high voltage
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April 2005 Tab - Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Information about band:

Formed: 1984 in Los Angeles.

Years Active: 1984 through present.

Current Members:
Anthony Kiedis - vocals (1982-) - Founding Member
Michael Balzary "Flea" - bass (1982-) - Founding Member
John Frusciante - guitarist (1989-1992; 1998-)
Chad Smith - drummer (1989-)

Past Guitarists:
Hillel Slovak (1982; 1985-1988) - Died in June 1988 from heroin overdose.
Jack Sherman (1982-1985) - Played on first album while Hillel was bound to different record company.
Duane 'Blackbird' McKnight (1988-1989) - Formerly of Funkadelic, didn't work well with the rest of the band.
Arik Marshall (1992-1993)
Jesse Tobias (1993)
Dave Navarro (1993-1998) - Joined band from Jane's Addiction

Past Drummers:
Jack Irons (1982; 1986-1988) - Founding Drummer who went on to play with Pearl Jam
Cliff Martinez (1982-1985) - Played on the first and second album while Jack Irons was bound to a different record company.
D.H. Peligro (1988-1989) - Dead Kennedys Drummer

The Red Hot Chili Peppers began in 1984 in Los Angeles. It consists of Anthony Kiedis on vocals, Flea (Michael Balzary) on bass, John Fruscianti on guitar, and Chad Smith on drums. They had first called themselves "Anthym first of all", then "What is This?" and finally "The Red Hot Chile Peppers".

In 1983, they decide to send some demos to the houses of discs and sign a bearing contract on seven albums with EMI. Nevertheless the career of the group does not take off and they connect the bides. June 27, 1988, the guitarist is found died of an overdose at 26 years. Jack makes a nervous breakdown and leaves the group definitively.

Anthony and Flea recruit a new guitarist, John Frusciante, and a new beater, Chad Smith. "Mother' S Milk", dedicated to Hillel Slovak, leaves in 1989 and "Higher Ground", taken again of a piece of Stevie Wonder, cases. Red Hot decide to break the contract which binds them to EMI the following year and sign then at Warner. At the end of 91 appears the album "Blood Sugar Sex Magik" with the hit "Under The Bridge".

The formation undergoes some changes, in particular with the departure of John Frusciante, replaced finallement by Dave Navarro. In 1999, the album "Californication" explodes the sales with in particular "Otherside" and "Road Trippin".


Information about the song:

Album: Californication

Track Number: 6

Tab Difficulty:

Guitar - 5/10
Bass - 3/10

Links:
i'll try to write it down into a perfect sonnet or one foolish line
Last edited by high voltage at Apr 1, 2005,
Andrewbiles
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Ah nice choice. Always a fun one to play. Few little spelling mistakes and bits missing, but the TOTM isn't meant to be about a band biog anyway, so very nicely done.
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voltage man you're the best ,, nicely done ,, and so freakin' awesome
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likesilverr
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#4
a fine choice indeed for TOTM.
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Dutch_Apples
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#5
I have bad memories of this song. There used to be a band in my town that just formed around the time this song came out and they were all beginners. They had no original songs and only about 3 covers. This was one of them. We once jammed on this song and they wanted to play it for about an hour. They once played this song for 3 hours straight trying to get it down and the neighbours were complaining like crazy. I think one of the quotes was "If they don't stop, I"m going shove a guitar up their asses!"

Still a fun song, but I can't listen to it or play it without thinking of that experience.
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Rockfall
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#8
bril song... first 1 i learned to play, well if u exclude 12 bars

i agree though maybe guitar difficulty should be 4
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#9
Very good song to play indeed
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ndawg
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good song, i like it. but maybe the rating might be 3/4-10
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Did you know that Led Zeppelin is a rock band?


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Yeah. Mabee 3-4/10 wa 3rd song i played (first otherside second scar tissue) brill TOTM
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High_Flyer
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yeah good tab, im into like zeppelin and hendrix but it was pretty cool to try out
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thebassmaster
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me like, at least i know im above a 3/10 rating
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Danny7
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#14
The band biog is attrociously written; its barely coherrant and only goes up to 1999; forgetting, obviously, the release of By The Way.

Many other major things are missing also..
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#15
what a coincidence, i just learned how to properly play this song about two days ago lol
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^ If you want to write one, feel free. I don't have time at the moment, high voltage disappeared and no one's asked if they could do one.
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#18
Um.. K. Someone wanna PM me some recommendations?? I just talked to Chris on MSN about 3 days ago. Thats weird... but yeah I was sure only mods were allowed to write these things. Ill try to get one done for sure.. just need some recommendations.
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something with a strong melody, or something that everyone knows, so it's easy to impress with :P
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Alrighty im probably gonna do something Aerosmith or Eagles.. just gotta pick one. Andrew I PMed you back Ill try to have it up by tuesday or monday. Cant do it tonight
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#22
^ lol, 2 weeks later ...

So where the hell is Chris anyway ?
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#23
^ He disappeared when he was questioned about copying articles from other sites and posting them. Haven't seen him since.
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#24
^ I KNOW that silly goose ... but since we haven't heard from him, I was just wondering what he's had to say regarding his absense.

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