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.