Lord Beef Jerky wrote:Davy Grohlton wrote:Lord Beef Jerky wrote: and hasn't released anything interesting the last two decades.
That is a matter of opinion! I would say that "Californication" (still within the last two decades) is a genuine classic and "Stadium Arcadium" is IMO a masterpiece though not that well received. "I'm with You" is generally acclaimed as a solid comeback but Hey, it's all just a matter of taste, which is hard to discuss.
Everything is a matter of opinion, sorry if it sounded like I was stating facts. Heck, some people actually liked their 2007 show at Orange. IMO however the majority of bands have a hard time handling a breakthrough. RHCP had some good albums before Blood Sugar Sex Magic, but it sure went downhill after their breakthrough. One Hot Minute was an okay album, the rest are somewhere in between bad and horrible. And honestly, Snow has gotta be one of the most annoying hits of recent years.
No worries even though you still sound like stating facts about the quality of albums relased after One Hot Minute . But you're right about handling breakthrough's. RHCP had a very hard time coping with the success of Blood Sugar... and the band nearly got destroyed after that, resulting in the departure of John Frusciante. Funny thing is that among RHCP fans the album One Hot Minute is considered a mistake. John later - as you know - returned in 1999.