Red Hot Chili Peppers
Iâ€™m With You
Produced by Rick Rubin
U.S.: CD | MP3
UK: CD | MP3
Release date: August 29, 2011
A lot has happened to the Red Hot Chili Peppers in the last 5 years. Since the release of their last album, 2006â€™s Stadium Arcadium, drummer Chad Smith joined Chickenfoot, bassist Flea went to school, singer Anthony Kiedis grew a moustache, and guitarist John Frusciante left due to â€˜musical differencesâ€™ (why wonâ€™t bands just tell the truth and put out a statement that reads â€“ to paraphrase Friends â€“ â€˜itâ€™s just…we hate that guyâ€™?). Now with Josh Klinghoffer on guitar duty, the Chiliâ€™s have released album number 10, Iâ€™m With You.
As I opened the case I kept repeating to myself, â€œdonâ€™t let me down, donâ€™t let me down…â€
Someone heard me. Loud and clear.
Stadium Arcadium had, apart from a small selection of songs including â€œDani Californiaâ€ and â€œHump de Bump,â€ had very little to revisit. At 28 tracks long, it was too much and a little self-indulgent. Iâ€™m With You includes half its predecessor’s number of tracks and twice the quality.
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