Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Red Hot Chili Peppers
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Release date: 10 March 2003
Not wasted. Not stupid. And remarkably, not uncool, either...
If the Red Hot Chili Peppers have come to realise anything over a career of nearly 20 years, then it's that enough shallowness eventually starts to make you pretty deep. Over that time there have been drugs, there have been girls, and there have almost certainly been parties – now we find the group in the unenviable position of surveying the aftermath, and trying to clear up the...
- Jul 12, 2002
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- True Men Don't Kill Coyotes
- Baby Appeal (2002 Digital Remastser) ()
- Buckle Down (2002 Digital Remaster)
- Get Up And Jump (2002 Digital Remastser) ()
- Why Don't You Love Me (2002 Digital Remaster)
- Green Heaven (2002 Digital Remastser) ()
- Mommy Where's Daddy (2002 Digital Remaster)
- Out in L. A.
- Police Helicopter (2002 Digital Remaster)
- You Always Sing The Same (2002 Digital Remaster)
- Grand Pappy Du Plenty (2002 Digital Remastser) ()
- Get Up and Jump (demo)
- Police Helicopter (demo)
- Out in L. A. (demo)
- Green Heaven (demo)
- What It Is (Nina's Song) (demo)
Red Hot Chilli Peppers play it safe. Again.
- Sep 2, 2011
Hump De Bump
- May 2, 2007
- Feb 16, 2007
Chad Smith appeared to wipe his backside with Flamengo shirt while in South America
Drummer Chad Smith confirms band will begin writing again in autumn
Rockers will put on a show for His Holiness when he visits Portland, Oregan
Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Red Hot Chili Peppers: Wikipedia Album Entry
The Red Hot Chili Peppers is the debut studio album by American alternative rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, released on August 10, 1984 on EMI. The album was produced by Gang of Four guitarist Andy Gill, and is the only album to feature guitarist Jack Sherman.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers struck a deal with EMI records. However, guitarist Hillel Slovak and drummer Jack Irons were also in What Is This?, who had signed with MCA records two weeks prior - thus, the two were unable to play with the band. The Chili Peppers found replacements with former Weirdos drummer Cliff Martinez and studio guitarist Jack Sherman.
The recording of the album was not a smooth process. Andy Gill and the band fought over creative issues, with Gill directing them towards a more "radio-friendly" sound. In Kiedis' autobiography Scar Tissue, he says that he was demolished when he saw that Gill had written the word "shit" next to the title of the song "Police Helicopter" on a notepad as it was one of the first songs they had written and in Kiedis' words "It embodied the spirit of the band which was the kinetic, stabbing, angular, shocking assault force of sound and energy".
They went on tour to support the record but the rest of the band did not get along with Sherman. They only earned about $500 each from the tour. Both albums, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Squeezed by What Is This? did not do well, so Jack Sherman was fired from the Peppers and Hillel Slovak returned to perform on Freaky Styley, the Chili Peppers' second album.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers was released with the Chili Peppers disappointed in the production. It failed to chart on the Billboard 200. The album is generally accepted as being a critical and commercial failure. The few reviews that were published of the album were negative, with the exception of the first issue of Spin magazine which, according to Anthony Kiedis in his autobiography Scar Tissue, gave the album a positive review. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic gave the album a negative review, and stated that "their first effort didn't quite gel into a cohesive album.", giving the album only 2½ stars out of 5. The band lost a substantial amount of money from the album and the supporting tour. As of 2007, it has sold about 300,000 copies worldwide.
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