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Red Hot Chili Peppers: Dani California Meaning

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Song Released: 2006


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GETTING BORN IN THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
PAPA WAS A COPPER
AND MAMA WAS A HIPPIE

IN ALABAMA SHE WOULD SWING A HAMMER
PRICE YOU GOT TO PAY WHEN YOU BREAK THE PANORAMA

SHE NEVER KNEW THAT THERE WAS
ANYTHING MORE THAN POOR

WHAT IN THE...

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    Tlk2themaninchrj
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    Aug 10th, 2007 8:20pm report


    I think Dani was a real girl but also a metaphor for California. "California rest in peace" maybe saying California is just dying because of what it's come to. The music video goes there all these different genres who are supposedly supposed to be real bands that Anthony hates. He might be saying California is being taken over by all these stupid bands, which I agree with.

    It definitely sounds like the life of a girl though.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 25th, 2007 6:07pm report


    Ok, so Dani is not a real person & so on... we've understood that, thank you very much. I don't think chili peppers sing about her in Californication, because Anthony says (in his book, you lazy people) that girl from Californication was actually a girl that he knew from his drog group (I don't know how to explain it, English is not my better side) and he said, as much as I could remember, that she died... ok, this doesn't make so much sense... Sorry people :)

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    anonymous
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    Jun 20th, 2007 6:59pm report


    Those assholes who think that the dani california video is re-enacting so-called "crappy" bands are ignorant because many of those bands are among the greatest of all time. Also, the bands featured are
    1-Elvis
    2-The Beatles
    3-
    4-Bootsy Collins
    5-David Bowie
    6-Green Day
    7-The Misfits
    8-Aerosmith

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    anonymous
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    May 31st, 2007 5:54pm report


    It's about a 14 year old girl from louisiana (balck bandan sweet louisina) who he met on their self titled book and her dad was the chief of police in lousiana (papa was a copper) get it its in scar tissue read it

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    anonymous
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    May 21st, 2007 5:51am report


    Dani is a representation of all of the girls in Anthony's life. The film clip for Dani California is not meant to be particular bands just genres as flea has said!



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    anonymous
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    Apr 1st, 2007 4:42pm report


    Uhm, John Frusciante said in an interview, that the band that everyone (including me) was the beatles is the monkees.. And then I understood the next part as being the beatles in the time of their lonely hearts club band-era. But I see it fit at hendrix, but this is just my point of view. And I'm pretty sure that it's the misfits, unknown one. Hugs :)



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    anonymous
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    Mar 1st, 2007 3:52am report


    It's Hendrix not Prince. Why would Prince be in the 70's? It's also Motley Crue not Poison. The blue neck band and the point to the camera with the drum stick was vintage Tommy Lee from the Home Sweet Home video.It's also Danzig with Misfits influence look at the stance with the mike stand pure Glen. Also Beatles with some Freddie and the Dreamers influnce.Also Bowie with some New York Dolls influence. All in all a great vid with a lot of cool references. Love the P Funk with Bootsie Collins glasses and the mother ship and all. Trivia Question time what album did George Clinton produce for the RHCP?



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    anonymous
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    Feb 9th, 2007 2:51pm report


    i thought this song was part of the trilogy
    "Californication" "Under the Bridge" and "Dani California"

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    anonymous
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    Feb 5th, 2007 2:04am report


    its not RAMSTEIN or the germs that's in the video. its either the misfits or samhain.

    you can tell because of the devilock that anthony is wearing. The reason that it could be samhain is becuase danzig was the only one that had one it that band and its huge.

    the reason why its not ramstein is because its going in chronilogical order of rock history and the infuence that. I don't think ramstein was very popular in the late 70's early 80's

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    anonymous
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    Jan 24th, 2007 1:12pm report


    this song is actually about all the women anthony kiedis has been with in his life.

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    anonymous
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    Jan 23rd, 2007 1:01am report


    I'm not gonna go too in depth with the song as I can see it could be taken from several different points of view.

    "California rest in peace" - Dead, obviously.
    "Simaltanious release" - She was pregnant (Backed up in the song Californication "Teenage bride with a baby inside")
    "California show your teeth" - Had to be identified by dental records.

    This is just my thoughts on it.

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    anonymous
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    Jan 12th, 2007 1:08am report


    i think #7 is actually the germs which are ak and flea's fav. band

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    anonymous
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    Dec 24th, 2006 12:57am report


    Thank you person above me, The name Dani is no specific person. Flea and anothony even answered this themselves. "Dani" represents all of the women anthony has loved.

    -timma

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    anonymous
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    Dec 21st, 2006 12:20pm report


    actually numbver seven is RAMSTEIN a german band, very popular one. In the US they might be known for tha video / soundtrack for the movie XXX (not porn, Triple x an action movie) called BANG BANG. In the video there's fire in the arena or something like that. Some of you might have seen it. But I'm 100% sure it is Ramstein , not Misfits

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    anonymous
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    Dec 17th, 2006 12:08pm report


    Flea said it himself,Dani California is a character that represents ALL of the women in Anthony Kiedis's life.

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