albums, largely because they didn't try to make Kiedis sing as much back then

totally unnecessary bewbz of exploitation (DJP), Friday, 10 January 2020 14:15 (eight months ago) link

I actively like keidis on “dosed”

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Friday, 10 January 2020 14:25 (eight months ago) link

A great melody and lyric can sell a goofball persona

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Friday, 10 January 2020 14:25 (eight months ago) link

He sounds a little like he's trying to imitate Balki's accent to me

totally unnecessary bewbz of exploitation (DJP), Friday, 10 January 2020 14:27 (eight months ago) link

I'm listening to the first album again and man this is just superlative and exactly what I want them to be

totally unnecessary bewbz of exploitation (DJP), Friday, 10 January 2020 14:27 (eight months ago) link

i think kiedis and frusciante sound beautiful in counterpoint but i'm not gonna argue with someone who knows from singing

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 10 January 2020 14:31 (eight months ago) link

It's all subjective

that said, do not want

totally unnecessary bewbz of exploitation (DJP), Friday, 10 January 2020 14:50 (eight months ago) link

He sounds a little like he's trying to imitate Balki's accent to me

― totally unnecessary bewbz of exploitation (DJP), Friday, January 10, 2020 9:27 AM bookmarkflaglink

Lol

papa stank (Neanderthal), Friday, 10 January 2020 15:38 (eight months ago) link

So Frusciante is back in, huh? It's funny, I don't care about RHCP nor have I ever especially enjoyed his music, but I do find him to be a very interesting figure.

Other related trivia I just learned on wikipedia:
-That Klinghoffer guy who had been playing guitar in RHCP used to play drums in Warpaint, who have been a band for 15 years
-Dave Krusen (who played drums on Pearl Jam 'Ten', but has been kind of forgotten) is now the drummer for Candlebox

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 10 January 2020 15:53 (eight months ago) link

Xpost As a funk vocalist he had good staccato charisma. Making the dude actually sing was the end for me

papa stank (Neanderthal), Friday, 10 January 2020 15:53 (eight months ago) link

Ok, did Calif yesterday, now onto By the Way…I guess it sounds OK, three songs in…

I have never heard this "universally Speaking" song, which was a single? The only songs I remember hearing from this in 2002 was the title cut and "Can't Stop" which I despise…I wonder if I'm going to have the stomach to go through all of Stadium…

I was a big Q reader from '89 to '03, and that mag rode hard for RHCP. For the feature pegged to this record, Frusciante was quoted something along the lines of "this album comes out at a time of high anxiety; nothing has been the same since those planes hit the Empire State Building."

veronica moser, Friday, 10 January 2020 16:12 (eight months ago) link

apparently for this album, Frusciante was really into the Durrutti Column, but by the time of Stadium, he was all about EVH…does that sound right to you, Brad?

veronica moser, Friday, 10 January 2020 16:15 (eight months ago) link

i don't know for sure but that sounds like him

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 10 January 2020 16:16 (eight months ago) link

“Venice Queen” is also an awesome song

I agree w brad’s criticism of keidis occasionally goofy word choice but I don’t actually have a problem w his persona or singing or any of the other stuff really

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Friday, 10 January 2020 18:37 (eight months ago) link

I like the orchestral accompaniment on "Midnight" (a first for the band, right?) and what sounds like a modular synth of some sort ping-ponging around in "Throw away TV"…

veronica moser, Friday, 10 January 2020 20:40 (eight months ago) link

"That Klinghoffer guy who had been playing guitar in RHCP used to play drums in Warpaint," holy crap I didn't realize that.

akm, Friday, 10 January 2020 20:43 (eight months ago) link

I gotta hand it to you, brad: this thing does indeed pick up towards the end (this is the tale end of the often ill-advised Metallica/RHCP "we are going to cram 80 mins of music into this CD) , and makes something worthwhile out of the "we are going to sound solemn and chastened" thing that I disliked about them in 1999… "A Minor Thing" is really quite remarkable…I can't quite believe that I'm impressed with this record, yet this absolutely is because its JF's thing…

veronica moser, Friday, 10 January 2020 21:39 (eight months ago) link

"this is the tale end of the often ill-advised Metallica/RHCP "we are going to cram 80 mins of music into this CD" era

veronica moser, Friday, 10 January 2020 21:40 (eight months ago) link

I really like “soul to squeeze”. Might be my favorite song by them in retrospective and it’s sort of a template of the RHCP sound. Would be the song I recommend to hear to a newcomer. Also Kiedis is good in it, he’s oddly relaxed instead of annoyingly spastic.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Saturday, 11 January 2020 04:09 (eight months ago) link

