Stadium Arcadium = Funk Rock Masterpiece

by Devon P.


Stadium Arcadium
Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Red Hot Chili Peppers 9th studio album “Stadium Arcadium” is there biggest, and in my opinion, the greatest album the band has recorded

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are a rock/funk band, originating out of Los Angeles, California. The band has seen many members come and go, but during the recording of Stadium Arcadium the members consisted of Anthony kiedis (vocals), Michael “Flea” Balzary (Bass), longtime drummer Chad Smith and guitar legend John Frusciante. These four rock gods began recording Stadium Arcadium in 2004, with Rick Rubin helping produce, having done so four previous times

The Album was recorded in Harry Houdini’s 10 bedroom mansion, where the band had recorded a previous album “Blood Sex Sugar Magik”. The band lived in the mansion for two years before finishing the album in 2006.

Stadium Arcadium brings back the bands key element of funk, and a noticeable increase in the usage of power cords that had seem to been lacking in  previous albums. Listening through all 28 tracks at once is like a roller coaster ride. There are so many key elements from the bands past that were put on the table for this album, and you can really feel it in the music. Listening to a slower more vocal song like “if”, and then listening to a fast-pace guitar shredding song like “so much I” really throws your emotions around like a ragdoll

Stadium Arcadium will always be remembered as a funk classic and a huge comeback for the Red Hot Chili Peppers into the world. Stadium Arcadium earned the Peppers countless triple platinum’s in multiple countries all over the world. The album also earned them five Grammy awards and five number one hit singles

I give this album a Five out of five in every category imaginable. The obvious devotion to rock and tracks that make you feel the music are definitely worth the twenty dollars the album will cost you.

Devon P. is a grade 12 student with a freakishly large collection of RHCP  posters 


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