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By the Way [Explicit Lyrics]

Red Hot Chili Peppers Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (193 customer reviews)
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Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers will release their upcoming tenth studio album, I’m With You, on Warner Bros. Records on August 29th, 2011. Recorded at East West In Los Angeles and Shangri-la in Malibu, CA, I’m With You was produced by Rick Rubin, who has produced the band’s previous five albums, 2006’s Stadium Arcadium, 2002’s ... Read more in Amazon's Red Hot Chili Peppers Store

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  • Audio CD (8 July 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • ASIN: B000067CPX
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (193 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 799 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. By The Way 3:360.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Universally Speaking 4:160.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. This Is The Place 4:170.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Dosed 5:110.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Don't Forget Me 4:370.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. The Zephyr Song 3:510.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Can't Stop 4:290.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. I Could Die For You 3:120.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Midnight 4:550.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Throw Away Your Television 3:440.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Cabron 3:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Tear 5:170.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. On Mercury 3:270.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Minor Thing 3:370.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Warm Tape 4:160.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Venice Queen 6:070.99  Buy MP3 

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The problem Anthony Kiedis and his supremely dysfunctional musical family faced when beginning work on their eighth album, By the Way, wasn't so much how to top (or even compare) to the critical and commercial euphoria of 1999's superb Californication, but more how to avoid the comedown that followed their other highpoint--Blood Sex Sugar Magik--where One Hot Minute turned into several long years that nearly finished them. They decided, it seems, to just shut their eyes, press pedal to metal and continue as before. It's worked magnificently--no small thanks to the canny production of Rick Rubin again and the cohesive gelling Frusciante back into what has now emerged as a tight, focused unit (despite the album being, as ever, about five songs too long--"Midnight" and "Minor Thing" for instance). Minor quibbles though, for when the Chili Peppers are average, they still tower over most other bands.

"By The Way", by far not the best cut here (those would be the quite wonderful "Tear" and widescreen "Don't Forget Me"), picks up where Californication left off, but is not representative of an album that frequently revisits the sunshine harmonies of "Road Trippin'" and desolate landscape of "Scar Tissue". Endlessly surprising and hugely engaging, the Chili Peppers have opened their eyes and found themselves with a another great record on their hands, solidifying both themselves as a group and their position as one of the world's best rock bands. --Ben Johncock

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RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS By The Way (2002 UK 16-track CD album - the Chili Peppers are among the elder statesmen in US rock circles now. This is their 8th album and shows a band comfortable with their sound. Mixing their trademark rap/rock/funksoundwith newer elements of soul and even latino! Includes the single By The Way picture sleeve)