It's a pretty good barometer for this band that the singer is relaxed instead of annoyingly spastic on the song where he says "Doo doo doo doo ding le zing a dong bone ba-di ba-da ba-zumba crunga cong gone bad".

cwkiii, Sunday, 12 January 2020 02:21 (eight months ago) link

hahaha yeah I guess he can't avoid it but still, he keeps it down to a bare minimum. That's why I think it's some sort of RHCP sound template, it has them both on ballad mode (that bass is the highlight) and doing that spastic thing but only for a brief moment, it ends before it gets too annoying.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Sunday, 12 January 2020 18:11 (eight months ago) link

If he'd take a sudafed now and then

papa stank (Neanderthal), Sunday, 12 January 2020 20:16 (eight months ago) link

RHCP are outsider music

💠 (crüt), Monday, 13 January 2020 02:57 (eight months ago) link

i will begrudgingly admit to loving by the way across the board. it's very much a frusciante record. the overall tunefulness it possesses and the harmonics on some of the tracks (mostly thinking of 'tear' here) are really just beautiful. very consonant music. never did hear those extra tracks from the sessions, but would very much like to.

also this:

what sounds like a modular synth of some sort ping-ponging around in "Throw away TV"…
― veronica moser, Friday, January 10, 2020 12:40 PM

is actually a guitar pedal! it's called the seek wah and it's made by sonic mad scientist zachary vex! very cool stuff.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Monday, 13 January 2020 23:12 (eight months ago) link

also, for anyone interested in a good, quick shot of super legit solo frusciante, check out the ian mackaye-produced (no, honestly) dc ep.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Monday, 13 January 2020 23:15 (eight months ago) link

In the Red Hot Chili Peppers song Funky Monks, there's a line "Can I get a little lovin' from you?/Can I get a little bit of that done did do?" Later on the record, in the song Naked in the Rain, Kiedis sings "Doctor Dolittle, what's your secret?" But for the longest time I thought the lyric was "Done did do, baby what's your secret?" Like it was a callback to the earlier nonsense.

☮️ (peace, man), Thursday, 16 January 2020 12:45 (eight months ago) link

Having just heard Walk This Way on the radio, I maintain that Aerosmith sets the Chili Peppers template. Not just a song like Last Child, which is totally proto Chili Peppers, but in other regards, too. You've got a gibberish jive spouting lead singer, you've got a singer and guitarist who struggled with heroin, the bassist is probably the most talented member ... Against all odds you've also got popular peaks in the 90s. They should tour together.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 20 January 2020 19:36 (eight months ago) link

Does anyone in RHCP have their own signature hot sauce though?

chr1sb3singer, Monday, 20 January 2020 19:41 (eight months ago) link

Probably.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 20 January 2020 19:46 (eight months ago) link

Just put them on when you are cooking and everything will come out funky.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 20 January 2020 19:48 (eight months ago) link

Chad Smith seems like the most likely to have a hot sauce because he played in Chickenfoot with Michael Anthony (who has a line of hot sauces) and Sammy Hagar (who has tequilas).

☮️ (peace, man), Tuesday, 21 January 2020 13:17 (eight months ago) link

a band named the Red Hot Chili Peppers probably has a hot sauce

Rhoda from Steubenville (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 21 January 2020 13:19 (eight months ago) link

Their streaming stats are insane, they’re over the stones and Zep but below the Beatles

calstars, Tuesday, 21 January 2020 14:38 (eight months ago) link

Sammy Hagar (who has tequilas)

...and is a full-blown restaurateur.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 21 January 2020 16:25 (eight months ago) link

I Can't Chive 55

Rhoda from Steubenville (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 21 January 2020 16:26 (eight months ago) link


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