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(I Heart Radio)   Red Hot Chili Peppers are "almost done" (yeaaaaah) recording their new album (noooooo). Frusciante is back and new songs will sound like RHCP (yeaaaaah), but it's different and new and about California (noooooo)   (kzok.iheart.com) divider line
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2021-10-14 12:51:51 PM  
Aren't all RHCP songs about California?
 
2021-10-14 12:57:30 PM  
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2021-10-14 1:13:49 PM  

HedlessChickn: Aren't all RHCP songs about California?



All good songs are about California.
 
2021-10-14 1:18:54 PM  
I'm so tired of songs, shows and movies set in California and/or about Hollywood. There's nothing worse than watching an actor play a character who is a struggling actor... oh wait yes, watching an actor play a character who is a famous actor, that is worse
 
2021-10-14 1:23:36 PM  

HedlessChickn: Aren't all RHCP songs about California?


Or heroin
 
2021-10-14 1:24:27 PM  
They're tied with Rush for "Bands that I could really get into if only the singer would shut the Kentucky-Fried-Fark up."

/SHAMMALAMMA DING DONNA SHIMMALIMMA HOOSEGOW!!
//My tendencyyyyy is HOOMA LOOMA DING DONG KAMALAMMA DISCO!!!
///Kalifowwwwnya
 
2021-10-14 1:28:08 PM  
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2021-10-14 1:29:14 PM  

Marcos P: HedlessChickn: Aren't all RHCP songs about California?

Or heroin


Sometimes they're about doing heroin in California.
 
2021-10-14 1:34:55 PM  

xalres: They're tied with Rush for "Bands that I could really get into if only the singer would shut the Kentucky-Fried-Fark up."

/SHAMMALAMMA DING DONNA SHIMMALIMMA HOOSEGOW!!
//My tendencyyyyy is HOOMA LOOMA DING DONG KAMALAMMA DISCO!!!
///Kalifowwwwnya


Yeah, Frusciante and Flea belong near the top of the list of rock musicians, Kiedis belongs in some one-hit wonder band.
 
2021-10-14 1:38:08 PM  
There is undeniable talent in that group but I've always assumed Kiedis watered and dumbed them down with his songwriting, and the rest of the group were content to just go for the ride. I think every side project Flea or John Frusciante has contributed to over the years (I think both actually played parts on The Mars Volta debut album, for instance) does a better job showcasing the range of their abilities then the entire RHCP catalog which is pretty farking massive.
 
2021-10-14 1:39:44 PM  
browntimmy:

Yeah, Frusciante and Flea belong near the top of the list of rock musicians, Kiedis belongs in some one-hit wonder band.

Or if I just waited like two more minutes I could'veseen this post, "smarted" it, and not wasted the words I typed that said the same thing but way more rambly
 
2021-10-14 1:40:45 PM  

Treezie03: I'm so tired of songs, shows and movies set in California and/or about Hollywood. There's nothing worse than watching an actor play a character who is a struggling actor... oh wait yes, watching an actor play a character who is a famous actor, that is worse


I get your point, but it's like complaining that country singers always sing about the South.
 
2021-10-14 1:44:41 PM  

Killer Cars: browntimmy:

Yeah, Frusciante and Flea belong near the top of the list of rock musicians, Kiedis belongs in some one-hit wonder band.

Or if I just waited like two more minutes I could'veseen this post, "smarted" it, and not wasted the words I typed that said the same thing but way more rambly


Nah. You're good. I had no idea about their The Mars Volta contributions.
 
2021-10-14 1:48:36 PM  
Instead of Tom Petty, this time they totally ripped off ELO.
 
2021-10-14 1:51:32 PM  
I'll never understand why rock bands get a pass on the whole #metoo and #timesup stuff. The lead singer openly admits banging a 14yo when he was in his 20's and even wrote a song about it. Multiple accusations of harassments, lots of stories of them just being creeps and flat out mean and nasty. Nobody cares. They still have a legion of fans. They are like all the creepy parts of Ted Nugent but without the gun fetish.
 
