I’m With You (RHCP)

Red Hot Chili Peppers – I’m With You – Picked this up last week based on some reviews of the bass work going on by Flea recently.  This disc did not disappoint in the least.  Too much action and at the usual speed of sound.

He leads the track Ethiopia off with “We’re rollin’ everybody time for some bass.”  He lays into this piece with his foot on the floor (you can stream the track off my home page if you like), then Chad falls in behind, then it just becomes awesome.

Not being a routine listener except for ‘Higher Ground’, ‘Can’t Stop’ the other chart toppers we hear on the radio ( I know there are dozens of others ) I had no affinity for their music.  Flea started showing up in Bass Player Magazine over the last year and the style he’s put together fuses a few bass players I do listen to, so his (unimitatable) style make sense, keeping up is the hard part, but fun to try!

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