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    This is how to play the guitar. Just add heroin.



    Not a fan of their stuff beyond Blood Sugar Sex Magik but just reading A. Kiedis' autobiography and he was on about this performance.

    Him just clean after years of heroin abuse and him being holier than thou and cleaner than clean in the band at the time.

    Young John Trolliante (you have to watch the vid) off his nut on smack and both going through a period that they absolutely despise each other.

    Live on SNL in front of millions of Americans doing a song that Kiedis was never comfortable singing.

    This is how you play such a song live while fucking with your bandmates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chairman Mao
    Not a fan of their stuff beyond Blood Sugar Sex Magik but just reading A. Kiedis' autobiography and he was on about this performance.
    I read that last weekend. Because of it, I started listening to Californication. An excellent album also featuring JF on guitar.

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    I was living in King's Cross Sydney when that came out. The overkill from all the backpacker places soon killed it. All the modern stuff since then has just been too pop for me.

    As a unique guitar talent though JF simply rules. Joined them from nowhere as a 17 year old prodigy. Next release was BSSM. Everything between then and him rejoining was simply beige.

    Looking forward to finishing the book though, am currently at the Dave Navarro stage, which was when I went to see them back in '94. JF is simply in another dimension though.

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    What a terribly sad version of such an iconic tune.
    Fortunately, there is a wealth of better versions available.

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    I managed 50 seconds before I had to turn it off.

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    Yeah, I wasn't impressed either, not enough orange... They didn't look 'together'!

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    It only gets rocking when he hits the pedal at 3:11

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    Nice song that, why has Flea got the yashmak on his head ?

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    Different drug, but the music starts at 0:00

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    As much as I like Clapton he still isn't a patch on Stevie Ray Vaughan in my humble opinion, man that guy could make a guitar sing. I did though love his 24 nights at the Albert hall in London. I went on his blues band night and was knocked out.
    Treat everyone as a complete and utter idiot and you can only ever be pleasantly surprised !

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    John Frusciante could not handle the fame and fortune that Blood Sugar Sex Magik created for the band and although he was heavily into hard drugs he ambushed that performance on purpose as he did in other concerts before he fled from the band.

    Still the best rhythm section out there (drums and bass) but without J.F the Peppers are nothing as proven when Dave Navarro joined the band.
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    I went to see them in my freshers year, early 1990 at the students union at Glasgow University (QMU) without really knowing who they were.

    Bought the 'Uplift Mofo party Plan' on tape and played it over and over before the gig so I would know some of their stuff. Good gig from what I remember... I was probably too shitfaced on snakebite and black to take it in properly.

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    You can't have a Chilli's thread about how good their guitar is, without mentioning the bass player, Flea. The backbone of the band and a musical genius I had the pleasure to meet in person (he lives fairly close to where I grew up).


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    Quote Originally Posted by 9999
    without mentioning the bass player, Flea.
    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy
    Still the best rhythm section out there (drums and bass)
    With Chad Smith there is no doubt Flea is the best bass player to ever thunder thumb a fret board.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy
    With Chad Smith there is no doubt Flea is the best bass player to ever thunder thumb a fret board.
    Agreed. Perhaps even without Chad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9999
    Agreed. Perhaps even without Chad.
    If you read the Kiedis autobiography, when Chad Smith auditioned for the band Flea tried to mesmerize Chad with really complex bass runs and he blew Flea away with his drum work. Kiedis was pissing himself laughing.

    Just a great Duo and the only really notable work Flea done away from the Peppers was in this song.


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    You're probably right LT, too much credit is probably given to Flea and not enough to Chad for that tight rhythm of the peppers.

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    It's always the drum and bass which makes the super groups.

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