Red Hot Chili Peppers React To Small Crowd At Concert

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Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea discussed horrible attendance at an early concert in his new book Acid for the Children. A Red Hot Chili Peppers member confirmed massive heroin use a couple of days ago.

The New York Times wrote, “But not until page 375 of this 383-page volume does the band that will become the Chili Peppers play its first show: in 1983, for 27 people at the Grandia Room in Hollywood, as Tony Flow and the Miraculously Majestic Masters of Mayhem, whose live set at the time consisted of one original song and a choreographed dance routine set to the Jonzun Crew’s ‘Pack Jam (Look Out for the OVC).’

The curtain closes there, with the rise and fall and rise of the Peppers — not to mention Flea’s adventures in marriage and child-rearing, much of his film-acting career, the details of his philanthropic work as founder of the Silverlake Conservatory of Music and his career as a sideman to everyone from Thom Yorke to Tom Waits — seemingly assured but still to come.”

A Red Hot Chili Peppers member recently discussed smoking PCP. Fans on the RHCP Reddit recently had a conversation about Anthony Kiedis’ voice live. play-at-the-roc posted, “So I was just looking at some live shows, and I don’t know if it’s just me but Anthony live sounds HORRIBLE. Don’t get me wrong I love RHCP but I had to say it.”

strattele1 responded, “It’s always terrible in the videos. But honestly when you’re there live it always sounds great. He’s a one and only, wouldn’t want anyone else.” LeBlueDragon wrote, “You’re speaking the truth. Being a big fan, I tend to overlook the fact whenever I watch their live shows on YT. But it is what it is. But the dude brings a whole other level of energy in his performances though. That’s kinda unique. But the voice is kind of disheartening to listen to.”

Red Hot Chili Peppers debuted a John Frusciante classic recently. RedHotShowoff said, “Not really necessary to just throw him under. He’s nearly 60 and has had a crazy life, and is still giving it what he’s got and at this point we should be fortunate that they’re still going.

He could’ve easily hung it up like John did at the end of the SA tour but still wants to keep performing. Yeah, sometimes he’s really off and has a bad memory with lyrics, but I’d rather have that then nothing at all because you know they’re still having fun with it.”

You can read the full piece at the New York Times.