Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Drummer Teams Up With Dick Van Dyke
April 11, 2010
Red Hot Chili Peppers and Chickenfoot drummer Chad Smith has teamed up with Mary Poppins star Dick Van Dyke to record a children’s album.
‘Rhythm Train’, which has been co-produced by Smith with LA Kids singer Leslie Bixler, sees the sticksman play vocal characters like a pirate and train conductor on several tracks.
“I may not be playing as hard but I still am trying to be creative,” Smith told Spinner.com, of playing drums compared with the Chili Peppers. “It’s just trying to make the songs as good as I can. That doesn’t change.”
Songs that appear on the 13 track album include ‘Roly Poly In My Guacamole’ and ‘Lotta Dinosaur’.
“I am certainly no rapper but I helped guide Dick with it the first day. It was pretty funny,” Smith said.
“At my age, my generation, we are not particularly rap-crazy,” Van Dyke added. “Rap has a great beat, but I swear to God, I have never been able to understand one word. I don’t know what they’re saying.”
To listen to the album go to theRhythmtrain.com.