Few rock groups of the 1980's broke down as many musical barriers and were as original as the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Creating an intoxicating new musical style by combining funk and punk rock together (with an explosive stage show to boot), the Chili Peppers spawned a slew of imitators in their wake, but still managed to be the leaders of the pack by the dawn of the 21st century. The roots of the band lay in a friendship forged by three school chums, Anthony Kiedis, Michael Balzary, and Hillel Slovak, while they attended Fairfax High School in California back in the late '70s/early '80s. By 1983 - with the addition of drummer Jack Irons - the group became the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Balzary was going by the name Flea. Since then the Chili Peppers, despite the death of Slovak and numerous further line-up changes - leaving only Kiedis and Flea remaining from those early days - the group have remained the foremost alternative group in the USA, and although their albums have now become less frequent, when they do appear they are both unique and enthralling, keeping the Chilis always at the cutting edge of music world. This video contains a plethora of filmed interviews, press conferences, media appearances and other spoken word engagements which together show the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the individual members thereof to be the intelligent, funny and smart musicians we have always known they are. Certainly, with regards to the later period clips, this is a group who have matured and grown wiser in a way which perhaps may not have been wholly expected in the band's heyday, but which finds them in anything but conventional mode and which suits perfectly this once wild and anarchic collective, who remain as obsessive about the music they make and shows they perform as ever they were.
Pure documetery NO music
- Red Hot Chili Peppers: In Their Own Words review by RM
What a load of self indulgent cr*p, with a boredom factor to induce suicide, I kept on thinking there must be at least a little music to break the monotony, but it never came. Just a load of what we did at school etc. etc. etc.
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