Red Hot Chili Peppers: Funky Monks
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The video/DVD shows the painstaking detail with which the breakthrough album was recorded (of particular interest is the recording of the percussive effects heard in "Breaking The Girl") and in between recording time we see candid glimpses of the Peppers being...well, Peppers, being dads, talking about the band philosophy and what makes them who and what they are (and skimming through the personal ads in various sex mags).
And of course each Pepper's awesome musicianship is put on display (particularly John Frusciante, who I swear must be the second coming of Jimi Hendrix with his pre-addiction guitar technique, showcased in all of its glory here...the entire album was a breathtaking performance for a guitarist barely 20 years old at the time) as the recording sessions are filmed.
The songs appear only in snippets and in various different stages of production; you won't see any full-length performances (although a good bonus extra would have been the video for "Give It Away", especially since -incredibly- that video somehow was not included on the "What Hits?" DVD that was recently re-issued; more's the pity it isn't found here, either). You'll recognize songs that weren't included with "Blood Sugar...Read more ›
This is mainly a DVD for hardcore fans, or any musician who likes to see what its like to record an album with rick rubin in a big mansion! its amazing. its a very relaxed vibe. its a non-narrator documentary of the recording of BSSM. There are short interviews with each member and short clips of them recording songs and parts (excellent). Anthony explains Under The Bridge, Flea talks about his bass playing, john talks about vibrations in the 4th dimention, Chad likes his motorbike.
This is 60 mins (too short in my opinion) and in black and white. dont let the color intimidate you, it goes perfect with vibe. the sound quality is excellent. This doesnt contain any of their music videos, or live on stage performances. i made an audio cassette tape of this and put it in my car so i could listen to it elsewhere, i liked it that much.
if you like the chili peppers and like the studio, this is a MUST. if BloodSugarSexMagik is your favorite album... they you NEED THIS.
thank you have a nice day
This title, Funky Monks, does just that. It shows the Chili Peppers as they do a bit of publicity for their then upcoming album "Blood Sugar Sex Magic", and I think at points you can see that John Frusciante (sp?) was not completely stable at all times, a sign that he would leave the band as they were touring. I'd love to see something like this for their last album, Californication, to see how the reunion came about.
The only downside I'd say about this DVD that holds back its 5 stars is that it didn't have any extras, like videos they made for songs from the Blood Sugar album, or for that matter, not a single song was played all the way through.
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Brings back so many awesome memories of my high school. Great copyPublished 1 month ago by Ariel Drago
came from Germany so wouldnt work in my dvd player but did work on the computer. Flipping awesome!!!Published 11 months ago by Michael Bales
When they took it off YouTube l had to find it on DVD, glad I did. One of my favorite documentaries to datePublished 12 months ago by cassie
The history of a funk masterpiece. Very insightful and behind the scenes work of the making of Blood Sugar Sex Magic.Published 22 months ago by R. McGervey
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