By Tim Duffy
Is there a sentiment, an idea, a phrase that makes a guy’s skin crawl more than “Suck My Kiss.” Who the fuck says this? Anthony fucking Kiedis that’s who. What a monstrous horrible person he and his cohorts in the Red Hot Chili Peppers are.
The Chili Peppers somehow manage to combine the two most reprehensible rock aesthetics to ever be hatched. Frat rock, the strain of which lead our culture towards the miserable late 90′s rap-rock trend, and some sort of fake hippie, new age spirituality that I’m sure came from the almost equally reprehensible Rick Rubin. (He get’s a life pass for his work on License To Ill, late period Johnny Cash, and “99 Problems” but I wouldn’t want to be in smelling distance of him.) This band is rotten from the inside out, arguments about musicianship and popularity should be left at the door as I will pay no attention to them.
Which brings us back to “Suck My Kiss” specifically. (Every time I type the words I want to take a shower.) Over some dumb Seinfeld bass work by Flea(the most overrated musician of the 90′s) Anthony Kiedis somehow manages to make no sense while saying things that just sound molesty. It’s a horrendous train wreck of a song, by a train wreck of a band.
Weren’t these guys all junkies? How did they survive smack? God is cruel at times.
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