RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS

Non-Metal / Metal Related • United States
MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music online community, from the creators of progarchives.com
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS picture
The Red Hot Chili Peppers are a band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1983. Founded on a sound of funk rock, the band rose to prominence largely during the 90's, although many of their 80's releases were rather popular as well. While their sound is ultimately a funk-rock edged groove, many of their albums have many metal moments, influences, and edges.

Starting out, the band had the line up featuring Hillel Slovak on guitar, Jack Irons, on drums, with Anthony Kiedis on vocals, and Flea (Michael Balzary) on bass. However, on their self titled debut album, Slovak and Irons were not featured. Instead, Cliff Martinez played on drums for their first two albums, and Jack Sherman playing for the debut.

Red Hot Chili Peppers were formed in Los Angeles in the Fairfax High School by students Kiedis, Slovak, Flea, and Irons. When first formed, the name of the band was
read more...
Thanks to aglasshouse for the addition and Unitron, adg211288, Pekka for the updates

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS Online Videos

No RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS online videos available. Search and add one now.

Buy RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS music

Amazon (logo)
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Greatest HitsRed Hot Chili Peppers: Greatest Hits
Explicit Lyrics
Warner Bros. 2003
$5.68
$1.68 (used)
Californication [Vinyl]Californication [Vinyl]
Warner Bros. 2012
$22.77
$26.12 (used)
Stadium Arcadium (2CD)Stadium Arcadium (2CD)
Warner Bros. 2006
$6.46
$1.15 (used)
The GetawayThe Getaway
Warner Bros. 2016
$5.21
$1.91 (used)
By the Way [Vinyl]By the Way [Vinyl]
Warner Bros. 2002
$16.83
Blood Sugar Sex MagikBlood Sugar Sex Magik
Warner Bros. 1991
$0.67
$1.49 (used)
Mother's Milk [Vinyl]Mother's Milk [Vinyl]
Explicit Lyrics · Limited Edition
Capitol 2009
$14.94
$25.14 (used)
One Hot MinuteOne Hot Minute
Warner Bros. 1995
$4.39
$1.49 (used)
I'm With YouI'm With You
Warner Bros. 2011
$9.99
$1.68 (used)
Showing 9 items | Cache expiring in 38h | Keyword-based search | Best seller rank | More results on Amazon.com

More places to buy metal & RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS music

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS Discography

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS albums / top albums

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS The Red Hot Chili Peppers album cover 2.67 | 5 ratings
The Red Hot Chili Peppers
Non-Metal 1984
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS Freaky Styley album cover 3.25 | 4 ratings
Freaky Styley
Non-Metal 1985
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS The Uplift Mofo Party Plan album cover 3.33 | 5 ratings
The Uplift Mofo Party Plan
Metal Related 1987
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS Mother's Milk album cover 3.75 | 8 ratings
Mother's Milk
Metal Related 1989
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS Blood Sugar Sex Magik album cover 4.50 | 12 ratings
Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Non-Metal 1991
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS One Hot Minute album cover 3.80 | 6 ratings
One Hot Minute
Metal Related 1995
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS Californication album cover 4.27 | 11 ratings
Californication
Non-Metal 1999
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS By The Way album cover 3.14 | 7 ratings
By The Way
Non-Metal 2002
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS Stadium Arcadium album cover 3.43 | 7 ratings
Stadium Arcadium
Non-Metal 2006
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS I'm With You album cover 2.40 | 5 ratings
I'm With You
Non-Metal 2011
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS The Getaway album cover 3.45 | 6 ratings
The Getaway
Non-Metal 2016

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS EPs & splits

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS The Abbey Road E.P. album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Abbey Road E.P.
Metal Related 1988
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS 2011 Live EP album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
2011 Live EP
Non-Metal 2012
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Covers EP album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Covers EP
Non-Metal 2012
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS 2012 - 13 Live EP album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
2012 - 13 Live EP
Non-Metal 2014

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS live albums

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS Live in Hyde Park album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Live in Hyde Park
Non-Metal 2004
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS Cardiff, Wales (6/23/04) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cardiff, Wales (6/23/04)
Non-Metal 2015

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS re-issues & compilations

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS Sock-Cess album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sock-Cess
Metal Related 1989
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS What Hits!? album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
What Hits!?
Metal Related 1992
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS Live Rare Remix Box album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live Rare Remix Box
Non-Metal 1994
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS The Plasma Shaft album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Plasma Shaft
Non-Metal 1994
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS Out in L.A. album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Out in L.A.
Non-Metal 1994
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS The Best of Red Hot Chili Peppers [EMI Records] album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best of Red Hot Chili Peppers [EMI Records]
Non-Metal 1997
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS Originals album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Originals
Non-Metal 1998
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS The Best Of Red Hot Chili Peppers [Madacy Records] album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best Of Red Hot Chili Peppers [Madacy Records]
Non-Metal 2000
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS Greatest Hits album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Greatest Hits
Non-Metal 2003
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS The Best of Red Hot Chili Peppers (Capitol Records) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best of Red Hot Chili Peppers (Capitol Records)
Non-Metal 2005
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS CD Sampler album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
CD Sampler
Non-Metal 2006
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS What Hits?!: Holiday Gift Pack album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
What Hits?!: Holiday Gift Pack
Non-Metal 2007
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS Transmissions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Transmissions
Non-Metal 2007
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS The Best of the Red Hot Chili Peppers (Collectable Edition) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best of the Red Hot Chili Peppers (Collectable Edition)
Non-Metal 2008
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS 10 Great Songs album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
10 Great Songs
Non-Metal 2009
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS I'm Beside You album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
I'm Beside You
Non-Metal 2013

