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The Red Hot Chili Peppers are performing at the Super Bowl this year, and they've released a new single to mark the occasion: Abracadabralifornia. posted by naju (106 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
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posted by naju at 10:51 AM on January 29


This was posted to facebook by a mefite friend as:

Fun game: see how far you can get into this without closing the tab http://rhcp2014.com/ (about 20 seconds for me)

So basically it's like cookie clicker for masochists.
posted by phunniemee at 10:56 AM on January 29 [6 favorites]


wow a whole 20 I got 5 seconds into that synth trill and the huge FORD logo and had to bail.
posted by The Whelk at 10:57 AM on January 29


Ha!

I was cringing sooooo much until I heard the “Burbank - Glendale” part and realized that this was Jon Daly.
posted by Chris Brummel at 10:59 AM on January 29 [9 favorites]


Eight seconds.
posted by laconic skeuomorph at 10:59 AM on January 29


So, it has come to this...
posted by slogger at 11:00 AM on January 29 [1 favorite]


RHCP 2014 looks like the name of a new flu strain
posted by The Whelk at 11:01 AM on January 29 [21 favorites]


"If you wanna get Frasier, you gotta get Grammer!"
posted by naju at 11:02 AM on January 29 [6 favorites]


I don't know how I ended up in a world where the RHCP are still together in 2014 and Kurt Cobain has been dead for twenty years, but can someone direct me to the nearest alternate timeline?
posted by entropicamericana at 11:04 AM on January 29 [27 favorites]


The Chili Peppers really need to expand into other states:

O-Hi-O-My
Ta-Daarkansas
Oregoncrazy
Ari-Stone-a
New Sexico
MissyKissMe
posted by InfidelZombie at 11:04 AM on January 29 [14 favorites]


Holy shit. I thought there was a contest up thread to prove who had the most musical taste by hating on TRHCP, an easy task if there ever was one.

Nope. Those are completely un-ironic estimates of how long it's possible to keep the tab open without starting to feel excessively stabby.
posted by Keith Talent at 11:04 AM on January 29 [3 favorites]


Too embarrassing to even listen to on headphones.

Too stupid to even be self-parody.
posted by anazgnos at 11:04 AM on January 29


I wanted Survival Research Laboratories this year
posted by thelonius at 11:04 AM on January 29 [25 favorites]


This has got to be a parody. Okay, good. It is. I mean, the real band is BAD, but still.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 11:07 AM on January 29


This is really wonderful.

I have nothing against Flea, Will Ferrell, or John Frusciante, but Anthony fucking Kiedis can fall into a bottomless well forever.
posted by uncleozzy at 11:07 AM on January 29 [9 favorites]


I just don't even understand how the new RHCP guitarist got his gig. Were Flea and Anthony just sitting around saying, "Frusciante was great, but we need somebody who can better explore the rich sounds of wet robot farts"? (Not referring to the Daly parody, but to the actual shitty music.)
posted by DirtyOldTown at 11:09 AM on January 29 [4 favorites]


Oh good grief, yes, it's a parody song and a joke website.
posted by wreckingball at 11:12 AM on January 29 [4 favorites]




Can someone summarize the possible context without the whole seven minute audio? I'm not getting if this is real or what.
posted by Curious Artificer at 11:13 AM on January 29 [1 favorite]


This is like the musical equivalent of an awkward conversation that one might have with a 13 year old boy. Like part of me wants to tell them that this is something that they should only do in private when no one is around, but most of me just wants to shout, "Ugh! Stop it, you'll go blind!"
posted by BigHeartedGuy at 11:13 AM on January 29 [2 favorites]


whats telling is how easily we all thought this was real.
posted by The Whelk at 11:13 AM on January 29 [17 favorites]


Before I click that link I just want to say that I can't tell whether this post is joking or not.
posted by Navelgazer at 11:13 AM on January 29 [1 favorite]


I think it's a credit to RHCP's talent that we're not quite sure if this is parody at first glance.
posted by naju at 11:13 AM on January 29 [5 favorites]


Well, five of us just said pretty much the same thing at once, so there's that at least.
posted by Curious Artificer at 11:15 AM on January 29 [1 favorite]


