Album Review: Red Hot Chili Peppers – ‘I’m With You’

Red Hot Chili Peppers – ‘I’m With You’

Formed a mind-boggling 28 years ago, Red Hot Chili Peppers apparently started life as a joke, a priapic party band put together to soundtrack happening LA shindigs back before Arnold Schwarzenegger had even starred in Terminator. They are the...

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Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Complacency is not a virtue. It’s bad enough when stadium-sized acts start churning out tired old junk, brashly re-hashing the sounds with which they made their name. But when they don’t even bother writing coherent lyrics? Well, that’s just...

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Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Desecration Smile’ is every bit as terrible as its title might suggest. It’s the sound of a band that hit it big with their ‘redemption’ album and decided to milk it for all it’s worth; old men whining millionaire pain over plodding...

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Red Hot Chili Peppers: Earls Court, London, Saturday, July 1

Red Hot Chili Peppers: Earls Court, London,...

Tonight, London,” whoops Anthony Kiedis, “We’re going to play our seminal, week-long, masterpiece double-album, ‘Stadium Arcadium’ for you, in its entirety!” OK, he doesn’t say that and they don’t do it. That would be...

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Red Hot Chili Peppers: Stadium Arcadium

Red Hot Chili Peppers: Stadium Arcadium

Side-project, fan-friendly, jazz-rock: all hyphenated horrors seemingly designed solely to strike fear in the heart of any music fan. But above all of these is perhaps the double-album. From The Beatles’ ‘White Album’ to The Smashing...

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Red Hot Chili Peppers : Edinburgh Murrayfield Stadium

Red Hot Chili Peppers : Edinburgh Murrayfield...

Rock'n'roll is a game. A big, stupid, sometimes hilarious, often seemingly pointless, occasionally even deadly game. But a game, none the less. And if you're going to play the game then, like it or not, you either follow the few moronically simple...

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Red Hot Chili Peppers : Greatest Hits

Red Hot Chili Peppers : Greatest Hits

A persistent pop psychology theory suggests that the guitar is a phallic symbol, a sort of surrogate cock extension for young men to wave about in a celebration of their own masculinity. Mostly, it’s tossed at gurning axe-teasers like John...

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Red Hot Chili Peppers/Flaming Lips : Los Angeles Forum

Red Hot Chili Peppers/Flaming Lips : Los...

Since the release of 'Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots' Flaming Lips have been coasting on a robust wave of critical acclaim, gimmicks and famous friends. One day, though, someone is going to finally pop those rainbow-coloured balloons and take a...

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Red Hot Chili Peppers : Glasgow SECC

Red Hot Chili Peppers : Glasgow SECC

Proof that former jock-rockers can slide into middle-age without resorting to outsize leisure slacks, sax solos or belly-aching pomposity, 'By The Way' is The Red Hot Chili Peppers ' finest album to date - a 16 song-strong corker that finds the...

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Red Hot Chili Peppers : Can't Stop

Red Hot Chili Peppers : Can't Stop

Having lost nearly two guitarists to heroin and circled the world with socks on their cocks, it might surprise the Chili Peppers to find their latest album selling mostly to mums who think Mr Kiedis makes an excellent role model with his...

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