Red Hot Chili Peppers

Nowhere ManNowhere Man Posts: 290
edited December 2013 in Other Music
I was reading the Documentaries thread, and someone suggested Funky Monks. So I watched it, and rediscovered how great RHCP are and what an unreal album Blood Sugar Sex Magik is. Loved the percussion scene from Breaking the Girl.

Anyway this band has so many great tunes, just curious to some favorites you all might have?
They have a big catalog and its always cool to see what others might recommend.
I just recently heard Venice Queen for the first time and I'm loving it!

A few of my favs:
Under the Bridge (pretty hard to top this one for me, one of my favs from any band)
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  • kasedougkasedoug Posts: 1,546
    Haha. I love Funky Monks and have a tradition of watching it on the eve of any new Chili Peppers album release (Done it for By the Way, Stadium Arcadium, and I'm With You) or around times that I've seen them live (8x).

    Some of my favorites are Me & My Friends, Sir Psycho Sexy, Suck My Kiss, Around the World, Can't Stop, Venice Queen, Charlie, Wet Sand, Readymade, and of course Give It Away and Under the Bridge. Really liking Brendan's Death Song and Factory of Faith on the new album.
  • Attaway77Attaway77 VirginiaPosts: 989
    For sure BSSM, that album came out in my teens.. (90's rule) I like all their stuff but "By The Way" is a great album from start to finish...., The Zephyr Song is a top favorite for sure...
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  • jeff2040jeff2040 Des Moines, IAPosts: 1,009
    RHCP was my favorite band until Pearl Jam came into my life. :? I've never really been a fan of their stuff before Mother's Milk but its still better than most music out there. Some of my favorite songs are:

    I'm With You
    Look Around

    Stadium Arcadium
    She looks to me
    Slow Cheetah
    Wet Sand

    By the Way
    This is the place
    Don't forget me
    Midnight

    Californication
    This velvet glove

    BSSM
    Suck my kiss
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  • youngsteryoungster Posts: 6,469
    The Chili Peppers are my second favorite band behind Pearl Jam. I always say PJ and RHCP are opposites when it comes to how they got their success.

    PJ were biggest in their early days from Ten to Vitalogy commercially. In regards to albumm sales, PJ have struggled in the late 90's and early 2000's.

    RHCP struggled in the early days from their debut till Uplift Mofo Party Plan. Mothers Milk was better and it peaked 8 years in with BSSM. Since then they have had tons of hits and Californication is their biggest selling album to date. They're early sound is nothing compared to what they sound like today.

    Looking forward to seeing the Chili Peppers next month here in Boston. :thumbup:
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  • Monarchy Of Roses off the new record is great.
  • FenwayFaithfulFenwayFaithful Posts: 8,626
    Cranking out hit after hit after hit. Thats what these guys do better than anyone. I count nearly 30 in the past 20 years.
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  • DewieCoxDewieCox Posts: 8,491
    Attaway77" said:
    "By The Way" is a great album from start to finish...., The Zephyr Song is a top favorite for sure...
    There's alot of people that hate on it, but I think it's a masterpiece.

    Dosed
    Universally Speaking
    TEAR!!!!! just beautiful
    Minor Thing

    Really not a weak track on there and some different stuff for the Chilis.

    Frusciante is a genius with the vocal harmonies on this one. Lotta cool guitar sounds and keys.
  • KloddzKloddz Posts: 2,536
    Good to see the Chilis getting some love here! :) Californication is my favorite album of theirs, reminds me of my youth... I can't even start counting the times me and my friends would drunkenly bellow along to Otherside :lol:
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  • Nowhere ManNowhere Man Posts: 290
    Anyone read Anthony's book "Scar Tissue"? Just wondering how it is, worth picking up?
  • smarcheesmarchee Windsor, OntarioPosts: 13,672
    Nowhere Man" said:
    Anyone read Anthony's book "Scar Tissue"? Just wondering how it is, worth picking up?
    definitely, absolutely, without question
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  • Nowhere ManNowhere Man Posts: 290
    smarchee" said:
    [quote="Nowhere Man"]Anyone read Anthony's book "Scar Tissue"? Just wondering how it is, worth picking up?
    definitely, absolutely, without question[/quote]

