140 / 150 Gram Vinyl Record
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140-gram 2LP black vinyl
Eleventh studio album from the multi-platinum Grammy-winning rockers
First new studio album since 2011's I'm With You
"With The Getaway (Warner Bros.), the Red Hot Chili Peppers sound energized and adventurous, using the building blocks of their career — Anthony Kiedis' swaggering P-Funk vocals, Flea's distinctive slap bass and Chad Smith's pounding drumming — in new ways, as Josh Klinghoffer comes into his own as the band's guitarist." — Newsday, June 2016
Produced by Danger Mouse, who replaces Rick Rubin after 25 years and six albums as the band's producer, The Getaway is the first non-Rubin produced album since 1989's Mother's Milk.
Production on the album began in 2014, but a delay ensued for eight months due to bassist Flea suffering a broken arm from snowboarding.
Lead vocalist Anthony Kiedis says: "We had an unusually difficult experience making this record where we wrote 20-30 songs and it was all ready to go and we thought it was happening, and then Flea went snowboarding and broke his arm real bad, which was a bit of a setback... So we re-thought everything and then we didn't have a producer and we were just sort of lost in space with all these songs. And lo and behold it was meant to be, as these things can be, and when all the dust settled Brian Burton, aka Danger Mouse, emerged and said, 'Let's go make a record.' We were like 'Great, we have all these songs' and he was like 'Leave those there, let's go write new songs in the studio.' Initially there was an affinity and a marriage to all these other songs, but the only way that we saw this working was to have trust in him and get rid of our old ideas and our old way of doing things and say 'If this is going to work, we just have to throw ourselves off the cliff and see what happens.'"
Kiedis in a May 9, 2016 interview on BBC Radio 2 said of the album that lyrically many of the songs were influenced by a two year relationship that fell apart like a nuclear bomb and that his favorite song is "The Getaway."
|01 The Getaway|
|02 Dark Necessities|
|03 We Turn Red|
|04 The Longest Wave|
|01 Goodbye Angels|
|02 Sick Love|
|03 Go Robot|
|01 Feasting on the Flowers|
|03 This Ticonderoga|
|02 The Hunter|
|03 Dreams of a Samurai|