Erit Remmus from the Red Hot Chili Peppers 7th album Californication saw guitarist John Frusciante rejoin the group for the first time since 1992’s Blood Sugar Sex Magik.
It’s hard to pick the best Red Hot Chili Peppers album. Well, I say that, but then again it must be Blood Sugar Sex Magik? It marks the band at a crossover peak and it features some fantastic songs but it is too long and arguably outstays its welcome? If I listen to Blood Sugar Sex Magik I will skip songs and never leave it just playing like I would, say, Paul’s Boutique. 1989’s Mother’s Milk conversely is arguably too short? So I suppose, by stumbling its way forward and being largely great 1999’s Californication is very close to being the bands finest studio album.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers are a hard band to knock. Practically everybody likes them and I figure this is so as they have some great songs and are undeniably natural-born rock stars.
Anyway, today I listened to most of Californication and with The London Olympics in process the song Erit Remmus stood out to me. It is one of the best tracks on Californication, it is quite accesible yet fairly full-on too.
The song features looping guitar that almost sounds backwards (Erit Remmus is Summertime backwards as a bit of wordplay). With a prominent line “London In The Summer Time” I pondered why it had not been used yet for any Olympic coverage. It would be perfect televisual montage soundtrack material for the Olympics, maybe this yet to come…