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Rock Blog: Red Hot Chili Peppers - Key Arena March 17th!

December 6, 2016

33 years together as a band, the Red Hot Chili Peppers are still mighty as ever.  With the release of their 11th studio album, The Getaway, they have been touring the world.  They'll be heading back home to America in January 2017, after touring overseas.  YES, they will be stopping in Seattle on March 17th, 2017 at Key Arena!  Get your tickets HERE!

As I sit here listening to The Getaway, I can't stop replaying "Dark Necessities" and "Go Robot".  I can HONESTLY say that I thoroughly enjoy both of them immensely.  The beginning crescendo in "Dark Necessities" makes me want to drive FAST in my car with the windows down, then BAM...that funky slap bass kicks in.  Ah...such a natural high!  One song I'm hooked on with new ears, though, is called, "The Hunter".  Super melodic, dark and mysterious.  Just goes to show their well-roundedness as musicians.  Also, the video for "Go Robot" is just plain hilarious!  Here ya go.  Crank these!

Dark Necessities

The Hunter

Go Robot

So, unorthodox story of how I was introduced to the Red Hot Chili Peppers.  It was 1993, and I was 15-years-old.  I became OBSESSED with the 1993 movie, Coneheads, starring Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtain and of course, Chris Farley.  "Soul To Squeeze" would play any time Chris Farley's character, Ronnie was around the Conehead's daughter, AND any time he was driving his 1978 Camero, (if you listen closely).  I immediately bought the Coneheads soundtrack and figured out who sang the song!  You've got to check out a quick clip, featuring "Soul To Squeeze".  Probably the most romantic scene ever made in a movie, fyi. 

 

In what ways have the Red Hot Chili Peppers influenced your life with their music?  I'll bet if you gave it a little thought, you have your own stories to tell.  After all, they've been around 33 years, and have sold over 80 million records worldwide! 

C.C.