It is known.
posted by The Whelk at 11:15 AM on January 29 [1 favorite]


Sadly, the Chili Pepper are one of the younger acts to play the Superbowl in the last decade.
posted by octothorpe at 11:19 AM on January 29 [9 favorites]


At least 30% of the time his Kiedis impression sort of slips into a Morrissey impression.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 11:23 AM on January 29 [2 favorites]


I'm more interested in the Small Business ad hosted by Intuit. Admittedly because one if the four finalists is a local comapny to me.
posted by edgeways at 11:24 AM on January 29


I'm surprised at how much mileage this band has gotten with a singer with no vocal range. And I'm someone who likes their early albums too.
posted by cazoo at 11:24 AM on January 29 [1 favorite]


Pepsi should really pay the folks behind this.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 11:28 AM on January 29


I'm surprised at how much mileage this band has gotten with a singer with no vocal range. And I'm someone who likes their early albums too.

See DirtyOldTown's link above - John Frusciante filled that gap!
posted by TwoWordReview at 11:29 AM on January 29


I just don't understand how this band continues to rake in fat stacks of cash when--clearly--lots of people can't distinguish something which is appreciably worse than the real thing from the genuine article.

Also: how self-aware is Kiedis? Does he know how hard he stinks? I think I would prefer that he knew, but kept making bank off of rubes anyhow.
posted by uncleozzy at 11:30 AM on January 29 [3 favorites]


Their early records were great......I bailed at around the one with "Under The Bridge"
posted by thelonius at 11:30 AM on January 29 [2 favorites]


The longer you listen to the song, the more absurdly perfect a Red Hot Chili Peppers parody it becomes.
posted by incessant at 11:33 AM on January 29 [2 favorites]


It's a pretty great parody- perfectly encapsulates why I basically can't stand this band (Bloodsugarsexmagic is still a good album though.)
posted by saul wright at 11:34 AM on January 29 [3 favorites]


Jon Daly and Zach Galifianakis did an a cappella version of this song on Comedy Bang Bang to promote their RHCP fanclub The Peppermen. (song starts at 2:40)

Edit: Haha, Twenty Hotels listened to the whole clip before posting; I stopped at 2:40.
posted by Hume at 11:35 AM on January 29 [2 favorites]


Chris Brummel: "I was cringing sooooo much until I heard the “Burbank - Glendale” part and realized that this was Jon Daly."

Is it definitely Daly, though? The original (here; starts at around 4:43) is an even more horribly plausible Kiedis impression.
posted by Zeinab Badawi's Twenty Hotels at 11:35 AM on January 29


(Heh, so close.)
posted by Zeinab Badawi's Twenty Hotels at 11:36 AM on January 29 [1 favorite]


Abra abra cadabralifornia
I wanna reach out and scorn ya
posted by Ratio at 11:41 AM on January 29 [3 favorites]


“I’m forever near a stereo saying, ‘What the fuck is this garbage?’ And the answer is always the Red Hot Chili Peppers.” -- Nick Cave
posted by Rangeboy at 11:43 AM on January 29 [30 favorites]


Zeinab Badawi's Twenty Hotels — Can’t say for sure, but Splitsider is giving Daly credit.
posted by Chris Brummel at 11:45 AM on January 29 [1 favorite]


I bailed at around the one with "Under The Bridge"

Wasn't that Blood Sugar Sex Magic? That's actually a pretty excellent album.

Anyways, yeah RHCP can be a bit much at times and bad RHCP rivals the worst of anyone, but I'll risk putting out the unpopular opinion that those guys can write a great hook and still put out the odd single that gets stuck in my head. Off the top of my head I liked Aeroplane and Dani California from their later stuff
posted by Hoopo at 11:45 AM on January 29


the hulk turn green when the rays turn gamma!
posted by MisantropicPainforest at 11:46 AM on January 29 [5 favorites]


Stadium Arcadium is a masterpiece and I'll rusty knife fight anyone who claims otherwise.

