Red Hot Chili Peppers Funk Up Neil Young’s ‘Everybody Knows This is Nowhere’
The Red Hot Chili Peppers recently busted out a cover of Neil Young‘s ‘Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere’ while filming a special in London for BBC Radio 1. The performance was part of a special entitled ‘Red Hot Chili Peppers: Live at Koko.’
The show was mainly meant as a promotional spot to show off songs from the Peppers’ new album, ‘I’m With You’ (reviewed here), but they also took the opportunity to pay tribute to one of their favorite rock ‘n’ roll elders.
The Peppers play the folk-rock classic, the title track from the Godfather of grunge’s 1969 album of the same name (and first album he did with Crazy Horse backing him) fairly straightforward, yet manage to give the tune a little extra-funky groove, as they are known to do.
Other highlights from the Peppers’ ‘Live at Koko’ set included lead ‘I’m With You’ track ‘Monarchy of Roses,’ mid-career classics like ‘Can’t Stop,’ ‘By the Way’ and ‘Califnornication’ and a set-closing ‘Give It Away’ that had every cell phone camera in the house snapping away pictures of singer Anthony Kiedis as he hovered over the edge of the stage.
Watch Red Hot Chili Peppers Covering Neil Young’s ‘Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere’
The Peppers’ Entire ‘Live at Koko’ Set