At least that’s what Anthony Keidis said in Good Time Boys.
I’ve been thinking lately that I’d like to steer this blog into more of a musical direction. I love music and If I wasn’t an artist, I think I definitely would’ve become a full time musician. Y’know…Madonna, Cher, Prince….Morgana.
I actually am a musician. I played clarinet from 6th grade through 12th and band is the only thing I dream about from high school. I can read music and play around a bit on the piano and I think I have a pretty good ear.
My love for music started in the womb. Just in case I could hear in there, my parents played classical, Elvis, oldies, show tunes, rock, and a bunch more for me while I was cooking. I think that’s why my musical taste spans over almost all genres and all decades. I’m always on the hunt to find rare stuff and new stuff too.
I can’t claim to be an expert though and there’s a lot of music I still don’t know… I only have so many hours in my day… but I like to think I know a lil sumthin about a variety of music and I really like to talk about it.
First of all
I wanna start with the band I consider my all time favorite – the Red Hot Chili Peppers. I can’t believe I’m actually able to pick one band above the rest, cuz it’s really hard for me to choose my favorite anything.
My earliest memory goes back to when I was 5, when I hung out with my friends next door, Ruby and Jeremy. We always listened to music or watched MTV. I can see us sitting there watching Give it Away and I remember how much I loved how they were dancing around all weird out in the Mojave Desert…which btw is the same desert I lived in at the time.
And I loved that funky sound, and Flea jumping around on bass, and Anthony’s rapping, and chad and John and all the stars aligning together in The Mansion creating my favorite album. Yes, Blood Sugar Sex Magik is my favorite album above all their others. It’s also my first rhcp album. I have so many memories of turning up the volume and immersing myself in each song, memorizing all the lyrics, and looking at the photos in the album booklet. This band appealed to me on so many levels.
I’m livid that I can’t remember where the album booklet is. I’m also not seeing my copy of What Hits!? so that’s gonna bug me.
Aside from all that funkiness, one of my favorite things about BSSM is how each song starts and how each song fits so seamlessly together.
My Blood Sugar Sex Magik Fav Song List
- apache rose peacock
- sir psycho sexy
- funky monks
- the power of equality
- the righteous and the wicked
- if you have to ask
- mellowship slinky in b minor
- suck my kiss
- naked in the rain
- under the bridge
- they’re red hot
- breaking the girl
- i could’ve lied
- my lovely man
- the greeting song
I’m more concerned about the order of the first 8 songs, but y’know I love em all and I’ve been listening to a lot of chili peppers lately, getting hyped for April 1st when their new album drops. It’s been what…10 years since Frusciante has been with them and I know it’s gonna be great. We’ve gotten a tiny taste with Black Summer and Poster Child, both good, and make me wanna hear more. I’m liking Poster Child a lot. At first I thought it was good but it just made me wanna hear it with the other songs, but I keep listening to it and just loving it more and more.
Tell Me Baby
Listen up Red Hot Chili Pepper Fans, if you can choose, I know it’s hard because they’re all great, but let me know in the comments which album is your top favorite album. I know you have one that has a special place in your heart above all the other’s. And which song on that album is your favorite??