After nearly four decades and eighty million record sales RHCP are still going strong and letting rip with their powerful funkbusting style of alternative rock. Eleventh album ‘The Getaway’ continues the blistering formula that has made them a staple of any music fans evolution. We challenge you to go to any alternative/student club night on the planet and not hear RHCP at least once. What has always set RHCP apart from their peers is the sometimes deeply individual lyrical beauty that belies the hard edged sound and brash songs that are their trademark. ‘Under the Bridge’ is one of the most heart rending songs ever written. The sign of a great band is that they can absorb that sadness, strap giant lightbulbs to their heads and blast into ‘Give it Away’ one of the most rousing songs ever written. Live they are untouchable. No time for the piggies or the hoosegow you just gotta get down.
Sat 10 Dec 7.30pm and Sun 11 Dec 7.30pm at Genting Arena, The National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham B40 1NT. £55.80 (includes copy of ‘The Getaway’) www.gentingarena.co.uk/
Published on: Sun 6 Nov 2016