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Californication [Explicit Lyrics]

Red Hot Chili Peppers Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (801 customer reviews)
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1. Around The World
2. Parallel Universe
3. Scar Tissue
4. Otherside
5. Get On Top
6. Californication
7. Easily
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10. I Like Dirt
11. This Velvet Glove
12. Savior
13. Purple Stain
14. Right On Time
15. Road Trippin'

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The Red Hot Chili Peppers of the quadruple-platinum smash Blood Sugar Sex Magic are back - revitalized and reunited - with their first album in four years and perhaps their most anticipated album ever. Most importantly, Californication marks the homecoming of guitarist John Frusciante, a key ingredient in the group's most successful albums. His return signals the energized re-emergence of one of rock's premier emotional, powerful and exciting bands. Certified at 4 million units by the RIAA. (2/01)


Following a string of unsatisfactory replacements (including former Jane's Addiction alum Dave Navarro), Californication--the band's seventh album--saw them reunited with both errant guitarist John Frusciante (hauled out of a long and debilitating heroin addiction) and producer Rick Rubin, whose mixture of commerical nous and sonic smarts helped make 1991's Blood Sugar Sex Magik their breakthrough set. It's a welcome reunion: Frusciante's playing, in particular--tight, yet lyrical--fits these songs like a second skin, lending them a sensual sort of ease that is perfectly in keeping with the reckless hedonism of their lyrics. The songs themselves are much the same mixture of adrenalised swagger and high-tensile funk as ever. And typically, there are two or three fillers here ("Emit Remmus", "Purple Stain") which probably should have been left on the shelf. Ultimately, though, it's their ballads ("Road Trippin'", the moody, desolate "Scar Tissue") which really demonstrate their strengths, both as songwriters and arrangers--and reveal, albeit briefly, the hearts this crew normally take such pains to conceal. --Andrew McGuire

