By most I would not be considered your typical candidate as a rock music listener/fan. First, I am black.. ..A woman.. ..And, Only 20 years of age. You may say: "Well, There was Hendrix!" But, Let's be serious for a moment.
How in the world did I end up with a Red Hot Chili Peppers album in my collection? Well, I remembered watching the "Give It Away" video every morning before walking to elementary school (Early 90's) and it was something that just stuck with me. It was a strange video and I had no idea what the Kedis was talking about. But, It was amusing nonetheless.
Present Day: I walked into Sam Goody and I saw the album "By The Way" sitting right in the front of the store on sale. I remembered listening to and watching the video for the title track and I liked it! So, I thought why not grab the album its under $15 bucks anyway.
Got home and popped it in the player.. ..First listen straight through the entire album and I loved it. From beginning to finish. Of course, I'm not a big fan of rock music I prefer soul, neo-soul, and r&b but this album definitely had caught my attention. I can't compare it to their previous releases obviously but from the little experience I've had with their older tunes. They sound more mature and content with their lives on this LP.. ..Does that make any sense?
And, I love the instrumentation itself.. ..And, I've even managed to learn the lyrics to the majority of the songs. "Throw Away Your Television" is the only song that is slightly reminisce of "Give It Away" for me and I like that song as well too.
This album obviously and has the potential to appeal to people of different backgrounds.. ..As I said before it grabbed my attention as a non-rocker. It may do the same for you! Check it out.