This is the fourth post in a series about music that I find enjoyable. To read part I of this series which covers my first five favourite songs with soul, click here. To read part II of this series which covers a further five songs with spirit, please click here. To read part III of this series which covers my five favourite songs about love, please click here. This post covers my ten favourite songs by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
As mentioned in Part I of this series, I was a little nervous about writing a series of articles about music. When it comes to music, preferences can be deeply personal. You mightn’t enjoy what I do, but that goes for features in the other sections of In the Circle, too. I don’t slavishly follow the latest trends, much like fashion. On the contrary, I tend to like older music. I don’t connect much with what everyone seems to enjoy listening to on Spotify these days. I must be getting old. These songs are therefore from earlier albums. In my opinion, the newer songs just aren’t as good.
What I love about the songs below is the use of the guitar. As mentioned in part I of this series, I was a piano player during my childhood. I’ve never learnt how to play the guitar. But the guitar can also be incredibly powerful. It’s debatable whether the Red Hot Chili Peppers is a metal band. In my opinion, they’re on the fringe of the spectrum of metal. Be open-minded. Even if you’re put off by the rock n’ roll appearance and lifestyle of the Chilli Peppers, give these songs a go. You never know, you might find you end up enjoying them!
Interesting fact you may not know: The chef of my favourite restaurant in New Zealand, Food at Wharepuke in Kerikeri, once catered for the Red Hot Chili Peppers!
2. By the Way
3. Under the Bridge
4. Scar Tissue
5. Can’t Stop
6. The Zephyr Song
7. Dani California
10. Stadium Arcadium