2021-10-14 2:00:41 PM  

vilesithknight: I'll never understand why rock bands get a pass on the whole #metoo and #timesup stuff. The lead singer openly admits banging a 14yo when he was in his 20's and even wrote a song about it. Multiple accusations of harassments, lots of stories of them just being creeps and flat out mean and nasty. Nobody cares. They still have a legion of fans. They are like all the creepy parts of Ted Nugent but without the gun fetish.


Hey hip-hop records outsell RHCPs by millions.   No one cares, they just want to hear music.
 
2021-10-14 2:03:14 PM  

xalres: They're tied with Rush for "Bands that I could really get into if only the singer would shut the Kentucky-Fried-Fark up."

/SHAMMALAMMA DING DONNA SHIMMALIMMA HOOSEGOW!!
//My tendencyyyyy is HOOMA LOOMA DING DONG KAMALAMMA DISCO!!!
///Kalifowwwwnya


I have the same reaction to Weezer lyrics. Fun songs with killer hooks and then a dude in his forties starts whining in babytalk about his mom accidentally bleaching his Stryper shirt, or what-not.
 
2021-10-14 2:09:36 PM  

Michael J Faux: xalres: They're tied with Rush for "Bands that I could really get into if only the singer would shut the Kentucky-Fried-Fark up."

/SHAMMALAMMA DING DONNA SHIMMALIMMA HOOSEGOW!!
//My tendencyyyyy is HOOMA LOOMA DING DONG KAMALAMMA DISCO!!!
///Kalifowwwwnya

I have the same reaction to Weezer lyrics. Fun songs with killer hooks and then a dude in his forties starts whining in babytalk about his mom accidentally bleaching his Stryper shirt, or what-not.


It definitely hit different in the 90s that's for sure. My wife is a massive fan of their early stuff but can't stand them now.
 
2021-10-14 2:18:49 PM  
Can't stand the singer because he has something like a three-note range. High, low, and medium.

/ Then again, so did Tom Petty (probably because of all the pot smoking)
 
2021-10-14 2:24:22 PM  

FLMountainMan: Treezie03: I'm so tired of songs, shows and movies set in California and/or about Hollywood. There's nothing worse than watching an actor play a character who is a struggling actor... oh wait yes, watching an actor play a character who is a famous actor, that is worse

I get your point, but it's like complaining that country singers always sing about the South.


They sing about their trucks and dogs. Also beer.
 
2021-10-14 2:33:05 PM  
I read that headline in James Hetfield's singing voice
 
2021-10-14 2:35:53 PM  
 
2021-10-14 2:54:32 PM  
The only story i have about RHCP is that I was driving and one of their songs came on. I was on an Alt Rock station I switched the station to 90's station. RHCP again. I flipped to Early 2000's radio, RHCP. I flipped to 0's Alt rock and you guessed it, RHCP. Flip to dance music, it's a RHCP remix.

I just shut off the radio, but I should have switched to classical. Had it been an orchestral version of "Californication" I may have just driven off an overpass.
 
2021-10-14 2:58:26 PM  
Ding ding dong dong ding ding dong dong ding ding
 
2021-10-14 3:01:41 PM  
I've been compiling a list of songs I farkin despise.

"Give It Away" is in the top 5. Why has it been on the radio for 30 years?

"Do a little dance and then you drink a little water" Fark off.
 
2021-10-14 3:08:25 PM  

vilesithknight: I'll never understand why rock bands get a pass on the whole #metoo and #timesup stuff. The lead singer openly admits banging a 14yo when he was in his 20's and even wrote a song about it. Multiple accusations of harassments, lots of stories of them just being creeps and flat out mean and nasty. Nobody cares. They still have a legion of fans. They are like all the creepy parts of Ted Nugent but without the gun fetish.


It's on file. Let Kiedis open his yap about vaccinations or whatever and you'll see people all of a sudden remembering that.
 
2021-10-14 3:14:37 PM  

HedlessChickn: Aren't all RHCP songs about California?


