And Lidstrom was there to say farewell. Best concert of my life so far, and I've been to some great ones. Who else was there?
this may be of some local interest
Yeah but what about the TOOL concert?
Is in a band?
Was there a tool concert beside toledo recently? Rhcp is an all time great, period. I run across so many kids (early to mid 20s) who have never heard of bush, nirvana, pink floyd etc. I was lucky enough to have a dad who was into alot of early 90s music. Being only 29, not that far from these kids i speak of, it amazes me how sheltered they have become musically.
You are 29 and it took your dad listening to grunge for you to get into it? I'm 32 and I grew up listening to that music because it was the music of my teenage years. Granted, tying Pink Floyd and Nirvana together is a bit strange. You do realize those two bands are parts of different decades and genres, right?
And I'm not sure how you can characterize Nirvana and Pink Floyd as "lost" music. Perhaps you should stop listening to FM and the corporate music that it plays.
That said, listening to FM radio will make you hear a LOT of Pink Floyd and Nirvana.
I guess you didnt get my post at all. My dad has been open to music of all genres my whole life. It filtered down to me at a very young age so i wasn't pigeon holed into one type of music. I was appreciative of that the older i got. Honestly i was never into alot of grunge. I was all about pantera, metallica, beatles, segar etc. The message here is that the lost music comment is directed at the younger kids i know who know nothing about them, so the music is LOST to them. You should probably re read my original a few times, or drop the doobie. Which ever works.
It's not the early 90's so I'm going to have to call you a liar.
did the OP attend in the 90's that were better?
I was there, it was awesome.
Seeing a band 20 years past their prime inspires awe? Why did I quit following Phish???
Dude, while I do agree that the RHCP will never be as epic as they were with Frusciante, I don't think it's fair to characterize the early 90s as their prime. A lot of people think they "sold out" or "went mainstream" with Frusciante's return and the release of Californication, but I don't agree with that at all. If anything, the band grew up in many ways, and that maturity is reflected in their music. The band itself said at the time that they think Stadium Arcadium is the album they are most proud of, and I can't necessarily disagree with them on that.
The band itself said at the time that they think Stadium Arcadium is the album they are most proud of, and I can't necessarily disagree with them on that.
And having heard some of the stuff they've come up with since.....it's not bad, but it's starting to give the impression that that's where they peaked.
Frusciante was the only guy in the band with formal music theory training and you could see that reflected in his work. Californication, By The Way, and Stadium Arcadium are all albums I can actually play in their entirety, which is rare these days. Normally I just buy the half dozen songs I want and toss them on a playlist.
The new album seems more like a regression to the Mother's Milk/Blood Sugar Sex Magik days, its good and has some good songs, but the album itself isn't as tight in my personal view. It has some good songs and some songs that kind of wander off and seem like off the cuff funk someone just jammed out and never cleaned up. Listening to the songs you can hear how talented everyone is, but I found myself thinking "A lot of this could have used another round of work".
Flea is taking classes regarding music theory and hopefully their producers also tighten them up for the next album, otherwise I think you'll be right and the 90s were their peak in terms of music.
Last year....it was pretty freaking awesome.
Sending out emails to try to get people to give you their personal information? Not cool man.
Sorry, my point was that the OP said it was the best concert he ever attended, and you called him a liar, not knowing what concerts he had previously attended. Kinda like if I said UTL was the best game I ever attended, but you told me I was lying because '97 Ohio State was far superior.
And really, if you want to discount Stadium and Californication amongst the others as albums past their prime, I'll gladly get off your lawn.
It was an excellent concert, they never cease to amaze me. When I saw them at the schottenstein center in October 2006 they sang "The Victors" as part of their encore while the crowd (most of whom were obviously buckeye fans) booed them. It was one of those moments I'll never forget.
To the same results-
THRICE just killed it in Detroit!
You win all the points. Thrice was downright amazing and I was able to meet (very briefly) and personally thank Dustin and Riley for all their music and lyrics from the last 14 years. I'm stunned that this tour is the end for them.
I was shocked when I heard this. Although they have fallen off in the past couple years, Identity Crisis and Illusion of Safety will be on my all time favorite lists.
Dustin is one of the nicest guys I have ever met. His solo album Ursus Veritas was great as well.
