Out in L.A. As outtakes by overrated bands go, these aren't bad. The more recent freaked-out dance remixes wear out their welcome sooner than the decade-old demo tape… Out in L.A. As outtakes by overrated bands go, these aren't bad. The more recent freaked-out dance remixes wear out their welcome sooner than the decade-old demo tape… Red Hot Chili Peppers
Music Review

Album Review: 'Out in L.A.' (1994)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Lead Performance: Red Hot Chili Peppers

As outtakes by overrated bands go, these aren't bad. The more recent freaked-out dance remixes wear out their welcome sooner than the decade-old demo tape pogos, partly because their rubber-lipped rapping was less awkward when they were trying to be old-school. If only they didn't wreck ''Deck the Halls.'' B-

Originally posted Nov 11, 1994 Published in issue #248 Nov 11, 1994 Order article reprints