Some songs are about sex. But it's usually sex in California, so I guess you're right.
 
2021-10-14 3:18:54 PM  

Killer Cars: There is undeniable talent in that group but I've always assumed Kiedis watered and dumbed them down with his songwriting, and the rest of the group were content to just go for the ride. I think every side project Flea or John Frusciante has contributed to over the years (I think both actually played parts on The Mars Volta debut album, for instance) does a better job showcasing the range of their abilities then the entire RHCP catalog which is pretty farking massive.


Pretty much 50 side projects for every rhcp single
 
2021-10-14 3:25:20 PM  

HedlessChickn: Aren't all RHCP songs about California?


every time anthony kiedis from RHCP says "california"
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2021-10-14 3:27:36 PM  
I saw them on Arsenio Hall and was hooked. I loved them up to and including BSSM, but cannot stand Under the Bridge due to oversaturation. Then One Hot Minute came out and I was excited cuz I love Jane's Addiction and thought Navarro would add a great element. He didn't. I've hated everything that has come out since then. I find it funny that every album since BSSM has outsold it.

As for Keidis being a creep, my wife bought me his book which really made me detest him. It was 300+ pages of him explaining all of his discretions away as "I did it because I'm an artist and I needed to experience that as an artist". 
Pure BS. 

On another note, the local radio station had their crew try to repeat the lyrics from RHCP songs after playing snippets of them. I never really realized what a mush mouth Keidis is/was.
 
2021-10-14 3:30:10 PM  

holdmybones: HedlessChickn: Aren't all RHCP songs about California?

Some songs are about sex. But it's usually sex in California, so I guess you're right.


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2021-10-14 3:37:33 PM  
Why do bands still make albums?  Are there still Boomers buying them?
 
2021-10-14 3:48:11 PM  
Noooo, noo, no, no, no, yeea-e, yeah.
 
2021-10-14 3:53:30 PM  

mcreadyblue: Why do bands still make albums?  Are there still Boomers buying them?


Don't know - I am a boomer, and I stopped buying albums when I stopped buying music on physical media.
Never seen the point with digital. Haven't bought an album in 20 years, I don't think.
Why would one?
 
2021-10-14 3:57:46 PM  

mcreadyblue: Why do bands still make albums?  Are there still Boomers buying them?


Because an entire album is -- or at least was -- a work of art unto itself. There was a theme and story uniting all the songs.

Or maybe I'm still stuck on classic and prog rock.
 
2021-10-14 4:19:57 PM  

devilskware: I've been compiling a list of songs I farkin despise.

"Give It Away" is in the top 5. Why has it been on the radio for 30 years?

"Do a little dance and then you drink a little water" Fark off.


You take that "Gatorade is better" bullshiat and hit the bricks, ya hump.

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2021-10-14 4:21:17 PM  

mcreadyblue: Why do bands still make albums?


Because of what you do at night. In front of God and Dead Grandma and errbody.
 
2021-10-14 4:43:26 PM  
uplift mofo party plan and mother's milk were damn close to perfect albums.  after that, holy guacamole was that a steep drop in quality.
 
2021-10-14 4:44:41 PM  

mcreadyblue: Why do bands still make albums?  Are there still Boomers buying them?


Us cool people still do. Obviously you don't--so what can we infer???
 
2021-10-14 5:13:20 PM  

Thank You Black Jesus!: uplift mofo party plan and mother's milk were damn close to perfect albums.  after that, holy guacamole was that a steep drop in quality.


The obligatory "I only liked (insert performer)'s albums that came out before they got mainstream popularity" post.
 
2021-10-14 5:14:40 PM  

bostonguy: mcreadyblue: Why do bands still make albums?  Are there still Boomers buying them?

Because an entire album is -- or at least was -- a work of art unto itself. There was a theme and story uniting all the songs.

Or maybe I'm still stuck on classic and prog rock.


Not to mention the jacket. and sometimes included posters. One still gets jacket artwork, but on a cd its so damn small.
 
