Boston's Red Hot Chili Peppers station, Alt 92.9 and I have been digging up some awesome old videos and articles to get us ready for the Chili's visit to the Boston Garden next week (Feb 7 and 8) and I would be remiss if i didn't include this amazing unique and original phenomenon which belongs solely to the Red Hot Chili Peppers SOCKS ON COCKS. These guys simply don’t mind getting naked. On stage or off. And Flea often wears a pair of tighty whities when performing. (In fact that's my first memory of them, when I witnessed it up close and personal live in 1990 on their Mother's Milk tour stop at UNH, I was like is the bassist in his underwear??) Aaaaand the rest is history.
But that was just the beginning. For the cover of their “The Abbey Road E.P.”, The Peppers, like The Beatles, depict the fab four walking across the street in single file only in THIS depiction they are of course being that they are all naked except for their famous (or infamous) white tube socks.
Wearing tube socks on genitals was something the Red Hot chili Peppers just did regularly, especially on stage which dates back to one of their first shows in 1983 at the Kit Kat Club in LA. They bring it back live every once in a while although i haven't heard of any such exhibitions on this current tour. But omg I'll be there at the ready for photo op, trust me.
Here’s a clip of them playing “Right On Time” from the Californication tour on June 23, 2000, Memorial Stadium, Seattle Washington. what I love about this is when MTVs Kurt Loder greets Anthony off stage and asks how it's went, and Anthony says nothing about the socks on their cocks but talks about the sound of the venue lol! Like HOW is was dressed (or undressed) was completely normal.
Hey, to them, I guess it is! 🙂
Check out their great cover of The Clash's “London Calling” which goes into “Right On Time”
RHCP PLAYIN' RIGHT ON TIME IN THE INFAMOUS "SOCKS ON COCKS" OUTFIT. GREAT PERFORMANCE. AT THE BEGINNING, CHAD'S BEATING TAYLOR HAWKINS, FOO FIGHTERS' DRUMMER.