Red Hot Chili Peppers Debut ‘The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie’ Video
Red Hot Chili Peppers revealed the video for their current single 'The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie' yesterday afternoon (Aug. 17), well ahead of the planned MTV debut that evening.
'Maggie,' which we reviewed here, is the first single from the Peppers' upcoming album 'I'm With You,' which is due out on Aug. 30. What better way to ramp up the excitement for a new album than with a video premiere?
The clip features the band performing on a rooftop in Venice Beach, Calif., and it looks there is no place more beautiful, sunny and warm in the whole world. Despite the song's refrain of "We've got to make it rain somehow," there was not a cloud in the sky, which remained crisp and clear throughout.
Frontman Anthony Kiedis continues to rock that porno 'stache, but on the good side, he also still dances maniacally. Flea still does his patented stomp dance thing while slapping his bass. It's visually stimulating, for sure.
Our new brother of a hard-rock website, Loudwire, reviewed the video in quite some depth yesterday, breaking down the generous amount of action that takes place in the space of just four-and-a-half minutes. One thing we noticed -- the bit before the cowbell comes in reminds us of the beat from INXS' 'What You Need,' doesn't it?
If you like watching the Red Hot Chili Peppers perform in concert, you're gonna need to set your DVRs and then head out to your local movie theater on the Aug. 30 release date for 'I'm With You,' because the band will be broadcasting two different concerts, one live, via those two mediums that night.
Watch Red Hot Chili Peppers' 'The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie' Video