Friday, 27 June 2008

"Red Hot Shuriken"

I’ve been fishing through my old record collection again today and look at the gem I found: a Red Hot Chili Peppers shaped picture disc for the single ‘Knock Me Down’.

Photo #1: Red Hot Chili Peppers

Knock Me Down Picture Disc

From the 1989 album Mother’s Milk, Knock Me Down depicts negativity towards the stereotypically self-centred lifestyle of your typical rock star. The band's opposition is displayed through their lyrics:

"If you see me getting mighty

If you see me getting high

Knock me down

I'm not bigger than life."

The lyrics are written in reference to the saying, "high and mighty."


Photo #2: Red Hot Chili Peppers Picture

Knock Me Down Picture Disc

My 12” version contains the following tracks:

Knock Me Down

Punk Rock Classic

Pretty Little Ditty


Photo #3: Red Hot Chili Peppers Picture

Knock Me Down Picture Disc

I not only love the shape of this record, I also love the way Punk Rock Classic ends with the guitar solo from Guns N Roses’ Sweet Child O Mine. I used to have fun messing around with the speeds of the record player on that part, amazingly, the record isn’t scratched.

Random Fact: The song is included in the music rhythm game Guitar Hero: On Tour for the Nintendo DS.

Here is the energetic video for Knock Me Down:







Other Useful RHCP Links:

MySpace Link

Website Link


[Source: Wikipedia]

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