With Red Hot Chili Peppers
Red Hot Chili Peppers albums, anthologies, compilations, live albums, EPs, DVDs and download-only albums where John was member of the band. Some items from this category are listed in Filmography as well. He plays guitar on all of these and sings backing vocals where applicable.
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Red Hot Chili Peppers – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Covers EP
Red Hot Chili Peppers released a celebratory EP of songs by other artists who also entered the Hall of Fame and John’s featured on four tracks: Teenager In Love, Havana Affair, Search And Destroy and I Get Around (Live). These tracks were all previously released in some form.
The double album which people either love or hate; recording of which took the place in the same house as BSSM. Back with heavy promotion and a long international tour; it was followed by a similar aftermath: the band had to seek a new guitarist for their next release, I’m With You (2011).
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Live in Hyde Park
Red Hots’ only live album to date, never repressed as of Spring 2014. The LP version is extremely rare as it was withdrawn for an error. The recording is a combination of what was played on their three June 2004 concerts in London’s Hyde Park.
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Greatest Hits
A collection of hits, featuring mostly songs from their Warner Bros-released albums with two new tracks; as well as music videos with optional band commentary, behind-the-scenes footage and a booklet with photos and notes from Flea and John.
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Live at Slane Castle
The now-famous recording of the band’s performance at the Slane Castle in Ireland; featuring a lot of their biggest hits and a couple of memorable covers, including John’s of Maybe and Latest Disgrace. Released on the same day as the Greatest Hits album.
Red Hot Chili Peppers – By The Way
Initially meant to be an angry punk album, then meant to have different sound on a couple of songs, this is the mellowest RHCP release. It features a Latino song, a psychedelic rock song, a ballad with a trumpet and everything and anything they were not likely to put out before.
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Off The Map
Combined footage from a couple of shows of the Californication tour in USA (there’s a fun way to tell it’s combined, may it remain a riddle), interviews with each band member and some backstage footage. There’s a lovely live version of Untitled #3 from Usually Just A T-shirt.
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication
The one where John returned and everyone lived happily ever after…not really, but you do get the drift. Known for its numerous hits, simple yet powerful sound and horrible clipping; which prompted a petition to have it remastered and re-released; which has not happened to this day.
Under the Covers: Essential Red Hot Chili Peppers
Cover songs compilation with a limited release, featuring mostly studio and live performances from albums released by EMI. Notable for including one of John’s live takes on Elton John’s Tiny Dancer and band’s take on George Clinton’s Dr. Funkenstein; both previously unrelased.
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Out in L.A.
A collection of various unreleased tracks, remixes and demos, mostly from the EMI days of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Some of these tracks are under 30 seconds long. John is featured on a 12″ remix of Higher Ground and three live songs.
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Live Rare Remix Box
More or less, a collection of B-sides from BloodSugarSexMagic, released as a part of Warner Bros’ series of rarities taken from their artists’ albums. It does not contain all remixes of Give It Away; nor the radio edits of the song. This might be the ultimate Red Hot Chili Peppers value pack, come to think of it!
Red Hot Chili Peppers – What Hits!?
A collection of popular and often played song from the band’s EMI catalog, released after Blood Sugar Sex Magic set them to stardom. The DVD version contains all the music videos from that era and some footage previously seen on Psychedelic Sexfunk Live From Heaven
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Funky Monks
A black and white documentary, witnessing recording of Blood Sugar Sex Magik in a reportedly haunted Laurel Canyon mansion. You’re in for good music seeing the light of day, the story behind Under The Bridge and a young adult describing some pretty wild adventures of the sexual nature.
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magik
The one that the Red Hot Chili Peppers defined them as the kings of funk-metal. Recorded in a house rather than a classic studio, it had a special vibe and an unique creation process. In the middle of the world tour in support of this album, John quit the band for the next six years.
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Psychedelic Sexfunk Live from Heaven
A live video of the show at Long Beach, CA, USA on 30th December 1989; with some backstage footage. VHS. Never released on a DVD, though three songs off it re-surfaced on What Hits, which eventually did end up as a digital release.
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Positive Mental Octopus
The first compilation featuring all the eight existing Red Hot Chili Peppers video clips at the time; released only on VHS and out of print. It was famously rated adult-only in some countries, because of the music video for Fire.
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Mother’s Milk
After Hillel Slovak’s tragic death and Jack Irons’ departure, Anthony Kiedis and Flea recruited Chad Smith and then only 18 year old guitar prodigy this website is about. Result? One step closer to stardom, getting more play than they were previously used to and some censorship and lawsuits related to the album cover.
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