Thursday, 22 October 2009

Are the Red Hot Chili Peppers guilty of a Greatest Hits mistake?

'Spinner' have created a list of the top 10 things that should never happen on a Greatest Hits album.

Are the Chili Peppers guilty of some?...I kinda think so :)

10. Omission of Key Songs - Not too guilty of, but where is Can't Stop?

9. Too Many Greatest Hits Albums - Not Guilty

8. The "Previously Unreleased" Single - Kinda Guilty

Quote from article:

"Bands want to make you think you're getting a bonus by adding a new song to a greatest-hits record. But acts always save the good stuff for the next studio album, so the "previously unreleased" songs are usually terrible. The Red Hot Chili Peppers had the sense to put 'Save the Population' at the end of their 2003 best-of compilation. Sugar Ray weren't as considerate: In their case, new songs were probably needed to fill the album, leading us to ..."

7. You're Not Worthy! (Not enough hits) - Not Guilty, loads of hits

6. Inclusion of Cover Songs - Guilty, BUT a brilliant cover

5. B Sides and Rarities - Guilty? I think? Was Soul To Squeeze a B-Side?

4. Lack of Chronology - Guilty

3. The Late-Era Song - N/A

2. The Same Song Twice - Not Guilty

1. The Live Version - Not Guilty

Anyway you can read the full article

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