    Cool, thanks!
  • g under pg under p Surfing The far side of THE Sombrero GalaxyPosts: 14,947
    edited April 2012
    In spin class this evening they played *Tell Me Baby* which got me up that hill when i had nothing left. I reached maximum heart rate for sure..love that song.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PY9_lwqY ... re=related

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  • dcfaithfuldcfaithful Posts: 13,076
    I'm a fan of RHCP. Seen them once, and have a handful of their albums. Blood Sugar Sex Magik is a stunner, and Mother's Milk is fucking awesome too. Also, One Hot Minute should not be overlooked. I've said it before and I'll say it again, as a guitarist, I think Dave Navarro is quite underrated.
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  • dcfaithfuldcfaithful Posts: 13,076
    Attaway77" said:
    For sure BSSM, that album came out in my teens.. (90's rule) I like all their stuff but "By The Way" is a great album from start to finish...., The Zephyr Song is a top favorite for sure...
    Good call. That album is full of good Chili Peppers songs.
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  • thefixer9thefixer9 Posts: 9,376
    I like alot of the Chili Peppers music they are not one of my favorite bands. Like every two month I'll be in a Chili Peppers mode for a week and then I'll be over it. Not alot of their music really sticks to me.
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  • pjamaholicpjamaholic Posts: 1,225
    Lover the Peppers but dont know much of their earlier stuff. Have only recently become a fan and bought their new album which I like very much. I hear die-hards dont like it much compared to their earleer stuff, but to a new fan like me it's great. Eventually I may get around to getting some of their eariler albums. If they come out hear later on in the year or early next year I'd consider going to see them.
  • dcfaithfuldcfaithful Posts: 13,076
    pjamaholic" said:
    Lover the Peppers but dont know much of their earlier stuff. Have only recently become a fan and bought their new album which I like very much. I hear die-hards dont like it much compared to their earleer stuff, but to a new fan like me it's great. Eventually I may get around to getting some of their eariler albums. If they come out hear later on in the year or early next year I'd consider going to see them.
    You've got to get Mother's Milk... I would consider it an earlier album, and it is quite good.
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  • g under pg under p Surfing The far side of THE Sombrero GalaxyPosts: 14,947
    dcfaithful" said:
    [quote="pjamaholic"]Lover the Peppers but dont know much of their earlier stuff. Have only recently become a fan and bought their new album which I like very much. I hear die-hards dont like it much compared to their earleer stuff, but to a new fan like me it's great. Eventually I may get around to getting some of their eariler albums. If they come out hear later on in the year or early next year I'd consider going to see them.
    You've got to get Mother's Milk... I would consider it an earlier album, and it is quite good.[/quote]

    MM is certainly one of their best...I especially like this song...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9nNP6UYPq0

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  • JeanwahJeanwah Posts: 6,363
    edited April 2012
    The Chili Peppers was my first love back in the late 80s until grunge came along. Faves are Uplift Mofo Party Plan and Mother's Milk. I try to get into their newer stuff, but it's the early stuff that still holds me.
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  • JeanwahJeanwah Posts: 6,363
    dcfaithful" said:
    IAlso, One Hot Minute should not be overlooked. I've said it before and I'll say it again, as a guitarist, I think Dave Navarro is quite underrated.
    In my opinion, One Hot Minute was their last great album. I hated that Navarro wasn't a good enough fit to continue with the band because I just loved that album.
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  • Attaway77Attaway77 VirginiaPosts: 989
    Nowhere Man" said:
    Anyone read Anthony's book "Scar Tissue"? Just wondering how it is, worth picking up?

    Damn good book... Highly recommend..
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  • Attaway77Attaway77 VirginiaPosts: 989
    DewieCox" said:
    [quote="Attaway77"]"By The Way" is a great album from start to finish...., The Zephyr Song is a top favorite for sure...
    There's alot of people that hate on it, but I think it's a masterpiece.

    Dosed
    Universally Speaking
    TEAR!!!!! just beautiful
    Minor Thing

    Really not a weak track on there and some different stuff for the Chilis.

