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Red Hot Chili Peppers releases new song “Poster Child”

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Red Hot Chili Peppers releases new song “Poster Child”

The Red Hot Chili Peppers released  the new song “Poster Child” from their upcoming album “Unlimited Love”, out next April 1st. It’s the first album with classic guitarist John Frusciante since “Stadium Arcadium” (2006).

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The lyrics lists many famous Rock and Roll bands like Led Zeppelin, Judas Priest, Motörhead, Ramones, Steve Miller, Duran Duran, Chubby Checker.

Hear the new Red Hot Chili Peppers song “Poster Child”

Lyrics

Via Vagalume

“Melle Mel and Richard Hell were dancing at the Taco Bell
When someone heard a rebel yell, I think it was an infidel
Adam Ant and Robert Plant were center of a sycophant
Used to buy Ulysses Grant to record at the Record Plant
Islamabad is on the nod, Havana at the riot squad
And if you want to be a Mod
You’ll have to meet me at the quad”

“You got the best of my loco
I’ll take the rest of your showboat
You got the best of my Yoko
I’ll take the rest of your low notе”

“Parliament’s Atomic Dog that hats were filling up a fog
Wе talk about the life and death of everything in analog
The seventies were such a win, singing the Led Zeppelin
Lizzy lookin’ mighty thin, the Thompson’s had another twin
I thought I won the lottery, the numbers never thought of me
Ramones had a lobotomy, so spin me like a pottery”

“I will be your poster child
You know the world is ours for a little while
And then I will be your poster child tonight, ow
La-da-da-da, bum-bum-budum”

“A funky piece, the Sandinista, me and minor Mona Lisa
Judas Priest has whipped the beast
The mother love was named Teresa
Bubble gum, a cup of soup, dirty dandy nanda loop
A small banana in your hoop
And now I know the band is group
Bernie Mac and Caddyshack were dusty as the bric-a-brac
And if you ask me for the time
I tell you that the preacher’s back”

The lyricis continue:

“You got the best of my loco
I’ll take the rest of your showboat
You got the best of my Yoko
I’ll take the rest of your low note”

“Steve Miller and Duran Duran, the Joker dancing in the sand
Van Morrison, the Astral man, the festival of hurricanes
Speak of Chico and the Man, the silence of a certain lamb
MC5 kick out the jam, a poncho full of contraband
Merry Queen was on the scene on every preteen magazine
The Motörhead and mystic queen, I must’ve needed Valvoline”

“I will be your poster child
You know the world is ours for a little while
And then I will be your poster child tonight
La-da-da-da, bum-bum-budum”

“You got me on this
But then I can’t get off
With no one else but you
You turn me on too
Well, then I can’t get up, ooh
For no one else but you”

“Creem magazine, A Love Supreme, the ballad of a Billie Jean
And now we know the Status Quo
But God would never save the Queen
Hear me shakin’, Copenhagen, cop a ghost of Ronald Reagan
All I say was Flavor Flav the cosmic rays were power saving
And my fist, it double kissed a listed number purple
Mr Chubby Checker do the twist, and everyone’s a narcissist”

“You got the best of my loco
I’ll take the rest of your showboat
You got the best of my Yoko
I’ll take the rest of your low note”

“The waterbed was takin’ meds, a beaver with the house of red
[?] with a pocket full of Talking Heads
M. I. A. ‘s making paper planes, addiction to the ways of Janes
My stuff is made of purple rain, ten fingers in the lion’s mane
Giant squid, Karate Kid, Sid Vicious and the pain we did
The planet that we must defend is [?] in Madrid”

“I will be your poster child
You know the world is ours for a little while
And then I will be your poster child tonight
La-da-da-da, bum-bum-budum
I will be your poster child
You know the world is ours for a little while
And then I will be your poster child tonight
La-da-da-da, bum-bum-budum”

Red Hot Chili Peppers talked about the new album in an official statement

“Our only goal is to get lost in the music. We spent thousands of hours, collectively and individually, honing our craft and showing up for one another, to make the best album we could. Our antennae attuned to the divine cosmos, we were just so damn grateful for the opportunity to be in a room together, and, once again, try to get better.”

“Days, weeks and months spent listening to each other, composing, jamming freely, and arranging the fruit of those jams with great care and purpose. The sounds, rhythms, vibrations, words and melodies had us enrapt.”

The continued:

“We yearn to shine a light in the world, to uplift, connect, and bring people together. Each of the songs on our new album UNLIMITED LOVE, is a facet of us, reflecting our view of the universe.”

“This is our life’s mission. We work, focus, and prepare, so that when the biggest wave comes, we are ready to ride it. The ocean has gifted us a mighty wave and this record is the ride that is the sum of our lives. Thank you for listening, we hope you enjoy it. – John, Anthony, Chad, and Flea“.

John Frusciante also talked about his return, saying:

“When we got together to start writing material, we began by playing old songs by people like Johnny “Guitar” Watson, The Kinks, The New York Dolls, Richard Barrett and others. Ever so gradually, we started bringing in new ideas, and turning jams into songs, and after a couple of months the new stuff was all we were playing.”

“The feeling of effortless fun we had when we were playing songs by other people, stayed with us the whole time we were writing. For me, this record represents our love for, and faith in each other.”

I am a Brazilian journalist, a Classic Rock and Heavy Metal lover. Music has always been part of my life, helped me through tough moments and was with me to celebrate the good ones. When I became a journalist I knew I wanted to write about my passions. After college I did a postgraduate degree in digital communication. This has helped me to make the website better and bring the best of classic rock to the world! MTB: 0021377/MG

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