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Album: Red Hot Chili Peppers (1984)

Songfacts®:

  • According to Anthony Kiedis' autobiography Scar Tissue, this was the first ever Red Hot Chili Peppers song. The band were just playing as an opening act by the name of Tony Flow and the Miraculously Majestic Masters of Mayhem. The band wasn't meant to be a serious band, and Kiedis was just doing it for his friend's band. They wound up gaining a lot of popularity, and the band then wrote their second song, "Get Up and Jump." Soon after, they changed their name to the Red Hot Chili Peppers and got a record deal. In a 2006 Guitar World interview, bassist Flea looks back on that time, and says the idea of Anthony as a lead singer was funny. >>
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    Bert - Pueblo, NM

Comments: 4

  • Zero from The Abyss, NjCould someone maybe post the original lyrics, if possible?
  • Dan from Tinley Park, Ilyoud better be burnin, sherman!
  • Mischa from Winnipegyour right the demo is mind-blowing... but the album version is lame.... "he swings the yang, he bangs the yang And now, it's time to hear him do his thang"...? dissapointing haha
  • Brian from Winchester, Mathe demo is mind-blowing
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