(I seriously and unapologetically love the RHCP, but if that's not your bag, whatevs.)
posted by Twain Device at 11:48 AM on January 29


Yeah - it's really just sad how after BSSM they became this sort of shitty under the bridge style radio-play crap is now their standard. I admit I haven't heard any of their non-radio albums, so maybe they still bring the funk on non-radio tracks, but good god, every single fucking radio song by them sounds exactly the same to me.
posted by symbioid at 11:48 AM on January 29


You know what it is? It's when these singers try to sing. Same shit happened with Metallica and the Black Album. Stop trying to do everything prettily melodic. Just bring the funk, the rough, the grar, the energy from below. Let the melody work for the autotuned assholes of the world.
posted by symbioid at 11:50 AM on January 29 [5 favorites]


perhaps I am just old and my mind is too full to process things anymore
but I'm finding it harder to see any difference between really good satire of culture and culture itself
Guy Fieri exists but would also make sense as a character in Tim and Eric Awesome Show
I was out of the country when Dog the Bounty Hunter became a thing, and I thought it was viral marketing for a new comedy.
A website with a giant gif of the rhcp logo near a ford logo is not very different than a legit website for a superbowl halftime event.
Not shitting on Jon Daly here, I think he's great, just that I can't figure out the function of satire or parody when the real thing is as ugly.

Is there a psychological term to explain this? The inability to see the difference?
Was reading about the 'Dark Enlightenment' on Mefi again the other day and it seemed like a Swiftian 'modest proposal' send up of the ugliness of our modern thought pushed to satirical levels. And yet it is real.
posted by Enigmark at 11:52 AM on January 29 [19 favorites]


This year's MIT Mystery Hunt had a puzzle (a Duck Konundrum, but if you don't puzzle, you don't care about that part) featuring Food Network celebrities. The Guy Fieri character was named Dude Fiery.
posted by maryr at 11:55 AM on January 29


I'm confused.
posted by slogger at 12:00 PM on January 29


I bailed at around the one with "Under The Bridge"

Oh god, I was working in construction when that came out and was subjected to the local Rawk station for eight hours a day that played that damn song every single day for years.
posted by octothorpe at 12:01 PM on January 29


Ween is the only 90s band I want to see play the superbowl halftime show, and they've broken up. Still, I can dream that they'll get back together and play Put the Coke on My Dick for millions of god fearing football fans. I want to live in a world where that happens.
posted by dortmunder at 12:02 PM on January 29 [9 favorites]


Stadium Arcadium? Seriously?
posted by humboldt32 at 12:06 PM on January 29 [2 favorites]


This reminds me of Mr. Bungle dressing up as RHCP for halloween.

"What I got I gotta pippy pippy papa!"
posted by mannequito at 12:07 PM on January 29 [6 favorites]


VioLA
Violouisiana I mean.
posted by ian1977 at 12:09 PM on January 29


A Chili Peppers song about California? Shocked, shocked I am!
posted by foldedfish at 12:17 PM on January 29


A friend of mine recently was given a set of tickets to see the Red Hot Chili Peppers in Springfield, MA. Psyched to see one of her favorite bands, she and her boyfriend headed out for the hour drive to the the theater. It was only when she got there that she discovered the tickets were for The Red Hot Chili Pipers, who are a bagpipe band. A pretty amazing one, I guess, but not quite the same if you're expecting Flea and Anthony.

I like the Peppers just fine, though I haven't paid too much attention to them since BSSM. I can't imagine the half time show will be very good though.
posted by bondcliff at 12:20 PM on January 29 [5 favorites]


Can't listen coz I'm at work, but can someone tell me if the song includes any trademark Kiedis gibberish? for example: Zing a dang a ding dong zing go ding ding dang
posted by GrapeApiary at 12:29 PM on January 29 [2 favorites]


Pretty soon the Chili Peppers will be writing songs about writing songs about California.
posted by pxe2000 at 12:29 PM on January 29 [3 favorites]


Kill it with fire.
posted by Hazelsmrf at 12:31 PM on January 29


Can't listen coz I'm at work, but can someone tell me if the song includes any trademark Kiedis gibberish? for example: Zing a dang a ding dong zing go ding ding dang

The whole song is trademark Kiedis gibberish.

