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Greatest Hits [Best of, Explicit Lyrics]

Red Hot Chili Peppers Audio CD
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Greatest Hits attempts to sum up the history of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, but its focus is firmly in the second half of their career. Early on, in the late 1980s, the Chili Peppers were an LA band who played a unique fusion of punk and funk--four guys, united by a love of partying and playing music. But they had a problem: although they were developing an underground following, nobody was buying their albums. Their first three albums failed to set the charts on fire, though they finally had a bit of a breakthrough with 1989's Mother's Milk. It wasn't enough--their label, EMI, dropped them.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers have since gone on to become one of the most popular bands in the world. Their next album. Blood Sugar Sex Magik, was a massive, worldwide hit, containing such huge singles as "Give It Away" and "Under the Bridge". It's follow-up One Hot Minute was frankly a bit poor, but it hardly stalled their upward trajectory. These funky punks had matured and they found a whole new audience on albums such as Californication and By the Way. On them, there's the perfect marriage of playful innuendo, blistering musicianship (Flea is--quite rightly--considered one of the finest bassists in rock) and thoughtful songwriting. Greatest Hits focuses on these later years of the Chili Peppers' career (only the Stevie Wonder cover "Higher Ground" and the piano-led "Show Me Your Soul" predate Blood Sugar…). It may not please all of their fans, but it's certainly a great starting point for the casual listener. --Robert Burrow

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This perfectly plotted ride on the Chili Peppers' road to superstardom follows them from their funk-punk roots to their mastery of the melodic. Anthony, Flea and the boys deliver the goods again and again: "Under the Bridge; Give It Away; Suck My Kiss; Californication; Higher Ground; My Friends; Breaking the Girl; Otherside; By the Way; Scar Tissue"16 red-hot tracks!

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Red Hot Hits July 20 2010
By Stella Carrier TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
I definitely concur that this cd has a good medley of Red Hot Chili Pepper's Hits. I also love that there are a wide range of songs for different emotions such as Under the Bridge when a someone wants to listen to something to calm their emotions and others such as "Give it Away" when you want an emotional energy boost. The following are a rundown of the songs and a brief info on each:

1. Under The Bridge 10 out of 10 - A song that is about feeling alone, but having the consolation of living in L.A. I also like how Anthony Kiedis sings a creative mini narrative at the end of the song's chorus when he mentions about what happened when under the bridge downtown.
2. Give It Away 10 out of 10- A RHCP classic about being generous and giving with what you can in life with happiness and enthusiasm. He then energetically sings about what he has to give away. This is a high energy song to listen to when you need an emotional boost, and the song is good for working out to or running a couple miles to as well.

3. Californication 10 out of 10- A strong song about some of the symbolisms of California culture and what makes it a state worth dreaming about.

4. Scar Tissue 10 out of 10- A very dramatic song about sharing with the birds a lonely view, from what I take the references made are metaphoric.

5. Soul To Squeeze 10 out of 10- From what I take in this song, there are some very deep emotions that are being released and expressed, but that he is also going to take it easy along the way.

