Wednesday, May 19, 2010
46 - "This is the Place," Red Hot Chili Peppers
The first of 9 Red Hot Chili Peppers songs on the list. "This is the Place" is one of those RHCP songs where it seems like the song lyrics mean nothing, but then you really listen to it and realize how deep it is. It's a song about drug addiction and the problems that it causes. The "best friend" that lead singer Anthony Keidis talks about in the song is Hillel Slovak, the original guitarist of the band who died from a Heroin overdose in the late '80s. Keidis wrote about the inspiration for this song and several others in his autobiography, which I read late last year.