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CcharlieD's Flea Shrine

--Michael "Flea" Balzary --

Michael Flea Balzary

Best known for his playing with The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Flea is the best slap-pop-funk-rock bass player of all time. Of course, there could be a studio artist that's better than him, but he's the best well known funk-rocker.

Flea with the Chili Peppers

Flea doesn't always have the leading melody with the Chili Peppers, but whenever I listen to them, his line is all I hear.

If you want to hear what I'm talking about, these are my suggested albums--

Out in L.A.--If you don't mind offensive lyrics and a few pointless songs, this is where you'll find some of Flea's coolest and least-popular work. Listen to, of course, Higher Ground... then Get up and Jump... then Out in L.A. is a cool song--cool lyrics, and an ok bass line... Then Police Helicopter... Then What It Is, where I think he pops and slaps on an acoustic-electric... and you also have to listen to Blues for Meister, (one of my all time favorite songs).

BloodSugarSexMagic--One of the greatest albums ever made...Listen to Higher Ground, BloodSugarSexMagic, Sir Psycho Sexy - (if you're not easily offended). And then the one, I think it's called "Breaking the girl," or something, I don't know, I lost my tape of the album. Buy this album, it's one of those that should be in everyone's collection.

What Hits?--Of course, the Greatest Hits album...It's ok, I don't usually support greatest hits albums, but this is the Chili Peppers!

One Hot Minute--Flea stays a little more in the background on this album, but it is definitely one of my favs. Listen to Walkabout, One Big Mob, Shallow Be Thy Game, and Coffee Shop...The rest of the songs are great, but these are the best.

Wouldn't you like to play like that?

Well, too bad...j/k
You probably won't be able to be that good with just this, but get Flea's "Starlicks" video, it's got a bunch of cool songs where he improvs with a drummer. He also tells you how he plays like he does. It also comes with a handy little booklet with the music to some of his songs. You can find it in any guitar/bass magazine that has videos.

Flea Links

     Mattia's Bass Page
     Warner Bro's official One Hot Minute Page
     Pictures of the Chili Peppers
     The Flea Interview...
     Bass Tabs

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