Red Hot Chili Peppers – The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie

Here’s the music video of The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie, the first single from the upcoming Red Hot Chili Peppers album I’m With You.

Directed by Marc Klasfeld, the music video was shot on the rooftop of a building in Venice Beach, California. There are two noticeable things here: firstly, the video is inspired by The Beatles’ 1969 rooftop performance. Secondly, the lead guitar for the band now is Josh Klinghoffer, who is replacing John Frusciante — he departed the band (again) in 2009.

To be honest, the video may not feel as iconic or memorable when compared to the rooftop performances from The Beatles [MV] or U2’s music video for Where The Streets Have No Name [MV] — the been there, done that factor strikes here. But it does have an 80s feel thanks to how Klasfeld directed it. The video also makes Venice Beach seem like a cool place to hang out because of shots involving the crowds watching the band perform.

The lyrics of The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie have sexual connotations. Yet at the same time, it sounds fun and radio-friendly, which works well enough for the Red Hot Chili Peppers to promote their recent album. As far as Josh Klinghoffer goes, I guess I’ll have to give I’m With You a listen to determine if he replaces Frusciante well or not, given that he doesn’t do anything special in Rain Dance Maggie.

I’m With You will be released for sale on August 26, 2011 in several countries and August 30 in the USA.


YAM Magazine contributor, has a B. Sc. degree in Science/Pharmacy and is a very lazy person.

3 Responses

  1. amy says:

    I don’t think I’ve seen a RHCP video since their Californication days xD

    I’m not feeling the new single much. I’m stuck in Stadium Arcadium~~~

    • Rodrigo says:

      @amy, Lol, the Maggie track could be on par with some of the songs from Stadium Arcadium.

      And I know this question might be pointless considering the answer I expect you to give, but are you going to their concert next month?

      • amy says:

        @Rodrigo, I’m not. I’m generally not a concert person, since crowds freak me out… even if I love to photograph concerts. But I make special exceptions, as cases may be – I break my rules with concerts I wanted to go… like Bjork xD or Miyavi.

        Other concerts I would’ve planned to go:
        Michael Jackson! LOL, I blogged about it xD I was ready to pay a lot of money if that ever happened here.

        The other bone I have would be with Pink — that’s my last high school thing… the rest are all Asian artists xD like Faye Wong (who barely does any concerts in China and HK any longer), Seo Taiji, Salyu, Shiina Ringo and BiBi. LOL, that’s why I’ve bought their concerts on DVD, because it’s very unlikely they come xD

        But then again, that’s what I thought of Bjork and Miyavi. So maybe…

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