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Mother’s Milk by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Mother's Milk

by Red Hot Chili Peppers


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Barcode: 5099969817212
Format: Vinyl
Media: Mint (M)
Sleeve: Mint (M)

”Mother’s Milk” marked a significant turning point for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, released on 16 August 1989, by EMI Records. After the tragic loss of guitarist Hillel Slovak and the subsequent departure of drummer Jack Irons, vocalist Anthony Kiedis and bassist Flea reassembled the band with guitarist John Frusciante and drummer Chad Smith. The addition of Frusciante notably shifted the band’s sound towards a greater emphasis on melody over rhythm.

The album achieved greater commercial success than its predecessors, reaching number 52 on the US Billboard 200. It produced three notable singles, including a cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Higher Ground”, “Knock Me Down”, and “Taste the Pain”, marking the band’s first gold record.

In the recording process, producer Michael Beinhorn’s influence clashed with Frusciante’s vision, leading to tensions over the album’s guitar sound. Despite this, the band managed to produce a collection of songs that reflected a stylistic evolution, incorporating heavy metal guitar riffs and layered compositions. Frusciante’s arrival introduced melodies, harmonies, and complex song structures that diverged from the band’s previous punk and funk rock influences.

The album’s cover art sparked controversy due to its depiction of nudity, leading to a censored version for certain retailers. Nevertheless, the album’s promotional efforts, including music videos for singles like “Higher Ground” and “Knock Me Down”, contributed to its success and introduced the band to a broader audience.

Overall, “Mother’s Milk” marked a significant chapter in the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ career, laying the groundwork for their future international success and showcasing their evolving musical style under Frusciante’s influence.

A1 Good Time Boys
A2 Higher Ground
A3 Subway To Venus
A4 Magic Johnson
A5 Nobody Weird Like Me
A6 Knock Me Down
B1 Taste The Pain
B2 Stone Cold Bush
B3 Fire
B4 Pretty Little Ditty
B5 Punk Rock Classic
B6 Sexy Mexican Maid
B7 Johnny Kick A Hole In The Sky
Catalogue No.: 6981721
Barcode: 5099969817212
Genre: Rock
Style: Alternative Rock, Funk Metal
Label: EMI
Released: 2016
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Repress

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