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Red Hot Chili Peppers

Toiling in LA's club circuit for years, the Red Hot Chili Peppers finally pounded their funk/rap/rock into the mainstream with 1989's Mother's Milk. Making strange bedfellows of their native LA punk rock roots and love for Parliament/Funkadelic, the Chili Peppers earned respect from people of all walks of life when they crossed over into virtually every late-1980s subgenre: rap, funk, rock and punk. They covered Stevie Wonder's "Higher Ground" and Jimi Hendrix's "Fire," making them their own with Anthony Kiedis' revved-up, attitude-fueled song-raps, Flea's rapid-fire slapped bass and John Frusciante's whirling funk fretwork. RHCP were poised to break out of the twee pop-for-tough-guys era forever, immortalized by such offerings as "Under the Bridge," a drug addiction-themed song which may have been about the heroin overdose that killed original guitar player Hillel Slovak in 1988 or Kiedis' own drug addiction. In fact, various members of RHCP have always seemed to endure battles with the hard stuff. Following the success of 1991's Blood Sugar Sex Magic, John Frusciante left the band to fight his addictions mid-tour. Jane's Addiction's Dave Navarro eventually took his place, joining... See More

Red Hot Chili Peppers Concert Films

  • The Ultimate Review

    Red Hot Chili Peppers

    Year: 2019

    Runtime: 1 hr 8 min

    The rare ability to blend a raw hard rock sound with funk is the formula which propelled the Red Hot Chili Peppers from obscurity to international superstardom. Drawing on live performance footage drawn from Woodstock and Red Square, extensive interviews with the band, along with the reflections of band insiders such as former producer Andy Gill this is the powerful independent critical review of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Featuring highlights from: Power of Equality, Under the Bridge, Give It Away, If You Have to Ask, Aeroplane and more...

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