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Old 02-17-2007, 08:18 PM   #1
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Hi

Can someone tell me what bands did RHCP imitate here?

I know there's Elvis, Beatles, Simple Plan, Nirvana, KISS?, who are the others? Who's the shirtless band with the crazy hairdo?

http://www.redhotchilipeppers.com/news/news.php?uid=174

Isn't this an awesome track!!

RHCP you rock man!! Peace \/
 
Old 02-17-2007, 08:38 PM   #2
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One of them reminded me of Prince but it was set in 70s Psychidelia so doubt it was meant to be him.

On another one of guys looked like David Bowie in his Ziggy Stardust phase and the singer there looked a little like Alice Cooper but those guys were never in a band together.

I also think one was supposed to be The Who but they didn't smash their instruments.

Clue on one was the flying saucer - maybe that was UFO? I went to a UFO concert back in the late 70s but really don't remember what they looked like or if they had a flying saucer in the act. (I was more interested in Molly Hatchet who was a second line act then.)

I really like the sound of RHCP but hate looking at the lead singer - because he doesn't look as if he has a brain in his head most of the time.
 
Old 02-17-2007, 10:08 PM   #3
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One of them reminded me of Prince but it was set in 70s Psychidelia so doubt it was meant to be him.
I think that was supposed to be Parliament-Funkadelic, but I don't really know.
 
Old 02-18-2007, 01:54 AM   #4
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One of them reminded me of Prince but it was set in 70s Psychidelia so doubt it was meant to be him.

..the singer there looked a little like Alice Cooper but those guys were never in a band together.
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I really like the sound of RHCP but hate looking at the lead singer - because he doesn't look as if he has a brain in his head most of the time.
Hmm, isn't hate too strong a word here? Well i don't know how you are judging Anthony, maybe by this video, but he's the highlight of the band. Well he may appear a bit eccentric, but aren't we all like that in some way?
 
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It's not a judgement it's a prejudgement. I freely admit it based solely on the way he looks. He may be a genius for all I know.

Also I didn't say I hate him - I said I hate the fact he looks so dumb.

None of that has anything to do with the music. I think Tracy Chapman is ugly as sin but it doesn't mean I don't appreciate her music so long as I don't have to look at her.

Back in the early 80s they had a song: Video Killed the Radio Star.
The idea being one could be famous back in the days of radio when there weren't music videos around because people only saw you in concert if ever and that wasn't close up. Sure they'd see you on TV variety shows but often only after they'd become familiar with your music. With the advent of music videos and MTV people were likely to see the star at the same time they first heard them as not.

Anyway he's not alone - I'm 6'3" with full beard and mustache from the South of the U.S. People that don't know me often assume I'm a "Bubba" with no brains. It's actually kind of nice - it lets you find out what kind of lies people are willing to tell if they think you're dumb enough to swallow them.

P.S. If you're his mother I'll apologize - otherwise I'll assume you have no reason to take it personally.

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Old 02-19-2007, 10:20 AM   #6
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Well i don't know how you are judging Anthony, maybe by this video, but he's the highlight of the band.
The lead singer should never be called the highlight of the band. I'm sure he didn't spend thousands of hours in his bedroom like John Frusciante, become trained in three instruments like Flea, or appear on at least 30 albums like Chad Smith. Now, I'm not saying he isn't talented, but I enjoy Frusciante's solos much more than Kledis' vocals. Just my 2 cents. Don't take it the wrong way.
 
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Open Source Krispy Kreme - I'd probably never leave the house...
 
Old 02-19-2007, 11:52 AM   #8
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Open Source Krispy Kreme - I'd probably never leave the house...
To each his own, I guess. Personally if I had area to grow things and become self-sufficient. I might never leave mine.

But with the internet who knows.
 
Old 02-19-2007, 12:20 PM   #9
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Believe it or not there are places in the U.S. where they give away land to people who'll agree to move there. I recall hearing Iowa did this. On a quick Google search the following link about Kansas came up:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/...nd-cover_x.htm

It seems I recall there also being a story about Iowa encouraging immigrants (illegal and otherwise) to come to the state.
 
Old 02-19-2007, 12:29 PM   #10
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Believe it or not there are places in the U.S. where they give away land to people who'll agree to move there. I recall hearing Iowa did this. On a quick Google search the following link about Kansas came up:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/...nd-cover_x.htm

It seems I recall there also being a story about Iowa encouraging immigrants (illegal and otherwise) to come to the state.

Well, you might have just sparked a flame. Though I can only imagine how bad Kansas must be, where the only way they can attract population is give land away for free.

You might not hear the same jokes I hear from Michigan. But I hear how Ohio's only redemption is Cedar Point and the protection it gives us from Kansas.
 
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That's OK - I live in Georgia and hear the joke from Floridians:

Q: Why doesn't Florida break off and fall into the Carribean?

A: Because Georgia sucks.

Kansas isn't really so bad - it's just living on the farm doesn't appeal to young people especially when you have to work from sun up to sun down just to stay ahead of the game. For a person like me who's lived in the mountains of West Virginia and now lives in the foothills of the Appalachians in north Georgia however the flat land of the plains would probably be maddening after a while.
 
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For a person like me who's lived in the mountains of West Virginia and now lives in the foothills of the Appalachians in north Georgia however the flat land of the plains would probably be maddening after a while.
I hear the land is so flat, you can still see the tallest ride in Cedar point.
 
  


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