View Full Version : What are the RHCP doing?

02-06-2002, 13:23:35
I was watching Friday Night with Jonathan Ross on friday and there was an appearance by Red Hot Chilli Peppers at the end of the show. And it was very weird.

To begin with, it was all acoustic. Flea was playing a Double Bass, and whats-his-face was playing an acoustic guitar is a really weird way. The strangest bit though was the fact that their song sounded extremely early-sixtiesish, very Gene Pitney/Ben E King in style. Why? What on earth do they think they're doing?

self biased
05-06-2002, 23:31:16
i think they're in the process of recording a new album. why does it surpise you that flea was playing a standup bass? he's a classically trained jazz trumpet player. **sigh** he coulda made something of himself if hillel never got him into that rock-and-roll nonsense **evil grin**

06-06-2002, 08:48:08
Stand up basses are really cool. They've got a fabulous sound.

06-06-2002, 10:06:02
I'm not really opposed to the move. I'm assuming they took one look at Nickelback and realised that if they record the stuff they used to do comparisons will inevitably be drawn. :eek:

06-06-2002, 10:53:25
Comparisons like, Red Hot Chilli Peppers who sound absolutely nothing like Nickelback... a rather pointless comparison don't you think? Like saying Slayer, who's new album doesn't sound much like Britney's new tune.

06-06-2002, 13:38:33
They're both playing rock that sounds like it could have been recorded c:a 1992. Last night at the club they played Scar Tissue followed by that Nickelback hit (bastards!) and although the former was of course about a thousand times better, in terms of the lay of the voice, the types of chors used, etc. they're not miles away.

06-06-2002, 14:42:31
Difference being RHCP have been doing it since 1992 and back then the music they were playing was totally different to what anyone else was doing.

Debaser and I were in the AD on the last alternative night and a girl requested Nickelback, we initially told her NO!! but then the real DJ heard us and turned round and said, NO!! Which was nice then she asked for Bon Jovi.

The Shaker
06-06-2002, 18:24:24
and that was nice in what way.
If you'd followed up with a NO to Bon Jovi it would have been much better ;)

07-06-2002, 09:41:12
That was followed by a :lol:

self biased
09-06-2002, 16:29:08
and you're also erroneously assuming that Blood sugar sex Magic is their first album. they've got oh, another four or five albums before that, including the george clinton produced 'freakey styley'

09-06-2002, 18:43:51
Not surprising, since RHCP stole much of their sound off George Clinton in the first place.

10-06-2002, 08:33:19
Why is it that bands you like 'were influenced by' and bands you don't like 'stole their sound'?

10-06-2002, 08:49:30
Because bands I like are part of the same tradition as the bands they were influenced by, or at least took the essence of the genres in question whereas all others obviousy just stole and weakened brilliant material into slushy, mass-market nonsense? S'like Pat Boone doing "safe" Little Richard covers as compared to Punk Bands doing just as ruanchy Little Richard stuff.

Or it could just be utter bias. :D

10-06-2002, 11:19:45
My guess would be the latter. :D

10-06-2002, 11:31:24
Aah, another Snapcase Music Thread to put on to Ignore :D