Josh Klinghoffer talks about life in the Red Hot Chili Peppers!
New Interview, published April 26th 2012
MusicRadar: Has there been a Chili Peppers song from their catalogue that you’re still trying to nail? Not just like the record, but to your own standards.
“Yes, actually – the song Snow. It’s funny, because I remember being in England right at the same time they were, too, and it was when Stadium came out. We hooked up, I was hanging out, and they were playing something for the BBC. They started playing the song and I was like, ‘Fucking hell! No way am I ever going to be able to play that and sing that backup part. And thank God I will never have to!’ [laughs]
Cut to now, and we’ve been on tour for six months collectively, and you know, because that song was a hit, a couple of people, and one of our managers especially, were like, ‘Where’s that song?’ And it’s just because I feel like I haven’t nailed it, not so much the guitar part but the guitar part and the background vocal at the same time – it feels so much like John.
I guess I should be sitting in front of my stereo playing it 100 times a day. But you know, when it’s ready, when it’s natural, it’ll happen. I’ve played it twice today already. I can play it, but there’s that syncopated background vocal and the guitar at the same time. It still feels like an exercise. I just want it to feel natural. To make it good, I have to feel free.”
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