Red Hot Chili Peppers – the cover stars of the new issue of Classic Rock – have released another single from upcoming album Unlimited Love. The new song, Poster Child, is the follow-up to Black Summer, which was released month.
Describing a Chili Peppers song as “funky” might demonstrate a wilful lack of imagination on our part, but Poster Child is certainly so. Not in a taut, disco-stomper way, but in an airy, relaxed, lets-go-to-bed-yeah-but-maybe-later kinda way.
Flea breezily flips his fingers around, John Frusciante is typically understated, Chad Smith lays down a rhythm that’s so relaxed the song almost drifts into being, but best of all is the vocal: Anthony Kiedis engages in a half-spoken, half-sung rap that opens with the line “Melle Mel and Richard Hell were dancing at the Taco Bell” and goes on to name-check Robert Plant, Led Zeppelin, Judas Priest, Steve Miller, Motorhead, The MC5 and Van Morrison.
Unlimited Love is the first RHCP album since guitarist Frusciante returned to the band in late 2019. Production was handled by Rick Rubin, who completed a return to the cast behind the hugely successful Blood Sugar Sex Majik, By The Way, Californication and Stadium Arcadium albums.
“Our only goal is to get lost in the music,” say the band. “We (John, Anthony, Chad and Flea) spent thousands of hours, collectively and individually, honing our craft and showing up for one another, to make the best album we could.”
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- Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication - German - 2-LP vinyl set - £34.99, $41.99, €39.19 (New Item) (arrived 03-Feb-2023 16:29)on February 8, 2023 at 5:57 pm
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS Californication (UK/EU reissue limited edition 15-track double vinyl LP reissue of their 1999 seventh studio album which was produced by Rick Rubin and includes the singles Scar Tissue, Around The World, Otherside, Road Trippin' and the title track. The single-pocket picture sleeve does have some shelfwear creasing but comes with the lyric printed insert while the two vinyl discs look barely played)
- Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication - UK - picture disc LP - £39.99, $47.99, €44.79 (New Item) (arrived 02-Feb-2023 15:09)on February 8, 2023 at 5:57 pm
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS Californication (2019 UK & European Limited 20th Anniversary Edition double Picture Disc LP issue of their classic 1999 15-track seventh studio album including the singles Scar Tissue, Around The World, the title track and more. Both discs remain BRAND NEW & unplayed within the custom stickered and sticker-sealed clear PVC gatefold sleeve)
- Red Hot Chili Peppers - Higher Ground - Spanish - 7" vinyl - Promo - £25.00, $30.00, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 12-Jan-2023 08:12)on February 8, 2023 at 5:57 pm
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS Higher Ground (1992 Spanish promotional-only wide-centred vinyl 7" - plays the same 3:21 version of the song written by Stevie Wonder on both sides, housed in a unique textured picture sleeve)
- Red Hot Chili Peppers - By The Way - Red Vinyl - UK - 7" vinyl - £25.00, $30.00, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 25-Jan-2023 15:14)on February 8, 2023 at 5:57 pm
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS By The Way (2002 UK limited edition 7" single pressed on Red Vinyl, also including Time. The vinyl remains in excellent condition within the glossy picture sleeve W580)
- Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Zephyr Song - US - 7" vinyl - £35.00, $42.00, €39.20 (New Item) (arrived 25-Jan-2023 15:16)on February 8, 2023 at 5:57 pm
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS The Zephyr Song (2002 US pressed limited edition 7" single pressed on Translucent Pink Vinyl, also including Out Of Range. The vinyl looks barely played issued in the glossy picture sleeve with the title track lyrics printed on the back)