Rolling Stone Magazine, Issue 1136 – August 4th 2011 features a brief article about the new Red Hot Chili Peppers era by Rolling Stone journalist, Simon Vozick-Levinson.It’s reassuring to realize just how little the chilis have changed in the five years since their last album – or in the the two decades since Blood Sugar Sex Magik, for that matter, so what if guitaris John Frusciante quit (again) during their most recent hiatus?
The remaining members seem to be the same lovable goofballs as always.
Their comeback single from their new album, I’m With You has everything you want from the Chilis: Flea and Chad cook-up a juicy funk-pop groove with plenty of cowbell, new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer kicks in some rangy riffs and Anthony Kiedis woos a wild child with the type of come-ons only he can deliver with a straight face (“ticktock, I want to rock you like the eighties”) before leaning into a huge, pleading hook. Welcome back, dudes.
Many thanks to Melanie Owens for the scan.