Red Hot Chili Peppers
So I’m a RHCP super-fan… And was wondering if you guys had a favorite song.. or even if someone doesn’t like RHCP.. (hard to come by) why don’t you like them? If anyone has some relevant music suggestions, I’m all ears! Thanks guys:)
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Mother’s Milk was a beautiful album. Extra tracks like Brandy and Bunker Hill were always a treat.
They rocked in the 90′s with their alternative direction, but I wish they had kept developing upon their funky roots. That was their specialty.
I’m being honest here, I know they were probably having an off day, but they are the worst band I’ve ever seen on that scale. Incredibly unprofessional.
Can you tell I’m fed up of teenage music threads on our ‘consciousness-expanding’ board?
Find them really overrated. Seen them live and they were sub-par. Although I am a massive John Frusciante fan. Maybe part of the added reason I got over them is that everyone in my high school year was obsessed with them to the point of stupidity. I also found Anthony Kiedis’s book to be pretty self-absorbed and boring. In saying that, they do have some really good/catchy songs.
I remember my first love and I telling each other we were in love for the first time while Save The Population was playing haha. It’s funny how you remember things like that almost 9 years later!
@jordanzito, If music is your passion, stop worshipping and start writing!
This isn’t just about music snobbery for me, it’s about putting these artists on ridiculous pedestals. They’re just goddamn people, and its this hero worship that leads to all egotistical rappers and all the addictions these musicians inevitably get. And more importantly, noone ever brought anything to the world by being the number one fan of anything.
@nickc2007 By no means am I putting on them on a pedestal, or do I feel the need to be the “number one fan” Like I said, it’s about the music they create… and how I feel a special connection to the sound they produce. It’s a personal experience to me. And I do write and play music!:)
@nickc2007, “If music is your passion, stop worshipping and start writing!”
I’m pretty passionate about music too, I’ve got a pretty extensive collection spanning multiple genres, and love the feeling of discovering a song that I can replay 10 times in a row without getting sick of it. And I agree that being a fan is only so much fun….many times I’ve stopped enjoying myself at the concert because I know that it’s only the band that’s experiencing anything, for the audience it’s just another distraction from the daily grind. Point is, I’d LOVE to stop worshipping and start writing…..I’m bored of the worshipping part. But I’m not sure how to begin writing? I’ve struggled with this for a while, and haven’t really experienced much to write about. AND i’m old, AND i’m about to start working which means I’m going to experience a whole lot of nothing. How does one begin writing, especially in this state?
@ojai, ehh, takem or leavem. They are good, I can get into them now and then, but usually only on shuffle nowadays. I also like Road trippin, my friends, pea and breaking the girl. It does not bother me to listen to others but I would enjoy listening to those ones.
@ojai, agree. That song has so many lines that you can own and love.
What I find impressive about RHCP is their ability to craft lyrics in a way that it makes sense as a whole and also individual lines.
…Though I didn’t like I’m with you as much as I did the other records.
I love the Chili peppers…they were my favourie band in high school. I don’t like their stuff so much now though…I miss their old stuff. I’d say their best album was Blood Sugar Sex Majik – my fave songs were probably Blood Sugar Sex Majik, and Could have lied. I Loved the album one hot minute too.
I have too many favourite songs – Can’t Stop, Aeroplane, Breaking the Girl, Hard to concentrate, Soul to Squeeze, Dosed, Don’t forget me (that was amazing in concert), Taste the Pain, and I still can’t go past Under the Bridge…I can’t think of more songs at the moment but there are plenty.