The influx of hip-hop style and substance into white America’s musical consciousness has given pop music a series of bad boys who, in another era, would be hanging out at the nearest fraternity keg party.

For this, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, a band with many otherwise noble qualities, has much to answer for. Luckily, the Chili Peppers’ musical children are not limited to Limp Bizkit, Korn and Kid Rock.

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