Red Hot Chili Peppers : By The Way
An unexpected treat all round
But as nagging pop music goes, this is great. Kiedis starts off all college rock and wistful, in a queue for a gig (yeah, right). Then the rhythm section machine guns kick in behind him, and he’s away, flexing his pecs, on a taut stream-of-whatever. And we’re willing to put a fiver on this rumbly bassline once having belonged to Fugazi. An unexpected treat all round.
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