Grand Pappy Du Plenty

Album: The Red Hot Chili Peppers (1984)

Songfacts®:

  • An instrumental track from Red Hot Chili Peppers' first album, when Dave Navarro joined the band in 1993, they would play this song before playing "Give It Away."

    It was written by bassist Flea, guitarist Jack Sherman, and producer Andy Gill. The song was meant to serve as a more emotional counterbalance to the crazy party songs that dominate the album.
  • After the album's release, the song was only played on three different tours: the 1984 tour (to promote this album), the "Freaky Styley" tour, and was then forgotten about for another ten years until it made something of a comeback during the "One Hot Minute" tour, where the band would play it as the intro to the more well-known "Give It Away", but the song hasn't been played live ever again since then (as of 2015). >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alec - Yorktown Heights, NY, for above 2

Comments: 2

  • Alec Thorp from Yorktown Heights, NyNo, actually Jack Sherman played guitar on this. Hillel Slovak was playing with What is This? when this was recorded.
  • Alec from Mechanicsburg, SdDave Nvarro was not in the band until One Hot Minute. Hillel Slovack played the guitar on this.
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