Alain Johannes digs out another Anthym demo from 1980, featuring pre-Red Hot Chili Peppers Flea, Hillel Slovak and Jack Irons

(Image credit: Alain Johannes/Instagram)

When Alain Johannes unearthed a recording of his high school band Anthym – whose lineup featured Red Hot Chili Peppers founders Flea, Jack Irons and Hillel Slovak – from the bottom of an old cassette box earlier this month, the multi-instrumentalist promised there was “a bunch more” he could share.

Well, Johannes has made good on his word, and released another Anthym demo, which once again features performances from pre-RHCP Flea, Irons and Slovak on the bass guitar, drums and electric guitar, respectively.

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Matt Owen
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Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.