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The Red Hot Chili Peppers: Electric Ballroom, London

Ian Gittins, Melody Maker, 28 May 1988

AS SIMON Reynolds said last time they tripped over here, The Red Hot Chili Peppers are totally WRONG. This alone makes them great. The mix of heavy metal's ego-flaunt and funk's body-pulse, a match made anywhere but Heaven, comes out tonight in a lovely, superb outrage you just can't take your eyes off. What is going on up there?

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