2021-10-14 5:19:14 PM  

LoneCoon: The only story i have about RHCP is that I was driving and one of their songs came on. I was on an Alt Rock station I switched the station to 90's station. RHCP again. I flipped to Early 2000's radio, RHCP. I flipped to 0's Alt rock and you guessed it, RHCP. Flip to dance music, it's a RHCP remix.

I just shut off the radio, but I should have switched to classical. Had it been an orchestral version of "Californication" I may have just driven off an overpass.


Actually, that last part "orchestral version" sounds pretty good , imho.
More bands / orchestras should do that. IMHO.
Yes, i'm an old school punk but really , *really* love hearing a full orchestra play non classical pieces.
What can I say ? I'm hooked on strings and woodwinds
 
2021-10-14 5:21:19 PM  

guinsu: Oblig: https://youtu.be/PRrvA3_Pl00


Beat me to it.

stoli n coke: Thank You Black Jesus!: uplift mofo party plan and mother's milk were damn close to perfect albums.  after that, holy guacamole was that a steep drop in quality.

The obligatory "I only liked (insert performer)'s albums that came out before they got mainstream popularity" post.


I like the ones before and after. Am I special?
 
2021-10-14 5:32:06 PM  

stoli n coke: Thank You Black Jesus!: uplift mofo party plan and mother's milk were damn close to perfect albums.  after that, holy guacamole was that a steep drop in quality.

The obligatory "I only liked (insert performer)'s albums that came out before they got mainstream popularity" post.


In this case, they did completely change their sound after those. I like some of the later stuff, but I essentially consider them a different band after Mother's Milk and the funk influenced early stuff is definitely the better of the two.
 
2021-10-14 5:33:23 PM  

FLMountainMan: I get your point, but it's like complaining that country singers always sing about the South.


beer, or whiskey.  I just moved to GA and I've been listening to the "new country" station here. If the song is not about beer, then it's about whiskey.
 
2021-10-14 5:35:37 PM  

bostonguy: Because an entire album is -- or at least was -- a work of art unto itself. There was a theme and story uniting all the songs.

Or maybe I'm still stuck on classic and prog rock.


as a musician myself, I agree. An Album can be a work on to itself. With a theme or without.

album = collection
 
2021-10-14 5:39:37 PM  

stoli n coke: The obligatory "I only liked (insert performer)'s albums that came out before they got mainstream popularity" post.


I don't understand. If a fan liked a band before they went mainstream, there's nothing wrong with it, nor is there anything wrong with expressing their opinion about it either.

I can think of a ton of bands I liked better before going mainstream.


But nothing hurt more than being in the Devo fan club and seeing them on the Merv Griffin show doing Whip It.
I canceled my membership that night.

I was 16.
 
2021-10-14 5:40:04 PM  
I dig the RHCP and am looking forward to the new material with Frusciante back in the mix, but part of me really wants them at some point to actually release a stand alone one-off song just saying "California" in a bunch of different ways, flows, and articulation just to troll everybody.  I mean come on, why not at this point?
 
2021-10-14 5:41:19 PM  

stoli n coke: Thank You Black Jesus!: uplift mofo party plan and mother's milk were damn close to perfect albums.  after that, holy guacamole was that a steep drop in quality.

The obligatory "I only liked (insert performer)'s albums that came out before they got mainstream popularity" post.


they were popular before and i won't begrudge them success - god bless em getting asses in the seats - it's that their later stuff SUUUUUCCKKKS.  you like it?  fantastic.  you do you.  i just think it's terrible.
 
2021-10-14 5:42:40 PM  

Thank You Black Jesus!: uplift mofo party plan and mother's milk were damn close to perfect albums.  after that, holy guacamole was that a steep drop in quality.


Those albums most closely did what RHCP were meant to do, and then they could have gone away after Blood Sugar Sex Magic.  But Stadium Arcadium is far and away their most accomplished album musically.  It features Fruscianti at his best and Flea at his regular Flea-ness.  But they should have left Kiedis and Chad Smith far behind a long, long time ago.
 
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