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If you still have doubts about Flea...

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Tupac, Aug 10, 2012.


  1. Tupac

    Tupac

    May 5, 2011
    Prepare to be converted. Wowsers. He's got the chops, and this just proves he is one hell of a pocket player. You don't have to like the music to appreciate. 2:49 is just ridiculous!
     
  2. People have doubts about Flea? Huh... Well, I'm not one of them. Good stuff from way back. :)
     
  3. He does what he does very well IMO.
     
  4. Fliptrique

    Fliptrique

    Jul 22, 2002
    Szczecin, Poland
    Endorsing Artist: Mayones Guitars&Basses
    Sounds good even with their amps turned off and not plugged in! ;)
     
  5. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    That's what made me want to play bass.

    Here's a very little known fact about flea. He can play excellently left handed also.

     
  6. nickbass79

    nickbass79

    Nov 11, 2009
    North Carolina
    Yep! Flea and Les, then Jaco, Vic, and all the rest that I discovered later. I still go through phases where I sit down and jam to the old RHCP stuff.
     
  7. goldenglory18

    goldenglory18 Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Amateur. Take my advice for its resale value.
    Not sure if serious....
     
  8. The video is flipped - Anthony's hat is a dead giveaway...plus Josh is playing left - handed too ;)
     
  9. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    No. The band before them had a lefty drummer and they asked Chad if he could play that way so they wouldn't have to reset the drums up. He argued and said, "Why don't you ask the rest of the guys to just play their instruments backwards!!!???". They all thought it would be fun, so they agreed, and the whole band did the induction ceremony left handed.
     
  10. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    That's what I thought -- glad I'm not the only one who noticed that.

    Oh and that's John on guitar.

    To the OP: Great clip. I hadn't seen that, and Mother's Milk is the first RHCP album I bought. Very cool. :cool:
     
  11. STRINGSLINGER

    STRINGSLINGER Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2012
    Omaha/Blair NE
    @ 2:25 there is a tight shot of Flea. Stage lights show the GK on his stack backwards. Nice try though.:D
     
  12. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    They edited that in after the filming because the chili peppers wanted to remain humble about the fact that they could switch back and forth so easily. They also didn't want people to start requesting that they play lefty, because it wasn't as much fun and they had to think a little more.

    it's all in this interview: www.rhcpiner........6.htm
     
  13. wong99

    wong99

    Jun 6, 2012
    Wow! What a spectacle.
     
  14. STRINGSLINGER

    STRINGSLINGER Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2012
    Omaha/Blair NE

    Must of been an editing nightmare, moving tattoo's and all.
     
  15. And to make it totally official they had their tech's re-glue the names of cab/amps backwards to complete the experience!!
    :meh:
     
  16. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    tattoo3.

    Ya know, it really would have been a lot easier to just switch the drums around. I guess they got caught up on an idea and just ran with it.
     
  17. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    I don't think anyone ever doubted Flea could play! He's miles ahead of probably 99% of the rest of the bassists in his genre of choice! For that matter Chad is a bad-@$$ himself!
     
  18. Dymond-

    Dymond-

    Jan 26, 2011
    London, ON
    Haha, your full of **** Joe :p

    Links not even a link.
     
  19. fanheiro

    fanheiro

    Aug 18, 2011
    not really a RHCP fan, but I can appreciate is work... like in the first Mars Volta album specially in Take The Veil Cerpin Taxt!
     
  20. PlungerModerno

    PlungerModerno

    Apr 12, 2012
    Ireland
    +1 - major LOL's though! :D :D :D :D :D
     

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