Red Hot Chili Peppers Caricature


Red Hot Chili Peppers Caricature, shown here in Los Angeles, 1989 with John Frusciante (guitar) age 19, Chad Smith (drums) age 28, Anthony Kiedis (guitar, vocals) age 27 and Flea (bass) (Michael Peter Balzary) age 27.

Red Hot Chili Peppers are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1983. The group’s musical style primarily consists of rock with an emphasis on funk, as well as elements from other genres such as punk rock and psychedelic rock. When played live, their music incorporates elements of jam band due to the improvised nature of many of their performances.

Balzary (Flea), born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia was first called “Flea” as a child for his seeming inability to sit still, and the nickname stuck ever since.

The lineup of Flea, Kiedis, Frusciante, and Smith was the longest-lasting and recorded five studio albums beginning with “Mother’s Milk” (1989). In 1990, the group signed with Warner Bros. Records and recorded the album “Blood Sugar Sex Magik” (1991) under producer Rick Rubin. This album became the band’s first major commercial success, but Frusciante grew uncomfortable with the band’s popularity and left abruptly in 1992 in the middle of the Blood Sugar Sex Magik Tour.

After two temporary guitarists, Dave Navarro joined the group in 1993 and played on their subsequent album, “One Hot Minute” (1995). Although commercially successful, the album failed to match the critical or popular acclaim of “Blood Sugar Sex Magik”, selling less than half as much as its predecessor. Navarro was fired from the band in 1998. Frusciante, fresh out of drug rehabilitation, rejoined the band that same year at Flea’s request. The reunited quartet returned to the studio to record “Californication” (1999), which became the band’s biggest commercial success with 16 million copies sold worldwide. That album was followed three years later by By the Way (2002), and then four years later by the double album “Stadium Arcadium” (2006), their first number-one album in America.

Hits such as “Under The Bridge”, “Californication”, “Snow (Hey Oh)”, “Otherside”, “Can’t Stop”, “Scar Tissue”, “Dani California”, “By The Way”, “Give It Away” and “Wet Sand” probably fulfill their Top Ten Hits list.

The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 14, 2012 by actor/comedian Chris Rock, who is a longtime friend and fan of the band.



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Weight .25 lbs
Dimensions 16 × 20 × .25 in
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