Magazine Scans and Articles The 1980s

All of the English language articles in this section now have typed transcripts. If you can help translate any non-English articles into English, we’d really appreciate your help!

Unfortunately, we don’t have many interviews from this early period but these are the few we have; they are often very different in tone from later interviews which tended to be more serious!

1985 August BAM RHCP at their earliest and zaniest best!  Is this the first US cover to feature RHCP? It’s certainly the earliest one we have anyway! 🙂

1985 September NME Jacques Cousteau, plastic pigs, sex, George Clinton, racism, vibrators and more sex… seriously!

1986 January Rock An interview with Anthony Kiedis and Flea.

1988 January NME Awful interview style; article about early RHCP. First UK cover featuring RHCP?

1988 February Record Mirror Interview mostly with Antwan the Swan/Anthony Kiedis talking about socks on cocks and a few songs e.g Fight Like a Brave

1988 February Sounds Interview with Anthony Kiedis and Flea talking about their liking for pussy and wearing socks. Enough said 😀

1988 March I-D Magazine (56) Tribal Edition of magazine so photo of RHCP covered in body paint (also sock pics)

1988 May NME Interview with Anthony Kiedis; talking about nudity and sock wearing…. (

1988 May Melody Maker Another typical early interview; Anthony is referred to as Antwan throughout

1989 September Musik Express Sounds Germany. Article about the work of photographer Chris Clunn but features an alternative photo from the Abbey Road shoot of the Chili Peppers to one on the actual record sleeve.

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