Mother's Milk Explicit Lyrics, Original recording remastered
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The Chili Peppers finally hit their stride with Mother's Milk, for the first time making their breakneck mix of funk, rap, and metal smooth enough to attract the masses, while keeping it raw enough not to alienate old fans. They've straddled that edge ever since. It didn't hurt that they offered a pretty mainstream cover of Stevie Wonder's "Higher Ground" to introduce the album. That single though, and the rest of Mother's Milk (including "Knock Me Down" and the randy "Sexy Mexican Maid") is pure Pepper--from Anthony Kiedis's in-your-face vocals to Flea's chattering bass. Milk was also guitarist John Frusciante's debut with the group and he shines, especially on Jimi Hendrix's "Fire". --Michael Ruby --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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"Good Time Boys" kicked the door open and showed off new guitarist John Frusciante, a rock song in the truest sense (note the sample of "Bonin' in the Boneyard" by Fishbone and "White Girl" by X). The catchy, uptempo remake of "Higher Ground" slowly grew into a rock radio hit for the Peppers. The funky "Subway to Venus" is a refreshing little slap on the face that almost dares you to sit still while listening (favorite line: "...if I can't make ya dance, I guess I'll just have to make ya piss ya pants..."). "Magic Johnson" is a funky, drum n' bass-driven ode to their favorite player of their beloved LA Lakers (although you have to wonder if the song might have been different if he had come out about his HIV beforehand). "Nobody Weird Like Me" is the Peppers doing what they did best...showing off the explosive, hyper-energy freakshow that they were in the late 80s: "the freakiest show I know is the show of my own...livin' my life in and out the twilight zone..."
The only hint of the cynicism that began surfacing on BloodSugarSexMagik comes in "Punk Rock Classic," when Anthony Keidis snipes at the music industry: "...just put us in a category, yes it's a must..." and the song ends with John Frusciante playing a dying few seconds of the opening to "Sweet Child o' Mine."
BloodSugarSexMagik was an amazing follow up to this, but the differences between the two albums almost make you think it's two different bands. The whole album is a hyper, energizing experience, and is probably my favorite early RHCP album.
For the folks who think "Under the Bridge" was how they got their start, pick up Mother's Milk and edify yourself.
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 ›
Good time boys - Unfairly underrated song. Really great rapping mixed with funk metal. 5/5.
Higher ground - The only song from this album which is on the greatest hits cd. It's a cover of stevie wonder. 5/5.
Subway to venus - Very funky. The horn section is great. This is actually a very underrated song. 5/5.
Magic Johnson - It's a slogan about that basketball player. Not too much a song, and actually there's no other peppers song like this. Excellent. 4/5.
Nobody weird like me - A noisy track, but still good. I kinda skip it. 3/5.
Knock me down - A tribute to hillel slovak. I saw the video, and john looks more than weird. Anyway, it's a pretty cool song. 5/5.
Taste the pain - This was a single too. It's pretty cool. It reminds of if you want me to stay. 5/5.
Stone cold bush - This one's a hard rocker. But it's still funky. Great. By the way, flea's bass slapping is great. 5/5.
Fire - A cover of jimi hendrix. This one's actually from the uplift mofo party plan sessions, and it originally appeared on the abbey road ep. Here's hillel slovak on guitar, and jack irons on drums. I believe it was recorded in '87. Great. 5/5.
Pretty little ditty - A short instrumental. Crazy town ripped off the whole riff off this song for their song. Here's actually flea playing trumpet, if you didn't know. 4/5.
Punk rock classic - A very fast punk rocker. And short though.Read more ›
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Stadium Arcadium & Californication received significant vinyl upgrades from Steve Hoffman's 4 LP SA set & Chris Bellman's 2 LP Cali sets respectively. Read morePublished on Dec 9 2012 by Geee!
Sad...This is one of the greatest albums period, and this band has COMPLETELY gone to garbage...a pure example of the death of a band...Published on April 22 2004
One of the best. The best being Blood Sugar Sex Magic, followed by Californication, then By the Way, and One Hot Minute. Read morePublished on March 2 2004
When I started playing guitar in 1987, I pigeon-holed myself into one playing one type of music or the other. When I first heard this album, I didn't understand it. Read morePublished on Feb. 24 2004 by Dokter Pogo
This is without a doubt one of the best albums released by RHCP. The Best Tracks are Higher Ground, Taste The Pain, Knock Me Down, Good Time Boys & Fire (With Hillel Slovak bot... Read morePublished on Nov. 21 2003 by Mr. Edward Donnelly
When Red Hot Chili Peppers first got started in 1985, their music stunk! They can barely hold a decent tune that is just as bad as someone not able to hold a job or a career. Read morePublished on July 6 2003 by LWNORWAY
Mother's Milk is the Peppers 4th album released before their masterpiece Blood Sugar Sex Magik. This is their first album with new guitarist John Frusciante, and drummer Chad Smith... Read morePublished on June 27 2003
"Mother's Milk" was the first album to contain the legendary lineup of frontman Anthony Kiedus, funky-assed bass player Flea, guitar prodigy John Frusciante, and on skins the... Read morePublished on June 24 2003