The idea of a group “Red Hot Chili Peppers” was born in 1983 in an apartment in Hollywood, where four close friends, students of Fairfax University, rehearsed their performance for the legendary club “Rhythm Lounge”. The performance included a single song “Out In L.A.”, which the group traditionally play starting every live concert. The original lineup included Anthony Kiedis (vocals), Hillel Slovak (guitar), Jack Irons (drums), and Michael “Flea” Bapeari (bass). Many of the band's first concerts were held in the strip bars, and apparently, this prompted the musicians a scenic chip to perform almost naked. This trick, as well as a non-trivial sound of the team turned the attention of the recording label EMG.
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New Lineup and the Debut Album
At this moment Hillel Slovak and Jack Irons decided to continue working on the previous project “WHAT IS THIS?” So Flea and Anthony Kiedis invited the guitarist Jack Sherman and the drummer Cliff Martinez to supplement their duet. After signing with EMI Records, the new composition of the group recorded their debut self-titled album. In 1985, Hillel Slovak returned to the group.
In 1986, Jack Irons takes the place of Cliff Martinez. Thus, the group went back to their original composition. The third album, “The Uplift Mofo Party Plan” was issued in 1987, and the band went on a long tour immediately after the album hit the shelves of music stores. Most often, they gave live performances in front of a huge audience, believing that their sound-recording company did not attach any importance to the group, as members of the team did not decide on a music style to follow. However, the tour was a great success!
In June 1988, Hillel Slovak died. His death caused a secondary resignation of Irons, however, the remaining “peppers” decided to continue the begun business and invited the guitarist John Frusciante and the drummer Chad Smith to the team. In 1989, the updated lineup released the record “Mother's Milk”, which beat its predecessor in the charts.
The next release was the disc “Blood Sugar Sex Magik” (1991). The eighth studio album turned to be more melodic and quieter than “Californication” (1999), but this successful album gave birth to a whole heap of hits (“By the Way”, “The Zephyr Song”, “Can not Stop”, “Dosed”, “Universally Speaking”). The album “Stadium Arcadium” (2006), which incorporates elements of all previous programs, brought as many as five Grammy awards to the team, and satisfied with the result, the band decided to take a long vacation. Their two latest albums appeared only in 2011 and 2016.