RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS – GIVE IT AWAY

“love is free love me say hell yes” – love this song!!

Album: Blood Sugar Sex Magik

Released: September 24, 1991
Labels: Warner Bros.

Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)

Red Hot Chili Peppers , also sometimes shortened to The Chili Peppers or abbreviated as RHCP, are an American funk rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1983. The group’s musical style primarily consists of rock with an emphasis on funk, as well as elements from other genres such as punk rock and psychedelic rock. When played live, their music incorporates elements of jam band due to the improvised nature of many of their performances. Currently, the band consists of founding members vocalist Anthony Kiedis and bassist Flea, longtime drummer Chad Smith, and former touring guitarist Josh Klinghoffer. Red Hot Chili Peppers are one of the best-selling bands of all time with over 80 million records sold worldwide, have been nominated for sixteen Grammy Awards, of which they have won six, and are the most successful band in alternative rock radio history, currently holding the records for most number-one singles (13), most cumulative weeks at number one (85) and most top-ten songs (25) on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart. In 2012, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Blood Sugar Sex Magik is the band’s fifth studio album. Produced by Rick Rubin, it was the band’s first record released on Warner Bros. Records. The musical styles of Blood Sugar Sex Magik differed notably from the techniques employed on the Chili Peppers’ preceding album, Mother’s Milk, and featured little use of heavy metal guitar riffs. The album’s subject matter incorporated sexual innuendos and references to drugs and death as well as themes of lust and exuberance.

Red Hot Chili Peppers play live at the Superbowl


Fun Fact

One of their early drummers scored the movies ‘Traffic’ and ‘Drive’. During their rocky formative years, Anthony Kiedis and Flea had a hard time keeping permanent members. One of their drummers was Cliff Martinez, who’d go on to compose the soundtracks to movies like ‘Drive.’

RHCP with former band drummers Jack Irons & Cliff Martinez


Video Credits

Shot at my studio in Los Angeles
Released on Mar 29, 2011

Give It Away