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Red Hot Chili Peppers — The Great Apes
Album: Unlimited Love
Avg rating:
5.5

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Total ratings: 184









Released: 2022
Length: 4:58
Plays (last 30 days): 9
She's a box car
Rolling by
Like a black star
In the sky

She's a failure
Once or twice
Like a trailer
Spinning out upon dizzy ice

Flowers fly
When we grow old
Snakes get high
Or so I'm told

She's an eagle
Out on the road
Like my favorite
Beatle everyone
Bought and sold

All my love and half my kisses
Superstar go do the dishes
I just want the great apes to be free

Come on now you lazy cowboy
Heads or tails but not right now, boy
I just want the great apes to be free

She's a rain bird
On the prowl
Like an urge to be yourself
That you won't allow

She's a forest
That we burned
Just a blueprint for a life
That we never learned

Flowers fly
When we grow old
Snakes get high
Or so I'm told

She's a lynch mob
On the street
Take another step
And I will kill the beat

All my love and half my kisses
Superstar go do the dishes
I just want the great apes to be free

Come on now you lazy cowboy
Heads or tails, but not right now, boy
I just want the great apes to be free

She's a bus stop
Glockenspiel
She's a simulation life
That you thought was real

She's an image
That we blurred
It's a pixelated panther
Now let it purr

All my love and half my kisses
Superstar go do the dishes
I just want the great apes to be free

Come on now you lazy cowboy
Heads or tails but not right now, boy
I just want the great apes to be free

I just want the great apes to be free
I just want the great apes to be free
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Its hard for me to tell after one listening how much I like a song but I hear a lot of solid RHCP stuff going on. I understand the nostalgia for the old hard driving  days, but after all, they have been around almost 40 years. From what I read, bands have a need to evolve, a need for artistic expression and they get pressure to put out music that is just not more of the same old stuff rehashed. I've been a fan since Thrashin' featured them in the 80's. I think a lot of how listeners rate songs and bands is based on what was going on in their life when they were introduced to that music. Musical taste is subjective. Some of my favorite bands and songs don't get rated well here and there are bands that people love and rate high that I just don't connect with. I really appreciate Radio Paradise's eclectic mix! I sometimes get upset at all the negative stuff people write, but I also read a lot of thoughtful remarks and learn a lot of trivia/history about artists here. Thank you RP! I give the Great Apes 7 to start. RHCP fan for life!
 kingart wrote:

Give it away give it away give it away now




You mean throw it away, throw it away throw it away now, don't you?
Give it away give it away give it away now
What did I miss?  When did they become an Arena Rock band?
Good Tune!! First time I've heard it.  Thank You RP!
urk
I really like this latest album. My Hifi rocks with ease 
 bitbanger wrote:

Geez, this doesn't sound like the RHCP. Where is  the power, syncopation, staccato vocals delivery, big choppy slap bass. This feels over-produced and a bit dull. They seem to be mailing it in, IMHO.

Opens with a 3 from Napoli on the Gulf




Maybe they don't need to sound the same. Not everything needs to be everyone's cup of tea.
 bitbanger wrote:

Geez, this doesn't sound like the RHCP. Where is  the power, syncopation, staccato vocals delivery, big choppy slap bass. This feels over-produced and a bit dull. They seem to be mailing it in, IMHO.

Opens with a 3 from Napoli on the Gulf



Agreed. Not much Blood, Sugar, Sex or Magik in this track. 

More like High blood pressure, sugar substitute, not tonight dear I have a headache, Meh.  Break out the Geritol. 
Please retire.
Reminds me I first saw the infamous sock poster at a downtown Santa Cruz record store, just after the earthquake, circa 1990
 Ipse_Dixit wrote:

Gen-X approved!



Baby Boomer approved as well!
I'm not a huge fan but I kind of like this. Thanks Bill
Say what you will, but RHCP always shows up with the rhythm section, and the precise lyric cadence and rhymes.  That really appeals to my OCD.
Geez, this doesn't sound like the RHCP. Where is  the power, syncopation, staccato vocals delivery, big choppy slap bass. This feels over-produced and a bit dull. They seem to be mailing it in, IMHO.

Opens with a 3 from Napoli on the Gulf
Michael Peter Balzary aka Flea on bass.  A true master of the craft.


What??

In spite of a couple of lines and the song title, there is no way that this song is actually about apes and their living conditions.  No way.  He's got to be referring to humans.  Right? 
 noe.architecte169 wrote:

Sometimes you have to stop ...



can't stop
Sometimes you have to stop ...
Glockenspiel in the lyrics
that's a 10
Somewhat disappointing for a RHCP fan. Sounds like they have plagiarised themselves.
Gen-X approved!