Californication +

Californication +
by Paykar

Under the sometimes rough, strange, and absurd persona of the band lie hearts of a few Humanists, who are superb rock musicians. RHCP is the best band coming out of L.A. since The Doors.


Californication (1999) exposes the influence of Hollywood culture throughout the world.



Dani California ( Stadium Arcadium 2006) Notice the video shows the band dressing in the styles of various performers and bands( Presly; the Beatles; Nirvana...) 
John Frusciante's guitar palying is more 'Rock' than his previous 'Punk' style.


Give it away is from Blood Sex Sugar Magik (1991)


Snow from Stadium Arcadium



Recently by PaykarCommentsDate
Jun 07, 2011
Supper's Ready
Jun 05, 2011
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Jun 04, 2011
more from Paykar

Each is

by Paykar on

product of the time he is /had been living. The whole society was going through tremendous political and social changes during Dylan; times are different now. Soul searching and self reflection along with realization of an old age truth/notion,  among certain strata, namely, that we are all the same inside, make poets like Anthony keidis possible.

Love the song by the way.

Thanks for the addition.



RHCP -- Otherside

by radius-of-the-persian-cat on

I like RHCPs "Otherside" for its complex lyrics. There is so much rumour  these days about Bob Dylan beeing the greatest poet of the 20th century, but I would clearly vote for RHCP. They dont invent artifical mysteries that are overloaded with intellectual and political statements. They just open our minds for the interplay of beauty and sin and pleasure and pain, that keeps the world going.

How long how long will I slide

Seperate my side I don't

I don't believe it's bad

Slit'in my throat

It's all I ever...

I heard your voice through a photograph

I thought it up it brought up the past

Once you know you can never go back

I've got to take it on the otherside

Centuries are what it meant to me

A cemetery where I marry the sea

Stranger things could never changed my mind

I gotta take it on the otherside

Take it on the otherside .....

(I hope it is no blasphemy when I suggest that even Hafiz would have liked this)


Under The Bridge

by Paykar on

Here is one that I specially like for giving Los Angeles a much needed 'Human" and caring face.




by Paykar on

Piyalechi and Radius of the persian cat: Thanks for yor comments. Please feel free to add your favorite RHCP songs.



Most Chillin'est!

by Piyalechi on

Thank you, Paykar!

RHCP gang are the "Ayatollahs of Rock an Rollaz!"

I think they are highly spiritual, in their own unique way.

They preach the message, while they rock your soul.

I can never get tired of listening to their awesome Sahl-e-momtane', the "Dani California"; specially the riff at the end. It's f'ing toxic!...  

Loved your contribution.




by radius-of-the-persian-cat on

Great band. They keep their style and don"t follow every new stream just to please the industry. And I always like to listen to great music when I know, that the people behind the instruments are not only talented musicians, but have some brain.



by Paykar on

RHCP covering Stevie Wonders' Higher Ground.



Keep on learnin'
Keep on warrin'
Keep on turnin'
Cause it won't be too long.
Keep on lyin',
While your people
Keep on dyin'
Keep on turnin',
Cause it won't be too long.

I'm so darn glad He let me try it again,
'Cause my last time on earth I lived a whole world of sin.
I'm so glad that I know more than I knew then.
Gonna keep on tryin' till I reach the highest ground.

Keep on teachin'
Keep on preachin',
World, keep on turnin',
'Cause it won't be too long.
Oh, no
Keep on lovin'
While believers
Keep on believin'.
Just stop sleepin'
'Cause it won't be too long.
Oh, no!

An' Stevie knows that no-body's gonna bring me down.
(Till I reach the highest ground.)
'cause me 'n' Stevie, see, we're gonna be a sailin' on the funky sound
(Till I reach the highest ground.)
Bustin' out, an I'll break you out, 'cause I'm sailin' on.
(Till I reach the highest ground)
Just, uh, sailin' on sailin' on the higher ground
(Till I reach the highest ground)