You know, because it's a parody of RHCP songs...
posted by muddgirl at 12:33 PM on January 29 [4 favorites]


Thom Yorke grooving to RHCP is one of the most bizarre, unlikely things I've seen in the world of music. I personally like Dani California (minus the lyrics and vocals) but whoddathunk Yorke did too? When Yorke and Flea appeared on The Daily Show as Atoms for Peace and Jon Stewart asked them how their unlikely pairing came to be, Yorke said he was backstage at a Peppers' show and had been blown away by Flea's lead style of playing a rhythm instrument. I couldn't imagine Thom hanging out at a RHCP show (or sharing a billing/venue) and then saw the Jools Holland thing from 2006.
posted by Devils Slide at 12:42 PM on January 29


Going into it knowing it was a parody, I appreciated how the writer understood the tropes that band has been regurgitating since One Hot Minute.
posted by sourwookie at 12:52 PM on January 29


The RHCP guitar player situation is so close to Spinal Tap that I'm worried the current guy will spontaneously combust during the Super Bowl.
posted by mcmile at 1:04 PM on January 29 [8 favorites]


The whole song is trademark Kiedis gibberish.

You know, because it's a parody of RHCP songs...


Thank you.
posted by GrapeApiary at 1:05 PM on January 29


I'm going to go ahead and admit that I like the later, pop Chili Peppers better than the early stuff. I cannot abide the whiteboy rap/funk stuff (especially Kiedis god damn) but they learned to write a solid radio song over the years.
posted by atoxyl at 1:09 PM on January 29


I hate the whiteboy funk AND the radio pop. What do I win? That one song from the Coneheads soundtrack, "Soul to Squeeze," is alright.
posted by naju at 1:26 PM on January 29


AV Club.
posted by naju at 1:29 PM on January 29


Thom Yorke grooving to RHCP is one of the most bizarre, unlikely things I've seen in the world of music. I personally like Dani California (minus the lyrics and vocals) but whoddathunk Yorke did too? When Yorke and Flea appeared on The Daily Show as Atoms for Peace and Jon Stewart asked them how their unlikely pairing came to be, Yorke said he was backstage at a Peppers' show and had been blown away by Flea's lead style of playing a rhythm instrument. I couldn't imagine Thom hanging out at a RHCP show (or sharing a billing/venue) and then saw the Jools Holland thing from 2006.

In 2003 Radiohead did an in-studio performance for a small audience at the BBC, and afterwards there was time for questions. It was broadcast live; you can probably find a recording if you care. One woman asked Thom if he ever heard songs on the radio which he wished he'd written himself, and he answered, yes, all the time. And then he mentioned "the whole last Chili Peppers album--brilliant!" and there was this... moment of silence, in which I like to imagine the jaws of the entire audience dropping. So apparently Thom has long been an actual RHCP fan; I've got a gif somewhere of him playing air guitar to their performance on Jools Holland.
posted by jokeefe at 1:31 PM on January 29 [3 favorites]


RHCP used to be spotted at Radiohead shows in LA during the Hail to the Thief era. Possibly even after, although I didn't live in LA anymore so I couldn't check.

Despite finding Stadium Arcadium to be overwhelming (double albums always do that to me), I did go to their show in support of that album and their live show was amazing as always. Haven't listened to any of their stuff since Frusciante left, though :(
posted by muddgirl at 1:40 PM on January 29 [1 favorite]


The whole song is trademark Kiedis gibberish.

"I hope I don't get tricked by the Alabama Scammer" is not gibberish, it makes perfect sense
posted by Hoopo at 1:41 PM on January 29 [3 favorites]


Bookies now taking bets on how off-key Anthony Kiedis will be singing on Sunday.
posted by Sys Rq at 1:46 PM on January 29


The Uplift Mofo Party Plan reminds me of riding shotgun in my older brother's '67 Volkswagen in the summer of with the windows down.
Blood Sugar Sex Magik remains in my top 10 favorite albums ever. The huge room sound of the snare drum, the bass guitar pushed up to the front of the mix, Frusciante's mad-scientist twanging, then overdriven guitar. And it's all so rhythmic! Beyond the playing styles of flea and Chad, there's the syncopation of Jons Guitar, the muted guitar strums, the bongoes, tambourines and handclaps hiding in the back of the mix just DRIVE the songs. Rick Rubin!

