Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication
I hadn’t spun this CD in a while. There’s just so much music I need to hear for the first time, let alone going back to a record I used to jam all the time. I shouldn’t have left it so long.
I remember buying this not long after it came out, itching for that funk rock as only the Chilis can do it, and also for an improvement over the previous effort, One Hot Minute. I should review that one here, too. Some day!
Anyway, I plugged this record in and it really is something great. Just like Mothers Milk or Blood Sugar Sex Magik, this is a definitive Chilis record. Every track is solid gold. Honestly, it plays like a bloody greatest hits (and some of them are greatest hits). Phenomenal.
I was going to go through it track by track, as seems to be my current way of writing up these things, but you know the sound, you know the vocal tricks and sound, you know the bass is gonna kick your ass. Guitars and drums are flying high and damn funky, everything is clicking and, for this record at least, all was very, very well in Chili World.
I’m just gonna print the track listing here. Trust me. If you don’t own this, you should. Now. Man, I had SUCH a good time blasting this one again!
Around The World
Get On Top
I Like Dirt
This Velvet Glove
Right On Time
Hot damn! This record rocks!