Deep Kick (partially found unreleased Red Hot Chili Peppers documentary; 1995)


Deep Kick documentary
The album (when still in production) that influenced the creation of the documentary.
The album (when still in production) that influenced the creation of the documentary.
Status Partially Found

In 1995, the Red Hot Chili Peppers released their follow up to their 1991 breakthrough Blood Sugar Sex Magik titled One Hot Minute. The album featured Dave Navarro of Jane's Addiction on guitar since the Peppers' original guitarist, [1]John Fruscante, was uncomfortable with the band's newfound fame. It was stylistically different, resulting in stilted critical and fan opinion. It's considered one of the band's worst albums.

Due to the troubled production surrounding the album, Anthony Kiedis spent a lot of time filming the process over the course of 3 years. He planned on turning it into a documentary titled Deep Kick.

He got in touch with director Gavin Bowden and started editing some of the footage together. However, since the documentary captured a rarely seen darker side of the band (the arguments between members, Kiedis clearly being high on drugs at some points, the general negative atmosphere of the recording process), It was ultimately decided that it was not within the band's best interest for release, though an unknown amount of footage was used in the music video for "My Friends".

The documentary has never been bootlegged or leaked onto the Internet in it's whole form. In 2013, a couple of clips surfaced on YouTube featuring the black and white footage. The uploader was actually the Chili Peppers' fan club channel. The two clips were all the band was willing to leak online.

It is unknown if the rest of the footage survives or who has a copy in their possession.

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A resurfaced clip from the 1995 documentary.
A resurfaced clip from the documentary.

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Anonymous user #1

4 months ago
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John Frusciante was NOT the original guitarist. The original guitarist was Hillel Slovak who died in 1988
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