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Mother's Milk [VINYL] Limited Edition
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A reissue of the fourth studio album by the American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers,originally released on August 16, 1989. The record was a greater commercial success than any of the Chili Peppers' three previous studio albums. Mother's Milk peaked at number 52 on the Billboard 200 and received widespread recognition for singles "Knock Me Down" and the Stevie Wonder cover "Higher Ground". The album became their first gold record in early 1990, and was the first step for the band in achieving international success.
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So I've started to go gently through their back catalogue (new to old) expecting to be progressively less impressed as they moved out of the Rick Rubin era toward their debut. So far so wrong. I haven't got RHCP and Freaky Styley yet, but think this album is excellent and although I didn't enjoy "Uplift Mofo" quite as much, there isn't too much in it. I don't know though, this is a more serious record and RHCP became more musically adept from here on, even if their outlook remained kind of gurning skater punk for the most part, until Californication...
I tend to like this more than BSSM, it's certainly faster and heavier, but not as polished. What I particularly like about it [and the RHCP in general] is that many of their songs have a well chosen change of pace, hook or a captivating solo that maintains your interest and keeps you going back to listen over again. The only little nit that I'll pick is that 'Fire' sounds pretty muddy, but then it was recorded live a while before the album was made.Read more ›
Mothers Milk is the first album to feature a completely different line up. Although Kiedis and Flea remain from the original Peppers, their guitarist Hillel Slovak tragically died from a heroin overdose shortly after their previous album, and their drummer Jack Irons went into a depression and left, due to the death of Slovak. So after deciding whether or not to carry on with the band, Kiedis and Flea thankfully kept it going. They enlisted a young guitarist who was a massive fan of the band, John Frusciante. His energy and enthuiasm won him the role, and he could already play all of their songs anyway. On drums, they found Chad Smith, who, although seeming to be out of place with his heavy rock image, fitted in perfectly. They set about writing Mothers Milk together, unaware that this would be the band line-up that would make them world famous.
So to the album itself. Their previous album 'Uplift Mofo Party Plan' signalled a slightly rockier edge, and they continued with this direction when making Mothers Milk. The album contains Flea's trademark funky slap bass throughout, and Kiedis's rap style vocals, but it brings in new energy from Frusciante and Smith. My album summary is as follows.
'Good time boys' - Starts the album off quite rockily, as it means to go on. Sounds like the CD is jumping in the middle of it, but its not! Some great guitar riffs.
'Higher Ground' - A cover of the Stevie Wonder classic, and better than the original! This one has featured on loads of compilations over the years. Flea's bass is brilliant.Read more ›
An excellent way to spend £7, i'm amazed amazon haven't put the price up!
Hillel's (RIP) guitar work in Fire is great.
This album is important in the Chilli's back catelogue, for it was their turning point from hard rock/ funk of the earlier albums to a more chordal and 'eaiser listning'sound of later albums. It paved the way for BSSM and the new fans of Chilli's owe alot to this album.
The instrumental Pretty Little Ditty is a fine example of John's and Flea's talents and you may notice that a riff from the song has been sampled in a chart hitting song by Crazy Town.
Stone Cold Bush has my favourite Flea solo of all their albums (aside from Flea's bass there is a select sampling as well!!)
The live and previously unreleased songs are good and show how different some songs are from beginning to the album version.
All in All i would say a must purchase for ALL rock fans, electric bassits/ guitarists and if your a chilli fan, well you would already have this album!!
And why were any songs (aside from Higher Ground)not included on the latest Greatest Hits album?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This album is my favourite chilli peppers album it is on it from the get go.Published 1 month ago by The Cunjurer
Not as good as later Chili Peppers Albums! But cheap enough to purchase and add to my music library.Published 7 months ago by Muzza567
Arrived late but quality is top notch. Nothing bad to be said.Published 22 months ago by Jonas Bech
If you've only really heard the later Chili Pepper's stuff. BUY THIS ALBUM. I loved the Chili's when I was younger with the likes of Cant Stop, By The Way, Snow etc etc. Read morePublished on 13 Nov. 2013 by Callumdudee
I already had this album from iTunes and some strange forced me to want to get this for the future, you know, just in case I develop a bad taste in music. Read morePublished on 15 Jun. 2013 by Hazel