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Red Hot Chili Peppers songs

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by HunsBassist, May 3, 2005.


  1. HunsBassist

    HunsBassist

    Oct 3, 2004
    Orlando, FL
    I've been looking for some good, intermediate slap/pop tunes to practice my technique. I'm a little advanced for some of the basic slap lesson examples I've been finding, and I'm not quite good enough to tackle Claypool, and I was told that RHCP's Flea wrote some good slap riffs. Could you please recommend some good Red Hot Chili Peppers songs with good slap parts in them?
     
  2. Mental Octopus

    Mental Octopus

    May 24, 2003
    my favorites:

    blackeyed blonde
    stone cold bush
    higher ground
    coffee shop
    get up and jump
    aeroplane
    nobody weird like me
    true men don't kill coyotes
    backwoods
    no chump love sucker
    walkin on down the road

    any of those will do.
     
  3. xb100

    xb100

    Mar 24, 2004
    NH, In
    Higher Ground is a nifty bass song.

    Check out Dig by mudvayne for some killer grooves
     
  4. HunsBassist

    HunsBassist

    Oct 3, 2004
    Orlando, FL
    thanks guys!
     
  5. 5stringDNA

    5stringDNA

    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    Soul to Squeeze is a fun one to play. nice line.
    oops.. that isn't slap.. my bad :D
     
  6. Thurisarz

    Thurisarz

    Aug 20, 2004
    I'm slappin' the vers on the tune "By the way", he doesn't do it on the recording but it sounds nice to me :)
     
  7. Every bassist should learn soul 2 squeeze.
     
  8. FunkSlap89

    FunkSlap89

    Apr 26, 2005
    Albany, NY
    yeah.. i heard he used a pick for that :eek: :eek: ... and he also uses a pick for Don't Forget Me


    anyway.. you might want to try:

    Naked in the Rain (BSSM)
    My Lovely Man (BSSM) [not really slap, but still damn cool]
    Can't Stop (BTW)
    and of course... Aeroplane (OHM)
     
  9. Broach_insound

    Broach_insound

    Jan 25, 2005
    New York
    Higher ground is essential it like the stairway to heaven of bass
     
  10. But it's a keyboard line originally.... Poor Stevie Wonder.
     
  11. phxlbrmpf

    phxlbrmpf

    Dec 27, 2002
    Germany
    Try "Love Rollercoaster", I think it's off some Beavis & Butthead soundtrack. I think it's one of his flashiest lines, actually.
     
  12. popinfresh

    popinfresh

    Dec 23, 2004
    Melbourne, Aus
    Fortune Faded is picked as well from memory (Long time hearing them) So tell me if i'm wrong.

    Just to clarify.. there is slap in Soul to Squeeze, it's just in the bridge part.
    By the way, I found that slap line really good for getting my fingers stronger with the sliding double stops.
     
  13. Hmm I cant remember the name of it... dahm dahm dahm "If you see me getting high, if you see me getting high, knock me down..." that one has a cool slap riff, though simple. non-slap, I love the ending bridge to Around the World. mucho power.

    Flea's playng isnt that hard technically, whats most difficult is his rhythm... sometimes its frantic...
     
  14. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    => Knock me down from Mothers Mild