Flea Explains Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Biggest Advantage In A Live Show
Red Hot Chili Pepper’s Flea recently appeared on Bass Player and opened up about how he has kept his performance high over the years. The bassist also revealed the band’s most significant advantage during a live show.
Hours and hours of dedicated practice and endless commitment to the instrument are necessities for learning to play it well. The musicians need to keep their motivation up to become world-famous. RHCP bassist Flea also took this path and was rewarded for his efforts and hard work by becoming one of the greatest bassists of all time.
Flea created a truly distinctive style by integrating his punk and funk roots into his playing. His unique slapping technique and highly energetic moves on the stage have made his shows a must-see for many rock music fans. Flea turned into an instantly recognizable figure over the years, but there was something behind this success.
During his latest interview, Flea reflected on the evolution of his bass guitar playing and how he maintains his chops. The bassist explained that he was playing too much while on tour with the band. He always practices for an hour before the shows, which helps him keep his performance at a high level. Flea also revealed RHCP’s most significant advantage in a live show is that they never underestimate the audience and rehearse before a show. He tries to enjoy every moment of a gig and keeps himself ready.
On RHCP’s most significant advantage in a live show, Flea’s words follow:
“When we’re on tour, I’m playing so much. We’re playing gigs all the time, and I play scales for an hour before every show. Something about the Chili Peppers is that never for a second have we ever taken the audience for granted or thought, ‘We’ll just go out and play the hits.’ I take every show as a sacred moment, as part of a mission of being alive. So I keep my chops up. I’m ready!”
RHCP released their twelfth studio album, ‘Unlimited Love,’ on April 1, 2022. After a series of pre-tour promotional shows and performances, the band has been currently touring in support of their new album. The ‘2022 Global Stadium Tour’ started on March 29 in New York and is scheduled to end in Louisville on September 25.
You can listen to RHCP’s latest album through Spotify below.