Poll: Did the Red Hot Chili Peppers start out as a punk band?
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View poll results: Did the Red Hot Chili Peppers start out as a punk band?
They were punks
3 21%
Some of the guys were, a little bit
6 43%
No ****ing way
5 36%
Voters: 14.
i saw the thread on the chilis get closed down, assumedly cos its in the wrong forum, but it occured to me, that a long time ago they might have been called a punk band. back in the early days, around 83 and 84, they were all poor kids from broken homes, who started out doin the la club circuit. also lookin at old pictures of em, they looked as though they had a punk rock streak in em, not to mention the music was fast, vicious and lively. alot of you all probably know as well that flea used to play bass in fear. i have to admit im a huge fan of their early work, what they're doin these days makes me wanna **** myself though, i think its terrible.

so what im really sayin is, who would call the chilils of the early days a punk band?

and also if you feel like it, discuss some other bands that started out as a punk group, or punk groups that didnt(?). feel free to go for it
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Last edited by Cub at Sep 13, 2006,
yeah man read the book and listen to the old cds they were punks for sure in the musical style but also in their outlook on life but now there music isn't punk
I still like them but I dunno if they were punks... I don't care either but I am in no position to vote on the poll.
Flea was a punk, he was in fear
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They were (in the 80s/early 90s), but their music wasn't.
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