Daily 80's Video #87: Here's some EARLY Red Hot Chili Peppers featuring guitarist, Hillel Slovak, who I consider to be the band's original guitarist, but only played on two of the band's albums, the second and third. During this stage of the band, RHCP weren't as commercial as they would eventually become. At this time they were incredibly funk-driven, even utilizing the Godfather of funk, George Clinton, as producer for their album, Freaky Styley. Sadly, Slovak died of a heroin overdose in 1988 and was eventually replaced by John Frusciante. After Slovak's death, drummer Jack Irons left the band, eventually joining Pearl Jam. RIP Hillel.
Daily 80's Video: As far as America goes, very few know the name of Paul Weller. However, in England, he is well-known. A musical prodigy grown into a legend. First with his band, The Jam, then The Style Council, then solo. The Style Council's "Ever Changing Moods" is a great song, but the video, um, well. I have to ask, what were they thinking? A friendly bicycle race, a break thwarted by sirens, and a handful of almost subliminal shots of war. Okay. Regardless, Paul Weller (the dude on the left) remains impressive. Enjoy the music, and the jarring randomness of this video.
Daily 80's Video: Here's a song for the ages; the Pixies' "Here Comes Your Man" an instant timeless classic, arriving on the planet in 1989, near the dawn of the 90's. The Pixies, in a very short time 86-93, recorded a plethora of monumental and enduring music. In 89, if you wanted to find the Pixies, you had to have a good college radio station in town or watch 120 Minutes on MTV (back when MTV played music). Black Francis, Joey Santiago, Kim Deal, and David Lovering are a shoe-in for the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame as soon as they're eligible.
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