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS singles (0)

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
Red Hot Skate Rock
Metal Related 1988
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
Positive Mental Octopus
Metal Related 1990
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
Psychedelic Sexfunk Live from Heaven
Metal Related 1990
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
Funky Monks
Metal Related 1991
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
What Hits!?
Metal Related 1992
.. Album Cover
3.50 | 1 ratings
Off the Map
Metal Related 2001
.. Album Cover
5.00 | 1 ratings
Live at Slane Castle
Metal Related 2003
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
Greatest Videos
Metal Related 2003

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS Reviews

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS The Red Hot Chili Peppers

Album · 1984 · Non-Metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
martindavey87
The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ 1984 self-titled debut shows us a completely different group to the one that would go on to become one of the biggest acts on the planet. It’s interesting to see how a band could come from such obscure and absurd beginnings, yet, through changing and evolving their sound, have managed to become mainstream superstars.

But alas, here we are; ‘The Red Hot Chili Peppers’.

Completely “out there” is one way to put it. For this album is really a smorgasbord of funky melodies and riffs thrown together in an almost incoherent fashion. Sure, the band would help pioneer what could describe as funk rock, but this right here is mostly a mess of ideas barely strung together by drugs and alcohol.

The album has a very raw production and rather directionless songwriting. However, there’s an abundance of energy, which shows a band who are clearly enjoying what they’re doing. And there’s one or two very (and I do mean very) brief moments that actually shine. ‘Get Up and Jump’, ‘True Men Don’t Kill Coyotes’ and ‘Out in L.A.’ are all relatively decent offerings. Though not overly memorable when compared to later material, there’s still something of merit here that shows a group of capable musicians who just need to tweak and refine their sound.

If you’re coming here expecting huge radio hits then this is not the album for you, and you’re better off sticking with later releases. But ‘The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ is an interesting look to see how the Peppers started out, and if nothing else is worth at least one listen to demonstrate that it’s possible for even the most unlikeliest bands to find commercial success.

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS The Getaway

Album · 2016 · Non-Metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
siLLy puPPy
After a five year hiatus from their most loathed album of their latter career in the form of “I’m With You,” we at long last are graced with a new RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS album after having a healthy chunk of time to sort out their career after the loss of their mentor, guitarist and main songwriter John Frusciante. Finally in 2016 with much trepidation i picked up their 11th studio album THE GETAWAY only to be pleasantly surprised that the pop funk rock sensibilities of “Californication,” “By The Way” and “Stadium Arcadium” are back in full regalia offering not only the expected half rapped / half sung vocal talents of Anthony Kiedis and Flea’s bass slapping bad boy funk with Chad Smith delivering his expected percussive duties but to find that Josh Klinghoffer has at long last fully embraced his carrying of the torch of Frusciante’s larger than life presence with the band that began with 1989’s funky hard rocker “Mother’s Milk.” While i pretty much wrote the band off as a thing of the past with “I’m With You,” i was most pleasantly surprised at how well this new release comes together. However! despite some incredible good things about this one, i have to admit there are some things that bug me a bit as well.

THE GOOD: while the compositions retain a retro CHILI PEPPERS feel in the songwriting department there are more diverse elements sewn into every segment of every track. The production is off the wall spectacular and there are several guest musicians on board including Elton John on piano and Danger Mouse who not only produced the album (a first after Rick Rubin’s long time standing) but also helped out on mellotron, organ and synthesizers. There are also beautiful string arrangements on several tracks which include violin, cello and viola. Every track has unexpected twists and utmost surprises of some sort. Some being subtle such in instrumentation as in the more single oriented tracks like “Dark Necessities” but some like “Dreams Of A Samurai” actually bringing Pink Floyd greatness to mind from “The Dark Side Of The Moon” with their chord flirtations of the real thing along with the female background singers.

THE BAD: while this is a brilliant album to listen to, there is a lot of, well, sampling going on. I hate to drop the plagiarism bomb but it’s quite obvious that several famous pop and rock tracks from the past have had certain riffs, licks and melodic developments blatantly ripped off or perhaps shared with blessings. Who knows which. And while these borrowings usually serve as an underpinning for the overall feel of the tracks, it keeps me wondering if these were totally ripped off, a subliminal tribute or an unconscious channeling without actually realizing it. As a major fan of not only prog, metal and jazz but also of pop music of the ages, i recognize a, uh huh, sampling, when i hear it. True that many of the tracks on THE GETAWAY are self-plagiarism as well with the bass lines, guitar licks and vocal stylings as with the “Hey Oh’s” by Kiedis and Frusciante inspired guitar licks. Understandable.