6. Otherside 10 out of 10- A very dramtic number about going through some psychological and other life challenges and the thoughts of what are being experienced.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Blasphemy!!!!!! May 30 2004
Format:Audio CD
This seems like a compilation that was put together by label ceo's. I find it appauling that the earliest song on this album is higher ground. Where the heck is "Knock Me Down", or "Fight Like a Brave." These are great songs that I think should be heard by any chili peppers fan. If you are a true fan of the peppers I suggest you NOT buy this cd if you are some random jerk off who wants to hear "Scar Tissue" a million times then buy it. My own personal favortite RHCP song isn't even on this compilation. Where's "Aeroplane?" As for the two new songs they put on here I have to say download them off the internet, legally or illegally. Don't pay full price for this compilation. Even the cover art work looks like a lack of thought was put into it. Don't get me wrong I love the chili peppers but this greatest hits album leave the late Hillel Slovak spinning in his grave because the obviously forgot about him on this thing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Curse you, Chili Peppers! Jan. 29 2004
Format:Audio CD
The release of this album is a godsend, because it means I don't have to review every Chili Peppers album detailing why I hate it. It's no secret that I did go through a RHCP phase a few years ago when I didn't know much better, but now I see them for what they are: nothing but overgrown dumbasses with misconceived notions of their own musical and sexual prowess. I won't deny that John Frusciante is one to often toss in some tasty licks and that Flea is a technically gifted bassist (if an excruciatingly annoyingly showy one), but it's all overruled by Anthony Kiedis' hideously inept stacatto rapping and his comically atrocious crooning. Next.
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2.0 out of 5 stars What the hell is this ?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!?? Jan. 25 2004
Format:Audio CD
Dear God, this is a load of crap. There's about 5, maybe 6 songs on here that are actually the "best of". Do yourself a favour, and buy "What Hits" instead. It was everything before they turned into a wuss rock band.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Why boys? Why? Dec 1 2003
Format:Audio CD
A "Best of" CD was a great idea for the Peppers, but why put 5 songs off of Californication on a "Best of" that contains only 16 tracks. I know that they have released previous albums like "What hits", so they don't want to rerelease the same tracks under a different album title, but I don't get it. If you are a Peppers fan you should already have all of the cds and shouldn't need this one. If you aren't a big fan and want a "Best of" album get "What Hits". If you like the songs off of Californication enough to justify buying this, go buy "What Hits" and Californication together. There are too many good Peppers songs to have put 5 Californication songs on this album.
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2.0 out of 5 stars What? Nov. 28 2003
By Spag
Format:Audio CD
What's wrong with the missing ones? Around The World, Can't Stop, Aeroplane...WTF??? GREATEST hits my ass.
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4.0 out of 5 stars good cd Aug. 21 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I really enjoy this cd...it is missing a few of their older songs that I like but otherwise is a pretty good representation of their music up to that point.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great CD, but ... Nov. 19 2003
Format:Audio CD
This is a good, if not great, collection of the Peppers' radio hits. However, check the songs out to make sure you want the audio only version, instead of the audio/DVD version.
Included on this set are the following:
Under the Bridge
Give it Away
Californication
Scar Tissue
Soul to Squeeze
Otherside
By the Way
Parallel Universe
Breaking the Girl
My Friends
Higher Ground
Universally Speaking
Road Trippin'
Fortune Faded
Save the Population
Like I said, it's a good collection. But I like the radio hits and would have preferred the set include The Zephyr Song (which I think is on the DVD set).
Still, a great collection of songs.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Collection , Lot's Missing....
This is the first Red Hot Chili Pepper's album I got. I now own the majority of their collection and I know their music much , much better. Read more
Published on May 29 2006 by Mark A. Wallace
5.0 out of 5 stars Remember its not best of
People r always saying they missed so many songs on this CD but there wrong. the cover says GREATEST HITS not BEST OF. Read more
Published on April 17 2005 by james
5.0 out of 5 stars Addictive
This CD is one of the best compilations ive ever heard. EVERY track on the cd is awesome. I never get tired of listening to this masterpeace. Read more
Published on July 15 2004 by Ilya
4.0 out of 5 stars Beware - This is the Best of the Warner Bros. Years
I don't know why everyone's complaining about this Greatest Hits compilation not having any material, other than Higher Ground, from the pre-BloodSugarSexMagik Chilis. Read more
Published on July 9 2004 by "funkdoctorandhiphophead"
4.0 out of 5 stars Curious, but solid
I do not own this cd and don't plan on it since I already own the majority of these songs on Blood Sugar Sex Magik and Californication. Read more
Published on July 8 2004 by Levi Stofer
3.0 out of 5 stars Why "scar tissue" and no "Can't stop"?
I will admit I am not the biggest chili peppers fan my roommate at college let me copy this off him before I burned it I got rid of the aweful played out scar tissue I hate that... Read more
Published on June 27 2004 by Robert Boothe
4.0 out of 5 stars rhcp
rhcp have been around for a very long time, in fact they debuded the same year as metallic. so obviously if you want an intire greatest hits collection for a band as great as... Read more
Published on June 21 2004
3.0 out of 5 stars thanks a lot Warner Bros...
Thanks a lot Warner Bros. Records -- you introduced us fans an idiot RHCP Greatest Hits CD. If I didn't like some of the songs so much on here, I wouldn't be so pissed. Read more
Published on June 21 2004 by MSA
4.0 out of 5 stars Essential For Newcomers To The Red Hot Chili Peppers
Since I bought their 2002 album "By The Way," the Red Hot Chili Peppers have gone on to become one of my all-time favourite bands. Read more
Published on June 20 2004 by Busy Body
4.0 out of 5 stars an ok effort of trying to do a greatest hits
Personal i think that RHCP is the best ever, but when a band that has played since the start of the 80's and have so many good and incredible tracks of their career, i don't get... Read more
Published on June 12 2004 by Nikolaj Dan Nielsen
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