    Frusciante is a genius with the vocal harmonies on this one. Lotta cool guitar sounds and keys.[/quote]

    I agree, it is a masterpiece... Even the cover art of that album is fantastic.... Looking fwd to the show, hope I hear some Zephyr....
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  • SuziemaySuziemay Posts: 9,015
    Really into Look Around right now. I can't wait to hear this live in less than 2 weeks :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
  • I miss John. :(

    Stadium Arcadium is probably my favorite release of theirs, and likely one of my all-time favorite albums period. I don't care that it's late in their career. Some people think that it's not cool to like the newer stuff. I'm not one of them. I've listened to them since the days of Uplist Mofo, but never really connected with them as I did when John became such a force after rejoining the band. Sure, often times AK's lyrics are out of left field and really just an excuse to rhyme, but they're great songs.

    6 years later and I can't tire of SA and BTW for that matter, too.

    BSSM is such a classic bridge for them as it blended a bit of the early funk with the direction they wanted to head, but the production was weak. Likewise, as anthematic as Californicatoin is, I cannot stand the production. It's too hot and pops quite often.

    Oh, and One Hot Minute should never have happened.
  • MayDay10MayDay10 Posts: 6,477
    I saw them Saturday night in the Air Canada Centre. First show. Outstanding. They dont go through the motions at all. I didnt stop moving the entire show, and that is rare, even at PJ.

    I like what I have heard from the new album. My favorite is Californication. The album is awesome beginning to end (no skippable songs), and brings me back to an amazing period of time.

    Very impressive though, and like PJ, I didnt realize what RHCP's music meant to me until I saw them live. Cant wait to see the in Cleveland.
  • pjamaholic" said:
    Lover the Peppers but dont know much of their earlier stuff. Have only recently become a fan and bought their new album which I like very much. I hear die-hards dont like it much compared to their earleer stuff, but to a new fan like me it's great. Eventually I may get around to getting some of their eariler albums. If they come out hear later on in the year or early next year I'd consider going to see them.
    You can find their "What Hits!?" compilation for dirt cheap on amazon. It's a great way to get exposed to their early work
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  • youngsteryoungster Posts: 6,469
    I am seeing them Monday in Boston and recently have been listening to their earlier stuff. Would love if they played songs like American Ghost Dance, The Brothers Cup, Catholic School Girls Rule, and Freaky Styley in concert. Sort of like Pearl Jam plays their early rarities only in this case, these are on their early albums. Some great stuff on those first 3 albums.
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  • youngsteryoungster Posts: 6,469
    FenwayFaithful" said:
    Cranking out hit after hit after hit. Thats what these guys do better than anyone. I count nearly 30 in the past 20 years.
    Since 1991 (7 years since the 1st album)

    1. Breaking the Girl
    2. Suck My Kiss
    3. Give it Away
    4. Under The Bridge
    5. Aeroplane
    6. My Friends
    7. Soul to Squeeze
    8. Around the World
    9. Scar Tissue
    10. Otherside
    11. Californication
    12. By The Way
    13. Universally Speaking
    14. Can't Stop
    15. Dani California
    16. Snow (Hey Oh)
    17. Tell Me Baby
    18. Monarchy of Roses
    19. Look Around
    20. Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie

    Yep, and so many deep cuts in between on each album are great as well. Can't wait till Monday night! 8-)
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  • keeponrockinkeeponrockin Posts: 7,442
    I caught them last night, and thought they were freaking amazing. Much better than I thought they were going to be, the jams were so tight and Josh was fantastic. To be honest I did not miss John Frusciante one bit, and he's one of my favourite guitarists.
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  • dr0ptheleashdr0ptheleash Posts: 1,264
    keeponrockin" said:
    I caught them last night, and thought they were freaking amazing. Much better than I thought they were going to be, the jams were so tight and Josh was fantastic. To be honest I did not miss John Frusciante one bit, and he's one of my favourite guitarists.
    I'm so happy to see this! I'm catching them on the 11th and I was a little worried after watching a show from 2011 where I felt there was no energy. I'm excited to see them, and this is really reassuring to me!
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