Dreamin’ Songs: “The Righteous And The Wicked” – The Red Hot Chili Peppers

blood_sugar_sex_magic.jpgOften is the morning that I wake up with a song stuck in my head.  Sometimes it is simply a song that I was listening to not long before I slumbered.  Sometimes it weirdly has something to do with whatever is going on in my life at the moment.  Sometimes it’s just weird and freaky. 

I’ve been meaning to make a feature of the songs that I awake to for ages, and after reading the Now Playing In Holly’s Head every day for weeks, I’ve finally decided to give it a go. 

Of course, like all my features, this one may only last once.  Being that, it isn’t every morning that I wake up with a song in my head, it will also be very random if it lasts at all.

“Righteous and the Wicked” – Red Hot Chili Peppers

I’d like to pretend that I was a Pepper fan from way back.  I’d like to be all old school and hip and punk and say that I had all their records before “Under the Bridge” ever hit MTV and then make sly understatements about how they’ve sold out.

Well, they have sold out, but I didn’t get into them until they had taken that first big plunge into being the godfathers of emo.  Blood Sugar Sex Magic might have been the beginning of the end, but it was still a great freaking record.  So funky for a bunch of white guys with funny hair cuts.

In my recent years of listening to Adult Alternative, alt.country, and folk music I’ve left behind my days of loud guitars, pounding bass, and screaming lyrics.  In the last few weeks I’ve been going through the painstaking process of adding my entire music collection to my computer and iPod.  Because of this I’ve been hearing songs I haven’t even thought about in eons. 

Enter the “Righteous and the Wicked.”  It’s probably been several years since I dusted off BSSM but when this song came on it immediately got stuck in my head.  That was several days ago, and I thought that I had finally pushed it back into the alleyways of my brain.  But alas, I awoke this morning singing

“POP prodigies of peace…the killing fist of the human beast.”

 Whatever that means.

6 thoughts on “Dreamin’ Songs: “The Righteous And The Wicked” – The Red Hot Chili Peppers

  1. Nice. Well, to truly follow in the NPHH vein, this needs to be about three times as long and involve rambling, gratuitous ruminations on old lovers, but you’ll get there.

    Grindhouse wishes and BloodSugarSexMagic dreams,

    P.S. I don’t care if they’ve sold out. In fact, horror of horrors, “By the Way” is still an album I bust out every once in a while and really enjoy.

  2. I don’t really care if they’ve “sold out” either, but I have found no joy in their last several albums. Too many mid-tempo ballads, not enough socksontheircocks funk.

  3. I don’t know why you’d think I’d call out a once amazingly drug fueled, crazy, funky punk band for their latter day boring tripe sins.

    I guess I’m just like that.

    And pardon me while I puke over your copy of Up

    Puke of love, of course.

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