How Could People not like these?
I'm getting very tired of people looking at everything the Red Hot Chili Peppers do without John negatively. Yes he was an amazing guitarist, but he is off fullfilling his own musical wishes meanwhile the Chili Pepper's are still creating great music. Love of Your life is ecspecially great!
Interesting RHCP Take
I think some people are getting carried away with the fact that this doesn't sound "like the Red Hot Chili Peppers". The fact is if you compare their debut album with Stadium Arcadium you will find there is a humongous difference. The same applies here, The Chili Peppers are constantly changing. This was recorded during their I'm With You Sessions, so maybe it wasn't sufficient enough for their album, but they wouldn't have released if they thought it was completely uninspired. They throw away many songs before they strike gold, this two-part isn't one of those.
This is Evolution
By Modern Metal Tendrill
Great RHCP music!
Message from a fan
I honestly get really tired of reading people spewing their negativity about a band they claim to like. John is not coming back. Get over it already. Josh is an incredibly talented and amazing musician. His style is obviously different but he still rocks. They have evolved. You aren't going to get the same crazy energy they brought in their 20's or 30's. With the exception of Josh these guys are pushing 50. They fact they still sound so good and rock out so hard is pretty amazing. To call anything they put out total crap is a joke. Last time I checked they were still on a tour and selling out shows around the world. These B-sides are as good or better than the songs on I'm With You and clearly show that each of the guys can still bring it, especially Josh who continues to get better by the minute. Everyone is entitled to their opinion but if yours is so blah why not spare devoted fans your misery and just let us enjoy our favorite band for who and what they are now. RHCP will always be awesome.
The peppers aren't the funky thrusters they used to be and I appreciate that... My taste in music has grown with them, and I'm glad they can evolve while maintaining some of the most inspired lyrics ever to grace our ears.
RHCP just keeps releasing great music.
Red Hot Crap
enjoy the vibe
I know you miss the past but just chill out and enjoy the vibe... it be good
Beating a dead horse
I gave this album 2 stars instead of 1 purely out of my love for the chili peppers. I miss the intricate guitar licks and harmonies from John, and this release is yet another cruel reminder of his absence. Gone are the days of psychedelic sex-funk from heaven which Hillel Slovak began and passed onwards. "Love of Your Life" is especially unfortunate.
By Groove Genius
Let's be honest these two B-sides are uninspired garbage. The fact they are charging money for these are repulsive. I enjoyed "I'm with you", and I understand how a band can evolve spiritually and musically, but c'mon? These 2 tracks are not even remotely close to the RHCP sound that made them famous and gained millions of fans. Is Josh just a softer clone of John? Less weird? Is there no psychedelic sex funk left in their loins? I guess we still have their live show.