Articles tagged with Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Look Around”

Red Hot Chili Peppers
How did I love Red Hot Chili Peppers as a teenager? Let me count the ways:

-I bleached my hair to look like Californication-era Anthony Kiedis.
-My longtime email address,, was a reference to my member number in their fan club.
-I bought all of their CD singles in order to own the B-sides.
-I convinced my dad to take me to Seattle to watch them play for my birthday.

A couple of weeks ago, I reviewed their latest Vancouver show for the Georgia Straight. Somewhere deep inside of me, my high school self went ape-shit. Below is the video for “Look Around,” which is one of the better songs from last year’s I’m with You.

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We’ve got to make it rain somehow

By sticking up for Red Hot Chili Peppers, I feel a bit like one of those bloggers who still claims that Incubus is good. But really, when I was in high school, this band was life-changing. My life can be neatly divided into pre-Californication and post-Californication eras. It’s hard to convey just how much the Chili Peppers meant to me back when I was fifteen.

But, y’know, times change. I reviewed the newly-released I’m with You for Exclaim! and, well, you can go there to read my somewhat mixed response. But still, I have a lot of fondness for the band, which I hope comes across in the massive Timeline I wrote.

Below is the single “The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie,” which is probably the closest the new album comes to matching the ultra-catchy hooks of the band’s best work.

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