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View Poll Results: Does John Peel deserve to make the Hall of Fame?
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Old 05-20-2010, 12:59 PM   #2611 (permalink)
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Nominated by Violent & Funky

Red Hot Chili Peppers

"We play **** that is too funked out to get on white radio and too rocked out to get on black radio." --Flea

The Red Hot Chili Peppers original sound can best be described as a fusion of equal parts funk and punk, although they are most often placed within the realm of alternative rock. The Chili Peppers honed their sound in a burgeoning early 1980s Los Angeles alternative scene that was mostly consumed with punk rock. However, the band didn't like the idea of being restricted by the boundaries of punk, and, along with several contemporaries, chose to express themselves in a way that allowed the people at the clubs to "Get Up And Jump".
The band became renown across the country for their antics and energy onstage, along with being synonymous with drug abuse. They unleashed their radical sound to an unsuspecting country in 1984 when they were nothing more than a side project for half of their founding members. Their self-titled debut was more of an introduction than a solid body of work. Not until 1985, with the help of original guitarist Hillel Slovak and production by funk master George Clinton, would the Red Hot Chili Peppers hit their stride. Freaky Styley defined their early sound and showcased them as one of the funkiest rock bands of all-time.
It wouldn't be until their third album, The Uplift Mofo Part Plan, that all four were in the same recording studio (it would also be the only time). In the same vein as Freaky Styley, Uplift Mofo cemented the Chilis as a force within 1980s alternative rock. Then disaster struck. The death of Hillel Slovak should have derailed the band, but instead it pushed them into even further heights. Now reformed with John Frusciante as their guitarist, Mother's Milk would prove the be the album that pushed the RHCP into the mainstream. Continuing the momentum built with Mother's Milk, the Chili Peppers locked themselves into a mansion with super producer Rick Rubin and recorded Blood Sugar Sex Magik. It would be their magnum opus, receiving nearly universally positive reviews and selling at least seven million copies. The Red Hot Chili Peppers were now major contributors to the "Alternative 90s".
Frusciante left, but the band reformed with Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro for One Hot Minute. Although it's not nearly as highly regarded, it suffers from unfair expectations and is still a positive addition to their catalog. If nothing else, 'Aeroplane' is my favorite RHCP track. They would go on to release Californication and By The Way and Stadium Arcadium and blah blah blah, I don't care to write about that part of their history nearly as much. As you know, they got played on the radio a lot and sold a **** load of records.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers are as much a lightning rod as they are a sacred cow here on MusicBanter. The band's specific thread was started in 2004 and has reached 89 pages and 888 posts in length. Many MB members have stated that the Red Hot Chili Peppers were their first true love and their gateway band into more interesting music. Even for posters who are not fans of their music, many interesting debates surrounding the band have taken place on these forums. The Red Hot Chili Peppers are still going (strong?) more than 25 years since they released their debut album. They are an influential, unique band known for their legendary live performances and whose sound has survived the test of time. Their quality and popularity deserve them a spot in MusicBanter's Hall of Fame.
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Old 05-20-2010, 01:03 PM   #2612 (permalink)
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Hmm no they are quite hit and miss, Mothers Milk, BSSM, TUMPP and Freakey Styley are all good but other than that no and they aren't really HoF material.

PS Flea most overrated Bassist ever? he's good but not the best how he's in so many top tens I don't know.
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What they've put out in the last decade was ghastly at best. They are the very definition of mediocre major market radio mainstays.
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Old 05-20-2010, 02:51 PM   #2614 (permalink)
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I think its way to early in their career for them to be inducted into the MB Hall Of Fame, they have maybe 3 songs that I like personally.
I will give credit to Flea as a good bass player & fairly good stage presence, although there are alot of other good bassist from his era that doesnt get the attention they deserve.
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I think its way to early in their career for them to be inducted into the MB Hall Of Fame, they have maybe 3 songs that I like personally.
I will give credit to Flea as a good bass player & fairly good stage presence, although there are alot of other good bassist from his era that doesnt get the attention they deserve.
too early in their careers? they have been around for 27 years...
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too early in their careers? they have been around for 27 years...
Lol...has it really been that long! then they havent really achieved much at all then have they, where does all the time go...
Thanks for the correction Trace....later Bro.
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Lol...has it really been that long! then they havent really achieved much at all then have they, where does all the time go...
What do you want them to accomplish?
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Hmm no they are quite hit and miss, Mothers Milk, BSSM, TUMPP and Freakey Styley are all good but other than that no and they aren't really HoF material.
...but other than that? That's four albums.

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PS Flea most overrated Bassist ever? he's good but not the best how he's in so many top tens I don't know.
Dude would play the instrument til his hands bleed. It's as much about the energy and emotion he put into the instrument as it was his technical ability.



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The Smashing Pumpkins front man Billy Corgan recalls that when he first saw the Chili Peppers in 1984, "Flea was playing so aggressively that he had worn a hole in his thumb and he was literally screaming in pain in-between songs because it hurt so bad. Someone kept coming out and pouring crazy glue into the hole."
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What do you want them to accomplish?
What have they accomplished would be the question in order for them to be nominated for anything, its not that I dont admire them as a band and know that they have contributed an influence to the modern music of today.
What have they done outstanding? I hold even more to my opinion after Trace reminded me that they have been out for 27 years, I would have to see some statistics and facts about why they should recieve such an honor before I could vote them in.
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They're recent stuff is utter pish and 4 absolute **** albums outweigh 5 good ones.
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