Remember when The Red Hot Chili Peppers were on “Remote Control”?

INDIO, CA – APRIL 14: Musicians Flea and Anthony Kiedis of Red Hot Chili Peppers perform onstage during day 3 of the 2013 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 14, 2013 in Indio, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella).

Do you remember when the Red Hot Chili Peppers made a special guest appearance on MTV’s Remote Control? Do you even remember Remote Control? Well we do, and we loved it. In 1990, members of the Chili Peppers stormed the set as game participants for an entire show. After an aggressive entrance, each of the four band members (with Anthony Kiedis and Flea uniting as a two-headed monster to play together) took seats in those beautiful, comfy, 80’s recliners to start the game. Prepare yourself for some grainy video footage. But it’s worth it. Watch the video below!

Remote Control was a sweet game show that ran on MTV from 1987 – 1990, and was the station’s first venture into game shows. Ken Ober hosted, with Colin Quinn as the announcer and sidekick, often singing and performing skits as clues. A lot of the questions are music based, so it seemed like it might be easy for the band. But they get some wrong. I mean, who’s ready for a snack break, amirite? Click here to read the full story about rock stars who have appeared on various game shows.




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Watch Soundwaves TV #69 – Retro Junkies

Bay Area music legend Fee Waybill of The Tubes stops by (virtually) to discuss his five decades in the business and cool new solo album. Chasta, Dennis Willis, Steven Kirk and Morris Knight ask why there’s no school like the old school, and Chasta welcomes Enrique from the Walnut Creek venue Retro Junkie, to talk…

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