1988/10 13th The Daily Nexus (UC Santa Barbara student newspaper)

The RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS aren’t just a vegetable that leaves your mouth on fire — they’re a hot and funky band to groove to that will be playing at the Graduate tonight in I.V. Their appearance at the Pub last year put the audience in such a frenzy that the panicked bouncers felt a total loss of control (and the police arrested five, one who’d first gone through a plate glass window). With the recent death of their guitarist it’s surprising that a replacement has already been found; but the “Monsters of Sock” tour is in full force (the Chills have a fetish for getting naked and exposing tube-sock-clad members). Also on the bill is L.A.’s BROKEN GLASS and San Diego’s ELVIS CHRIST. Come ready to get sweaty. ramona


Many thanks to Hamish at RHCP Sessions for the scan.