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Out in L.a. Import
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Long out of print in the U.S.! Out In L.A. is a virtual alternate audio history of the band, focusing on non-album tracks and remixed and alternate versions of tracks not normally included on RHCP compilations. For starters, six of the songs are unavailable on any of their albums in any form ('Blues For Meister', 'You Always Sing The Same', 'Stranded', 'Flea Fly', 'What It Is' and the seasonal favorite 'Deck The Halls'). Also featured are remixes of 'Higher Ground', 'Hollywood Africa', 'If You Want Me To Stay' and 'Behind The Sun', plus live versions of 'Castles Made Of Sand', 'Special Secret Song Inside', and 'F.U.'. This CD even contains demo versions of 'Get Up And Jump', 'Out In LA' and 'Police Helicopter' amongst others! A treasure trove of RHCP gems at your fingertips! EMI.
Après s'être imposé auprès du grand public en 1991 avec Blood Sugar Sex Magik, les Red Hot Chili Peppers font patienter leurs fans, trois ans plus tard, avec ce Out In L.A. qui réunit des inédits, des reprises, des raretés, des titres live et des remixes. Au programme : une version maxi de "Higher Ground" de Stevie Wonder, un mixe dansant de "Hollywood" des Meters, une orientalisation de "Behind The Sun" et un traitement de choc réservé à "If You Want Me To Stay" de Sly Stone. Sans compter une reprise très réussie de "Castle Made Of Sand" d'Hendrix en public et des démos de morceaux clés des deux premiers albums des Red Hot Chili Peppers. Un beau catalogue des différentes facettes de ce groupe étonnant. --Cyril Deluermoz
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The remixes I have little interest in, but this is pretty much a consistent thing with me, I'm generally not big on remixes. Two of themixes (the extended dance mix of "Hollywood (Africa)" and the Ben Grosse remix of "Behind the Sun") make minimal adjustments to the piece, whereas "Higher Ground" receives a near rewrite in the 12" vocal mix (Flea's prominent slap bassline is totally removed) and the Pink Mustang mix of "If You Want Me To Stay" turns the piece into a hip hop beat and sound effects. None of these really contribute much to the band's catalog.
The three live tracks fare a little better-- I've never cared for this recording of "Castles Made of Sand" (which also ended up on the "Mother's Milk" remaster)-- Kiedis always sounds a bit slurred and goofed on it, but the live recording of "Special Secret Song Inside" (sometimes referred to as "Party on Your P***y") is spectacular, full of energy, and "F.U." (a setting of rather odd lyrics to Thelonious Monk's standard, "Bemsha Swing") is unique and goofy, and certainly worth a listen. Neither of these two are available anywhere else.
The remainder of the album is given over to twelve demo recordings from 1982 from before the Peppers' debut album, recorded by the original band (Anthony Kiedis, Hillel Slovak, Flea, Jack Irons). Seven of these tracks ended up on the "Red Hot Chili Peppers" and "Freaky Styley" reissues, limiting the value of this set further, but certainly the material put together is rather intriguin.
The majority of this material feels more in line with hardcore punk than it does with what the Chili Peppers would become known for-- pieces like "Police Helicopter" and the twelve second "You Always Sing the Same" would not have been out of place on a Dead Kennedys album. A good chunk of the other stuff is bizarrely experimental, from the detailed arrangement of "Blues for Meister", featuring intertwining guitar lines and a trumpet solo from Flea, the call-and-response vocal chant "Flea Fly".
Overall, much of this material is intriguing, but getting the remasters gets you over half of the essential material on here. The rest all but the most hardcore collector could probably live without.