- Red Hot Chili Peppers new album
I’m going to go out on a limb and say it’s shit
Thanks for breaking the silence, as a life long fan its the biggest piece of shit they’ve done and given they’re all sober at the moment they don’t have any excuses. Thank god for Pirate Bay, I’d have felt raped of a tenner if I’d bought itPosted 6 years agoiain1775Subscriber
First half is pretty decent a few songs remind me of Blood sugar and some earlier stuff, after track 6 it falls away big timePosted 6 years ago
Shame there is no John as he is a great guitarist but it does seem that flea has had a bit more influence, there are some bass lines driving the songs that are chilis of old
Prob 2 or 3 good songs (after 3rd listen after it’s grown on me a bit) rest is very samey
Main issue is the lyrics, they’re garbage, with exception of blood sugar which was a bit more from the heart they always have been and AK has openly admitted he’s not a great lyric writer but guess I’ve just grown up and now appreciate lyrics a bit more than just a bass riff
Shame as I’ve been into them since very early on, freaky styley days, used to get the piss taken at school for liking this band no one else had heard of, then came higher ground, and later blood sugar….
Have standing tickets to see them in Brum, will be 5th time and yes whilst they could sell out stadiums it is for them quite a small tour, looking forward to it still because chilis have always been better live than on recordNorthwindSubscriber
It’s exactly as good as I was expecting- remembering well how awful they were last time I saw them live.
They were running a TV ad for it on the big screens at Reading at the weekend, and for some strange reason they chose to say “From the band who brought you these songs” and play snippets of all the classics, yet practically nothing from the new one 😉Posted 6 years agoiain1775Subscriber
+1 scruffPosted 6 years ago
Saw that tour at royal court in Liverpool
Rollins was superb, chilis even more, they where the days, just before blood sugar was released I think
That was 2nd time I saw them I think first time was in Manchester I seem to remember it might have been living colour supporting who where shite, I was about 14 or 15
Prob only surpassed in my best ever concerts by beastie boys with Jon Spencer blues explosion supporting in wolves a few years laterseth-enslow666Member
By The Way was there best IMO. Seen them live a few years ago IN Sheffield Don Valley Stadium and they were fantastic. Not too keen on Stadium Arcadium but one or two old style tunes on that. Heard a few of the new ones from the new album and nothing as jumped out at me yet. Its a bit harsh to keep judging a band on albums like BSSM as this was an all time classic album by anyones standards. How many bands churn out multiple albums of that calibre! its just does not happen. Even the Beatles only did a few good albums!Posted 6 years agoemac65Member
Used be a massive fan of these,had loads of their albums,singles,bootlegs,imports etc…But when Frusciante came back into the fold I think they went pretty crap.Always thought if they had of made one more album with Navvaro,it just might have been the next BSSM.OHM wasn’t really my cup of tea but there were some good songs on it, had a good sound,but thought it was a little over produced.
Was hoping with Frusciante out the band & a decent replacement they might stop making all that main stream pop crap of the last 3 albums,sounds like they haven’t so don’t think I’ll bother with it…..
On the plus side, made a small fortune a few years back when I sold most of the stuff I had of theirs !About double what I’d paid for it 😀Posted 6 years agowooobobMember
I thought the last album was too long and pretty dull – the end of the line for the sound that they really hit paydirt with on Californication and By The Way. I’m hoping that the new album will be a departure of sorts, or a move back into the bass-led funk that in my view made them great. It’s fair to say that BSSM was quite a peak and will be impossible to replicate. Plus, they’re rich forty-somethings now, rather than 20-year old funky monks with habits and ideas.Posted 6 years ago
Yeah, I thought one hot minute was a good album too, a few stinkers on there, but a great sound. The BSSM album is one of my favourites for production, it’s fantastic in every way, it just has an atmosphere from Houdini’s house.
After a few listens the new one is pretty decent and I think the new guitarist is quite good. He collaborated with Frusciante on some of his solo stuff and sounds similar on that, so no doubt they influenced each other.
Anyways, the new album is ok, better than the last, not as good as Californication or By The Way, I reckon at least.
Oh, and would love to see them again, but 50 quid to see them in an arena with awful sound? I just can’t justify it, unfortunately.
Edit – Best song from the new record is probably Monarchy of Roses or Brendan’s Death Song.Posted 6 years agostanfreeMember
I used to be a big fan and went to see them In Edinburgh a few years back , they were OK and keidis seemed pretty grumpy. gave them the benefit of the doubt and went to see them at TITP they were slightly better . Thought I would go for third time lucky for the Stadium Arcadium album and they were truly rank. The whole band seemed uninterested , Keidis had no banter between songs . The following night I saw the Foo Fighters who were the polar opposite , the band were enjoying themselves and Dave Grohl was totally charming. I cant even be arsed to download there new offering as I know It will be fairly mundane.
That said ‘Scar Tissue’ Is a good book .Posted 6 years ago
Yeah, weirdly the new single is the poorest song off the new album, a strange release that one.
Flashheart – the two new Jane’s songs do sound great, but so was the last album, so I’m not really suprised at that. Can’t wait for it.
Wanted to see them at Leeds Fest but I think it got cancelled, or so it said on telly at the weekend, glad I didn’t go in the end! Phew.Posted 6 years agoemac65Member
rollins blew the doors off the place, one of the best live shows i have ever seen. left RHCP with a hard act to follow! big rollins fan after that
Saw Rollins when he was with Black Flag at Christmas on Earth, Leeds in ’81.Don’t think many people knew much about them(I didn’t).Couldn’t tell you one song they did but he is a hell of a showman,mental !
EDIT: CHRIST! Is it really 12 years since Californication came out?!!?!?!
Even worse still, it’s 20 years this month since BSSM was released !!!!!Posted 6 years agoIdleJonSubscriber
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While I liked Californication, I didn’t need them to remake it 3 times.
Have only listened to the first 3 tracks on the new one and it seems ok.
Having said that, I only paid £1.60 to download it because I had the remains of an Amazon gift voucher on there!Posted 6 years ago
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