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Confirmed: Red Hot Chili Peppers drought continues

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LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers performs before the Los Angeles Rams home opening NFL game against the Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Coliseum on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

In the course of thoroughly reporting an important story from the weekend – Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer singing the Michigan fight song at a concert in Columbus – I became aware of the fact RHCP actually put out an album last year.

Being a principled journalist, I felt that meant I needed to listen to it to make sure my claim they haven’t done much good since the turn of the century has merit.

(Exceptions: “The Zephyr Song” and “Can’t Stop”)

The verdict?

The Getaway” is a relatively listenable if forgettable album if you can get past the Charmin softness of most of the tracks.

So, you know, it fits well with in the current state of “alternative” rock, which is mostly guitar-less dreck put out by people who aren’t talented enough to make it onto the pop charts.

Hey, we’ll always have their cameo on The Simpsons.

Meanwhile, Michigan football is still without a Big Ten championship since 2004.

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