Friday, July 29, 2011

Video Of The Week: Red Hot Chili Peppers

Why not two straight posts on the Red Hot Chili Peppers?

They have made one of the best records of all time, Blood Sugar Sex Magik. But they've also gone to great lengths to try to reproduce its hit songs over and over again (Scar Tissue, Universally Speaking, Desecration Smile, most of the By The Way record, all of Stadium Arcadium...), something that really gets on my nerves.

But in 1995, when they'd lost track of guitarist John Frusciante, they recruited Jane's Addiction axeman Dave Navarro for their One Hot Minute album, a departure from their earlier sounds, more experimental, and a bit heavier.

If I were to grade it, it wouldn't come close to BSSM or Mother's Milk, but their quest for a new sound has to be applauded and respected - and it gave us this little ditty - Aeroplane, and its fun video:

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