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Flea on newer RHCP song Pink As Floyd

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by BillyIVbass, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. BillyIVbass


    Sep 24, 2008
    Gear Reviews Guitar World Online
    I know I know "Not another Flea thread!" but this isn't the normal Flea playing. Around the 2:00 mark I really dig his playing in the chorus. Definitely too flashy for most applications, the inner bass player in me went YES!

    Still trying to figure it out, but the chords are Ab, Bb and C.
  2. I say that was exactly "normal Flea playing". Tasteful finger style groove that supports and enriches both the rhythm and the melody. That sort of stuff (quite similar to Dosed and Soul to Squeeze) is exactly why I love and learn from Flea's playing.
  3. Emilym80


    Sep 15, 2011
    I think that's pretty typical of Flea, actually, complete with (slightly subtler than usual) honky tone and all...
    Nice song. And nice playing.
  4. king_biscuit

    king_biscuit Supporting Member

    May 21, 2006
    Typical newish RHCP stuff. I actually haven't really liked anything since Mother's Milk.
  5. Troph


    Apr 14, 2011
    Kirkland, WA
    If only they could fix the vocals, I would like RHCP much better. Their songs can be very melodic, but the vocals rarely are (and seem to have a different tuning)...
  6. king_biscuit

    king_biscuit Supporting Member

    May 21, 2006
    They would have to hire a real singer to do that.
  7. FrednBass


    Feb 24, 2012
    2:19 run is great, i loved it.

    And i'm not a RHCP fan by any means.
  8. Tupac


    May 5, 2011
    I was about to mention that.

    I don't really like the sort of "country pop" vibe that Josh brought to the table with IWY and the b sides. Amazing player, and really rocks out on the oldies, but terrible composer. All the IWY songs sound the same.
  9. Josh is awful in the Chili's... He has no presence at all, it's pathetic.
  10. RSmith

    RSmith Supporting Member

    Jan 18, 2003
    Springfield, Missouri
    I think Fleas playing is his best ever. However the songs are unlistenable to me because of Anthony's monotone sounding, lack of hook chorus's. I've always liked Fleas playing but he's at the top of his personal game on the last album, if you can listen..
  11. HeavyJazz

    HeavyJazz Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2013
    If their singer had a range further reaching than one octave and changed key once in awhile I may pay more attention to Flea, but the RHCPs haven't crushed it for 20+ years. Now they're just recutting Under the Bridge 10x per album so they can get that next Playboy Mansion Party invite. No thanks...