This piss-take parody highlights everything I can't stand about their past decade of singles. But these tropes didn't just spring forth in Californication and Stadium Arcadium, they grew from details and occasional bits in songs throughout their back-catalogue, and metastasized to be the ONLY building blocks of their hits.
posted by onehalfjunco at 1:47 PM on January 29


Abracadabralifornia

I thought this'd turn out to be Steve Miller with the 'Peppers.

Tho' I'm pretty sure that even in his prime (whenever that was) few would want to see the ol' Space Cowboy on stage with a tube sock over his pompatus of love.
 
posted by Herodios at 1:47 PM on January 29 [1 favorite]


My thing about Radiohead is that even though I've never really been a fan of their music (suffice to say I find their stuff to be kind of tedious), I've always wholeheartedly believed that if I were ever in a position to have a beers-and-bullshit session with the guys in the band, we could find some genuine common ground in music that we mutually enjoyed.

Now I'm not so sure.
posted by Strange Interlude at 1:51 PM on January 29 [1 favorite]


RHCP

Now I want to see a smash-up of RHCP and RHPC.


For extra credit, mebbe mix in some RCMP, too.
posted by Herodios at 1:52 PM on January 29 [1 favorite]


Abra Abra Cadabralifornia. I wanna reach out and warn ya.

Or, Porn ya? Scorn ya? Mourn ya? I dunno.
posted by raysmj at 2:09 PM on January 29


But if the Red Hot Chili Peppers didn't exist, they would never have been on The Simpsons.

what I'd like is I'd like to hug and kiss you
posted by ckape at 2:10 PM on January 29 [2 favorites]


Bookies now taking bets on how off-key Anthony Kiedis will be singing on Sunday.

Nobody sings at the Super Bowl.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 2:15 PM on January 29 [3 favorites]


The Uplift Mofo Party Plan reminds me of riding shotgun in my older brother's '67 Volkswagen in the summer of with the windows down.

When I was in middle school in the early 90s, my friend was totally into the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and I went with her to buy a RHCP album. She got The Uplift Mofo Party Plan, which was four dollars cheaper than the other CDs and had a huge "PRICE BUSTERS!" sticker on the front. So for an embarrassingly long time, I thought RHCP had an album called Price Busters.

(Also, I confused John Frusciante with John Fluevog. I wasn't terribly on top of things when I was younger.)
posted by Metroid Baby at 2:29 PM on January 29 [2 favorites]


I can respect a band that knows exactly what a parody of themselves would look like.
posted by dry white toast at 2:43 PM on January 29


Aside: One of the hardest laughs of my life came while driving through the midwest somewhere and hearing some NPR News anchor who sounded very much like the Queen carefully pronounce every syllable of "Red Hot Chili Peppers" in her Westminster British accent. I guess you had to be there.
posted by dry white toast at 2:47 PM on January 29


Poe's law in action. It is impossible to create an RHCP parody that is so dumb, inept, or tasteless that it won't be mistaken for the real thinig.
posted by anazgnos at 2:56 PM on January 29 [5 favorites]


First of all it's a Dodge logo and Ford's says "Ford" on it fer - okay just . . Then it's a drum machine, okay. Chad Smith is really good, that's so . Half-hearted . . Look if you're going to record a parody of them you have to sing through a Shure SM7 and sing into it with your hands cupped around it like - it's a very specific . . . Look there were a lot of drugs and sex magick at the time okay?! Things were recorded, grooves we're got on. Let's not play the blame game here. Socks or not, funk or fiction, they made an iconic record that stands up twenty-three yeaholy crap has it been that long? 91, 2001, 2011, Dang.

Well, Flea rules. So. Yeah.
posted by petebest at 3:09 PM on January 29


> SM7

Shure-ly SM57?
posted by morganw at 3:16 PM on January 29 [1 favorite]


Yo this thread is kinda embarrassing y'all.

