Red Hot Chili Peppers: Concert Critique

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Concert Critique: Red Hot Chili Peppers On Saturday, March 31, 2012 I had the pleasure of attending a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert at the Amway Center in Orlando, FL. Few rock groups of the '80s broke down as many musical barriers and were as original and innovative as the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Members include Michael Balzary aka Flea (bass; born October 16, 1962), John Frusciante (guitar; born March 5, 1970), Jack Irons (drums; born July 18, 1962), Anthony Kiedis (vocals; born November 1, 1962), Josh Klinghoffer (guitar; born October 3, 1979), Cliff Martinez (drums; born February 5, 1954), Hillel Slovak (guitar; born April 13, 1962, died June 25, 1988), Chad Smith (drums; born October 25, 1962). After meeting at L.A.'s Fairfax High School,…show more content…
On the opening "Monarchy of Roses", the band overpowered the singing, with volume shifting wildly in a harsh sound mix. The selection of that night was a combination of punk, funk, rock and rap. The Chili Peppers' set list included pretty faithful renditions of several pre-Klinghoffer hits, including "Around the World," "Snow (Hey Oh)," "Otherside," "Can't Stop," "Californication," "By the Way" and show closer "Give It Away," in addition to such tracks from I'm With You as "Monarch of Roses" and "The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie”. As the Chili Peppers aged, their songs became more laid-back and lyrical, and the band went from flesh-baring firecrackers to respected veterans. Most of their selection from albums prior to the Californication album have interweaved textures, consistent and melodic guitar riffs, vocals and bass-lines. The more recent selections such as “Scar Tissue” contains melodic and layered guitar and lyrical progressions, which the band's earlier work did

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