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 - Dani California - UK - 7" picture disc - £12.00, $13.32, €13.68 (New Item) (arrived 12-Sep-2022 08:58)on October 2, 2022 at 2:50 pm
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS Dani California (2006 UK limited edition 2-track 7" Picture Disc single, also includes the previously unreleased Whatever We Want, stickered clear PVC sleeve. The sleeve has a couple of pin-holes and the disc appears barely played W715)
- Red Hot Chili Peppers - By The Way [Repress] - 180gm - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £49.99, $55.49, €56.99 (New Item) (arrived 09-Sep-2022 15:03)on October 2, 2022 at 2:50 pm
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS By The Way (German manufactured EU repress of the 2002 16-track double LP pressed on 180gram Vinyl [cut by HL at Optimal Media GmbH], with picture sleeve and lyric inner. Including the singles By The Way, The Zephyr Song & Can't Stop. Both the sleeve and vinyl on this copy remain in near mint condition)
- Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication - Sealed - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £24.99, $27.74, €28.49 (New Item) (arrived 01-Sep-2022 08:22)on October 2, 2022 at 2:50 pm
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS Californication (2019 UK/EU 15-track double album black vinyl 2-LP, produced by Rick Rubin and marking the return of John Frusciante. Originally released in 1999 and now celebrating its 20th anniversary. Including the singles Scar Tissue, Around The World and Otherside. Picture sleeve with original cover artwork, factory sealed from new. Essential) #Top 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
- Red Hot Chili Peppers - Higher Ground - Pop Out Model Pack - UK - 12" vinyl - £25.00, $27.75, €28.50 (New Item) (arrived 31-May-2022 15:31)on October 2, 2022 at 2:50 pm
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS Higher Ground (1990 UK limited edition 4-track 12" vinyl single including Munchkin Mix and Bert Bevans Mix, special perforated picture sleeve to make your own chili pepper!! 12MTX75)
- Red Hot Chili Peppers - Higher Ground - UK - 7" vinyl - £20.00, $22.20, €22.80 (New Item) (arrived 19-Apr-2022 14:17)on October 2, 2022 at 2:50 pm
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS Higher Ground (1989 UK vinyl 7" single featuring their classic cover version of the Stevie Wonder smash hit, also including Millionaires Against Hunger, glossy picture sleeve MT75)