Red Hot Chili Peppers
November 30, -0001 in Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA, United States
The rock group Red Hot Chili Peppers came together in Los Angeles in 1983. The group has sold more than 80 million albums, making it one of the best-selling groups of all time. The Chili Peppers, or sometimes RHCP, have won seven Grammy Awards and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012. Members are Anthony Kiedis on vocals, Flea on bass, Chad Smith on drums and Josh Klinghoffer on guitar. Kiedis and Flea are the group’s two remaining founding members. Their most successful album was Californication (1999), which sold 16 million copies. The 2011 release I’m with You topped the chart in 18 countries.
2 years ago
I very nearly lost a dear friend of mine to heroin addiction years ago, and every time I hear this song I think of him. This is a very literal description of Kiedis's own battle with heroin & his memory of "drawing" blood with a needle under a bridge in the City Of Angels. Catchy, yes. But also a very visceral song.
It's more than obvious, that RHCP are obsessed with mentioning California in almost every song the write and it's not only that there's a minor reference, it's there, you fell it, you can taste California coming out of your speakers dressed as notes, as it serves among this band's major inspirations.....