@@@ Red Hot Chili Peppers: The Getaway (Warner, 2016) I read some folks losing their nut a little bit about the first single off this record. I thought it was okay. Thus far the first tune beats out that fist single that I”m peeping now. I’m hearing a lot of more U2 mainstream delayed guitar than the more traditional more funky/punky/Hendrix-y playing of previous Chili Peppers guitar players. I also don’t like the piano in this second tune. The third tune We Turn Red returns to a classic Chili Pepper neighborhood with a Led Zeppelin-esque beat, twanky guitar and popping Flea. I kind of like how groomed the record sounds in places and I don’t like that sound in places. Same on the funk sections — I like the drum beat in this tune is cool but the guitar is pretty cliche. The fourth tune, the Wave — I like the trippy break that comes after the verse which I don’t love. Smells like a mixed bag to me. Parts I like have vocals I don’t like, a beat I like with a guitar part I don’t like, it seems like they’re really trying to sound like a somewhat different band than they I remember them as. Which is their right but so is my right to not go bananas.
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