Red Hot Chili Peppers – Otherside


The Red Hot Chili Peppers. I’m fond of the odd jalapeno, maybe a spicy nacho cheese dip, but what do I think of these guys? Let’s look at them this week for our Artist Focus, shall we?

The bloke on the right is having fun…

I’ve heard a few RHCP songs in my time but Otherside isn’t one of them. In fact, of the five, only two of them are actually known to me, but we’ll get to them when we get to them,

Otherside starts with a decent bass, the standard sort of one-man-harmonizing that RHCP seems to be fond of us, and when the drums kick in, it adds a depth that ties up well with the vocals and bass. It’s quite a complicated song to sing, actually, with the held notes, the pitch variations and the words being somewhat muddled together. It’s almost impressive that they’ve managed to pull it off, to be completely honest.

So, technically, it’s quite a good song, but personally, I’m not all that keen on it. I wouldn’t go out of my way to listen to it, and truth be told, I’d probably skip it. I think the technical brilliance saves the song, to be complete honest, but not enough for it to be given anything better than an average score.

6/10

That Guy

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