The Red Hots are RED HOT!
Aug 6, 2003 (Updated Sep 19, 2003)
a Helpful Review
by the Epinions community
Pros:Funky beat, enough songs to keep you occupied for a while.
Cons:A couple of the songs are just, well, strange. Lyric book smells so weird.
The Bottom Line: I would reccomend this to any fans of Rock or Funk music, and even casual RHCP listeners can enjoy it.
Let me start off by saying that this is one very good album. Some of the songs are a bit weird, but on the whole, It is very enjoyable.
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Track 1.: The Power of Equality- This song starts out pretty good with Rap about equality. Then comes a very syncopated chorus which takes some getting used to. The first time I heard it I skipped over it midway. I guess you have to just give it a chance. 7/10
Track 2.: If You Have To Ask- This is one of those strange songs. It starts out singing about being a criminal. Later in the song there is a guitar solo which is pretty good. It does have a cool funky beat, but it's not so good. Don't despair though, there are plenty more tracks. 4/10
Track 3.: Breaking The Girl- This is one wonderful song. This is, in fact, the reason I bought the album. It starts out sounding almost like a Celtic (the place, not the team) folk song. This is played by a classical guitar with a capo, and a flute. It carrys a great beat and an addicting rhythm. It is, I guess, singing to the boyfriend of a girl he loves, and that boyfreind is mistreating her. LOVE IT! 10/10
Track 4.: Funky Monks- This is exactly what it it sounds like: a funky song about monks. It has a lot a slap bass and a guitar solo. It would be good at partys and is slower, but is easy to dance to. 9.7/10
Track 5.: Suck My Kiss- A very explicit song goes with a great tune. It has a lot of Slap Bass for a rhythm, and it seems to have trouble finding lyrics to go with it. If only it were about something nicer.... Oh well, it is an OK song anyway. 7/10
Track 6.: I Could Have Lied- This is a great track where the singer sings about a breakup. It has a slow beat, soft guitar playing, and the percussion comes in a bit into it. Don't get me wrong, those aren't bad things at all. It has a wonderful riff you will probably like a lot. I sure did! 10/10
Track 7.: Mellowship Slinkey in B Major- This song starts with basically a guitar pizzicato, and sings about seemingly random material. This is a funky song with lots of Bass (as most music on the album seems to have). More into the song there is a change in rhythm for a bit, that sounds pretty good and it sounds like something you might hear out west (no stereotypes intended). Overall, a good song. 8/10
Track 8.: The Righteous & The Wicked- This song sings about war and peace, with a good tune that is very catchy. The song is again a bassy tune, and It is a good song. 9/10
Track 9.: Give It Away- Anyone ever heard that "Give it away/Give it away/Give it away now" song? Well, this is it. It is a great tune with great guitar playing to match. 10/10
Track 10.: Blood Sugar Sex Magik- This song has a WONDERFUL guitar riff that will 95% of the time be stuck in your head (usually I would consider that a good thing). It sings about sex and lust (surprise, surprise). Later in the song, another riff starts that is a higher guitar piece. I really enjoyed this song, but don't check the lyrics, do yourself a favor. 10/10
Track 11.: Under The Bridge- This a horribly depressing song. It sings about two lovers who, it seems, feel unhappy together (together, not at each other). Either that, or it is about a lonly and depressed man who loves the city he lives in. "sometimes I feel like I don't have a partner, sometimes I feel like my only friend, Is the city I live in, the city of Angels, lonely as I am, together we cry."The singer ends up commiting suicide at the end "under the bridge downtown". Almost unbearable to listen to all the way through, it is THAT sad, but some can really enjoy it. 8/10
Track 12.: Naked In The Rain- This is a song about being naked in the rain. It has a great beat and a great tune tune to go with it. ( I know I say great a lot, but so much about this Album IS great.) 10/10
Track 13.: Apache Rose Peacock- This a pretty catchy song about the women of New Orleans. It's O.K. 7.8/10
Track 14.: The Greeting Song- Upbeat song about God knows what, but it is so catchy it doesn't matter. 9.5/10
Track 15.: My Lovely Man- I'm not exactly sure what this is about, but it is another upbeat tune, and I like it. This is more guitar oriented than bass oriented,so it sounds lighter. It is not exactly a happy song all around, the end is more sad (kinda). 9.5/10
Track 16.: Sir Psycho Sexy- This is another weird song. It is also far to long and has too many varying rhythms to keep track of. It does end with an interesting tune without lyrics that lasts about 2.5 minutes. 7/10
Track 17.: They're Red Hot- I don't understand why this song has to be on this album. Ruined it for me (for the end anyway). Stupid hillbilly song with about 3 lyrics that I can recognize. One word: POINTLESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!! 1/10
Well there you have it, Blood Sugar Sex Magik Layed out song by song, I hope this helped!
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