Originally Posted by jegarn
Is Anthony's singing good right threw?
He sings at least one song badly what I've experienced
I know what you mean. His singing, certainly pre-By The Way era, could be very hit and miss live. However, his singing on Slane is nearly, note for note, the quality he produces on record. For him, it's very strong and inspired and really increases the impact of the band as a whole; everyone's delivering.
I've seen the Chili's live twice, once in 2004 (not supporting a new release or of any particular theme) and the other in 2006 (supporting their last record, Stadium Arcadium). The first occasion I saw them in 2004, though Slane was performed the previous summer, Anthony's voice was a little weak and off and I was disappointed with the gig in this repect. That, and the set was heavily predominated with material from Californication and I would of preferred much more diversity, really, across their discography (still bugs me they don't play any numbers from 'One Hot Minute' anymore).
The second occasion I saw them, all four members were on fire and flying! Kiedis sang the best I've heard from him! Literally, a stunning gig! Fresh material, cohesive, dynamic, inspired band, great sound reproduction/no technical *****-ups...top quality!
Anecdote aside, Anthony sings excellently on Slane.