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    ROCKTIME PRESENTS
    RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
    8/28/2006
    AT
    ARCO ARENA
    SACRAMENTO, CA.

                         Whoa nelly! The Chili Peppers just blew through Sac town and left fans reeling from the frenzy, and screaming in vain for just a couple of more songs. This current tour is to provide little needed support to promote their latest release, "Stadium Arcadium," which is available in stores now. It is a must have for any RHCP fan. It's not like they are going to run out of them at the record store, but if you don't have it, then you're already missing out! Back to the news, in case you haven't been keeping up with the Peppers, listen up! John Frusciante has been back with the band for the last three albums and is basically re-writing the book of famous guitar licks, leaving the rest of today's rock gods in the dust. I mean that in all sincerity folks, I've now seen performances on the last two Chili Peppers tours, and mark my words, Frusciante is coming into his own. No stranger to addiction, John Frusciante has emerged from the haze of drug dementia, alive, and inspired by his reality check. You can see it when he is on stage, a presence that seems much larger than life. He straddles the guitar and his emotions come pouring out of the strings, each note sharing feelings of a storied past. Music is the child of experience; sometimes the worse the experience, the better the music born, ask any blues man...

                         The energy of this band is unstoppable, I swear when Frusciante was playing last night I could see sparks flying from the guitar strings. Igniting fires of passion as they fluttered through the crowd on a breeze of music, young and old alike in sheer amazement. I think I've said this before, I have been privy to more than five hundred concerts. With this in mind, I have to tell you that John Frusciante is right up there in the top five guitarists that I have seen perform live. This statement is not made lightly, there is a certain point in time when you are listening to him play, that you stop dancing. You watch more closely, and you listen more intently. After a few seconds of hearing each intended nuance, you become connected to the sound waves, falling into a trance like state. When a musician can do this, it embodies the "LIVE" music experience, it is in these rare moments that I feel complete and fulfilled. Frusciante is one of those musicians with this ability, very few can, and the rest that could, have kept on keepin' on (RIP).

                          Don't even get me started about Flea, he was a madman, I love that freaky dude! Completely out of control, paying only enough attention to his surroundings as to not crash into his band mates. Other than that, he was all over the place thumping the bass, generally creating an environment of flailing bodies that were being controlled only by his infectious grooves. "Swing batter, batter, swing," yeah, that's what I'm talking about, Anthony was right in the zone baby. He came out halfway thru a brief intro jam, as Flea and John were on stage. It seemed like he was very focused on the job at hand. I think his purpose was making sure that everybody there had the best time imaginable; and so, I feel he completely delivered to that end. Halfway through the third song he seemed to relax into the performance as his stage antics included a handstand on the riser in front of the drum kit. He came flying back off the riser upside down with a giant grin on his face. 

                         The highlights of the night for me were Flea's all too short bass solos, hearing the new songs live, and when Frusciante sang Elton John's "Tiny Dancer," albeit quite abbreviated. The only disappointment of the whole show was that the sound at ARCO Arena is less than to be desired, you have to cup your hands behind your ear to pull back in the highs, otherwise it sounds very flat in the big hollow building. I can't wait for the Kings new arena, it will be built taking in account acoustical resonance for concerts. Also, the Chili Peppers set was way too short, there were under twenty songs on the set list. The opening act, The Mars Volta, was debatable, I can't say they were good, I can't say they were bad. Anyway you slice it, I would have rather seen two sets of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Don't miss the Stadium Arcadium tour when it comes to your town. Tickets still available for most shows!! Thanks for reading and we'll see ya at the shows.
                                                                                         NICK RUNNING


     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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