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Californication Explicit Lyrics

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  • Audio CD (June 8 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Warner Bros
  • ASIN: B00000J7JO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 813 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
8. Porcelain
9. Emitremmus
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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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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Format: LP Record
I rated this 5 stars because this is one of my favorite albums of all time. HOWEVER, DO NOT BUY THIS PARTICULAR VINYL. LOOK FOR THE REMASTERED VERSION (released 2012). Hear me out here, as I am not peppering (pun intended) you with nitpicky details.

This record will probably not play without skipping unless you have a ridiculous table, and even then it will sound bad. Not like, "psycho audiophile matter-of-opinion" bad... I'm talking "you'll-think-your-speakers-are-busted" bad.

The Reason: States here that this was pressed in 1999, which means this is the Vlado Mueller master -- the same master as the CD (LPs should have their own master as CD masters are too loud for vinyl, it's a fact) -- AND on top of that this happens to be one of the most notoriously loud digital masters of all time. Google "californiacation loudness war". The needle will vibrate out of the grooves. Every track will skip.

Seriously, look for the 2012 remaster. You're welcome.
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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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First off I must say that for a reason or another, this band never interested me. I am shy to admit it, but is it something stupid such as I didn't like the name of the band? or the marketing in general of the band, I just don't know. How ever at one time it seem that on those music show every years, for a while, red hot chili peper was the winner all the way. I thought I must give them a chance. at last I bought an album call what hits? something like this, and I was not impress at all, and I have a open mind about music. It was a mystery to me. Many years later I went to a friend and listen the double cd stadium arcadium, sorry for the spelling. I thought it was the greatest thing I listen for a long time. at last, I could see mostlightly all the great albums that I have miss when they were at their pick. Now, I was looking at the mini sleeve on amazon, right a way on the first page , I see this one, good price, never did ear about it, but I thought I would take a chance. The 2 first minutes or so, I thought I was going to be let down because it sounded a bit like rap music. And I ate that. but the music went in a different direction and I was taken back again, what a great sound! take about being creative, meaning, they don't sound like anyone else, i find the sound unique to them. It mean a lot to me. Being blind, I have no idea if it is a band with different race for lack of better word, forgive me. It does at time for sure remind me what could be mexican sound, but I don't know.
But the cd is fantastic, when I think it will be this way, it turn around and a different kind of sound arrive and at the same time you have the angle tghat yes you do know it is red hot chili peppers. so, no I was not lucky on my first one, but I am ready to bet that most of their albums are great.
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