Having been a RHCP fan since their inception in the early 80’s this topic has my attention. I have found the Red Hot Chili Peppers to be an evolutionary band, constantly evolving and never becoming stale or stagnant. I have also been fortunate to have seen them live on several occasions. Their live performances are always top notch and high energy. The Red Hot Chili Peppers have never compromised who they are and what they represent, always making the music they wanted to make and having the image that they themselves were most comfortable with.
While the band itself has varied in members at times, they have never let it set them back, delivering poignant music time and again. They have never hid who they were even to the point of publicly talking about their personal situations.
Their Super Bowl performance has been called into question regarding the “prerecorded” music and “mimed” stage antics. Flea responded with an open letter regarding it yesterday ( https://thehellionrocks.com/2014/02/04/a-message-from-flea-regarding-the-red-hot-chili-peppers-super-bowl-performance/) and I applaud him for that.
We all know of “live” performance disasters and I don’t think this was one. I think the Red Hot Chili Peppers made the best of the situation and delivered a high energy “show”. If you doubt them go see them live, you’ll see.
Bruno Mars? Well, that’s a different story….
it’s loud, it’s funky, it’s the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS!
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