Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The 11 Best Red Hot Chili Peppers Songs of the 00s

What interesting about the Chili Peppers that no other band can claim is that they they can replace the guitarist and not effect the overall chemistry of the band.  For all intensive purposes, the Chili Peppers are Flea, Anthony and Chad Smith.  No band has ever had the same amount of rotating lead guitarists as the Chili Peppers and remained a popular/relevant band.  Maybe Fleetwood Mac...  But even if that's the only other band that might compare to the revolving door of musicians...that's some damn good company to be in.  When I think of the Chili Peppers, for some reason, I always wonder if they will make it into the Rock N Roll hall of fame.  It never occurs to me that they've not only been around long enough to already be eligible to be in the HOF...they've actually already been admitted!  Even though the band has lost a bit of its street cred along the way...they've still managed to stay hip.  That's something...not even Fleetwood Mac could do.

The 11 Best Red Hot Chili Peppers Songs of the 00s:

1.  Throw Away Your Television (By The Way)
2.  On Mercury (By The Way)
3.  Make You Feel Better (Stadium Arcadium Mars)
4.  Warlocks (Stadium Arcadium Jupiter)
5.  Storm In A Teacup (Stadium Arcadium Mars)
6.  Tell Me Baby (Stadium Arcadium Mars)
7.  By The Way (By The Way)
8.  Hard To Concentrate (Stadium Arcadium Mars)
9.  21st Centruy (Stadium Arcadium Mars)
10.  Rivers of Avalon (Zephyr Song)
11.  Minor Thing (By The Way)

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PaulE said...

I am happy to see a post regarding the Chili Peppers. They are amazing. Your list is great, but there are a few songs I would have had up there in place of others. Throw Away Your Television (Live at Hyde Park) is probably the best version of that song. The end solo by JF is unbelievable.

AKA said...

Yeah, I also liked this post quite a bit. I haven't been a fan of the Chili Peppers for a long, long time, but I'm always interested to read what you've got to say about any bands. Also, totally didn't know they were already in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! Thanks!

Liam said...

Great list, but no songs from their new album?

galactocalypse said...

I know music is a matter of taste and stuff, but some of these songs really should have been there:
1. Venice Queen
2. If
3. The Zephyr Song
4. Snow
5. Dosed
6. Wet Sand
7. Slow Cheetah
8. Funny Face
9. Can't Stop

...and these if you take I'm With You into account:
1. Police Station
2. Brendan's Death Song
3. Meet Me At The Corner