Add your thoughts 47 Comments. General Comment Its all about religion, especially Christianity, but organized religion in general, and how its pretty silly and what they believe loving god, letting people believe how they like. There was an error. I think it's more about the leaders of the religion rather than the deities itself.
Like the Pope or something similar. Flag Apcrypha on September 07, General Comment This has got to be one of my favourite "message" songs ever. On that note, I think this album is overall great and far too underrated. Reply Notify me Helpful. Consistent with most Palla pressings, pristine quality. Mixing is great, I don't really feel the lack of bass or low end most people are mentioning. Also, this is by no means a "limited pressing".
Reply Notify me 1 Helpful. Vodkaconhielo79 June 1, Report. He made it even easier than Hillel Slovak to create music, even though I'd known Hillel for years.
I just figured that was how all guitar players were, that you showed them your lyrics and sang a little bit and the next thing you knew you had a song. That didn't happen right off the bat with Dave.
With the writing process taking too much time and Kiedis returning to his drug habit, Flea for the first time on any of the band's albums, besides contributing music as usual, took over and wrote some of the song's lyrics, including "Transcending", his tribute to River Phoenix along with the intro and outro to "Deep Kick", a song that told the story of his and Kiedis's youth.
Also, Flea contributed lead vocals to "Pea" his first time doing that on any album. The album was characterized by prominent use of heavy metal guitar riffs and hints of psychedelic rock. He told Guitar World in , "It doesn't really speak to me. But then again, when I'm playing with three other guys who I love and feel camaraderie with, it's enjoyable to play funk. One Hot Minute took almost two years to write, and its recording and production was not a smooth process.
Navarro felt as though he was an outsider to the other members. Overall, One Hot Minute lyrically confronted the dark, melancholy and remorseful feelings Kiedis kept to himself. Many of the songs were written at a time when he was hiding his resumed addiction. Kiedis felt Cobain's death "was an emotional blow, and we all felt it. I don't know why everyone on earth felt so close to that guy; he was beloved and endearing and inoffensive in some weird way.
For all of his screaming and all of his darkness, he was just lovable. While piecing together the final components of the album, the band recorded a video for "Warped". They asked Flea's brother-in-law, Gavin Bowden, to direct it. The video involved Kiedis and Navarro kissing towards the end as a way of breaking the monotony of cumbersome video recording.
Thinking nothing of it, they continued to shoot and finished several days later. Kiedis said of the situation: "If they couldn't accept what we were doing, we didn't need them anymore.
One Hot Minute was released September 12, It was certified Gold just more than two months later on November 11; since then it has gone Double Platinum in the United States. One Hot Minute was not as universally well received as Blood Sugar Sex Magik , and was ultimately considered to be a poor follow-up.
It did however receive mixed to positive reviews from critics. Daina Darzin of Rolling Stone said " One Hot Minute dives into the emotionally deep end of drug addiction and loss", and that the album "is a ferociously eclectic and imaginative disc that also presents the band members as more thoughtful, spiritual—even grown-up. After a 10 plus-year career, they're realizing their potential at last. AllMusic's Stephen Thomas Erlewine said that "following up Blood Sugar Sex Magik proved to be a difficult task for the Red Hot Chili Peppers", and "Navarro's metallic guitar shredding should have added some weight to the Chili Peppers' punk-inflected heavy-guitar funk, but tends to make it plodding.
It's like, well, a drug rush. It's about love and sex. What the hell. Some things don't have to change. In and the band, along with director Gavin Bowden, began work on a documentary titled Deep Kick , named after the third track on the album.
Veronica Twigg Performer. Rick Rubin Producer. Chad Smith Written-By. Dave Navarro Written-By. Add Review supersam June 22, Report. Nice depth, soundstage, and timbre. I can't imagine the original pressing is much better. Reply Notify me Helpful. I think what's disappointing is the mastering--this is an album desperately in need of remastering.
On that note, I think this album is overall great and far too underrated. HUGE mistake! I had to jack up volume ALOT and even then it was just okay. Hope this Helps Reply Notify me 1 Helpful. Slightly dark, abrasive sound. Direct, straightforward songs.
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Cannot annotate a non-flat selection. Make sure your selection starts and ends within the same node. All News Daily Roundup. Album Reviews Song Reviews. Song Lyrics. Review: RIFF-it.Shallow be thy game years look in the mirror You play the game of shame And tell your people live in fear A rival to the way you see The bible let him be I'm a threat to your survival And your control company [Chorus:] You'll never burn me You'll never burn me I'll be your heretic You can't contain me I am the power free Truth belongs to.