Much like the band’s previous video release of John Lennon‘s “Jealous Guy” and its own “Dr. Funk“, The Main Squeeze filmed this Stadium Arcadium track from a sunroom with the rolling hills of Los Angeles filling the background.
At its foundation, Rob “Skywalker” Walker drives this cover by channeling his inner Flea and maintaining a headstrong bassline throughout the song’s 4:49 runtime. As always, Corey Frye takes center stage, belting out the Anthony Kiedis vocal lines with hypnotic ease and adding his soulful flair and uplifting approach to singing. The Frye-led outfit manages to toe the line between adding its own fingerprint to the cover and staying true to the original.
This rendition of “Readymade” contains all the essential elements that make it an RHCP fan-favorite—from the distorted guitar and thunderous bass to the confident delivery and head-banging tempo—while also offering the fundamentals of Squeeze’s signature style. One marking of this signature style comes towards the end when Frye exclaims, “Squeeze it up for me fellas,” which sends Ben “Smiley” Silverstein and Max Newman into a dueling keytar/guitar solo that carries the song to its final verse.
Watch The Main Squeeze cover the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Readymade” via the video player below.
The Main Squeeze – “Readymade” (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
The Main Squeeze will begin gearing up for its 2022 spring tour in a few weeks. After a show in its hometown of Los Angeles, CA on March 4th, the group will travel up and down the West Coast before working east and ending in Atlanta, GA on May 6th. Head to the band’s website for tickets, tour dates, and more information.