Red Hot Chili Peppers' bass hero Flea is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest rock bass guitarists of all time, fusing an unstoppable funk technique with the power and weight of hard rock. From the sun-bleached soul of Californication to the slap-bass pyrotechnics of Give It Away, here's your chance to get a step-by-step guide to five of the Chili Peppers' hottest songs from across their varied career. Phil Williams demonstrates every riff and lick, leaving no stone unturned as he dissects the unmistakable Flea style.
I've been too busy enjoying the music of Mostly Other People Do the Killing (MOPTDK) to realize how controversial they've become. If you doubt their ability to rile the jazz world, all you have to do is post one of their videos on your Facebook page and wait for the ensuing kerfuffle to begin. The core band is comprised of four virtuoso instrumentalists, free-spirits who think nothing of hopping from honest-to-god punk rock, to free improv, to hard bop, to Americana, and back; sometimes in the space of a single track. Many of their original compositions, written by bassist Moppa Elliott, have the outward appearance of overlooked post-bop and bebop gems from the mid-1950s and early 60s.
THREE SUPERB FM BROADCASTS FROM JAPAN 1990, USA 1991 & EUROPE 1995. The most formidable of contemporary rock groups, the Red Hot Chili Peppers don’t just defy categorisation, they appear to invent their own with every new release - and often do likewise within the confines of a live performance. Indeed, the group’s startling eclecticism is only surpassed by their lofty talents and astonishing musical catalogue. This 3 x CD set features a selection of rare FM radio broadcasts recorded between the end of the 1980s and the middle of the 1990s,when for many the band were at their absolute pinnacle of achievement.
Bass Recorded Versions. All 17 songs from their smash hit album, including: Give It Away * The Power of Equality * Suck My Kiss * Under the Bridge * and more.