Give It Away – Red Hot Chili Peppers

  • First Appearance: October 26, 1991
  • Weeks on the Chart: 2
  • Album: Blood Sugar Sex Magik
  • Have I heard this song before (pre-listen)? Yes.
  • Have I actually heard this song before? Yes.

I have a confession to make. I’ve never enjoyed listening to the Red Hot Chili Peppers. I’ve always found them loud and yell-y, and not that interesting musically or lyrically. I do not find them deep, or moving.

This album did not change my mind.

Like, Breaking the Girl is nice, quiet, and heartfelt. But by the Suck My Kiss, a mere quarter of the way through the album, I was already tired of the listening to the same anodyne funk song over and over again.

Flea is a really good bass player though.