Anyway I saw Daly do this live a couple years ago as Sappity Tappity and nearly died laughing. He is a genius.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 3:17 PM on January 29


Sorry, Kiedis does sing (in the studio- it's kind of big for live) an SM7B. So do all the podcasters who took Jesse Thorn's advice. Mind blown.
posted by morganw at 3:21 PM on January 29


Hi, my name is [mediocre], and I am a former Red Hot Chili Peppers devotee. When I was in fourth and fifth grade, their brand of aggressive party funk and childish sexuality hit just the right parts of my musical tongue as it were. From the aggro True Men Don't Kill Coyotes, to the frat party anthem Fight Like A Brave, to the attempts at a more personal sensitive sound with Taste The Pain and Knock Me Down, I was a rabid fan to say the least. If I were 18 at the time, I would have a tattoo of their logo. But at the same time, if I were 18 in 1989 I doubt I would be a Chili Pepper fan. Several times over, I have attempted to write an essay titled "In Defense Of Red Hot Chili Peppers", which came as something of a sequel to my attempts to write "In Defense Of Kevin Smith", both of which had half a dozen aborted attempts to rationalize my childhood slash what-would-now-be-called-tween obsessions with both. In the end, I had to admit to myself that I cannot defend their work in any way. I may have been 8 or 9 years old in the case of Red Hot Chili Peppers, and 13 or 14 in the case of Kevin Smith, but the artists creating that work were full grown men and such work is not acceptable for full grown men to have put forth as their grand contribution to society.

That said, Breaking The Girl still makes me mist up a bit. Sorry, it what was playing the first time I made out with a girl. And Freaky Styley (the album) has some great moments of old school funk, which almost assuredly came from the production efforts of George Clinton. And John Frusciante is one of the most underrated guitarists in history.

*clicks link*

Holy fuck, are.. what? They.. is.. ? Christ.. is it DELIBERATE self parody?
posted by mediocre at 4:31 PM on January 29 [2 favorites]


My first exposure to the Red Hot Chili Peppers was riding in my older brother's car summer evening in 1989. He popped in a cassette of Mother's Milk and HOLY SHIT that cover of Higher Ground, Subway to Venus, pretty much the whole album was a bit of a life changer for me. It woke me up to the fact that there were contemporary rock bands around that weren't shitty 1980s hair metal... I don't think the term "alternative music" had been coined yet, but they were one of my early introductions to it.

Blood Sugar Sex Magick was pretty good, but kind of a letdown. It sounded to me like they'd lost their edge a little bit. Everything they've put out since has been progressively more disappointing and bland to the point where I wouldn't have known Abracadabralifornia was a parody if I'd heard it on the radio. I have to wonder how much of that tight, hard, clean sound on Mother's Milk was due to Michael Beinhorn's production, and how far out of sync it might have been with what the band had in mind.


I don't really hate the Red Hot Chili Peppers, I liked Mother's Milk and Uplift Mofo Party Plan too much as a kid. Their later stuff is so blah and mellow that it's almost like listening to a different band. Good on them for landing the Superbowl gig... I never would have thought it possible that first time I heard them.

(It was also thanks to the Chili Peppers that I discovered one of my favorite bands, Eleven - I was browsing the cheapo used bin at a music store and was first grabbed by this cover and then noticed that Jack Irons was their drummer. One of the best random band discoveries I ever made!)
posted by usonian at 5:21 PM on January 29 [1 favorite]


1000 to 1 odds on them coming out wearing nothing but cock socks
posted by Renoroc at 6:04 PM on January 29 [1 favorite]


Ween is the only 90s band I want to see play the superbowl halftime show, and they've broken up.

I want to see the Insane Clown Posse and Blood Hound gang team up with Deltron 3030 and the Leningrad Cowboys. Roger Goddell? Make it happen.

That said, it was a pretty poor impression of Anthony Keidis, who has:

1) An incredible set of pipes
2) No vibrato at all
3) A slight but unmistakable lisp.
4) The FUNK.

His style seems easy to ape - him and Flea both - until you see someone actually try.

