Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea Reveals One Album He’d Like to Re-Record

Red Hot Chili Peppers's bassist Flea
Red Hot Chili Peppers's bassist Flea. Photo by Alberto Reyes/REX/Shutterstock (9210459ag)

Red Hot Chili Peppers have 13 studio albums under their belt, but there’s still one that haunts the band’s bassist Flea. In a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times, he revealed he’d like to revisit and re-record one album from the band’s past.

Flea’s interview with the Los Angeles Times was a true blast from the past, and he reflected on his extensive career with RHCP. The legendary band did a lot of things he’s proud of over the course of almost four decades, but Flea believes there was room for improvement when it comes to their debut studio album The Red Hot Chili Peppers from 1984.

Flea told LA Times that he’ll always regret the way they made their first album because the songs were really good, but the tone wasn’t right because they were going through many changes at the time.

“[Drummer] Jack [Irons] and [guitarist] Hillel [Slovak] quit, and we hired these two other guys: Jack Sherman and Cliff Martinez. Both were great musicians, but the connection just wasn’t as profound as we had with the guys we started with,” explained Flea.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers was much more experimental than RHCP’s later albums and explored such genres as funk rock and rap rock. It produced only one single: “Get Up and Jump”.