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Red Hot Chili Peppers – I’m With You (Warner Bros, 2011)

(THE) PEPPER ISN’T HOT ENOUGH

When Red Hot Chili Peppers are mentioned, my first association is their record “Californication” (1999). That disc was an important part of my youth. With its release the rock scene was redefined and RHCP ruled it. Since then, there have been high expectations from every record that would follow. It has been five years since “Stadium Arcadium” and with the release of “I’m With You” those expectations were not met.

John Frusciante has left the band and he was replaced by Josh Klinghoffer, but those shoes were too big to fill. Klinghoffer guitar has a role of rhythm guitar and there is a big lack of authentic and noticeable riffs and solos, so you can feel some sort of gap in the songs. It seem like the band tried to fill this gap by introducing the trumpet, organ, piano and some electronic beats, but it turned to be too much for them to handle. It really distorted their original sound towards pop. Lyrics and song themes are more sociopolitical and less personal (like we are used to hearing from Kiedis), which brings us to what may be the biggest flaw of this record – its lack of emotions.

Recommended songs: “Monarchy of Roses”, “Brendan’s Death Song”, “Look Around”, “The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie”, “Happiness Loves Company”, “Dance Dance Dance”.

PAPRIČICE IZGUBILE LJUTINU

Kada se pomenu Red Hot Chili Peppers, moja prva asocijacija je njihova ploča „Californication“ (1999). Taj disk je bio važan deo mog odrastanja. Sa njegovim izlaskom rok scena se promenila i njome su vladali RHCP. Od tada su postojala velika očekivanja od njihovog svakog sledećeg albuma. Prošlo je pet godina od „Stadium Arcadium“ i sa izlaskom „I’m With You“, ta iščekivanja nisu ispunjena.

Džon Frušante je napustio bend i zamenio ga je Džoš Klinghofer, ali su te cipele bile prevelike. Klinghoferova gitara je više ritam orijentisana i postoji veliki nedostatak originalnih i prepoznatljivih rifova i solaža, tako da se može osetiti neka vrsta praznine u pesmama. Čini se kao da je bend pokušao tu prazninu da popuni uvođenjem trube, klavira, orgulja i elektronskih bitova, ali se ispostavilo da je to preveliki zalogaj za njih. To im je izmenilo zvuk u pravcu popa. Tekstovi i teme pesama su više socijalno-političke a manje lične (nego na šta nas je Kijedis navikao), što nas dovodi do možda najveće mane ovog izdanja – njegov nedostatak emocija.

Preporučujem pesme:  “Monarchy of Roses”, “Brendan’s Death Song”, “Look Around”, “The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie”, “Happiness Loves Company”, “Dance Dance Dance”.

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