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Red Hot Chili Peppers: Give It Away: The Stories Behind Every Song by Rob FitzpatrickRed Hot Chili Peppers front man Anthony Kiedis grew up in Hollywood, hustling a living with his actor father. He eventually discovered music and fell in with Hillel Slovak, Jack Irons, and Michael Flea Balzary to form the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Fired up by 1970s funk, rock, ska, and soul, the band fought, split, kissed, made up, and then fought again. This collision of singular personalities and musical genius resulted in a run of albums and reputation as a formidable live act. By the end of the 1980s, though, the band was one man down, with lead guitarist Hillel Slovak dying from a drug overdose. The struggle gave rise to 1989s groundbreaking Mothers Milk album. Pre-dating Nirvana, the Red Hot Chili Peppers was the first underground band to take what critics dubbed alternative rock into the mainstream charts. In 1991, Blood Sugar Sex Magik compounded the Chili Peppers success, turning its members into bona fide rock stars and plunging them headlong into a riot of drugs, sex, near-death experiences, and spiritual awakening. This book looks at the group through dozens of photographs, and examines the music and stories of one of the most original bands on the planet.
Listen to Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Give It Away” sung in 20 different styles
Having developed a unique bass style heavily based in funk, jazz and punk rock, Flea is one of the best pure musicians in not just mainstream rock, but all of music. If you want to hear the peak of Flea's spastic and ultra-technical bass playing, you'd be advised to check out the band's debut self-titled album, 'Freaky Styley' or 'The Uplift Mofo Party Plan. When is the last time you heard a radio hit where the bass is used as the lead instrument? You'd have to utilize all of your brainpower to track such a song, and you may just end up back in , when 'Give it Away' was unleashed. With 'Give it Away' as the album's forefront single, 'Blood Suger Sex Magik' has sold over 12 million copies worldwide. The video itself is just as iconic as the song. Shot in black and white with a heavy emphasis on the silver end of the spectrum, the Peppers perform 'Give it Away' on a beach with devilish imagery and 'Burning Man' psychedelic dancing.
It was released as the lead single from their album on September 4, , by Warner Bros. The music was written by guitarist John Frusciante and bassist Flea during a jam session months prior to the album recording sessions. Vocalist Anthony Kiedis wrote the song's most prevalent lyrical refrain in response to an experience he shared with former girlfriend Nina Hagen regarding altruistic behavior and the value of selflessness. In the single charted inside the top 75 of the US Hot in the wake of the huge success of the record's second single " Under the Bridge ". Steve Huey of AllMusic noted that while the single "didn't achieve the massive pop success of its follow-up, ' Under the Bridge ' [