Remembering Red Hot Chili Peppers Eccentric TV Debut in 1984

Remembering Red Hot Chili Peppers Eccentric TV Debut in 1984

Posted 12 Jul 2022
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Red Hot Chili Peppers, 1984. Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images. 

Red Hot Chili Peppers first formed in 1983, bringing together a group of Los Angeles misfits on a mission to funk up rock music, of America and beyond. Like the trailblazing punks that came before them, the Chili’s navigated the trappings of hedonism, revelling in the boisterous themes while forging real change, propelled by the power of youth. 

The Peppers’ original lineup, consisting of singer Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, guitarist Hillel Slovak and drummer Jack Irons, made their television debut in 1984 on Thicke of the Night hosted by Alan Thicke. Dressed in expansive raver pants, a bare-chested Kiedis and Flea give a bizarre interview that includes an animated reenactment of their kooky tricks to “pick up girls” that we are SURE never afforded them any success; and a quick fire back and forth between Flea and Thicke about, of all things, Annie. 

After a brief nonsensical chat, the band launch into a full-throttle performance of Get Up And Jump, a burning amalgamation of funk and rock that shows, for all their goofy antics, it’s truly no wonder they continue to light up stages almost four decades later. Watch The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ eccentric TV debut from 1984, below.

Red Hot Chili Peppers TV Debut | ‘Get Up And Jump’ + Interview [1984]

Earlier this month, Red Hot Chili Peppers announces a massive Australian stadium tour for 2023! The run of dates will kick off in Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday 29th of January, before heading to Sydney’s Accor Stadium on February 2nd, Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium on February 7th, and will conclude at Perth’s Optus Stadium. Find out more below. 

READ MORE: RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS ANNOUNCE MASSIVE AUSSIE STADIUM TOUR

Red Hot Chili Peppers' highly anticipated 12th studio album, Unlimited Love arrived in April this year. The LP is available on CD, vinyl and cassette tape, along with a range of awesome merch bundles that include a t-shirt, hoodie, poster and more. Check out the options and get Unlimited Love, here. 

 

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'Unlimited Love' Vinyl + Hoodie Bundle.

GET RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS ALBUMS & MERCH, HERE. 

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