That's odd, because Identity Crisis and Illusion of safety are my least favorite albums from them. I think AITA and Vheissu were their best.
Artist in the Ambulance and Vheissu are my favorites as well. It took a while for me to come around to the softer Vheissu though, so I hated it at first. After a while it became one of my favorite albums.
So disappointed they're breaking up. Definitely one of my favorite bands.
I'm more upset that Ween just broke up.
I saw that they were playing as I was walking around downtown and I really wish I could have gone to that as well, since they are one of my favorite bands and this is their farewell tour. I've already seen them twice though (not thrice).
Initially, I thought this read "red hot chili peppers killed in detroit." what a story that would have been.
Exactly what I read too. I was completely shocked.
That's how I saw it at first too. Now I'm just wondering what did they kill.
Thats also how i read that at first.
I still don't know who these people are. I'm 21 btw, is that wierd?
No, not wierd. I'm 23 and I didn't think it was possible for RHCP to kill anything.
Best band ever!
Yes, it's probably weird. People who missed the '70s on account of being five years old did not still have a vacant spot in their music knowledge where The Who should've been.
They've sold over 67,000,000 albums worldwide since you've been alive. To put that in perspective, that's more than twice Kanye West's solo album sales as of 2010.
I was at the show in GR last Saturday, and I thought it was a pretty damn good show. A lot of Kiedis' family was in attendance, and it was pretty cool that they came to Grand Rapids for a homecoming. That being said, I heard that their publicist said the entire tour has sucked (or something along those lines). My buddy was bartending in GR after the show and said the publicist said this while the two of them were talking. I guess I haven't been to many concerts, but I'm not sure what else to expect out of one to make it much better than this RHCP concert. In comparison, the Black Keys concert a few months ago was absolutely terrible.
I didn't go to the RHCP concert so I guess I can't compare, but I was at the Black Keys concert and I absolutely loved it. I was about 10 yards away from centerstage so that may have helped the experience, but everywhere I've seen online has raved about the show as well.
I like the Black Keys, but the concert seemed rather boring to me. I didn't buy tickets to either show, but I was working close to the stage during both. If my memory serves, the Black Keys were just overall rather boring and didn't do much on stage. They didn't seem to be having fun. The Chili Peppers moved around, talked to each other, seemed to care about the fans. Might just be me on that. Van Andel definitely is a little sub-par in the accoustics department. When Kiedis was talking to the crowd or Flea it was nearly impossible to tell what they were saying. That kind of sucked, but that's not their problem. I didn't mean to say the Black Keys concert sucked really, just saying if the RHCP concert is considered terrible by the "publicist," then the Black Keys concert was much worse IMO.
I was also at the RHCP show in GR. It was solid. Far from the best concert I've seen (that honor goes to the Arcade Fire at Lollapalooza 2010) but there were a few killer moments. The jam and start of "Can't Stop" sticks out to me. "Soul To Sqeeze" is always a good time too. I thought the middle of the set dragged on a bit (starting with "Look Around" and recovering with "Higher Ground". I also thought the encore was too jammy for it's own good, but I guess that's probably the product of me being a youngster... I also really wanted "Brendan's Death Song" from the new one, but to no avail. :-/
I'm glad they've been able to stick together despite the departure of their strongest musician without any hard feelings about the whole thing.
It's sad that they're not playing "Snow", "Zephyr Song", "Decration Smile", "Tear", etc on this tour, but some of those are very demanding in backing vocal or guitar departments that John used to fill and Josh might not be up to it at this point.
Van Andel Arena has truly awful acoustics though. So many hard-surface echos. It was the first show in years that I was forced to use earplugs; which helped a lot. Without some kind of hearing protection the guitar, snare, cymbals, and backing vocals were washing eachother out.
I thought the acoustics were good in the Joe, and I thoroughly enjoyed the jam session during the encore and leading up to Under the Bridge, but that's probably because a lot of the bands I listen to have a jamming style.
I will agree with you that Van Andel's acoustics are sub-par, as I saw TOOL there a few years back and while the show was great, I felt like I couldn't hear Maynard at all, and the instruments were just blending together too much.
The songs that stuck out for me were Otherside, Under the Bridge, By the Way, Around the World, and Can't Stop.
