The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Everyone used to go on about the Chili Peppers in high school and middle school but I never fully got into them. I only dug two songs (“Can’t Stop” and “Under the Bridge”) but while everyone was drooling over Stadium Arcadium, I was sleeping through it. Plus, that “Hump De Bump” song off of that album is definitely one of the  worst songs every created. It’s about this time that I realized how embarrassing white-guy funk can be. After a long hiatus, during which Frusciante left the band again to make horrible records with Omar Rodríguez-López, the band brought in a new guitarist by the name of Josh Klinghoffer and recorded a new album. I didn’t exactly have high expectations, so even if they did something terrible, I wouldn’t have been too let down. The song leaked/premiered last week on KROQ. It was soon thrown on their youtube soon after.

I was kind of embarrassed. I wanted to give it a fair chance and tried to go in with a positive mind set. However, Anthony Keidis managed to kill it for me. By the time he said “no cockblocking”, I started feeling embarrased for the band. It doesn’t feel like a change in style, despite the new guitarist. The fact that this could have been putting me to sleep on Stadium Arcadium just makes it feel lazy. It’s kind of just confirms that the band should have quit after Blood Sex Sugar Magik.

The new album, I’m With You, is going to be released August 30th. Not really up for it, but if it’s your bag, have fun.

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