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4.0 out of 5 stars Vinyl sounds better than CD/MP3 Dec 9 2012
By Geee!
Format:LP Record|Verified Purchase
For those of you who think the CD sounds fine, you have questionable hearing! The CD version is possibly the worst atrocity of the digital age. This new vinyl illustrates that it didn't have to be that way. I can actually turn up the volume on the vinyl! It's still not great like the 4 LP version of Stadium Arcadium, but it's highly listenable compared to the crap on digital. Make certain to get the version with the blue sticker on the front proclaiming limited edition 180 gram vinyl 2 disc set. It is available via amazon.ca, but I don't know which copy Amazon.com ships
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4.0 out of 5 stars A much-needed kick in the pants for modern rock June 26 2004
By Sven_96
Format:Audio CD
No matter what anyone does or says about this album, you can't change the fact that it was significant. After the prolific Blood Sugar Sex Magik record, John Frusciante left the band and became lost in the hard drug scene. When the Chilis recruited Dave Navarro for One Hot Minute, it just wasn't the same, and it didn't do as well as Blood Sugar Sex Magik commercially or critically. When John Frusciante rejoined the band for the recording of Californication, alternative rock fans knew they were in for another chart topper. And that's exactly what it was. With three #1 modern rock hits, ("Scar Tissue," "Californication," and "Otherside") this record was surely the first to do so. The only other album I can remember with three or more #1 modern rock hits was Linkin Park's Meteora, but then again, that's probably based on popularity.
But as successful as this album was, some might think all it has are the singles to achieve commercial success - but that's not the case at all. Take one listen to this album, and you'll see that Frusciante had the Chilis back in full swing in no time.
The album opens with Around The World, one of the four singles released from the album. It sounds very frenetic in the beginning, with a fuzzy bass intro, and a wild scream from Anthony Kiedis, but when it settles into the verse, and Kiedis begins to rap, you're reassured. After he namedrops a few states and countries, you're introduced to the song's soaring chorus. That's when you decide what place it should have in the band's top ten songs ever. It's that good! After it's over and done with, the song leads into my personal favorite on the album, Parallel Universe. A bit different from what the Chilis have done in the past, this one is rhythmically outstanding.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sequel Just As Good? June 11 2004
Format:Audio CD
'One Hot Minute' is the proposed and known follow-up to 'Blood Sugar Sex Magik', but in a way, it really isn't. John F. had a leave of absence and Navarro came in. To this day, the boys of RHCP will always say how it never worked right. While 'One Hot Minute' is an exceptional album, it never came to the right anticipation that was expected after 'Blood...'. But then again, that's a really arduous task to do, but in 1999, the real follow up came. Enter 'Californication.'
'Around the World' starts and I get shivers. I just realize how amazing this album is and how exceptional the band is. With the opening bass lines and the killer drums, Anhtony wails loud and he yells to the fans, 'We are back.'
Coming back from a long hiatus, it was long overdue that RHCP released an album. This time, they had it down. Winning awards like no other and releasing single after single, 'Californication' became, yet again, another prolific album for RHCP.
The singles, 'Scar Tissue', 'Californication', 'Otherside', and 'Around the World' are all exceptional. They are songs that everyone relates to and they are songs that stick with you. 'Californication' has some of the strongest lyrics I have listened to in awhile. With talk to lust and sadism, the band touches not only personal problems, but social problems. 'Scar Tissue' is a memoir to what happened after 'Blood...'. The band has scars, it has history, yet they still redeem themselves, one time after another. This case being one of them.
Even the other songs, not the singles, are exceptional. Songs like 'Paralell Universe' and 'Get on Top' are so classic. They are catchy admittingly, but they are really, lamely said, 'rocking.' 'Get On Top' is definitely a reminder and set back to the early work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Opinion of a REAL Red Hot Chili Peppers Fan Feb. 21 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I love the red hot chili peppers. I've listened to all their CDs from the very begining. I've always been prepared to listen to an album of theirs and hate it, but that has not yet been necessary. Californication is brilliant. It has so much feeling.
Around the World-this is the first song and it is so powerful! Its just a wild and crazy use of instruments with really catchy lyrics, its totally awesome!
Scar Tissue: this song didn't win a grammy for nothing. Its beautiful and makes me cry every time I hear it. Its ever bit of brilliance the RHCPs have ever had bottled in to one song.
Californication: This song has ingenious lyrics w/ an awesome tune, one of the RHCPs best ever.
Easily: totally uppity song, and well worth listening to.
Savior: Brilliant instrumental use.
Otherside: this song defines the red hot chili peppers talent.
All other songs: not to be surpassed.
I completly commend Blood Sugar Sex Magik, One Hot Minute, Mother's Milk, and even the earlier styles of Uplift Mofo Party Plan and Freaky Styley, but no red hot chili peppers colection is even half way complete w/out this cd. I luv every cd they've ever made, but this cd, is more. Its no longer about the music. Every song relates to something in everyone's life. I've suffered so many losses, and red hot chili peppers help me so much, this cd cannot go unnoticed by not just fans but anyone. If u can hear, then u CAN'T dislike this cd. It's worth more then anyone could ever pay.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great CD, great band.
Published 20 days ago by seinsmeld13
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Such a great album
Published 1 month ago by Lace55
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Best album ever
Published 1 month ago by Vincent Eagan
5.0 out of 5 stars Good to have
Another one I re-bought - this time as it went missing. Good to have, easy listening.
Published 3 months ago by Maggi J
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible band!
The sond is great and it's always fun to have the lyrics of the songs. It's on amazon that I found it the less expensive.
Published 3 months ago by magali
1.0 out of 5 stars this record skips and has been made inferior
This album wont play at all. Skips and warped Label is not on properly, miss printed, it is a second.
Published 10 months ago by chance8911
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Great album by a great band. Some of the highlight songs in my opinion would be Scar Tissue and Around the World
Published on April 5 2012 by PaulT
4.0 out of 5 stars Wow
Although I haven't been a rhcp fan for long but this album has one of the greatest songs i've ever heard and I have over 100 cds plus cds on my computer. Read more
Published on July 1 2006 by Scott Ihoa
5.0 out of 5 stars Top heavy, good stuff nevertheless...
"Californication" is top notch Chili Peppers, but the best tracks on the album are definitely in the beginning. Read more
Published on July 16 2004 by Ayman Alam
4.0 out of 5 stars California Kings
I am not a Chili Peppers fan but this is one great album! I love the simple melodies and the powerful bass. Read more
Published on June 27 2004
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