I read this as "Red Hot Chili Peppers just killed in Detroit." I assumed Mr. Burns had something to do with it.
Haha so did I. I was like WTF !?! Oh...
I saw Stone Temple Pilots on the family values tour about 10 yrs ago. That was pure gold. Scott Weiland wrapped his naked self in the flag at the end.
RCHP did a warm-up tour of sorts before the Californication Tour in 1999 and played several smaller venues around the US, including Clutch Cargo in Pontiac, MI. I actually managed to get into this show, and it was a pretty awesome show.
ISIS and Pelican in Carboro NC, just before ISIS called it quits. Amazing show in a tiny venue.
You are a lucky man, I love ISIS if you couldn't tell by my av picture. Unfortunately I got into them just before they broke up, and will never get a chance to see them.
Never say never. Most of those guys work together on other projects, so I'd say the occasional show isn't out of the question. Yes, I was lucky. The guys from Pelican and ISIS hung around for a while after the show we got to chat with them for a bit, it was awesome.
I know, I was bummed just like that! The whole band(!) , I thought to myself, it must of been a bus or plane crash. Well good that didn't happen.
And I also thought the title of this thread read that they had been killed in Detroit, not that they killed it. The morning was not out of my eyes yet. My favorite concert in Detroit was Actually the Snoop D O Double G. Epic lyrics amongst other fun.... This was in 97. A great year.
Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magik changed my music world view. The guitar work on that album by Frusciante is Guitar-God like.
I totaly read that title wrong. Very glad that I finally saw "it" in there.
I saw the Chili Peppers way back when they went on tour for By the Way. I wish they were coming to DC on this tour but it doesn't look like it.
I've seen them a dozen times or so, and they put on an absolutley amazing live show. Their new guitar palyer Josh is pretty decent. I would have gone to both shows ( GR and Detroit ) if my wife wasn't about to have a baby anyday now. And I too thought it said they were killed in Detroit, almost ruined my week!
Sounds like they will do well for my first Lollapalooza. Glad to read your report.
Hey don't do that to me! When I read the post I thought it said "Red Hot Chili Peppers just killed in Detroit" Maybe you could have come up with a more unlikely title.
I was at the Joe last night. Had a lot of fun. Wasn't the best concert of my life though, that would go to BOB/Jay-Z/Eminem at CoPa.
Detroit was popping last night though. Probably the most fun I've ever had in the city.
Enlighten us O Wise One what is good music to you? Why come on a thread to troll if you won't at least give examples of good music?
Alright, what would you prefer?
Everyone has their own taste in music. Just because you don't like a band doesn't mean everyone else shouldn't like them either. It's just ridiculous to make fun of other people's musical tastes.
Flea last night said to support ALL music. He is completely right.
Only reason I went was to see metalica, but thought Dokken and the scorps played well. Was not impressed with vanhaggard!
Van Halen is one of the most overrated bands of all time.
I had know idea why they headlined the monsters of rock???
You shut you're whore mouth...
Dokken is deviley music.
Have seen the Peppers four times: at Pine Knob for Lalapalooza (with Ice Cube, Ministry, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden), and three times at Van Andel in GR. IMO, they are not the same without Frusciante - and that includes their stint with Dave Navarro, who fronts one of my all-time favorite bands (Janes Addiction). Frusciante is an absolute genius on guitar, and was the main architect of that unique Peppers sound from Blood Sugar Sex Magic though Stadium. Still love them, but even they'll admit that they're not the same without John.
Best concert for me has to be the Metallica/Guns show at the Silverdome.
I was at the Tigers game while everyone I know was at the Chili Peppers concert.
Some boy band I had never heard of was at the Fox (One Direction -- this is the name of the band) and at the same time as the game, so you had Minivans filled with 12-year-olds depositing the kids in the midst of Tigers and Yankee fans. And you couldn't come down the Lodge instead because the RHCP fans were packing that up.
Ironic that it was Red Hot Chili Peppers I was listening to when I was the age of the One Direction fans (Blood Sex Sugar Magik was one of my first CDs, and won me my first-ever girlfriend). Walking past the squeeling teenies on Woodward I reminded myself that these kids were the equivalent of New Kids on the Block Fans among my contemporaries: condescension justified, baby!