There are lots of references to their 2000s output and that’s totally OK, however there are lots of other things going on here that totally rub me the wrong way: — Firstly: “We Turn Red” starts out with the same guitar lick and vocal melody of “Rock On” originally by David Essex but covered a million times. It’s only the intro guitar that recurs but nevertheless is obvious. — Secondly: on “Sick Love” the beginning vocals and melody are lifted from “Bennie And The Jets” by Elton John. True that Sir Elton (contributes piano) and Bernie Taupin were co-writers of this track but it still is too obvious for my tastes, however it’s a great track nonetheless as i can let it go. Not the band’s fault i know but every time i hear the first line i cringe! — Thirdly: “Go Robot” has the same bass line as “Feel Good Inc” by Gorillaz. The rest of the song is sufficiently different but the bass line is unmistakable! — Fourthly: the most horrible rip off is “Feasting On The Flowers” that “borrows” the Jethro Tull guitar riff from the first part of “To Cry You A Song” from their 1970 album “Benefit.” Aaaargh! — Those are the main gripes but there are subtler ones, however somehow despite it all they seem to take these past glories and remold them into present pop splendor. Not bad

When all is said and done i find the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS not a guilty pleasure, because there is no reason to feel remorse for enjoying any sort of music. I think of their albums more like comfort food. As the decades pass by, the entire rock genre continues to evolve and splinter into more and more bizarre territories often cutting their ties to any traditional means of the past. With RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS i feel a connection to the past glories i wasn’t a part of. They are the thread of continuity that binds the present to previous decades when funk, rock, rap and R&B ruled the music world. Just like other keepers of the old guard such as The Rolling Stones who continue on despite new musical trends, RHCP continue to churn out deliciously addictive feel good tunes that are simply fun to listen to despite a feeling of recycled past glories.

As they have shown, when they try new things such as on 1995’s “One Hot Minute” that things don’t always turn out so well. With their tried and true formula on full display once again, THE GETAWAY proves to be perhaps not a brilliant magnum opus but rather a catchy well crafted slice of pop funk rock at its finest. I’m finding myself listening to this one quite a bit. Great comeback and finally proof that their IS indeed life after Frusciante. Despite samplings in music, i still love hip hop and other derivative types of music for listening pleasure but i simply wanted to point these things out for the record. So why not enjoy it here. Hmmm. I wonder what the legalities are about royalties. That is another matter altogether.

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS The Getaway

Album · 2016 · Non-Metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
aglasshouse
They're back...but are they red hot?

Absolutely! Granted, the Chili Peppers aren't as "rock out with your cock out" as they were in their heyday, but that's okay. This album arose from the ashes of the rather disliked I'm With You which was back in 2011, so they had about five years to recuperate. The result is a few slamming tracks guaranteed to bring you back to the past, but mostly laid-back lounge funk songs. One thing I must mention is the greater and well-deserved spotlight on the keyboards played by the master himself, Flea. It's most prominent on 'Dark Necessities' and 'Dreams of a Samurai', but for the rest of the songs it creates a lovely background decoration for those of them that are more atmospheric in nature.

The playing is of course wonderful, with the over-the-top slap bass of Flea, the master-drummer Ferrell- err, I mean Smith wields his set as good as ever, and the much more out-there guitar playing of Klinghoffer is something a bit different compared to Frusciante on the previous albums, but is still welcomed. There is also of course Kiedis, who sounds practically the same as if it were '99 again.

The Getaway may not be a super-powered swagger-fest as some people may have hoped for, but the album's catchy nature and infinite replayability is sure to impress even the most grouchy of Grinches.

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS Movies Reviews

No RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS movie reviews posted yet.

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS Shouts

Please login to post a shout
No shouts posted yet. Be the first member to do so above!

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS Index

Member Zone

Username:
Password:
Stay signed in

Metal Subgenres

Artists Alpha-index

MMA TOP 5 Metal ALBUMS

Rating by members, ranked by custom algorithm
Albums with 30 ratings and more
Master of Puppets Thrash Metal
METALLICA
Buy this album from our partners
Moving Pictures Hard Rock
RUSH
Buy this album from our partners
Rust in Peace Thrash Metal
MEGADETH
Buy this album from our partners
Powerslave NWoBHM
IRON MAIDEN
Buy this album from our partners
Dirt Alternative Metal
ALICE IN CHAINS
Buy this album from our partners

New Metal Artists

New Metal Releases

MK Ultra Deathcore
DISCORD CURSE
Buy this album from MMA partners
Genesis Melodic Death Metal
KILLBORN
Buy this album from MMA partners
Emerge Deathcore
GARRADOR
Buy this album from MMA partners
Gidim Deathcore
RINGS OF SATURN
Buy this album from MMA partners
Горький финал Metalcore
FALSEGIVER
Buy this album from MMA partners
More new releases

New Metal Online Videos

Xylella - Implosión
XYLELLA
Bosh66· 1 day ago
More videos

New MMA Metal Forum Topics

More in the forums

New Site interactions

More...

Latest Metal News

members-submitted

More in the forums

Social Media

Follow us

Buy Metal Music Online