Chad Smith’s Bombastic Meatbats

Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith is back with the sophomore album from his jazz/funk quartet, Chad Smith’s Bombastic Meatbats. If you don’t know this band, it’s awesomely groovy stuff in the vein of Garage a Trois, Lettuce and 70’s Jeff Beck. This should appeal to fans of jam bands, jazzbos, and those who want to see another side of Chad’s passion for drumming. As their bio says:

Remember the good old days, when jazz-fusion wasn’t all about showing off your chops, and was more about creating sweeping moods, and the importance of songwriting? Well, the Bombastic Meatbats certainly remember those days. Having obviously studied the classic early-to-mid ’70s recordings of such fusion greats as Return to Forever and Jeff Beck, the group (which includes such members as Grammy winning Red Hot Chili Peppers/Chickenfoot drummer Chad Smith, guitarist Jeff Kollman, keyboardist Ed Roth, and bassist Kevin Chown), is back with their sophomore full-length album. Aptly titled, “More Meat,” the album is jam packed follow-up to last year’s critically acclaimed “Meet the Meatbats,” and once more, is released by Warrior Records.

So, go buy More Meat on CD baby and enjoy this live performance from their first album, Meet the Meatbats, here: