Red Hot Chili Peppers: Out in L.A. (1994)

rhcp out in l.a.By Scott Goldfine

In a move to fill the ever-increasing gap between new Red Hot Chili Peppers albums, “Out in L.A.” ― a compilation of remixes, live takes and early demos — has been released. The remixes, which include hits such as “Higher Ground” and “Behind the Sun,” are disposable.

Fortunately, the live tunes, and especially the demos, which reveal the band’s garage-funk roots, redeem the package.

GRADE: C+

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