The great Red Hot Chili Peppers have been around for a couple decades now and have recently been seen as one of the greater bands of our generation. The problem is that the greatest of their works were created when most people weren’t listening to them. So why are they so Red Hot now?
You can call the Red Hot Chili Peppers one of the greatest bands to have ever existed, but many cannot name any songs that came before Californication. Which is an upsetting fact because a lot of Red Hot Chili Peppers best work came before they were really commercialized? Not to take away from any of their recent musical projects, they have in a whole been great from beginning to end. There are just too many people out there who call themselves Red Hot Chili Pepper fans but they can’t name a song off of their album Mother’s Milk. Which is one of the greatest CD’s they have ever created.
Their true unique nature was shown in their earlier works with their ability to truly not really give a crap what anyone thought of them. That is pretty much what caught everyone’s attention to begin with. They would show up to concerts with nothing but a sock covering their junk to perform or show up with giant flamethrowers on their heads at their showings. Now that they have become a more recognizable band, they have lost some of that edginess they first came onto the scene with. Which you could say is expected; they matured with their music as some would argue. Yeah they did and they should be applauded for that. It just needs to be pointed out their early tracks they created like Suck My Kiss and The Power of Equality were some of their greatest works. It was during this time that the Red Hot Chili Peppers were truly Red Hot. Making songs for the fun and excitement of it all and doing it in a real rock and roll fashion. A marking for a great band is always where they started and the Chili Peppers started Red Hot earning their name and their way into the mainstream of today. If you consider yourself a true Red Hot Chili Peppers fan, you should not only look into all of their past records but also pick up Anthony Kiedis’s book Scar Tissue, to get a more in depth look into their music and background as a band.