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sheer Chiliance! 25 Feb 2003
Format:Audio CD
When I bought this album I was not expecting much. After I had played it I couldn't of hoped for anything more. This album truly is the greatest musical work ever with amazing and even beautiful tracks from the funky, fast-paced Can't Stop to the poetic ballads like Midnight and the brilliant, brilliant Venice Queen.
The masterpiece begins with title track By the Way which is a brilliant start which is one of the rockiest and most energetic tracks. second is Universally Speaking which takes things to a slower, more tuneful song before we're thrust into This is the Place which takes us back to a urban, funky style. Fourthly comes Dosed, one of the highlight tracks with female backing vocals perfectly complementing Kiedis' and a long remembered tune to the verses. Fifth is don't forget me with a rip-roaring, loud chorus. Next is the zephyr song a psychedelic, hippy style ballad followed by can't Stop, a catchy rap number. Eighth is i could die for you, poppy, soulful love ballad, then great Midnight with violin backing and a sing-along ending. After that is Throw away your Television a strange techno/funk song and then Cabron aflamenco guitar and spanish lyrics bonanza. Tear takes the mood to sorrowful again before the surreal lyrics and harmonia of On Mercury. Minor thing comes after which is a fast-paced track, then the mellow verses and breakout chorus of Warm Tape. Lastly Venice Queen explodes out with an awesome lyrical style and change of mood halfway through.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars RHCP Influential of all things cool and funky 16 Jan 2003
Format:Audio CD
This is a great album, no mistaking it. I did buy this the day it was released and was really pleased driving around enjoying the new tracks that most people had not yet heard.
With myself I found that all the songs I liked on first hearing. I was a bit worried, as normally the albums I really like don't have a superficial appeal and I grow to appreciate them after hearing them many times. However, this album was different. I continued to play it, and to like it more and more.
I took it to my friends to play as we had a BBQ on a hot summer evening.... the same effect on them. I did play this album a lot, maybe too much, then I started listening to some other artisits for a while...but only a little while. A great talking point too when you meet someone new, they are bound to like this album as well ;)
Interestingly, I found the tracks all quite varied and the compositions involving and diverse. Throughout the album there is a fusion of different feels, even within single tracks.
"Can't Stop" has a rap feel to the lyrical rythm, and then throughout a melodic break, the guitar has a distinctly reggae feel.
"Midnight" starts with a pleasant classical strings introduction, and then follows with a progression of different stages that remind me of "Scooby Doo" to back street New York gang lands.
"Zephyr Song" and "By The Way" are just very cool and funky. "Tear" has something like a trumpet line in it throughout the introduction? Not really what you would expect?
Don't know what to say about "Warm Tape"? Where did that come from? I like it but not sure why? "Venice Queen" is just fantastic with the most ambient introduction sequence on the album, with reflective and mournful elements.
Plenty of harmonisations to keep your interest too.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ‘By the way of being and amazing album’ 18 Mar 2003
Format:Audio CD
First things first, this is not normally what I would class as ‘my thing’, but after much deliberation I decided that I had to have this album. I can’t admit to being one of the Chili’s biggest fans up until now, even though I loved some of their older tracks, but ‘By the Way’ breaks away from a lot of their previous work, and is an eclectic and by all means amazing album.
‘By the way’ ‘The Zephyr song’ and ‘Can’t stop’ (with that amazing, random video!) have all done legendarily for this album, but there are many more tracks in the same wave as these, some even better, to be found on ‘By the way’. Anthony, John, Flea and Chad have definitely struck (multi) platinum with this….
By the way
Known by absolutely everyone, and I mean everyone! A brilliant track, and a great first choice release as it is a great poppy, rocky, punky outing, which sets the tone for the rest of the album to follow. In my opinion it is by no means the best track on the album, but the huge chorus and giant ‘singalong’ status just make this song!
Universally speaking
Might take a few listens! This track kicks in straight away with huge guitars and is very mellow but at the same time rocky. Shift down in gear from ‘By the way’, but with its hugely infectious chorus it certainly deserves a listen…..and another….and another :) .
This is the place
Probably my least favourite track of the album, but don’t let that put you off at all. In every sense ‘This is the place’ is still brill in the way only R.H.C.P know how. Twangy guitars and a heavy drumbeat overlay this song, which has a lot more depth than you might give it credit for at first.
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5.0 out of 5 stars unbeatable :)
excellent woul not hesitate to purchase again and again and recommend to everyone :)
Published 14 days ago by maxine hagerty
5.0 out of 5 stars Had only ever heard Zephyr Song which I really liked but bought this...
Had only ever heard Zephyr Song which I really liked but bought this album on the basis of that. I am now a huge RHCP fan as this album is amazing. Would recommend it. Read more
Published 1 month ago by J
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great item
Published 1 month ago by H. Newman
5.0 out of 5 stars Red hot album
Got this for the wife and ended up playing it all the time in the van cd great album recommend it if you like the chillies
Published 1 month ago by anthony
4.0 out of 5 stars fun for fans
what it says on the cover! proper Peppers rawk very enjoyable...Grew up with them so not sure how a new pep would feel about it...
Published 3 months ago by Alison Allen
5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless and Priceless
Just adding my personal thoughts. I remember when I was 16 our family went of holiday to Ireland and I was just starting to become interested in rock music. Read more
Published 4 months ago by H.E.Cox
4.0 out of 5 stars Brill
RHCP are one of America best exports they have made a few fluffs but this album is mostly brilliant the track "By the way" is top rock and then there is "The Zephyr... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Mr. G. R. Dyer
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Chilli Peppers Album - Superb on Vinyl
Only arrived yesterday. I know the album well from CD but have recently been buying vinyl instead. When I saw I could get this album on vinyl for about 12, including postage, it... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Amsterdaz
5.0 out of 5 stars The Chili Peppers Pet Sounds
I discovered the Chili Peppers in 1988, first by name via Fishbone and Anthrax, then in 1989 by their actual sight and sound, four crazed lunatics in the video for Higher Ground on... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Nick
5.0 out of 5 stars A masterpiece
If you stick this record on expecting to hear some hardcore funk rock with screaming vocals, slap bass lines and distorted guitars you couldn't be more wrong. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Nick S
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