Because the interplay between the four is so intuitive and emotional, it's often impossible to reduce a Chili Pepper jam to a simple process of cause and effect. Close menu. From the randy overdrive of "Get On Top" to the thrashing, muscular funk of ''Around the World" to the amiable amble of "Road Trippin'," the album plays to all of the Chili Peppers' strengths. Which may be because I stop listening to myself and just listen to the overall vibe of what's happening. Fela's hectoring, politicized lyrics and driving, hypnotic groove made the singer and saxophonist a legendary figure in the Seventies and Eighties, when his music was considered such a threat to the Nigerian government that, introops attacked and destroyed his Kalakuta compound, outside Lagos. But in general, there are very few bands -- very few that I can think of-that have an original sound or original style.
By the end of practice, I'm more in the groove, and it's good to get into a groove where you feel like you could be playing with them, you know?
But seriously folks, that would be criminal here. Do the kabbalists have a celebrity center like those Scientologist people? With us, it's a real four-way effort.
After this tragedy, Irons left the band and Kiedis went to a rehabilitation center.