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Red Hot Chili Peppers — Black Summer
Album: Unlimited Love
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6.8

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Released: 2022
Length: 3:51
Plays (last 30 days): 2
A lazy rain am I
The skies refuse to cry
Cremation takes its piece of your supply
The night is dressed like noon
A sailor spoke too soon
And China's on the dark side of the moon

(Hit me now)

Platypus are a few
The secret life of roo
A personality I never knew
(Get it on)
My Greta weighs a ton
The archers on the run
And no one stands alone behind the sun

It's been a long time since I made a new friend
Waiting on another black summer to end
It's been a long time and you never know when
Waiting on another black summer to end

Crack the flaming whip
A-sailing on a censorship
Riding on a headless horse to make the trip

Been a long time since I made a new friend
Waiting on another black summer to end
It's been a long time and you never know when
Waiting on another black summer to end

I been waiting
I been waiting
Waiting on another black summer to end
I been waiting
I been waiting
Waiting on another black summer to end
I been waiting
I been waiting
Waiting on another black summer to end
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I 100% think that Kiedis is the weak link in this band. They've always put out some interesting, even intricate music, and then he opens his mouth and it goes from WOW to oh.
Hmm, a bit lame for RHCP 
 reguru2112 wrote:


I knew Mr. Tull. You are no Tull Sir.

Agreed

But pretty decent over all = IMHO
 mememu wrote:


Me too!!!! As I heard the first bars, I thought "Is this a Jethro Tull I've never heard before?"... Glad to know I wasn't the only one to be tricked into that idea...


I knew Mr. Tull. You are no Tull Sir.
great stuff!
Boring music.
 jasonv wrote:
The singing feels like a parody of Kiedis' singing... I just can't listen to it.
 
Yeah I noticed the bit of that flat nasal quality going on.  Interestingly one of my friends who has done a lot of singing-songwriting is in his mid-50s and sounds exactly like this now, having lost his warm singing voice.  I'm now starting to wonder what's going on.  Maybe a change in hearing with age causes us to hear ourselves differently?  Or maybe older singers just get rusty and don't try as hard?
I just can't get with this.
 a_genuine_find wrote:

Granted there's a lot of fan noise down here, but at first I thought I heard Ian Anderson and was expecting to hear a flute.
Then I heard the break ...


Apparently, Kiedis put on that quasi-"Gaelic" accent as a tribute to Welsh singer-songwriter Cate Le Bon, for some reason.
 FatPants2 wrote:

This is actually a pretty good song. For a band that is derided almost as much as U2, RHCP has spun out a few really good songs. This is one of them.


It seems to me that too many people judge bands by the weakest part of their oeuvre. I personally don't care if later material doesn't stand up - I'll still enjoy Blood Sugar Sex Magik and Californication just as much as I did in the '90sDitto for REM, Pearl Jam, etc.
Once you see the RHCP live you get it.
I certainly wouldn't have clocked it as RHCP - I hear many older influences including celtic folk, and I like it!
The singing feels like a parody of Kiedis' singing... I just can't listen to it.
This is actually a pretty good song. For a band that is derided almost as much as U2, RHCP has spun out a few really good songs. This is one of them.
 a_genuine_find wrote:

Granted there's a lot of fan noise down here, but at first I thought I heard Ian Anderson and was expecting to hear a flute.
Then I heard the break ...



Me too!!!! As I heard the first bars, I thought "Is this a Jethro Tull I've never heard before?"... Glad to know I wasn't the only one to be tricked into that idea...
 sieversfam wrote:

In the battle between Faith No More/Mike Patton and RHCP/Anthony K, I am team Mike all the way. RHCP is one of the most overrated bands ever..Except when John F was in the band.   

fwiw John F rejoined the band in late 2019 and was with them for the writing/recording (and soon touring) of this new album.

In the battle between Faith No More/Mike Patton and RHCP/Anthony K, I am team Mike all the way. RHCP is one of the most overrated bands ever..Except when John F was in the band.   
very distinctively RHCP though perhaps less arrogant than previous material.  Not bad.
Granted there's a lot of fan noise down here, but at first I thought I heard Ian Anderson and was expecting to hear a flute.
Then I heard the break ...
ARRRRRGH

that be the Chili Peppers mate-y......yarrrgh

Batten down dem hatches a storm of sea chanteys is abound! 
Nice to hear new stuff of them! I saw them live in 2000 on Hurricane Festival in Germany. It was after the californication Album. Great Gig. I´ll have it on my mind!