I wish the band would knock off this slow ballad crooning crap, and go back to Stevie Wonder covers.


On second thought, I want to see a '90s supergroup with Flea, Les Claypool, Krist Novoselic and Dana Colley fronted by Leah Andreone play the Superbowl.
posted by Slap*Happy at 6:14 PM on January 29 [1 favorite]


Dude I would go see that band but wow! Lotta bass. Add J Mascis for balance.
posted by Mister_A at 6:39 PM on January 29


Lotta bass. Add J Mascis for balance.

No! >:(

MOAR BASS! I add Kim Gordon! Tho we should totally add Aaron Comess to screw with everyone.
posted by Slap*Happy at 6:52 PM on January 29


Allstar bass band? This thread just got a lot more interesting. (Add mark sandman)
posted by Potomac Avenue at 7:21 PM on January 29 [1 favorite]


Flea, Les Claypool, Krist Novoselic

Don't cross the streams.
posted by petebest at 7:28 PM on January 29 [1 favorite]


I like the band. I like most of their songs. The only thing they've ever done that's bothered me was the revelation on Weird Al Yankovic's Behind the Music that the band didn't care for "Bedrock Anthem", Yankovic's Flintstone-inspired parody of "Under the Bridge" and "Give It Away". Flea said this:

"I didn't think it was very good. I enjoy Weird Al's things, but I found it unimaginative. It wasn't that great. Yabba Dabba Doo. I like Weird Al and everything. But you know everyone is hit or miss, except for me, of course."

And I was all, "Come on man, 'Bedrock Anthem' was way better than either of those songs."
posted by riruro at 8:06 PM on January 29 [1 favorite]


Soul to Squeeze is magic. Just over the top awesome. And it's all thanks to the bassline.
posted by Existential Dread at 9:05 PM on January 29


This can't top the kings of... parody?...RHCP, Chico California's own Bruticus Maximus.

I learned about them from this very site. Amazing, terrible, funk party rock with horns. Played by guys that were kicked out of the frat for dealing.

"7th Grade Booty Party"


"Truck Stop (Butt Fuck)"


"Tuna Taco"

posted by kittensofthenight at 9:27 PM on January 29 [1 favorite]


Ya'll got fooled so you double down on the critique. Is that cool?
posted by vicx at 2:49 AM on January 30


They should have skipped Chili Peppers and just went with Mars. More relevant and puts on a great show.
posted by stormpooper at 6:24 AM on January 30


I told you kids those tattoos would look stupid when you got old man arms.
(Re: pic on AV club article)
posted by Trochanter at 7:27 AM on January 30


More parody goodness:

Freddy Scott's "This Is a Trent Reznor Song"

And I will take absolutely any opportunity to link to Robbie Fulks' "Fountains of Wayne Hotline", which is--all at the same time--a loving tribute, a dead-on parody, and a hilarious conceptual piece. In it, Fulks (a country songwriter) gets stuck working on a song and calls the titular hotline where operators give him advice like, "slather the holy hell outta the thing with a semi-ironic Beach Boys vocal pad."
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:42 AM on January 30 [5 favorites]


Nick Cave on the Red Hot Chili Peppers:

“I’m forever near a stereo saying, ‘What the fuck is this garbage?’ And the answer is always the Red Hot Chili Peppers.”
posted by porn in the woods at 9:04 AM on January 30 [2 favorites]


RangeBoy beat you to that one, porn in the woods.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:34 AM on January 30


I bailed at around the one with "Under The Bridge"

Wasn't that Blood Sugar Sex Magic? That's actually a pretty excellent album.


Maybe, but that's an awful song. Who told that guy he should sing a ballad.
posted by thelonius at 10:58 AM on January 30


Maybe, but that's an awful song. Who told that guy he should sing a ballad.

I really do dig "My Friends" off of One Hot Minute, but I'm not sure if it's just nostalgia or if it's actually a good song.
posted by getawaysticks at 6:59 AM on January 31


I Could Have Lied is a pretty solid ballad (and still one of my favorite little riffs to play on guitar).
posted by mannequito at 11:46 AM on January 31 [1 favorite]


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