When you’re hot, you’re hot! And so it goes for the fearless Flea and his frenzied original Red Hot Chili Peppers bandmates Anthony Kiedis and Chad Smith. After more than a quarter-century, these guys are still as strong as ever. They are currently touring in Europe, with newest member Josh Klinghoffer on guitar, and they recently announced a North American tour, which begins in January 2012.
Regardless of the line-up of the Chili Peppers at any particular time since the group was formed in 1983, this band has moved to its own groove – a blend of too many styles to accurately list – and set the airwaves crackling with a special sound that makes you feel alive and connected to the street beneath your feet.
The foundation of the unique sound that is the Chili Peppers, upon which the soulful voice of Kiedis floats, is the bass playing of Michael “Flea” Balzary. If anything, these guys are funky, and that funk starts with the bottom notes that are flung from Flea’s bass guitar like few other rock musicians fling notes (or bounce around the stage).
The band’s innovative, integrated, and infectious sound, along with its ability to sell millions of records, is why the Chili Peppers are soon to be inducted into the 2012 class of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
At AXE HEAVEN®, we tip our hat to the Red Hot Chili Peppers. “Bravo, boys!” If you would like to share our enthusiasm for the band’s new release, upcoming tour, and R&RHOF entry, announced yesterday, we suggest a collectible miniature replica of Flea’s bass guitar, which is meticulously handcrafted to great detail for a lifetime of enjoyment.
And for your immediate musical enjoyment, here is the officially released video (and short word from a sponsor) of the band’s single, which reached #2 on the Billboard Top 100 chart (and was #8 overall for 1992), Under the Bridge:
And here is new music created almost 20 years later: