After a five year hiatus, Californian kings of funk Red Hot Chili Peppers have returned releasing their latest single, "The Adventures of Raindance Maggie" from their highly anticipated new album "I'm With You". Since The Chili Peppers were the first band I heard referred to as a "funk-rock" band, "Raindance Maggie" is a great way to see the guys on form, because it's certainly made funky with Flea's catchy bass line and latest guitarist Josh Klinghoffer's danceable guitar riffs and stoner rock-esque guitar solo mixed with the equally catchy drumming from Chad Smith. All this mixed with the jazzy funk infused vocals of Anthony Kiedis all combine to make a good Red Hot Chili Peppers single.
But that's a problem. Because it's just good. Perhaps I'm expecting too much, because the last time the Chili Peppers went on a lengthy hiatus, they returned with "Dani California" which was an exceptional single, and frankly "Raindance Maggie" cannot touch the glory of that track.
Overall, "Raindance Maggie" is a pretty good single from The Red Hot Chili Peppers and later, I'll give it a few more listens and get more into it, but I do not see it as a good single to come back on.
Maybe you disagree. Check out "The Adventures of Raindance Maggie" on the link below and see what you think.