Red Hot Chili Peppers 2014

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are going to join Bruno Mars at this year’s Super Bowl halftime show, and this seems like the best reason yet to hope for some sort of Black Sunday situation. But in a commendable act of civic protest, someone has uploaded a note-perfect RHCP parody called “Abracadabralifornia” to this remarkably ugly website. The New York comedy-scene mainstay and occasional music-video auteur Tom Scharpling appears to have been the first to tweet this, so he may be behind it, but the idea apparently came from an old episode of Comedy Bang Bang. (Online chatter claims that King Cyrus King and/or Jon Daly is the responsible party.) Download the track below and imagine the actual band playing it; it won’t be hard.

I hope we don’t get tricked by the Alabama Scammer.


Comments (27)
  1. Hilarious. It’s Jon Daly singing. Fully improvised the lyrics in that episode of Comedy Bang Bang.

  2. Only criticism is that I think there are moments where whoever is singing gets his Anthony Kiedis and Mike Patton impersonations mixed up.

    • Ha yeah I thought the exact same thing around 2:00. Also think the drums and bass aren’t as in sync as Chad / Flea would be.. but John / Anthony are the true caricatures of RHCP, haha

  3. Hilarious, but still kinda sad… When did the Chili Peppers become a caricature of themselves? I’m going with Stadium Arcadium, but I feel like I’m one of the few who likes By the Way. Kudos to John Frusciante for jumping ship when he did.

    • It was Stadium Arcadium – By the Way is a great album.

    • By the Way is a fantastic album. I think Stadium has its moments but as this point they’re basically just a touring band that can occasionally still put out some decent songs.

    • No, I love By The Way as well. Time for a RHCP best to worst.

      • I’ll start:

        Blood Sugar Sex Magik
        By The Way
        Mother’s Milk
        Stadium Arcadium
        One Hot Minute
        Freaky Styley
        Uplift Mofo Party Plan
        I’m With You

        Wow, I guess I really don’t like early RHCP hahaha… If I were around when they came out I would have been a hater for sure. Then they became my favorite band – now I’m a hater again haha. It all comes full circle.

    • The Chili Peppers have always been a parody (of funk music for white kids.). They became a self parody somewhere around 1999 when autotune was invented and suddenly Kiedis became a crooner who could sing on key. (And I mean no disrespect to Flea who is is a great bass player and a very funny character actor.)

  4. It’s real.

  5. It’s most definitely Jon Daly. It’s the same parody he played on that Comedy Bang Bang episode. Hope this really gets traction on Sunday!

  6. Funny, but the singer keeps shifting between ’80s-’90s era Kiedis and ’00s-’10s era Kiedis. Gotta pick one and stick with it.

  7. It all makes sense now…

    “Under The Bridge Downtown – Was Where I Blew Some Druid”

  8. They even went far enough to record the song like Californication was recorded

  9. This is outstanding.

  10. It doesn’t even sound like Kiedis…

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