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

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Total ratings: 198









Released: 2022
Length: 3:51
Plays (last 30 days): 7
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 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!
hey, first comment and rating, exercising on my drum on an early thursday morning in southern france, pretty cool song to play along.
Bonne journée à tous.