Working title, Dr Johnny Skinz’s Disproportionately Rambunctious Polar Express Machine-head, is out, and a more marketable album title along with the track listing has been released.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers new album will be entitled I’m With You, and will hit shelves on August 30th. The album’s first single, “The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie,” is already out and you can hear it on YouTube.
For those too anxious to wait, you can pre-order here, but I always wait since they don’t ship out until the release date so I can get it faster if I just make a trip to Wal-Mart on the release date. The album art is below.
I’ve heard the The Red Hot Chili Peppers referred to as “our Beatles,” by someone in my generation. I’ve always been lukewarm on the Beatles, hippies, but the Peppers are the closest thing we’ve got to a universally known, liked, respected, and highly influential band in our time. I haven’t looked forward to an album this much in quite a while…if ever. If you hear anything interesting please share in the comment.
Track listing below:
2. Factory of Faith
3. Brendan’s Death Song
5. Annie Wants a Baby
6. Look Around
7. The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie
8. Did I Let You Know
9. Goodbye Hooray
10. Happiness Loves Company
11. Police Station
12. Even You Brutus?
13. Meet Me at the Corner
14. Dance, Dance, Dance
“Lukewarm” on The Beatles? My goodness, that’s a shame. Without The Beatles we wouldn’t have your beloved Peppers.
I understand and appreciate their contributions, and they do have some songs that I enjoy a lot (“Hey Jude” being one), but their music is simply less enjoyable for me to listen to than a lot of other bands. I don’t somehow inject more enjoyment from their music by thinking about their historical contributions to rock ‘n roll. A song like “Wonderful Life” by AB simply sounds better, even if they did take ideas from the Beatles.
Fair enough. I also have my parents to thank. They got me started the right way at a young age. At the age of 5, “It Won’t Be Long” was one of my favorite songs, lol.