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Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Oct 16th 2017 @ PEPSI CENTER

Denver, CO
I Was There
Monday, October 16th, 2017
7:30 PM
1000 Chopper Circle, Denver, CO 80204
3129 RSVPs

Tom Murphy

The Red Hot Chili Peppers occupy a unique place in the history of alternative rock — a fact that too many people ignore, easily dismissing them as a party-rock band. But there’s so much more going on here. Influenced early on by no-wave funksters the Contortions, punk and improvisational jazz, the Chili Peppers broke into the mainstream with their 1991 breakthrough album, Blood Sugar Sex Magik, injecting a celebratory energy in alternative rock that contrasted with the anger and melancholy that underlined much of the best of early-’90s music. Still, they didn’t deny the complexity of life and its dark side; after all, these are the same guys who wrote both the hedonistic anthem “Party on Your Pussy” and the uncommonly thoughtful and nuanced “The Power of Equality.”